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Russia Argues For No Force In Resolution

  • French Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius, left, and his Russian counterpart Sergey Lavrov arrive for a news conference after their meeting in Moscow, Russia, on Tuesday, Sept. 17, 2013. Moscow is insisting that a new United Nations resolution on Syria not allow the use of force, but Russia's foreign minister appears to suggest the issue could be reconsidered if Syria violates an agreement on abandoning its chemical weapons. (AP Photo/Ivan Sekretarev)

    French Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius, left, and his Russian counterpart Sergey Lavrov arrive for a news conference after their meeting in Moscow, Russia, on Tuesday, Sept. 17, 2013. Moscow is insisting that a new United Nations resolution on Syria not allow the use of force, but Russia's foreign minister appears to suggest the issue could be reconsidered if Syria violates an agreement on abandoning its chemical weapons. (AP Photo/Ivan Sekretarev)

  • French Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius, left, and his Russian counterpart Sergey Lavrov arrive for a news conference after their meeting in Moscow, Russia, on Tuesday, Sept. 17, 2013. Moscow is insisting that a new United Nations resolution on Syria not allow the use of force, but Russia's foreign minister appears to suggest the issue could be reconsidered if Syria violates an agreement on abandoning its chemical weapons. (AP Photo/Ivan Sekretarev)

    French Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius, left, and his Russian counterpart Sergey Lavrov arrive for a news conference after their meeting in Moscow, Russia, on Tuesday, Sept. 17, 2013. Moscow is insisting that a new United Nations resolution on Syria not allow the use of force, but Russia's foreign minister appears to suggest the issue could be reconsidered if Syria violates an agreement on abandoning its chemical weapons. (AP Photo/Ivan Sekretarev)

  • French Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius, left, and his Russian counterpart Sergey Lavrov arrive for a news conference after their meeting in Moscow, Russia, on Tuesday, Sept. 17, 2013. Moscow is insisting that a new United Nations resolution on Syria not allow the use of force, but Russia's foreign minister appears to suggest the issue could be reconsidered if Syria violates an agreement on abandoning its chemical weapons. (AP Photo/Ivan Sekretarev)

    French Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius, left, and his Russian counterpart Sergey Lavrov arrive for a news conference after their meeting in Moscow, Russia, on Tuesday, Sept. 17, 2013. Moscow is insisting that a new United Nations resolution on Syria not allow the use of force, but Russia's foreign minister appears to suggest the issue could be reconsidered if Syria violates an agreement on abandoning its chemical weapons. (AP Photo/Ivan Sekretarev)

  • British Ambassador Mark Lyall Grant and U.S. Ambassador Samantha Power confer in the United Nations Security Council, Tuesday, Sept. 17, 2013. Moscow insisted on Tuesday that a new Security Council resolution on Syria not allow the use of force, while the Arab country's main opposition group demanded a swift international response following the U.N. report that confirmed chemical weapons were used outside Damascus last month. (AP Photo/Richard Drew)

    British Ambassador Mark Lyall Grant and U.S. Ambassador Samantha Power confer in the United Nations Security Council, Tuesday, Sept. 17, 2013. Moscow insisted on Tuesday that a new Security Council resolution on Syria not allow the use of force, while the Arab country's main opposition group demanded a swift international response following the U.N. report that confirmed chemical weapons were used outside Damascus last month. (AP Photo/Richard Drew)

  • British Ambassador Mark Lyall Grant and U.S. Ambassador Samantha Power confer in the United Nations Security Council, Tuesday, Sept. 17, 2013. Moscow insisted on Tuesday that a new Security Council resolution on Syria not allow the use of force, while the Arab country's main opposition group demanded a swift international response following the U.N. report that confirmed chemical weapons were used outside Damascus last month. (AP Photo/Richard Drew)

    British Ambassador Mark Lyall Grant and U.S. Ambassador Samantha Power confer in the United Nations Security Council, Tuesday, Sept. 17, 2013. Moscow insisted on Tuesday that a new Security Council resolution on Syria not allow the use of force, while the Arab country's main opposition group demanded a swift international response following the U.N. report that confirmed chemical weapons were used outside Damascus last month. (AP Photo/Richard Drew)

  • British Ambassador Mark Lyall Grant and U.S. Ambassador Samantha Power confer in the United Nations Security Council, Tuesday, Sept. 17, 2013. Moscow insisted on Tuesday that a new Security Council resolution on Syria not allow the use of force, while the Arab country's main opposition group demanded a swift international response following the U.N. report that confirmed chemical weapons were used outside Damascus last month. (AP Photo/Richard Drew)

    British Ambassador Mark Lyall Grant and U.S. Ambassador Samantha Power confer in the United Nations Security Council, Tuesday, Sept. 17, 2013. Moscow insisted on Tuesday that a new Security Council resolution on Syria not allow the use of force, while the Arab country's main opposition group demanded a swift international response following the U.N. report that confirmed chemical weapons were used outside Damascus last month. (AP Photo/Richard Drew)

