U.S. Ambassador Nikki Haley said during a Security Council meeting on a draft resolution condemning the use of gas in the course of military operations in Syria, Censor.NET reports citing Reuters.
"When the United Nations consistently fails in its duty to act collectively, there are times in the life of states that we are compelled to take our own action," she said.
The diplomat also stressed that "Assad, Russia and Iran have no interest in peace." According to her, if Russia fulfilled its obligations, Syria would not have chemical weapons that the Assad regime could use.
As reported, the United States, Britain and France have proposed a Security Council resolution to condemn the latest chemical weapons attack, and push Syria to provide an international inquiry with flight plans and logs for Tuesday, the names of all helicopter squadron commanders and access to air bases.
Russia has described the draft resolution as "unacceptable." Council diplomats said it could be put to a vote as early as Wednesday afternoon.
On April 4, Western media, referring to the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, said that warplanes belonging to Russia or the Syrian government targeted the city of Khan Sheikhoun in the northwestern province of Idlib with gases. The attack is reported to have killed at least 58 people, including 11 children, and injured dozens.
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