UNITED NATIONS (CNN) -- The U.N. Security Council has voted unanimously in favor of a resolution demanding Syria cooperate with a U.N. investigation into the February assassination of former Lebanese Prime Minister Rafik Hariri or face "further action." Last-minute diplomatic haggling deleted a direct reference to the threat of sanctions on the Syrian government, but the effect of Monday's resolution is the same. The United States, France and Britain had sponsored the resolution after a U.N. report published earlier in October blamed Syrian security forces and its Lebanese allies for the bombing that killed Hariri and 20 others in Beirut on February 14. Syria denies the accusations. The assassination of Hariri, a veteran Lebanese politician who had become a critic of Syria's military occupation of Lebanon, triggered massive protests that eventually led to Syria's withdrawal from Lebanon. The resolution is under Chapter 7 of the U.N. Charter, which holds open the ultimate possibility of the Security Council considering the use of force with failure to comply. More ......http://www.cnn.com/2005/WORLD/meast/10/31/syria.un/index.html I'm not holding my breath for this to amount to anymore than hot air from the Toothless N.