  • In this Monday, Sept. 16, 2013 citizen journalism image provided by Aleppo Media Center AMC which has been authenticated based on its contents and other AP reporting, shows damaged buildings due to heavy fighting between government forces and Free Syrian Army fighters in Aleppo. U.S. President Barack Obama on Monday, Sept. 16, 2013 cleared the way for the U.S. to send chemical weapons-related assistance to the Syrian opposition, as well as international organizations working inside the war-torn Middle Eastern country. (AP Photo/Aleppo Media Center, AMC)

    In this Monday, Sept. 16, 2013 citizen journalism image provided by Aleppo Media Center AMC which has been authenticated based on its contents and other AP reporting, shows damaged buildings due to heavy fighting between government forces and Free Syrian Army fighters in Aleppo. U.S. President Barack Obama on Monday, Sept. 16, 2013 cleared the way for the U.S. to send chemical weapons-related assistance to the Syrian opposition, as well as international organizations working inside the war-torn Middle Eastern country. (AP Photo/Aleppo Media Center, AMC)

  • In this Monday, Sept. 16, 2013 citizen journalism image provided by Aleppo Media Center AMC which has been authenticated based on its contents and other AP reporting, shows damaged buildings due to heavy fighting between government forces and Free Syrian Army fighters in Aleppo. U.S. President Barack Obama on Monday, Sept. 16, 2013 cleared the way for the U.S. to send chemical weapons-related assistance to the Syrian opposition, as well as international organizations working inside the war-torn Middle Eastern country. (AP Photo/Aleppo Media Center, AMC)

    In this Monday, Sept. 16, 2013 citizen journalism image provided by Aleppo Media Center AMC which has been authenticated based on its contents and other AP reporting, shows damaged buildings due to heavy fighting between government forces and Free Syrian Army fighters in Aleppo. U.S. President Barack Obama on Monday, Sept. 16, 2013 cleared the way for the U.S. to send chemical weapons-related assistance to the Syrian opposition, as well as international organizations working inside the war-torn Middle Eastern country. (AP Photo/Aleppo Media Center, AMC)

  • This citizen journalism image provided by Edlib News Network, ENN, which has been authenticated based on its contents and other AP reporting, show Syrian citizens gathered between damaged cars at the scene where a car bomb exploded at a crossing point along Syria's volatile border with Turkey, in Bab al-Hawa, Syria, Tuesday, Sept. 17, 2013. (AP Photo/Edlib News Network ENN)

    This citizen journalism image provided by Edlib News Network, ENN, which has been authenticated based on its contents and other AP reporting, show Syrian citizens gathered between damaged cars at the scene where a car bomb exploded at a crossing point along Syria's volatile border with Turkey, in Bab al-Hawa, Syria, Tuesday, Sept. 17, 2013. (AP Photo/Edlib News Network ENN)

  • This citizen journalism image provided by Edlib News Network, ENN, which has been authenticated based on its contents and other AP reporting, shows Syrian rebels with damaged cars at the scene where a car bomb exploded at a crossing point along Syria's volatile border with Turkey, in Bab al-Hawa, Syria, Tuesday, Sept. 17, 2013. (AP Photo/Edlib News Network ENN)

    This citizen journalism image provided by Edlib News Network, ENN, which has been authenticated based on its contents and other AP reporting, shows Syrian rebels with damaged cars at the scene where a car bomb exploded at a crossing point along Syria's volatile border with Turkey, in Bab al-Hawa, Syria, Tuesday, Sept. 17, 2013. (AP Photo/Edlib News Network ENN)

  • This citizen journalism image provided by Edlib News Network, ENN, which has been authenticated based on its contents and other AP reporting, show Syrian citizens gathered between damaged cars at the scene where a car bomb exploded at a crossing point along Syria's volatile border with Turkey, in Bab al-Hawa, Syria, Tuesday, Sept. 17, 2013. (AP Photo/Edlib News Network ENN)

    This citizen journalism image provided by Edlib News Network, ENN, which has been authenticated based on its contents and other AP reporting, show Syrian citizens gathered between damaged cars at the scene where a car bomb exploded at a crossing point along Syria's volatile border with Turkey, in Bab al-Hawa, Syria, Tuesday, Sept. 17, 2013. (AP Photo/Edlib News Network ENN)

  • This citizen journalism image provided by Edlib News Network, ENN, which has been authenticated based on its contents and other AP reporting, shows Syrian rebels with damaged cars at the scene where a car bomb exploded at a crossing point along Syria's volatile border with Turkey, in Bab al-Hawa, Syria, Tuesday, Sept. 17, 2013. (AP Photo/Edlib News Network ENN)

    This citizen journalism image provided by Edlib News Network, ENN, which has been authenticated based on its contents and other AP reporting, shows Syrian rebels with damaged cars at the scene where a car bomb exploded at a crossing point along Syria's volatile border with Turkey, in Bab al-Hawa, Syria, Tuesday, Sept. 17, 2013. (AP Photo/Edlib News Network ENN)

