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Nikki Haley: U.S. 'Will Respond' to Syria Attack Whether UN Acts or Not

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Haley also wants the council to vote Tuesday on a draft resolution to establish a new inquiry into who is to blame for chemical weapons use in Syria

Reuters and DPA

El Haaretz

The United States "will respond" to a deadly chemical weapons attack in Syria regardless of whether the United Nations Security Council acts or not, U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley said on Monday.

Haley also wants the council to vote Tuesday on a U.S. draft resolution to establish a new inquiry into who is to blame for using chemical weapons in Syria, diplomats said.

"We have reached the moment when the world must see justice done," Haley told the council.

The United States circulated a revised draft resolution to the 15-member council, which it first put forward on March 1, amid a warning from President Donald Trump that there would be a "big price to pay" for a suspected deadly poison gas attack on a rebel-held Syrian town on Saturday. 

"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," she said. "Either way, the United States will respond."

Read more: https://www.haaretz.com/israel-news/nikki-haley-at-un-u-s-will-respond-to-syria-attack-1.5988871