The five permanent members of the U.N. Security Council, including the U.S. and Russia, agreed on a resolution Thursday requiring Syria to give up its chemical weapons.
The final draft, which will be discussed with the other 10 members of the Security Council on Thursday night, does not threaten the use of force if Syria refuses to comply and give up its chemical arsenal, The New York Times reported.
As a compromise with Russia, which has strongly opposed military action against Syria, the resolution was not written under Chapter VII of the U.N. Charter which enforces military action.
The final draft also does not place specific blame on the Syrian government for the Aug. 21 sarin gas attack that killed over 1,000 Syrians.
Tasneem Nashrulla is a reporter for BuzzFeed News and is based in New York.
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