UNITED NATIONS- The UN Security Council adopted a resolution on Friday
that demands the eradication of Syria's chemical weapons but does not
threaten automatic punitive action against Syrian President Bashar
Assad's government if it does not comply.
The unanimous vote by
the 15-member Security Council ended weeks of intense diplomacy between
Russia and the United States. It was based on a deal between the two
countries reached in Geneva earlier this month following an August 21
sarin nerve gas attack on a Damascus suburb that killed hundreds.