BEIJING, Sept. 26 (Xinhua) -- The five veto-wielding members of the UN Security Council is expected to hammer out a resolution on the Syrian chemical weapon crisis in the next two days, as the investigation team backed to Syria for other alleged uses of chemical weapons in the war-torn country.
Gennady Gatilov, deputy foreign minister of Russia, one of the five permanent members of the council which has been long paralyzed by divisions on Syria, said Wednesday that the coming resolution will mention Chapter 7 of the UN Charter, which allows steps ranging from sanctions to military intervention.
According to Gatilov, the resolution will not authorize an automatic trigger for these steps, which means that another deal will be needed in case Damascus fails to live up to its commitment to dismantle Syria's chemical weapon stockpile.
Moscow objects any agreement allowing a military intervention against Syria, accusing the Syrian rebels of launching the alleged Aug. 21 chemical weapon attack in the suburbs of Damascus and cooked the evidence in advance.
Holding the Syrian government accountable for the attack, U.S. President Barack Obama threatened to punish the Assad administration with a limited air strike, which was publicly opposed in the United States.
He insisted that UN should adopt a resolution that allows military operations if Damascus fails to keep its promise.
Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov asserted on Wednesday that political and diplomatic solution should be the only way out for Syria.
His remarks came in a meeting with UN-Arab League envoy to Syria Lakhdar Brahimi on the sidelines of the 68th session of the UN General Assembly currently held in New York.
The Russian top diplomat also urged preparations for the international conference on Syria to be completed, pledging to allocate 10 million U.S. dollars aid for Syrian refugees and displaced people.
For his part, Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi said Wednesday that UN Security Council should reach a consensus and pass a resolution regarding chemical weapons in Syria as soon as possible.
"By doing so, we send forth a message of unity and in turn provide political support to the work of inspecting, verifying and destroying of chemical weapons in Syria," said Wang when he attended a luncheon together with UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon and four other foreign ministers of the permanent members of the Security Council.
Reiterating the Syria issue could only be solved through political means, Wang called for greater efforts of the international community and an early convene of the second international conference on Syria in Geneva, with participation of all relevant parties.
Also on Wednesday, the UN chemical weapons investigation team returned to Syria to complete their task.
The fact-finding group was assembled in The Hague in early August. Swedish expert Ake Sellstrom, a former UN weapons inspector in Iraq, was asked by Ban Ki-moon to set up the group.
On Aug. 30, the team left to analyze initial findings of the alleged use of chemical weapons on Aug. 21, after which they affirmed the use of nerve agent, sarin, in the eastern Ghouta suburb of Damascus, which had allegedly killed hundreds of people.
However, the rebels and the Syrian government have been trading accusations over the responsibility of the attack.
On Tuesday, the UN said in a statement that the investigation will include gathering evidence from an alleged chemical weapons attack on March 19 against the town of Khan al-Assal in Syria's northern province of Aleppo, which was captured by the rebels in July.
Damascus, in a bid to strip Washington of its pretext to launch a limited air strike, has announced that it will surrender its chemical stockpiles to the international community and join the Chemical Weapon Convention, which polices the manufacturing, stockpiling and use of chemical weapons.