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UNSC expected to meet Monday on Syria chemical attack

New York, The United Nations Security Council is likely to meet Monday afternoon over the recent chemical attack in Syria at the request of the United States and several other members, diplomats said on Sunday.

UK, France, US, Poland, the Netherlands, Sweden, Kuwait, Peru and Cote d'Ivoire have called for an emergency meeting of UNSC to discuss reports of chemical weapons attack in Syria. Meeting expected on Monday, the British mission to the United Nations tweeted, Reuters reported.

A joint statement by the medical relief organization Syrian American Medical Society (SAMS) and the civil defense service, which operates in rebel-held areas, said 49 people had died in the attack late on Saturday in the town of Douma.

Source: Islamic Republic News Agency

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