Paris seeks urgent UN Security Council meet on Syria

United Nations (United States) (AFP) – Nine countries have demanded an urgent United Nations Security Council meeting on Monday after an alleged chemical attack on Syria’s rebel-held city of Douma, diplomatic sources said on Sunday.

France initiated the move, and the request was also signed by the United States, Britain, Kuwait, Sweden, Poland, Peru, the Netherlands and Ivory Coast, the sources said.

The meeting is called for 1900 GMT on Monday.

Along with Syria’s ally Russia, France, the US and Britain are permanent members of the Security Council, as is China.

The other states which signed the request are non-permanent members of the body, which has met numerous times over the Syrian war since it began in 2011.