Peter James Spielmann
August 29, 2013

The UN Security Council’s permanent members are meeting for the second time in two days to discuss Syria’s crisis.

Envoys from the United States, Britain, France, Russia and China entered the meeting on Thursday afternoon at UN headquarters.

A tension-filled meeting Wednesday ended with the council bitterly divided over a UK-proposed resolution to authorise the use of military force against Syria in retaliation for an alleged chemical weapons attack that killed hundreds near Damascus.

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