U.S. Ambassador to the U.N., Nikki Haley delivered a strong message after the U.S. responded to the Syrian chemical attack by sending in cruise missiles.
Statement from U.N. Ambassador Nikki Haley:
“This morning, Bolivia requested an emergency UN Security Council meeting to discuss the events in Syria. It asked for the discussion to be held in closed session. The United States, as president of the Council this month, decided the session would be held in the open. Any country that chooses to defend the atrocities of the Syrian regime will have to do so in the full public view, for all the world to hear.”
This is beyond awesome. pic.twitter.com/mzP56roA3g
— David Martosko (@dmartosko) April 7, 2017
Here she is saying the same thing to reporters:
Haley on decision to make UN Syria meeting open session: “If you’re going to sit there and take up for Assad, you need to say it in public.” pic.twitter.com/GELLB8uemK
— ABC News (@ABC) April 7, 2017
The Associated Press has an update on the attack from last night:
About 60 U.S. Tomahawk missiles hit the Shayrat air base, southeast of Homs, a small installation with two runways, where aircraft often take off to bomb targets in northern and central Syria. The U.S. missiles hit at 3:45 a.m. (0045 GMT) Friday morning and targeted the base’s airstrips, hangars, control tower and ammunition areas, U.S. officials said.
They were fired from two warships in the Mediterranean Sea, in retaliation for Tuesday’s deadly chemical attack, which officials said used chlorine mixed with a nerve agent, possibly sarin.
The U.S. has made its point in Syria.
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