Nikki Haley: Bashar al-Assad isn’t going anywhere

By NTK Staff | 04.02.2017 @9:57am

United States Ambassador to the United Nations, Nikki Haley, admitted to ABC’s Martha Raddatz that Syrian President Bashar al-Assad will remain in power for the foreseeable future, during an interview on Sunday. Raddatz asked Haley about recent comments made by herself and Secretary of State Rex Tillerson regarding the conflict in Syria and Assad staying […]

United States Ambassador to the United Nations, Nikki Haley, admitted to ABC’s Martha Raddatz that Syrian President Bashar al-Assad will remain in power for the foreseeable future, during an interview on Sunday.

Raddatz asked Haley about recent comments made by herself and Secretary of State Rex Tillerson regarding the conflict in Syria and Assad staying in power despite having committed numerous war crimes.

“Our goal is we want to bring Assad to justice,” Haley told Raddatz.

However, Haley goes on to say, “Assad’s not going away, but we’re not going to stop beating up on him. We’re not going to stop saying the way he treats the people in Syria is wrong.”

Raddatz called Haley out for this strategy claiming it was more talk and not enough action.

Haley pushed back on Raddatz’s assessment of President Trump’s foreign policy, citing the work that she is attempting at the UN regarding a host of diplomatic issues.

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