Assad's future not up for discussion: Syria FM
UNITED NATIONS (AFP) - Syria is "comfortable" with a UN Security Council resolution on destroying its chemical weapons and will not discuss the future of President Bashar al-Assad, the country's foreign minister said on Saturday.
Mr Walid Muallem told reporters the resolution voted by the 15-nation council late Friday meant the opposition could be the target of UN sanctions.
"I am comfortable with the resolution," Mr Muallem said at the UN headquarters where he will give Syria's address to the UN General Assembly on Monday.
"It calls for Chapter VII against the terrorists," the foreign minister added. Mr Assad's government habitually calls the opposition groups battling to overthrow him "terrorists".