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(Worthy News) - Amid uncertainty over the future direction of US policy in Syria, Nikki Haley — the US Ambassador to the UN — issued a stinging rebuke on Wednesday to President Bashar al-Assad’s regime over its continued use of chemical weapons.
“We must not forget that while we sit here debating chemical weapons, there are people on the front lines in Syria who are facing the terrifying reality of those heinous weapons,” Haley declared at a meeting of the UN Security Council marking the first anniversary of the massacre at Khan Sheikhoun in northwestern Syria — in which 80 people were killed and hundreds more badly wounded after Syrian Air Force planes dropped a deadly nerve agent on rebel-held areas.
Despite a September 2013 agreement between Russia and the Obama administration for Moscow to remove chemical weapons stockpiles out of the Assad regime’s control, dozens of deadly attacks using chemical weapons were reported in Syria during 2016 and 2017, with at least three so far this year. [ Source: Algemeiner (Read More...) ]
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