As it happened: Syria crisis

Key points

  • The UN Security Council's five permanent members discussed a UK-proposed resolution authorising "necessary measures to protect civilians" in Syria
  • US Vice-President Joe Biden said there was no doubt the Syrian government has used chemical weapons
  • UN chief Ban Ki-moon said Syria conflict had reached its "most serious moment" but inspectors should be given four days to complete their work
  • Russia warned that Western-backed military strikes would destabilise the Middle East
  • Nato and the UK National Security Council both condemned chemical attacks
  • All times in GMT

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  • Sean Clare 
  • Joe Boyle 
  • Sarah Fowler 
  • Jastinder Khera 

Last updated 29 August 2013

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