  • Smoke rises from the Syrian side of the border after a Turkish air force jet downed a Syrian military helicopter at the Turkey-Syria border near Hatay province, Turkey, Monday, Sept. 16, 2013. Turkey’s deputy prime minister, Bulent Arinc, says a Turkish jet has shot down a Syrian military helicopter after it entered Turkish airspace. Arinc told reporters in Ankara that the pilots of the helicopter were warned repeatedly on Monday after they had strayed 2 kilometers (more than 1 mile) into Turkish airspace. He said that the helicopter crashed inside Syria after being hit by missiles. (AP Photo) TURKEY OUT  ONLINE OUT

    Smoke rises from the Syrian side of the border after a Turkish air force jet downed a Syrian military helicopter at the Turkey-Syria border near Hatay province, Turkey, Monday, Sept. 16, 2013. Turkey’s deputy prime minister, Bulent Arinc, says a Turkish jet has shot down a Syrian military helicopter after it entered Turkish airspace. Arinc told reporters in Ankara that the pilots of the helicopter were warned repeatedly on Monday after they had strayed 2 kilometers (more than 1 mile) into Turkish airspace. He said that the helicopter crashed inside Syria after being hit by missiles. (AP Photo) TURKEY OUT ONLINE OUT

  • French Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius, left, and his Russian counterpart Sergey Lavrov shake hands at the end of their news conference after their meeting in Moscow, Russia, on Tuesday, Sept. 17, 2013. Moscow is insisting that a new United Nations resolution on Syria not allow the use of force, but Russia's foreign minister appears to suggest the issue could be reconsidered if Syria violates an agreement on abandoning its chemical weapons. (AP Photo/Ivan Sekretarev)

    French Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius, left, and his Russian counterpart Sergey Lavrov shake hands at the end of their news conference after their meeting in Moscow, Russia, on Tuesday, Sept. 17, 2013. Moscow is insisting that a new United Nations resolution on Syria not allow the use of force, but Russia's foreign minister appears to suggest the issue could be reconsidered if Syria violates an agreement on abandoning its chemical weapons. (AP Photo/Ivan Sekretarev)

  • Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov speaks during a news conference after his meeting with French counterpart Laurent Fabius, unseen, in Moscow, Russia, on Tuesday, Sept. 17, 2013. Moscow is insisting that a new United Nations resolution on Syria not allow the use of force, but Russia's foreign minister appears to suggest the issue could be reconsidered if Syria violates an agreement on abandoning its chemical weapons. (AP Photo/Ivan Sekretarev)

    Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov speaks during a news conference after his meeting with French counterpart Laurent Fabius, unseen, in Moscow, Russia, on Tuesday, Sept. 17, 2013. Moscow is insisting that a new United Nations resolution on Syria not allow the use of force, but Russia's foreign minister appears to suggest the issue could be reconsidered if Syria violates an agreement on abandoning its chemical weapons. (AP Photo/Ivan Sekretarev)

  • French Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius listens during a news conference after his meeting with Russian counterpart Sergey Lavrov, unseen, in Moscow, Russia, on Tuesday, Sept. 17, 2013. Moscow is insisting that a new United Nations resolution on Syria not allow the use of force, but Russia's foreign minister appears to suggest the issue could be reconsidered if Syria violates an agreement on abandoning its chemical weapons. (AP Photo/Ivan Sekretarev)

    French Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius listens during a news conference after his meeting with Russian counterpart Sergey Lavrov, unseen, in Moscow, Russia, on Tuesday, Sept. 17, 2013. Moscow is insisting that a new United Nations resolution on Syria not allow the use of force, but Russia's foreign minister appears to suggest the issue could be reconsidered if Syria violates an agreement on abandoning its chemical weapons. (AP Photo/Ivan Sekretarev)

  • French Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius listens during a news conference after his meeting with Russian counterpart Sergey Lavrov, unseen, in Moscow, Russia, on Tuesday, Sept. 17, 2013. Moscow is insisting that a new United Nations resolution on Syria not allow the use of force, but Russia's foreign minister appears to suggest the issue could be reconsidered if Syria violates an agreement on abandoning its chemical weapons. (AP Photo/Ivan Sekretarev)

    French Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius listens during a news conference after his meeting with Russian counterpart Sergey Lavrov, unseen, in Moscow, Russia, on Tuesday, Sept. 17, 2013. Moscow is insisting that a new United Nations resolution on Syria not allow the use of force, but Russia's foreign minister appears to suggest the issue could be reconsidered if Syria violates an agreement on abandoning its chemical weapons. (AP Photo/Ivan Sekretarev)

  • French Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius, left, and his Russian counterpart Sergey Lavrov shake hands at the end of their news conference after their meeting in Moscow, Russia, on Tuesday, Sept. 17, 2013. Moscow is insisting that a new United Nations resolution on Syria not allow the use of force, but Russia's foreign minister appears to suggest the issue could be reconsidered if Syria violates an agreement on abandoning its chemical weapons. (AP Photo/Ivan Sekretarev)

    French Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius, left, and his Russian counterpart Sergey Lavrov shake hands at the end of their news conference after their meeting in Moscow, Russia, on Tuesday, Sept. 17, 2013. Moscow is insisting that a new United Nations resolution on Syria not allow the use of force, but Russia's foreign minister appears to suggest the issue could be reconsidered if Syria violates an agreement on abandoning its chemical weapons. (AP Photo/Ivan Sekretarev)

