U.N. Security Council demands elimination of Syria chemical arms

Reuters

UNITED NATIONS, Sept 27 (Reuters) - The U.N. SecurityCouncil adopted a resolution on Friday that demands theeradication of Syria's chemical weapons but does not threatenautomatic punitive action against Syrian President Basharal-Assad's government if it does not comply.

The unanimous vote by the 15-member Security Council endedweeks of intense diplomacy between Russia and the United States.It was based on a deal between the two countries reached inGeneva earlier this month following an Aug. 21 sarin nerve gasattack on a Damascus suburb that killed hundreds.

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