The United States is “locked and loaded” to strike again if Syria’s President Bashar al-Assad’s government again uses chemical weapons, U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley told the Security Council on Saturday.
“We are confident that we have crippled Syria’s chemical weapons program. We are prepared to sustain this pressure, if the Syrian regime is foolish enough to test our will,” she said. “If the Syrian regime uses this poison gas again, the United States is locked and loaded,” Haley said.
.@USUN Ambassador Nikki Haley: “The United Kingdom, France and the United States acted to deter the future use of chemical weapons by holding the Syrian regime responsible for its atrocities against humanity.” pic.twitter.com/7BADX7obJr
— Department of State (@StateDept) April 14, 2018
Nikki Haley, the US ambassador to the UN, says ‘we cannot stand by as Russia trashes every international norm that we stand for’. Says the US is ‘locked and loaded’ to strike again if Assad repeated the atrocitieshttps://t.co/CUCjD12ak5 pic.twitter.com/vtRRKLA0Ox
— The Telegraph (@Telegraph) April 14, 2018
“The United States is locked and loaded. When our president draws a red line, our president enforces the red line.” @nikkihaley addresses the UN Security Council during an emergency meeting requested by Russia https://t.co/9I10PBavss https://t.co/grjTWptzF0 pic.twitter.com/besFrjd7vd
— CBS Evening News (@CBSEveningNews) April 14, 2018