  • French Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius, left, and his Russian counterpart Sergey Lavrov shake hands at the end of their news conference after their meeting in Moscow, Russia, on Tuesday, Sept. 17, 2013. Moscow is insisting that a new United Nations resolution on Syria not allow the use of force, but Russia's foreign minister appears to suggest the issue could be reconsidered if Syria violates an agreement on abandoning its chemical weapons. (AP Photo/Ivan Sekretarev)

    French Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius, left, and his Russian counterpart Sergey Lavrov shake hands at the end of their news conference after their meeting in Moscow, Russia, on Tuesday, Sept. 17, 2013. Moscow is insisting that a new United Nations resolution on Syria not allow the use of force, but Russia's foreign minister appears to suggest the issue could be reconsidered if Syria violates an agreement on abandoning its chemical weapons. (AP Photo/Ivan Sekretarev)

  • This citizen journalism image provided by Edlib News Network, ENN, which has been authenticated based on its contents and other AP reporting, shows the scene where a car bomb exploded at a crossing point along Syria's volatile border with Turkey, in Bab al-Hawa, Syria, Tuesday, Sept. 17, 2013. (AP Photo/Edlib News Network ENN)

    This citizen journalism image provided by Edlib News Network, ENN, which has been authenticated based on its contents and other AP reporting, shows the scene where a car bomb exploded at a crossing point along Syria's volatile border with Turkey, in Bab al-Hawa, Syria, Tuesday, Sept. 17, 2013. (AP Photo/Edlib News Network ENN)

  • This citizen journalism image provided by Edlib News Network, ENN, which has been authenticated based on its contents and other AP reporting, shows the scene where a car bomb exploded at a crossing point along Syria's volatile border with Turkey, in Bab al-Hawa, Syria, Tuesday, Sept. 17, 2013. (AP Photo/Edlib News Network ENN)

    This citizen journalism image provided by Edlib News Network, ENN, which has been authenticated based on its contents and other AP reporting, shows the scene where a car bomb exploded at a crossing point along Syria's volatile border with Turkey, in Bab al-Hawa, Syria, Tuesday, Sept. 17, 2013. (AP Photo/Edlib News Network ENN)

  • This citizen journalism image provided by Edlib News Network, ENN, which has been authenticated based on its contents and other AP reporting, shows a Syrian rebel with a damaged car at the scene where a car bomb exploded at a crossing point along Syria's volatile border with Turkey, in Bab al-Hawa, Syria, Tuesday, Sept. 17, 2013. (AP Photo/Edlib News Network ENN)

    This citizen journalism image provided by Edlib News Network, ENN, which has been authenticated based on its contents and other AP reporting, shows a Syrian rebel with a damaged car at the scene where a car bomb exploded at a crossing point along Syria's volatile border with Turkey, in Bab al-Hawa, Syria, Tuesday, Sept. 17, 2013. (AP Photo/Edlib News Network ENN)

  • This citizen journalism image provided by Edlib News Network, ENN, which has been authenticated based on its contents and other AP reporting, shows a Syrian rebel with a damaged car at the scene where a car bomb exploded at a crossing point along Syria's volatile border with Turkey, in Bab al-Hawa, Syria, Tuesday, Sept. 17, 2013. (AP Photo/Edlib News Network ENN)

    This citizen journalism image provided by Edlib News Network, ENN, which has been authenticated based on its contents and other AP reporting, shows a Syrian rebel with a damaged car at the scene where a car bomb exploded at a crossing point along Syria's volatile border with Turkey, in Bab al-Hawa, Syria, Tuesday, Sept. 17, 2013. (AP Photo/Edlib News Network ENN)

  • This citizen journalism image provided by Edlib News Network, ENN, which has been authenticated based on its contents and other AP reporting, shows Syrian citizens gathered at the scene where a car bomb exploded at a crossing point along Syria's volatile border with Turkey, in Bab al-Hawa, Syria, Tuesday, Sept. 17, 2013. (AP Photo/Edlib News Network ENN)

    This citizen journalism image provided by Edlib News Network, ENN, which has been authenticated based on its contents and other AP reporting, shows Syrian citizens gathered at the scene where a car bomb exploded at a crossing point along Syria's volatile border with Turkey, in Bab al-Hawa, Syria, Tuesday, Sept. 17, 2013. (AP Photo/Edlib News Network ENN)

  • This citizen journalism image provided by Edlib News Network, ENN, which has been authenticated based on its contents and other AP reporting, shows Syrian citizens gathered at the scene where a car bomb exploded at a crossing point along Syria's volatile border with Turkey, in Bab al-Hawa, Syria, Tuesday, Sept. 17, 2013. (AP Photo/Edlib News Network ENN)

    This citizen journalism image provided by Edlib News Network, ENN, which has been authenticated based on its contents and other AP reporting, shows Syrian citizens gathered at the scene where a car bomb exploded at a crossing point along Syria's volatile border with Turkey, in Bab al-Hawa, Syria, Tuesday, Sept. 17, 2013. (AP Photo/Edlib News Network ENN)

