Nikki Haley Unleashes On The United Nations; Defends U.S. Actions in Syria

Christine Rousselle
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Posted: Apr 07, 2017 3:05 PM
Nikki Haley Unleashes On The United Nations; Defends U.S. Actions in Syria

United Nations Ambassador Nikki Haley didn't mince words on Friday in condemning those who support Assad's regime. In a statement, Haley said that she rejected the proposed closed session and insisted that the session be open and in "full public view."

“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 full public view, for all the world to hear.”

Addressing the United Nations in a blistering speech, Haley said that the United States "will not stand by" when chemical weapons are used on civilians, and that the country was fully justified in its actions. Haley condemned the use of chemical weapons and also said that the Iranian and Russian governments deserved some of the blame for the recent attack for propping up Assad's regime.

The Russians, on the other hand, decided to call the United States hypocrites.