UNITED NATIONS, Sept 27 The U.N. Security
Council adopted a resolution on Friday that demands the
eradication of Syria's chemical weapons but does not threaten
automatic punitive action against Syrian President Bashar
al-Assad's government if it does not comply.
The unanimous vote by the 15-member Security Council ended
weeks of intense diplomacy between Russia and the United States.
It was based on a deal between the two countries reached in
Geneva earlier this month following an Aug. 21 sarin nerve gas
attack on a Damascus suburb that killed hundreds.