BREAKING: Russia has called for an urgent closed-door U.N. Security Council meeting at 2:30 p.m. ET
Five permanent UN Security Council members to meet again at 18:30GMT to discuss Syria intervention”
Russia has called for an urgent meeting of the P5 UN Security Council this afternoon
17:00 GMT: The five permanent members of the UN Security Council will meet again Thursday to discuss the alleged chemical weapons attack in Syria, Reuters cited a UN diplomatic source as saying.
The meeting of Russian, Chinese, French, US and UK representatives will take place at 18:30 GMT, the source said on condition of anonymity.
The meeting was reportedly requested by Russia.
Russia calls urgent UN meeting
Somehow we doubt that Putin just folded…
Sky Sources: Russia to call for urgent meeting of five permanent members of UN Security Council
— Sky News Newsdesk (@SkyNewsBreak) August 29, 2013
Some more from BBG:
- RUSSIA CALLED FOR THE SECURITY COUNCIL MEETING, DIPLOMAT
- 5 PERMANENT COUNCIL MEMBERS U.K., U.S., FRANCE, CHINA, RUSSIA
- FIVE PERM. SEC. COUNCIL MEMBERS TO MEET AT 2:30P
Hopefully Putin doesn’t whip out incontrovertible proof the chemical gas attack was linked to Al Qaeda, Qatar… and the US of course.
Russia gives UN forensic proof rebels used chemical weapons in Syria
UNITED NATIONS, July 9 (Xinhua) — A day after Syria invited United Nations chemical weapons investigators to talks in Damascus, Russia said on Tuesday it had forensic proof that rebels have used a “lethal” sarin compound and handed its evidence to the UN team for inquiry.
Ambassador Vitaly Churkin, permanent representative of Russia to the United Nations, told reporters he submitted an analysis, ” certified by chemical weapons organizations,” in “80 pages of photographs, formulas and graphs” to UN Secretary-General Ban Ki- moon.
Churkin said sarin, a colorless, odorless liquid affecting the nervous system, was in a projectile fired by the opposition into the Khan al-Asal section of Aleppo on March 19. Some 200 people were killed in the attack.
Syria complained to the United Nations and requested an investigation.