UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Russia's deputy foreign minister says agreement on a U.N. Security Council resolution requiring Syria to dismantle its chemical weapons stockpiles is likely in the next two days.
Gennady Gatilov told The Associated Press that the text of the resolution will include a reference to Chapter 7 of the U.N. Charter, which includes military and nonmilitary actions to promote peace and security.
But he stressed that there will not be an automatic trigger for Chapter 7 measures, which means another Security Council resolution will be required if Syria fails to comply.
The U.S. and Russia had been at odds on how to enforce the resolution.
Britain's U.N. Ambassador Mark Lyall Grant told the AP he expects the remaining differences to be worked out "in the next few days."