U.N. Votes to Send Syria to Security Council

The United Nations nuclear agency voted in favor of sending Syria to the U.N. Security Council on Thursday for violating safeguard agreements by failing to declare the construction of a covert nuclear reactor. Syria had also refused to supply information about it’s nuclear activity, but the U.N. nuclear agency concluded on May 24 that Syria was “probably building a surreptitious nuclear reactor.”

The vote against Syria proved divisive as 17 members voted in favor, six voted against it, 11 nations refrained from voting and one member was absent from the vote.

Jay Carney, White House press secretary, said the vote illustrates a “significant action by the international community to uphold the nonproliferation rules of the road.”

 

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