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France to propose UN resolution on Syria

France will propose a UN resolution outlining conditions to place Syrian government\'s chemical arms under international control and dismantle them, French Foreign Affairs Minister Laurent Fabius said Tuesday.

Published: 10th September 2013 06:58 PM  |   Last Updated: 10th September 2013 06:58 PM   |  A+A-

By IANS

France will propose a UN resolution outlining conditions to place Syrian government's chemical arms under international control and dismantle them, French Foreign Affairs Minister Laurent Fabius said Tuesday.

"Concretely, France will propose to its partners in the UN Security Council a draft of a resolution under Chapter 7 that aims at realising immediately (France's conditions)," Xinhua quoted the minister as announcing.

According to Fabius, the planned resolution would set conditions for the hand-over of Syrian chemical weapons to international control and allowing their destruction.

France would also request "extremely serious consequences for violation of Syria's commitment" and bringing those behind the Aug 21 chemical attack before the International Criminal Court.

In addition, Paris would propose the establishment of a system of inspection and control under the International Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons.

"It is the acceptance of such specific conditions that we will judge. (Meanwhile), all options are on the table now," Fabius said.

On Aug 21, the Syrian opposition claimed nearly 1,300 people were killed in a chemical weapon attack by government troops on militant strongholds in the suburbs of Damascus, though the Syrian government strongly denied this.

France and the US are on the forefront in pushing for a strong international response to the alleged use of chemical weapons by Syria. Damascus denied that the government was behind the attack, while Moscow has repeatedly called for a thorough investigation.

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