UK to Put Forward UN Resolution on Syria Crisis

b_250_0_16777215_00_images_obgrabber_2013-08_890f1ef38a.jpgMario Tama/Getty Images(LONDON) -- Britain is set to propose a resolution to the United Nations Security Council on Wednesday, addressing protective measures in Syria. The drafted resolution condemns the alleged chemical attack on Aug. 21 and authorizes necessary measures to protect civilians from chemical weapons. "We have always made clear that we want the U.N. Security Council to live up to its responsibilities on Syria," a Downing Street spokesperson said. "Today we are giving its permanent members the opportunity to do that."

The resolution will be put forward at a meeting of the council's members in New York.

On Tuesday, Prime Minister David Cameron announced he would recall lawmakers from their summer recess to debate the issue of intervention.

UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-Moon asked for more time and urged members of the council to "find the unity to act," as inspectors continue their second day of investigations.

"The team needs time to do its job," he said Wednesday. "We must pursue all avenues to get the parties to the negotiating table."

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