Nikki Haley Denounces Assad, Russia, and Iran at U.N. After Defending U.S. Airstrikes

From Sam Dorman at the Free Beacon:

U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley denounced Syrian President Bashar Al-Assad on Friday, saying “he thought he could get away” with using chemical weapons because Russia “would have his back.”

Haley noted the importance of international cooperation and argued that in certain instances – such as the use of chemical weapons against civilians – countries may act unilaterally.

“The United States will not stand by when chemical weapons are used,” Haley said.

Haley said that the United States was “fully justified” in attacking Syrian air fields because of the “moral stain” of Assad’s regime.

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