The UN Security Council has unanimously adopted a resolution aimed at identifying those responsible for using chemical weapons in attacks in Syria that have killed and injured a growing number of civilians.
While Russia and the US have failed to agree on a way to end the Syrian conflict, now in its fifth year, they have agreed on eliminating the country’s chemical weapons.
The draft resolution fills a gap in assigning blame for chemical weapons attacks so the perpetrators can be brought to justice.
The Security Council vote came two days after US secretary of state John Kerry and Russian foreign minister Sergey Lavrov reached agreement on the final text of the resolution.
None of the 13 other council members raised objections.
Victims of a chemical attack are laid out in Syria.