US envoy to UN threatens further military action in Syria. ” We are prepared to do more”


nikki haleyThe United States on Friday threatened to take further military action in Syria following its missile strikes on an air base in the war-wracked country in retaliation for a suspected chemical attack.

“The United States took a very measured step last night,” US Ambassador Nikki Haley told the UN Security Council.

“We are prepared to do more, but we hope it will not be necessary.”

The Security Council was meeting in an emergency session to discuss the US actions in Syria that Russia branded a “flagrant violation of international law and an act of aggression” against Syria.

Haley said the air strikes destroyed an air field from which the United States believes the chemical attacks on the rebel-held town of Khan Sheikhun were launched.

“We were fully justified in doing so,” she said.

Eighty-six people including at least 27 children died in Khan Sheikhun in an attack the United States has blamed on Syrian President Bashar al-Assad.

“The United States will no longer wait for Assad to use chemical weapons without any consequences,” Haley said. “Those days are over.”

While threatening further strikes, the US envoy also said it was time to press on with a political solution to the six-year war.

“Now we must move to a new phase: a drive toward a political solution to this horrific conflict.”

Haley again took a swipe at Russia for failing to rein in its ally and said Moscow must reconsider its support for Assad.

“The world is waiting for the Russian government to act responsibly in Syria. The world is waiting for Russia to reconsider its misplaced alliance with Bashar al-Assad,” she said.

The United States fired 59 Tomahawk cruise missiles from warships in the Mediterranean at the Shayrat airfield, dealing heavy damage to the base.

The strike — Trump’s biggest military decision since taking office — marked a dramatic escalation in American involvement in Syria’s six-year civil war.

It followed days of outrage at images of dead children and victims suffering convulsions from the suspected sarin gas attack in the rebel-held town of Khan Sheikhun.




8 responses to “US envoy to UN threatens further military action in Syria. ” We are prepared to do more””

  1. Good. Bomb the Baathist f#ckers to smithereens.

  2. (off topic) Kurdish officals: ISIS killed 140 civilians, then publicly hung some bodies

  3. Bomb Syria regime for killing Syrian people, that the USA bans from coming to the USA. The hypocrites in the WH.

    1. The US did not bomb the Syrian people , It bombed the airport that was used for the chemical attack by the Syrian regime that killed dozens of people including children. Before bombing it it asked Russia to make sure there is no one there . You cant blame the US . If Russia did not inform the Syrians . The US ban affects all Syrians and does not exclude any specific group.
      I am neither with Obama nor with Trump, but if the former president bombed the airports that were used for chemical attacks by the Syrian regime in 2013 , the war may have been over by now and hundreds of thousands lives may have been saved

      1. MekensehParty Avatar

        Those to blame for the killings are the ones doing the killings
        You keep saying the US could have saved, should have saved…
        And yet we know that even as we intervene to save lives even our closest “allies” aren’t happy and criticize any of our move. Today, the news were no longer about the people who were gazed, or the tens of thousands of people that have been killed by Bashar, the Russian planes or the Iranians militias, but rather about a coalition raid that killed civilians in Raqqa.
        I’m no Trump fan as you probably know by now, but our enemies deserve an asshole like him who doesn’t care or count.

        1. our enemies

          Hahaha. Look at the Lebanese immigrant talking like he was born and bread in ‘Murica.

          1. MekensehParty Avatar

            … Said the Iranian stooge

          2. A stooge serves someone and I serve no one. You on the other hand. 😉

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