U.N. security council to meet at Russia's request

Russia's U.N. Ambassador Vassily Nebenzia speaks to Bashar Ja'afari, Permanent Representative of the Syrian Arab Republic to the U.N., on Friday. Photo: Spencer Platt/Getty Images

The U.N. Security Council will meet on Saturday morning at Russia’s request, Reuters reports, as it considers giving Syria and “other countries” S-300 missile systems following Friday night’s strikes on the Assad regime's chemical weapons plants.

The backdrop: Per Reuters, Russia declined to supply Syria with those missiles a few years ago, but Colonel-General Sergei Rudskoi said that following the U.S.-led strikes, they "consider it possible to return to examination of this issue not only in regard to Syria but to other countries as well."