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APRIL 15, 2018

     In a possible jab at former President Barack Obama, who famously drew a red line on chemical weapons use in Syria but was accused of failing to follow through, Haley promised that Trump would not waver. U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley said Saturday that the United States is “locked and loaded” if Syrian President Bashar Assad’s regime uses chemical gas again in the country.

     Haley made the remarks at a fiery meeting of the U.N. Security Council, in which Russia and the U.S. traded barbs over the decision of the U.S., France and the United Kingdom to launch strikes in Syria on Friday in response to the alleged use of chemical weapons last week in Douma. A draft resolution from Russia condemning the strike failed in a vote, with only Bolivia and China voting alongside Russia.

     While the Trump administration has said the strikes are now over, with Trump declaring: “Mission Accomplished!” on Saturday morning, Haley warned in her remarks that should the Assad regime use such weapons again, strikes could resume.
 
 

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