Foreign Secretary William Hague
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Hague hails Syria UN resolution

UK Foreign Secretary William Hague describes the UN Security Council resolution on ridding Syria of its chemical weapons as "ground-breaking".

UK Foreign Secretary William Hague has described the UN resolution on Syrian chemical weapons as "ground-breaking".

At a session in New York, the 15-member body backed the draft document agreed earlier by Russia and the US.

The deal breaks a two-and-a-half year deadlock in the UN over Syria, where fighting between government forces and rebels rages on.