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UN: Russia bears 'considerable responsibility' for alleged Idlib chemical attack – US envoy03:31

UN: Russia bears 'considerable responsibility' for alleged Idlib chemical attack – US envoy

United Nations, New York City
April 7, 2017 at 18:39 GMT +00:00 · Published

The United States representative to the UN Nikki Haley said “while the Syrian regime is responsible for the chemical weapons attack, it is not the only guilty party” and that Russia bore “considerable responsibility”, speaking from the UN headquarters in New York, Friday.

Haley said the Syrian President Bashar al-Assad “thought he could get away with it” because “Russia would have his back” but “that changed last night”, referring to the US airstrike on the Al-Shayrat airfield.

The representative to the UN from the United Kingdom Matthew Rycroft expressed the UK’s support for the airstrike saying ”the greatest war criminal of all, Bashar al-Assad, has now been put on notice”.

“Russia sits here today humiliated by it's failure to bring to heel a puppet dictator entirely propped up by Russia itself, and Hezbollah and Iran" he went on.

On Friday the Al-Shayrat Airbase was the target of a US Tomahawk missile strike ordered by US President Donald Trump. Trump said the attack was a direct response to Tuesday’s alleged chemical weapons attack in Khan Sheikhoun near Idlib for which he holds Assad responsible.

SOURCE:UNIFEED-UNTV

UN: Russia bears 'considerable responsibility' for alleged Idlib chemical attack – US envoy03:31
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The United States representative to the UN Nikki Haley said “while the Syrian regime is responsible for the chemical weapons attack, it is not the only guilty party” and that Russia bore “considerable responsibility”, speaking from the UN headquarters in New York, Friday.

Haley said the Syrian President Bashar al-Assad “thought he could get away with it” because “Russia would have his back” but “that changed last night”, referring to the US airstrike on the Al-Shayrat airfield.

The representative to the UN from the United Kingdom Matthew Rycroft expressed the UK’s support for the airstrike saying ”the greatest war criminal of all, Bashar al-Assad, has now been put on notice”.

“Russia sits here today humiliated by it's failure to bring to heel a puppet dictator entirely propped up by Russia itself, and Hezbollah and Iran" he went on.

On Friday the Al-Shayrat Airbase was the target of a US Tomahawk missile strike ordered by US President Donald Trump. Trump said the attack was a direct response to Tuesday’s alleged chemical weapons attack in Khan Sheikhoun near Idlib for which he holds Assad responsible.

SOURCE:UNIFEED-UNTV

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