Introduction: Making The Red Line Stick

The World Today Updated 23 June 2023 Published 4 October 2013 2 minute READ

By unanimously agreeing Resolution 2118 to destroy Syria’s chemical weapons, the UN Security Council has put the rule of international law firmly back on the map.

Building on the September 14 Geneva agreement between US Secretary of State John Kerry and Sergei Lavrov, the Russian Foreign Minister, the permanent members of the UN Security Council remembered their responsibility to agree on behalf of ‘we the peoples’, the opening words of the preamble to the UN Charter. Let’s see now if it works. And let’s see if our UN representatives can stop the bloodshed in Syria.

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