On Wednesday, it was announced that the UN may come up with a resolution on Syria within the next two days. The draft of this resolution will likely include a reference to Chapter 7 of the UN Charter, which allows military force to be brought into Syria. The goal of sending military forces into Syria is to promote security throughout the country. This reference to Chapter 7 does not mean that military forces will immediately be sent into Syria, but it does put the idea on the table. If the Syrian government does not comply with giving up their chemical weapons, the UN will meet again about enforcing Chapter 7.
A continuing issue surrounding the creation of this resolution is the tensions between Russia and the USA. PressTV claims that “The document is expected to support a deal between the United States and Russia to put Syria’s chemical weapons under international control” while the NY Times claims that a Russian spokesman was quoted saying that the nearing resolution on Syria is “wishful thinking.” (NY Times) These discrepancies only add to the confusion that has plagued the process of finding a resolution regarding Syria.
Despite this confusion, the US is confident that a resolution regarding Syria will be reached within the next few days.
Do you think that Russia and the US will be able to come to a compromise regarding Syria?
Will the reference to Chapter 7 successfully influence the Syrian government to give up their chemical weapons?