U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley incinerated Syrian President Bashar al-Assad and his supporters while delivering remarks to the U.N. Security Council on Monday.
Following a chemical attack in Syria that killed at least 40 people over the weekend, Mrs. Haley was emphatic the the United States would not stand idly by.
“We are on the edge of a dangerous precipice,” Haley said resolutely. “The great evil of chemical weapons use that once unified the world in opposition is on the verge of becoming the new normal. The international community must not let this happen.”
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The US will respond to the Assad regime’s alleged chemical attack against Syrian civilians, US Ambassador Nikki Haley told the United Nations as she excoriated Russia, saying its hands are “covered in the blood of Syrian children.”
“Chemical weapons have once again been used on Syrian men, women and children,” Haley said at a special meeting of the United Nations Security Council to discuss what appeared to be a chemical attack on Douma, the last rebel-held town in Syria, on Saturday that left 49 people dead and scores injured.
“History will record this as the moment when the Security Council either discharged its duty or demonstrated its utter and complete failure to protect the people of Syria,” Haley said. “Either way, the United States will respond.”
Images of gasping children struggling to breathe shocked the world and galvanized President Donald Trump, who condemned the attack as “sick” and upbraided Russian President Vladimir Putin and Iran for supporting Syrian President Bashar al-Assad.
Trump threatened that there would be “a big price to pay” for the attack. Late Monday, the White House confirmed he’d spoken with French President Emmanuel Macron for the second time in two days.
“The United States is determined to see that the monster who dropped chemical weapons on the Syrian people held to account,” Mrs. Haley said.
The United Nations ambassador’s comments followed reports that Israel conducted an airstrike on an Assad air base in Syria on Sunday. The airstrikes reportedly killed 14 people, including Iranians, at a military airport.