- The Washington Times - Wednesday, August 28, 2013

British Prime Minister David Cameron announced plans Wednesday to push the United Nation’s Security Council to adopt a resolution on Syria as the United States and the international community moves closer to launching a strike against the government of President Bashar Assad.

Mr. Cameron outlined the plans in a series of tweets, saying that the resolutions will condemn “the chemical weapons attack by Assad & authorizing necessary measures to protect citizens.”

The regime of Mr. Assad has denied that it used chemical weapons, but others say it was undoubtedly a chemical attack.

On Monday, Secretary of State John F. Kerry said it was undeniable that the regime had used chemical weapons and called the act a “moral obscenity.”

Mr. Cameron said the resolution will be presented Wednesday in New York at a meeting of the five permanent members of the security council.

“We’ve always said we want the U.N. Security Council to live up to its responsibilities on Syria. Today they have an opportunity to do that,” Mr. Cameron said.

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Mr. Cameron also has recalled Parliament from their summer break on Thursday and said there will be a clear government motion and vote on “U.K. response to chemical weapons attacks.”

• Seth McLaughlin can be reached at smclaughlin@washingtontimes.com.

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