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(NECN) - The five permanent members of the U.N. Security Council are meeting informally to discuss a resolution that would authorize the use of military force against Syria.
Britain put forth the proposal as momentum seems to be building among Western allies for a strike against Syria.
U.S. leaders, including Vice President Joe Biden, have charged that President Bashar Assad's government used deadly chemical weapons near Damascus last week.
The U.S. has not presented concrete proof, and U.N. inspectors have not endorsed the allegations.
Russia, a Syrian ally and a permanent member of the Security Council, is all but certain to veto the resolution.
Peter Krause, an assistant professor at Boston College, joins NECN's Morning Show for a discussion about the escalating crisis in Syria and its impact.
*Material from The Associated Press used in this report.