  • Syrians, holding up national flags and portraits of Syrian President Bashar Assad stage a sit-in before the Syrian parliament in Damascus Tuesday, Sept. 17, 2013. The sit-in was organized by the Arab Socialist Union party to protest against the U.S. and its allies’ escalation against Syria.(AP Photo)

    Syrians, holding up national flags and portraits of Syrian President Bashar Assad stage a sit-in before the Syrian parliament in Damascus Tuesday, Sept. 17, 2013. The sit-in was organized by the Arab Socialist Union party to protest against the U.S. and its allies’ escalation against Syria.(AP Photo)

  • Syrians, holding up national flags and portraits of Syrian President Bashar Assad stage a sit-in before the Syrian parliament in Damascus Tuesday, Sept. 17, 2013. The sit-in was organized by the Arab Socialist Union party to protest against the U.S. and its allies’ escalation against Syria.(AP Photo)

    Syrians, holding up national flags and portraits of Syrian President Bashar Assad stage a sit-in before the Syrian parliament in Damascus Tuesday, Sept. 17, 2013. The sit-in was organized by the Arab Socialist Union party to protest against the U.S. and its allies’ escalation against Syria.(AP Photo)

  • Israel's Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu attends the weekly cabinet meeting in Jerusalem, Sept. 17, 2013. Netanyahu will meet U.S. President Barack Obama in Washington on Sept. 30, 2013, for talks expected to focus on Iran's nuclear program, an Israeli official said on Tuesday. (AP Photo/Ammar Awad, Pool)

    Israel's Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu attends the weekly cabinet meeting in Jerusalem, Sept. 17, 2013. Netanyahu will meet U.S. President Barack Obama in Washington on Sept. 30, 2013, for talks expected to focus on Iran's nuclear program, an Israeli official said on Tuesday. (AP Photo/Ammar Awad, Pool)

  • Israel's Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu attends the weekly cabinet meeting in Jerusalem, Sept. 17, 2013. Netanyahu will meet U.S. President Barack Obama in Washington on Sept. 30, 2013, for talks expected to focus on Iran's nuclear program, an Israeli official said on Tuesday. (AP Photo/Ammar Awad, Pool)

    Israel's Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu attends the weekly cabinet meeting in Jerusalem, Sept. 17, 2013. Netanyahu will meet U.S. President Barack Obama in Washington on Sept. 30, 2013, for talks expected to focus on Iran's nuclear program, an Israeli official said on Tuesday. (AP Photo/Ammar Awad, Pool)

  • This image made from citizen journalist video posted by the Shaam News network, which is consistent with AP reporting, shows shelling in the Barzeh area of Damascus, Syria Tuesday, Sept. 17, 2013. Moscow insisted on Tuesday that a new Security Council resolution on Syria not allow the use of force, while the Arab country's main opposition group demanded a swift international response following the U.N. report that confirmed chemical weapons were used outside Damascus last month. (AP Photo/Shaam News Network via AP video)

    This image made from citizen journalist video posted by the Shaam News network, which is consistent with AP reporting, shows shelling in the Barzeh area of Damascus, Syria Tuesday, Sept. 17, 2013. Moscow insisted on Tuesday that a new Security Council resolution on Syria not allow the use of force, while the Arab country's main opposition group demanded a swift international response following the U.N. report that confirmed chemical weapons were used outside Damascus last month. (AP Photo/Shaam News Network via AP video)

  • This image made from citizen journalist video posted by the Shaam News network, which is consistent with AP reporting, shows shelling in the Barzeh area of Damascus, Syria Tuesday, Sept. 17, 2013. Moscow insisted on Tuesday that a new Security Council resolution on Syria not allow the use of force, while the Arab country's main opposition group demanded a swift international response following the U.N. report that confirmed chemical weapons were used outside Damascus last month. (AP Photo/Shaam News Network via AP video)

    This image made from citizen journalist video posted by the Shaam News network, which is consistent with AP reporting, shows shelling in the Barzeh area of Damascus, Syria Tuesday, Sept. 17, 2013. Moscow insisted on Tuesday that a new Security Council resolution on Syria not allow the use of force, while the Arab country's main opposition group demanded a swift international response following the U.N. report that confirmed chemical weapons were used outside Damascus last month. (AP Photo/Shaam News Network via AP video)

  • This image made from citizen journalist video posted by the Shaam News network, which is consistent with AP reporting, shows shelling in the Barzeh area of Damascus, Syria Tuesday, Sept. 17, 2013. Moscow insisted on Tuesday that a new Security Council resolution on Syria not allow the use of force, while the Arab country's main opposition group demanded a swift international response following the U.N. report that confirmed chemical weapons were used outside Damascus last month.(AP Photo/Shaam News Network via AP video)

    This image made from citizen journalist video posted by the Shaam News network, which is consistent with AP reporting, shows shelling in the Barzeh area of Damascus, Syria Tuesday, Sept. 17, 2013. Moscow insisted on Tuesday that a new Security Council resolution on Syria not allow the use of force, while the Arab country's main opposition group demanded a swift international response following the U.N. report that confirmed chemical weapons were used outside Damascus last month.(AP Photo/Shaam News Network via AP video)

