1. U.N. Security Council in session, U.N. Secretary General Kofi Annan sitting down
2. U.S. Ambassador, seated beside Algerian Ambassador
3. French Ambassador, seated beside Greek Ambassador
4. Lebanese Ambassador takes his seat
5. Syrian Ambassador takes his seat
6. Vote call and announced results UPSOUND (english)
"The result of the voting is as follows, the draft resolution has been adopted unanimously ...."
7. Wide of end of Security Council session
8. Annan leaving
9. Various ambassadors leaving
10. Jean-Marc De la Sabliere, French Ambassador to the U.N., walking to microphone
11. SOUNDBITE (English) Jean-Marc De la Sabliere, French Ambassador to the U.N.:
"The Mehlis (U.N. Chief Investigator Detlev Mehlis) report is very clear that the cooperation provided by the Syrian authority, even as Mr. Mehlis has said they have opened the door, is not enough. And this cooperation is not full cooperation and conditional cooperation. And the Security Council has today, in adopting this resolution, expressed concern that this cooperation has yet to be full and unconditional. So what we're expecting from Syria is full and unconditional cooperation."
12. Fayssal Mekdad, Syrian ambassador to the U.N., walking to microphone
13. SOUNDBITE (English) Fayssal Mekdad, Syrian ambassador to the U.N.:
"We are fully confident that Syria is innocent; Syria will never be behind such heinous actions and the crimes. We condemn all these crimes and this has never been our policy. So our cooperation with the commission during the forthcoming period will be given and we hope that the reality of those who stand behind these crimes will be uncovered."
The U.N. Security Council has voted unanimously to extend the investigation into the assassination of Lebanon's former prime minister Rafik Hariri, but has not agreed to Lebanon's request to immediately broaden the probe and establish an international tribunal.
After a day of intense negotiations on how to characterise Syria's dealings with U.N. investigators, the council on Thursday expressed "extreme concern" that the Syrian government has still not provided "the full and unconditional cooperation" that the U.N has demanded.
In last minute wording to satisfy Russia, "the Syrian government has not yet provided..." was changed to "the Syrian government has yet to provide... the full and unconditional cooperation demanded."
The resolution's co-sponsors - the United States, France and Britain - faced opposition from Russia, China and Algeria on the extent of Syria's cooperation as well as on expanding the probe and setting up an international tribunal.
The latest report said new evidence strengthened U.N. Chief Investigator Detlev Mehlis' belief that the Syrian and Lebanese intelligence services had a hand in the 14th February assassination of Rafik Hariri and 20 others in Beirut.
It said there were 19 suspects so far, including six high-ranking Syrian officials.
The french ambassador to the United Nations, Jean-Marc De la Sabliere, told reporters after the meeting that the security council expects "full and unconditional cooperation" from Syria.
Syria's U.N. ambassador, Fayssal Mekdad, vehemently denied that Damascus was involved and that Syria wasn't cooperating with the investigation.