Haley: We’re prepared to act on Syria

Israel National News reports: “Nikki Haley, the U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations, warned on Monday that Washington ‘remains prepared to act if we must,’ if the UN Security Council fails to act on Syria, Reuters reported.

The United States asked the Security Council to demand an immediate 30-day ceasefire in Damascus and rebel-held Eastern Ghouta, where Syrian President Bashar Al-Assad’s forces, backed by Russia and Iran, say they are targeting ‘terrorist’ groups which are shelling the capital.

The army’s onslaught in the region, backed by air and artillery strikes, has killed about 1,160 people since February 18, a war monitoring group said, according to Reuters.

‘It is not the path we prefer, but it is a path we have demonstrated we will take, and we are prepared to take again,’ Haley told the 15-member Security Council. ‘When the international community consistently fails to act, there are times when states are compelled to take their own action.’…”

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