Friday, September 27, 2013
U.N. Security Council unanimously passes Syria chemical weapons resolution
1. Category of problem: Politics
2. Level of problem: Worldwide
3. This article concerns: Syria giving up their chemical weapons
4. Importance/effect on families/individuals: This article concerns everyone across the globe since chemical weapons can be used anywhere against individuals. The U.N. passed a resolution for Syria to surrender their weapons, therefore if Syria does not comply with the resolution there will be consequences affecting not only people in Syria but also people in countries nearby and people in the United States.
My input: In this article, it is stated that the U.N. has confirmed the following resolution for Syria, Syria “shall not use, develop, produce, otherwise acquire, stockpile or retain chemical weapons,” or transfer them to others. After this resolution was passed, weapon inspectors are entering Syria next week to dismantle and audit Syria’s stockpile. In my opinion this resolution that was passed is better than Obama’s previous plan to declare war to Syria. This resolution will not affect many individuals as a war would and it will benefit many people in Syria. Even though penalties have not been discussed yet, the U.N.’s resolution is the first step to a good outcome after this horrific event.