Haley on Syria Chemical Attack: 'Only a Monster Does This'
U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley on Monday condemned the suspected chemical attack in Syria that killed dozens in a town near Damascus, saying that "only a monster" could carry out such an attack.
Saturday's attack unfolded amid a resumed offensive by the Syrian government. The Assad regime has denied responsibility, but many believe it is behind the deadly strike.
"Only a monster targets civilians and then ensures that there are no ambulances to transfer the wounded," Haley said while addressing her constituents at the U.N.
The U.N. Security Council held an emergency meeting in the wake of the assault.
"The monster who was responsible for these attacks has no conscience," Haley added.
During a meeting at the White House, President Donald Trump said of the attack, “We are studying that situation extremely closely. We are meeting with our military and everybody else and we'll be making some major decisions over the next 24 to 48 hours.”
— Department of State (@StateDept) April 9, 2018
Haley also expressed that Russia could stop the attacks in Syria if it wanted to, but said the country supports the Assad regime "without any hesitation" and inferred that its government is "uncivilized."
"We must not overlook Russia and Iran's roles in enabling the Assad regime's murderous destruction," she said.
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