Samantha Power, U.S. Ambassador to the UN, said on Friday that the testimonies were given to representatives from all 15 countries of the council, at the U.S.-sponsored informal meeting where attendance was optional for members.
The Ambassador said the Council saw videos and graphic images of the aftermath of chlorine gas attacks.
“People were visibly moved, almost every council member prefaced what they said by saying `forgive me if I don’t use diplomatic language but I’m so moved’ or `so overwhelmed by what I have seen.’’[pro_ad_display_adzone id=”10″]
The council had previously warned Syria that chlorine gas constitute chemical weapon, the use of which forbidden under a Council resolution passed in 2013.
Power said that the document calling for the elimination of chemical weapons in Syria was an “unusual” case of cooperation on the Council, which was “very much a product of U.S.-Russian cooperation. (dpa/NAN)