Speaking on Friday regarding Syria’s reported use of chemical weapons and the President Trump-directed airstrikes as a response, U.S. ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley used harsh language towards both Syria and Russia, as representatives from those troubled nations watched.
Haley blamed Russia for Syrian leader Assad’s use of chemical weapons in the countries ongoing civil war and said that Russia’s failure to stop him could only be explained by three reasons, with one of those reasons being that Assad has been duping the Russians:
“Russia is supposed to have removed all the chemical weapons from Syria. But obviously, that has not happened, as innocent Syrians continue to be murdered in chemical attacks.
Let’s think about the possible reasons for Russia’s failure.
It could be that Russia allowing chemical weapons to remain in Syria. It could be that Russia has been incompetent in its efforts to remove the chemical weapons. Or, it could be the Assad regime is playing the Russians for fools, telling them that there are no chemical weapons all the while stockpiling on their bases.”