Nikki Haley Slams Russia At the U.N: ‘How Many Children Have to Die?’
Late Wednesday morning, while speaking at the United Nations, U.S. Ambassador to the U.N. Nikki Haley put Russia on notice over its “false narrative” about Syria in light of the recent poison gas attack.
“Iran has reinforced Assad’s military and Russia has shielded Assad from U.N. sanctions,” she said. “If Russia has the influence in Syria that it claims to have, we need to see them use it. We need to see them put an end to these horrific acts. How many more children have to die before Russia cares?”
Haley then moved on more directly to addressing potential action against Syria. “If we are not able to enforce resolutions preventing the use of chemical weapons, what does that say about our effectiveness in this institution?” she asked.” If we are not prepared to act, then this council will keep meeting month after month to express outrage at the continuing use of chemical weapons and in that we are compelled to take our own action. For the sake of the victims, I hope the rest of the council is finally willing to do the same.”
Check out the video of Haley’s comments above, via CNN.
[image via screengrab]
Have a tip we should know? firstname.lastname@example.org