The European Union hailed a UN resolution on the eradication of Syria's chemical weapons arsenal as "setting a standard" for the global response to the threats of weapons of mass destruction, AFP reported.
The UN Security Council on Friday night unanimously passed a draft resolution on eliminating Syria's chemical weapons with a vote of 15-0."This decision should pave the way to the elimination of chemical weapons in Syria, and set a standard for the international community in responding to threats posed by weapons of mass destruction," AFP quoted EU foreign policy chief Catherine Ashton as saying in a statement late Friday.
The text of the resolution signified "a major step towards a sustainable and unified international response to the crisis in Syria," Ashton said in a statement. She added that the EU would implement "forceful" support in the event of Syrian non-compliance. Reuters contributed to this report.