Nikki Haley is still shaking things up at the United Nations.
On Wednesday a U.N. Security Council resolution was presented to condemn Syria President Bashar al-Assad’s use of chemical weapons last week, which resulted in the deaths of dozens of his own citizens.
Clip via The Washington Free Beacon
Ten Security Council member-nations voted in favor of the resolution, two voted against it and three abstained.
The resolution would have been adopted had not Russia, as a permanent member of the council, not voted no.
All other permanent members either voted in favor or abstained.
U.S. Ambassador to the U.N. Nikki Haley and acting president of the U.N. Security Council eviscerated Russia.
She said that “the United States, the United Kingdom and France” submitted the resolution because no one should have to endure the horrors of a chemical attack.
“But with its veto, Russia said no to accountability. Russia said no to cooperation with the U.N.’s independent investigation. And Russia said no to a resolution that would have helped promote peace in Syria,” Haley observed.
“Russia once again has chosen to side with Assad, even as the rest of the world, including the Arab world, overwhelmingly comes together to condemn this murderous regime,” Haley said.
“To Assad and the Syrian government: you have no friends in the world after your horrible actions. The United States is watching your actions very closely,” Haley continued. “The days of your arrogance and disregard of humanity are over. Your excuses will no longer be heard. I suggest you look at this vote very carefully and heed this warning.”
Ouch! That had to have left a mark.
Matthew Rycroft, the United Kingdom’s Ambassador to the U.N., observed that Wednesday’s vote marked the eighth time Russia vetoed a resolution condemning Syria. After the vote, Rycroft went after the Assad regime and Russia.
“This one [the Russian veto] is even more regrettable given that Russia was the architect of the 2013 agreement to dismantle Syria’s chemical weapons program, an initiative that has demonstrably failed,” Rycroft said. “Russia cannot now possibly claim that it opposes the use of chemical weapons. Russia has seen the same pictures that we all saw just days ago in this chamber. How can anyone look at the faces of lifeless children and choose to veto a resolution condemning those deaths?”
“Russia cannot now possibly claim that it opposes the use of chemical weapons. Russia has seen the same pictures that we all saw just days ago in this chamber,” Rycroft continued. “How can anyone look at the faces of lifeless children and choose to veto a resolution condemning those deaths?”
On the one hand, even liberals have applauded the Trump administration’s missile strike against Syria — a Russian ally. On the other, they claim that President Trump is a puppet of Russian President Vladimir Putin.
They can’t have it both ways.
President Trump tried to reassure any worriers about the growing tension with a tweet Thursday morning:
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