US ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley unloaded on Russian officials Monday over their inability to rein in widespread violence across Syria; warning the Security Council the US is “prepared to act” to defend civilians in the war-torn nation.
“Sixteen days ago we sat around the negotiating table with our Security Council colleagues and we agreed to a thirty-day cease-fire in the brutal bombardment of civilians in Syria. The negotiations were long and difficult; every minute we delayed meant more innocent people were killed,” Haley told the UN.
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“The Russian delegation stalled throughout the talks; they had conditions they insisted upon before they would allow the killing to stop,” she added. “Today we must ask whether Russia can no longer influence the Assad regime to stop the brutal destruction of hospitals, medical clinics, and ambulances.”
“If we can’t count on the members of the Council to honor their agreements we can’t accomplish anything. And if we can’t act when children are dying, we have no business being here,” Haley said. “If we can’t save families that haven’t seen sunlight for weeks because they’ve been hiding … then the Security Council is as impotent as its critics claim it is.”
Watch Haley’s fiery remarks above.
HALEY UNLEASHED: Nikki Haley VOWS to ‘TAKE NAMES’ During Anti-Trump UN Vote
US ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley issued a stark warning to those countries poised to vote against President Trump’s recent decision to recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel; telling world leaders America will remember those who oppose the historic move.
The looming showdown is expected Thursday afternoon, when the United Nations prepares to vote against Trump’s announcement on Jerusalem. The proposed resolution “affirms that any decisions and actions which purport to have altered the character, status or demographic composition of the holy city of Jerusalem have no legal effect, are null and void and must be rescinded.”
Haley pushed back against the resolution, warning those countries that vote against the United States that she will be “taking names.”
“We’re always asked to do more & give more,” Haley wrote on Twitter. “So, when we make a decision, at the will of the American ppl [people], abt [about] where to locate OUR embassy, we don’t expect those we’ve helped to target us. On Thurs there’ll be a vote criticizing our choice. The US will be taking names.”
President Trump made history earlier this month when he announced his decision to relocate the US embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem; upending decades of empty promises and drastically altering the Middle East peace process.
HALEY UNCHAINED: Nikki Haley GRILLS Palestinian President at UN
US Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley grilled Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas at a UN Security Council meeting Thursday, blasting the leader for bolstering “outrageous and discredited conspiracy theories” regarding Israel and the United States.
According to Fox News, Haley launched her attack on Abbas at a high-level meeting covering the Middle East peace process, slamming the Palestinian President for attempting to boot the US from negotiations with their Israeli counterparts.
“We will not accept for the U.S. to be a mediator, because after what they have done to us — a believer shall not be stung twice in the same place,” Abbas told the New York Times.
“He rejected any American role in peace talks. He insulted the American president. He called for suspending recognition of Israel,” said the UN Ambassador. “He invoked an ugly and fictional past, reaching back to the 17th century to paint Israel as a colonialist project engineered by European powers.”
“A speech that indulges in outrageous and discredited conspiracy theories is not the speech of a person with the courage and will to seek real peace,” she added.