  • French Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius, left, and his Russian counterpart Sergey Lavrov arrive for a news conference after their meeting in Moscow, Russia, on Tuesday, Sept. 17, 2013. Moscow is insisting that a new United Nations resolution on Syria not allow the use of force, but Russia's foreign minister appears to suggest the issue could be reconsidered if Syria violates an agreement on abandoning its chemical weapons. (AP Photo/Ivan Sekretarev)
  • French Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius, left, and his Russian counterpart Sergey Lavrov arrive for a news conference after their meeting in Moscow, Russia, on Tuesday, Sept. 17, 2013. Moscow is insisting that a new United Nations resolution on Syria not allow the use of force, but Russia's foreign minister appears to suggest the issue could be reconsidered if Syria violates an agreement on abandoning its chemical weapons. (AP Photo/Ivan Sekretarev)
  • French Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius, left, and his Russian counterpart Sergey Lavrov arrive for a news conference after their meeting in Moscow, Russia, on Tuesday, Sept. 17, 2013. Moscow is insisting that a new United Nations resolution on Syria not allow the use of force, but Russia's foreign minister appears to suggest the issue could be reconsidered if Syria violates an agreement on abandoning its chemical weapons. (AP Photo/Ivan Sekretarev)
  • British Ambassador Mark Lyall Grant and U.S. Ambassador Samantha Power confer in the United Nations Security Council, Tuesday, Sept. 17, 2013. Moscow insisted on Tuesday that a new Security Council resolution on Syria not allow the use of force, while the Arab country's main opposition group demanded a swift international response following the U.N. report that confirmed chemical weapons were used outside Damascus last month. (AP Photo/Richard Drew)
  • British Ambassador Mark Lyall Grant and U.S. Ambassador Samantha Power confer in the United Nations Security Council, Tuesday, Sept. 17, 2013. Moscow insisted on Tuesday that a new Security Council resolution on Syria not allow the use of force, while the Arab country's main opposition group demanded a swift international response following the U.N. report that confirmed chemical weapons were used outside Damascus last month. (AP Photo/Richard Drew)
  • British Ambassador Mark Lyall Grant and U.S. Ambassador Samantha Power confer in the United Nations Security Council, Tuesday, Sept. 17, 2013. Moscow insisted on Tuesday that a new Security Council resolution on Syria not allow the use of force, while the Arab country's main opposition group demanded a swift international response following the U.N. report that confirmed chemical weapons were used outside Damascus last month. (AP Photo/Richard Drew)
  • In this Monday, Sept. 16, 2013 citizen journalism image provided by Aleppo Media Center AMC which has been authenticated based on its contents and other AP reporting, shows damaged buildings due to heavy fighting between government forces and Free Syrian Army fighters in Aleppo. U.S. President Barack Obama on Monday, Sept. 16, 2013 cleared the way for the U.S. to send chemical weapons-related assistance to the Syrian opposition, as well as international organizations working inside the war-torn Middle Eastern country. (AP Photo/Aleppo Media Center, AMC)
  • In this Monday, Sept. 16, 2013 citizen journalism image provided by Aleppo Media Center AMC which has been authenticated based on its contents and other AP reporting, shows damaged buildings due to heavy fighting between government forces and Free Syrian Army fighters in Aleppo. U.S. President Barack Obama on Monday, Sept. 16, 2013 cleared the way for the U.S. to send chemical weapons-related assistance to the Syrian opposition, as well as international organizations working inside the war-torn Middle Eastern country. (AP Photo/Aleppo Media Center, AMC)
  • This citizen journalism image provided by Edlib News Network, ENN, which has been authenticated based on its contents and other AP reporting, show Syrian citizens gathered between damaged cars at the scene where a car bomb exploded at a crossing point along Syria's volatile border with Turkey, in Bab al-Hawa, Syria, Tuesday, Sept. 17, 2013. (AP Photo/Edlib News Network ENN)
  • This citizen journalism image provided by Edlib News Network, ENN, which has been authenticated based on its contents and other AP reporting, shows Syrian rebels with damaged cars at the scene where a car bomb exploded at a crossing point along Syria's volatile border with Turkey, in Bab al-Hawa, Syria, Tuesday, Sept. 17, 2013. (AP Photo/Edlib News Network ENN)
  • This citizen journalism image provided by Edlib News Network, ENN, which has been authenticated based on its contents and other AP reporting, show Syrian citizens gathered between damaged cars at the scene where a car bomb exploded at a crossing point along Syria's volatile border with Turkey, in Bab al-Hawa, Syria, Tuesday, Sept. 17, 2013. (AP Photo/Edlib News Network ENN)
  • This citizen journalism image provided by Edlib News Network, ENN, which has been authenticated based on its contents and other AP reporting, shows Syrian rebels with damaged cars at the scene where a car bomb exploded at a crossing point along Syria's volatile border with Turkey, in Bab al-Hawa, Syria, Tuesday, Sept. 17, 2013. (AP Photo/Edlib News Network ENN)
  • Smoke rises from the Syrian side of the border after a Turkish air force jet downed a Syrian military helicopter at the Turkey-Syria border near Hatay province, Turkey, Monday, Sept. 16, 2013. Turkey’s deputy prime minister, Bulent Arinc, says a Turkish jet has shot down a Syrian military helicopter after it entered Turkish airspace. Arinc told reporters in Ankara that the pilots of the helicopter were warned repeatedly on Monday after they had strayed 2 kilometers (more than 1 mile) into Turkish airspace. He said that the helicopter crashed inside Syria after being hit by missiles. (AP Photo) TURKEY OUT  ONLINE OUT
  • French Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius, left, and his Russian counterpart Sergey Lavrov shake hands at the end of their news conference after their meeting in Moscow, Russia, on Tuesday, Sept. 17, 2013. Moscow is insisting that a new United Nations resolution on Syria not allow the use of force, but Russia's foreign minister appears to suggest the issue could be reconsidered if Syria violates an agreement on abandoning its chemical weapons. (AP Photo/Ivan Sekretarev)
  • Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov speaks during a news conference after his meeting with French counterpart Laurent Fabius, unseen, in Moscow, Russia, on Tuesday, Sept. 17, 2013. Moscow is insisting that a new United Nations resolution on Syria not allow the use of force, but Russia's foreign minister appears to suggest the issue could be reconsidered if Syria violates an agreement on abandoning its chemical weapons. (AP Photo/Ivan Sekretarev)
