Syria crisis: People in Damascus 'are nervous'
28 August 2013 Last updated at 19:35 BST
The UK has put a suggested resolution to the five permanent members of the UN Security Council "authorising all necessary measures to protect civilians" in Syria.
It calls for military action against what Britain has termed Syria's "unacceptable" use of chemical weapons.
Syrians continue to go about their daily lives, but as Jeremy Bowen reports from the capital Damascus, people "are nervous about what the next few days will bring".