Published: Tue, March 13, 2018
Global | By Shelia Dennis

US, France Issue Stern Warnings against Syria over Chemical Attacks

US, France Issue Stern Warnings against Syria over Chemical Attacks

Haley's warning came as the United States asked the Security Council to demand an immediate 30-day ceasefire in Damascus and rebel-held Eastern Ghouta, where regime forces, backed by Russian Federation and Iran, say they are targeting "terrorist" groups which are shelling the capital. "When the worldwide community consistently fails to act, there are times when states are compelled to take their own action".

This is one of those times, she added.

Haley said the new resolution provided for a 30-day ceasefire, unimpeded humanitarian access, and provision for voluntary medical evacuations. "It is not a path we prefer".

"There's a lot of decisions to be made now", said Haley during a visit to Central America days after the unanimous February 24 Security Council vote.

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French President Emmanuel Macron, speaking at a press conference in India, also warned Syria that it would carry out targeted strikes if it found "irrefutable evidence" that chemical weapons were being used to kill civilians, Reuters reported. She also accused Russian Federation of planting loopholes in the council's February cease-fire deal that allowed for a continued and "brutal bombardment of civilians in Syria". And not a single critically ill person has been evacuated.

The UN secretary general, António Guterres, said: "Syria is bleeding inside and out".

The army's onslaught in eastern Ghouta, backed by air and artillery strikes, has killed about 1,160 people since February 18, a war monitoring group said, as Assad seeks to crush the last big rebel stronghold near the capital Damascus. "Conditions worsen each day". The government of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad takes an expansive view of that designation to include not only al-Qaida and the Islamic State but also rebel opposition groups. "Iran is controlling Assad and Russian Federation is their puppet covering for them at the Security Council".

"It is simple, straightforward and binding", she said of the USA resolution. It will take effect immediately upon adoption by this Council.

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Russia's United Nations ambassador, Vassily Nebenzia, mocked the number of times his country was mentioned during the debate - counting 22 times by Haley, 16 times by the French envoy and 12 by the British representative.

Reviewing his annual report at a Human Rights Council meeting in Geneva, Zeid bin Ra'ad, the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights, said that the indiscriminate and brutal attacks against civilians in the eastern Ghouta can not be justified no matter what, dismissing the Syrian regime's false claims that it took precautions to protect civilians as "ridiculous", and stressing the need to take the matter to the International Criminal Court.

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He ended by quoting Egyptian novelist Naguib Mahfouz: "They are liars. However, they still lie, and very loudly so".

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