  • French Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius listens during a news conference after his meeting with Russian counterpart Sergey Lavrov, unseen, in Moscow, Russia, on Tuesday, Sept. 17, 2013. Moscow is insisting that a new United Nations resolution on Syria not allow the use of force, but Russia's foreign minister appears to suggest the issue could be reconsidered if Syria violates an agreement on abandoning its chemical weapons. (AP Photo/Ivan Sekretarev)
  • French Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius listens during a news conference after his meeting with Russian counterpart Sergey Lavrov, unseen, in Moscow, Russia, on Tuesday, Sept. 17, 2013. Moscow is insisting that a new United Nations resolution on Syria not allow the use of force, but Russia's foreign minister appears to suggest the issue could be reconsidered if Syria violates an agreement on abandoning its chemical weapons. (AP Photo/Ivan Sekretarev)
  • French Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius, left, and his Russian counterpart Sergey Lavrov shake hands at the end of their news conference after their meeting in Moscow, Russia, on Tuesday, Sept. 17, 2013. Moscow is insisting that a new United Nations resolution on Syria not allow the use of force, but Russia's foreign minister appears to suggest the issue could be reconsidered if Syria violates an agreement on abandoning its chemical weapons. (AP Photo/Ivan Sekretarev)
  • French Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius, left, and his Russian counterpart Sergey Lavrov shake hands at the end of their news conference after their meeting in Moscow, Russia, on Tuesday, Sept. 17, 2013. Moscow is insisting that a new United Nations resolution on Syria not allow the use of force, but Russia's foreign minister appears to suggest the issue could be reconsidered if Syria violates an agreement on abandoning its chemical weapons. (AP Photo/Ivan Sekretarev)
  • This citizen journalism image provided by Edlib News Network, ENN, which has been authenticated based on its contents and other AP reporting, shows the scene where a car bomb exploded at a crossing point along Syria's volatile border with Turkey, in Bab al-Hawa, Syria, Tuesday, Sept. 17, 2013. (AP Photo/Edlib News Network ENN)
  • This citizen journalism image provided by Edlib News Network, ENN, which has been authenticated based on its contents and other AP reporting, shows the scene where a car bomb exploded at a crossing point along Syria's volatile border with Turkey, in Bab al-Hawa, Syria, Tuesday, Sept. 17, 2013. (AP Photo/Edlib News Network ENN)
  • This citizen journalism image provided by Edlib News Network, ENN, which has been authenticated based on its contents and other AP reporting, shows a Syrian rebel with a damaged car at the scene where a car bomb exploded at a crossing point along Syria's volatile border with Turkey, in Bab al-Hawa, Syria, Tuesday, Sept. 17, 2013. (AP Photo/Edlib News Network ENN)
  • This citizen journalism image provided by Edlib News Network, ENN, which has been authenticated based on its contents and other AP reporting, shows a Syrian rebel with a damaged car at the scene where a car bomb exploded at a crossing point along Syria's volatile border with Turkey, in Bab al-Hawa, Syria, Tuesday, Sept. 17, 2013. (AP Photo/Edlib News Network ENN)
  • This citizen journalism image provided by Edlib News Network, ENN, which has been authenticated based on its contents and other AP reporting, shows Syrian citizens gathered at the scene where a car bomb exploded at a crossing point along Syria's volatile border with Turkey, in Bab al-Hawa, Syria, Tuesday, Sept. 17, 2013. (AP Photo/Edlib News Network ENN)
  • This citizen journalism image provided by Edlib News Network, ENN, which has been authenticated based on its contents and other AP reporting, shows Syrian citizens gathered at the scene where a car bomb exploded at a crossing point along Syria's volatile border with Turkey, in Bab al-Hawa, Syria, Tuesday, Sept. 17, 2013. (AP Photo/Edlib News Network ENN)
  • Syrians, holding up national flags and portraits of Syrian President Bashar Assad stage a sit-in before the Syrian parliament in Damascus Tuesday, Sept. 17, 2013. The sit-in was organized by the Arab Socialist Union party to protest against the U.S. and its allies’ escalation against Syria.(AP Photo)
  • Syrians, holding up national flags and portraits of Syrian President Bashar Assad stage a sit-in before the Syrian parliament in Damascus Tuesday, Sept. 17, 2013. The sit-in was organized by the Arab Socialist Union party to protest against the U.S. and its allies’ escalation against Syria.(AP Photo)
  • Israel's Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu attends the weekly cabinet meeting in Jerusalem, Sept. 17, 2013. Netanyahu will meet U.S. President Barack Obama in Washington on Sept. 30, 2013, for talks expected to focus on Iran's nuclear program, an Israeli official said on Tuesday. (AP Photo/Ammar Awad, Pool)
  • Israel's Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu attends the weekly cabinet meeting in Jerusalem, Sept. 17, 2013. Netanyahu will meet U.S. President Barack Obama in Washington on Sept. 30, 2013, for talks expected to focus on Iran's nuclear program, an Israeli official said on Tuesday. (AP Photo/Ammar Awad, Pool)
  • This image made from citizen journalist video posted by the Shaam News network, which is consistent with AP reporting, shows shelling in the Barzeh area of Damascus, Syria Tuesday, Sept. 17, 2013. Moscow insisted on Tuesday that a new Security Council resolution on Syria not allow the use of force, while the Arab country's main opposition group demanded a swift international response following the U.N. report that confirmed chemical weapons were used outside Damascus last month. (AP Photo/Shaam News Network via AP video)
  • This image made from citizen journalist video posted by the Shaam News network, which is consistent with AP reporting, shows shelling in the Barzeh area of Damascus, Syria Tuesday, Sept. 17, 2013. Moscow insisted on Tuesday that a new Security Council resolution on Syria not allow the use of force, while the Arab country's main opposition group demanded a swift international response following the U.N. report that confirmed chemical weapons were used outside Damascus last month. (AP Photo/Shaam News Network via AP video)
  • This image made from citizen journalist video posted by the Shaam News network, which is consistent with AP reporting, shows shelling in the Barzeh area of Damascus, Syria Tuesday, Sept. 17, 2013. Moscow insisted on Tuesday that a new Security Council resolution on Syria not allow the use of force, while the Arab country's main opposition group demanded a swift international response following the U.N. report that confirmed chemical weapons were used outside Damascus last month.(AP Photo/Shaam News Network via AP video)

