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Haley tells UN administration ‘prepared to do more’ on Syria

Nikki Haley on airstrikes in Syria ‘The United States took a very measured step’ and is ‘prepared to do more’

At a UN Security Council meeting that was called after Thursday’s U.S. airstrikes in Syria, U.S. Ambassador Nikki Haley told world leaders that President Donald Trump’s administration is prepared to take further action if necessary. The airstrikes
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At a UN Security Council meeting that was called after Thursday’s U.S. airstrikes in Syria, U.S. Ambassador Nikki Haley told world leaders that President Donald Trump’s administration is prepared to take further action if necessary. The airstrikes

At a meeting of the UN Security Council called after Thursday’s U.S. air strikes on Syria, U.S. Ambassador Nikki Haley told world leaders the Trump administration was “prepared to do more” in response to a Syrian chemical weapons attack this week.

Haley also went after Russia for its support of the government of Syrian President Bashar Assad, according to CNN.

“Assad did this because he thought he could get away with it,” Haley told the council. “He thought he could get away with it because he knew Russia had his back. That changed last night.”

Following a chemical attack on Syrian citizens by their own government, President Trump ordered a Tomahawk missile strike on strategic locations in Syria. The 59 Tomahawks cost the United State over $80 million dollars. Credit: Sohail Al-Jamea and

Haley, who has become a frequent critic of Moscow at the UN, laid the blame for the attack that killed dozens of Syrian civilians at Russia’s feet.

“Every time Assad has crossed the line of human decency, Russia has stood beside him,” Haley said.

Haley also said the U.S. could still take more action in Syria if the administration deems it necessary.

“But we hope that will not be necessary,” she said. “It is time for all civilized nations to stop the horrors that are taking place in Syria and demand a political solution.”

Following a chemical attack on Syrian citizens by their own government, President Trump ordered a Tomahawk missile strike on a Syrian air base. The 59 Tomahawks cost the United States over $80 million dollars.

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