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U.S. prepared for military action in Syria if United Nations doesn’t stop the bloodshed, Haley warns

2018-03-13 09:47:18       source:The Washington Post

March 12, 2018

The United States is “prepared to act if we must” to stop indiscriminate bombing of civilians in Syria, the U.S. ambassador to the United Nations, Nikki Haley, warned Monday as she circulated a new draft resolution demanding an immediate cease-fire.

Addressing the Security Council 16 days after it passed a resolution demanding a cease-fire that largely has failed to stop the bombing or allow humanitarian access, Haley compared the situation today to last year when the United States launched airstrikes against a Syrian military base after a deadly chemical weapons attack.

“When the international community consistently fails to act, there are times when states are compelled to take their own action,” Haley said.

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