Damascus, Syria — Russia insisted Tuesday that a U.N. Security Council resolution governing Syria’s handling of its chemical weapons not allow the use of force, but it suggested that could change if Damascus reneges on the deal to give up its stockpile.

The main Syrian opposition coalition, meanwhile, urged the international community to take swift action against the regime of President Bashar Assad in response to a U.N. finding that the nerve agent sarin was used in a deadly attack near the capital last month.

Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov said his country “spoke clearly” about rejecting the use of force when the chemical weapons agreement was worked out Saturday in Geneva between Washington and Moscow.

The plan calls for an inventory of Syria’s chemical weapons within a week, with all components of the program out of the country or destroyed by mid-2014.

But if signs emerge that Syria is not fulfilling the agreement or there are reports of further chemical weapons use, “then the Security Council will examine the situation,” Lavrov said, suggesting the issue could be reconsidered.

U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said a resolution on the U.S.-Russia deal must be enforceable, telling reporters that the “most effective” way is under Chapter 7 of the U.N. Charter. That deals with threats to international peace and security and has provisions for enforcement by military or non-military means, such as sanctions.

While in principle all Security Council resolutions are legally binding, Ban said, “in reality, we need clear guidelines under Chapter 7.”

Lavrov made his remarks at a news conference in Moscow with French Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius. France and the U.S. say a military option remained on the table, and they are pushing for the U.N. resolution to reflect that.

Diplomats said the five permanent council members — the U.S., Russia, China, Britain and France — made little progress at a meeting Tuesday on a draft resolution and would meet again Wednesday.

On Monday, U.N. inspectors submitted a report on the Aug. 21 chemical weapons attack near Damascus that deepened the Syrian crisis. It was the first official confirmation by impartial experts that chemical weapons were used in the attack, which killed hundreds.

The report confirmed that chemical weapons were used but did not ascribe blame, and Lavrov and Fabius differed sharply on their interpretations.

“The report exposes the regime,” Fabius said. “On the basis of the information of our external agents, we consider that the report proves the responsibility of the regime for the chemical weapons attack of Aug. 21.”

The U.S., Britain and France said evidence in the report — the type of rockets, the composition of the sarin agent, and trajectory of the missiles — showed that Assad’s government was responsible. The report said surface-to-surface rockets containing sarin were fired from an area where Syria’s military has bases, but said the evidence could have been manipulated in the rebel-controlled neighborhood that was hit.

Russia, a staunch ally of the Syrian regime, disagreed with the West’s conclusions. Lavrov said Moscow has “serious reason to suggest that this was a provocation” by the rebels.