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Haley: Russia Could Use Chemical Weapons in NYC if UN Doesn’t Act

"The credibility of this council will not survive if we fail to hold Russia accountable," Nikki Haley said on Wednesday.

By NTK Staff | 03.14.2018 @4:46pm

United States Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley condemned Russia on Wednesday for the attempted assassination of ex-spy Sergei Skripal in the United Kingdom earlier in the week. Haley also suggested Russia could carry out a similar attack in New York City if the UN doesn’t act.

“Let me make one thing clear,” Haley said. “From the very beginning, the United States stands in absolute solidarity with Great Britain. The United States believes that Russia is responsible for the attack on two people in the United Kingdom, using a military grade nerve agent.”

“No two nations enjoy a stronger bond than that of the United States and the United Kingdom,” Haley said. “Ours is truly a special relationship. When our friends in Great Britain face a challenge, the United States will always be there for them. Always.”

“Alone, Russia’s crime is worthy of this council’s action,” Haley continued. “But this is not an isolated incident. The assassination attempt in Salisbury is part of an alarming increase in the use of chemical weapons.”

Haley then cited chemical weapons that had been used by North Korea and by Bashar al-Assad’s regime in Syria in the past year.

“A growing concern in all of this dangerous and destabilizing activity is Russia,” Haley argued. “Russia failed to ensure Syria destroyed its chemical weapons program. Russia killed the joint investigative mechanism when it found Assad liable for chemical attacks. Russia used its veto to shield Assad five times last year.”

“The Russians complained recently that we criticize them too much,” Haley said.

Haley then said that the United States would stop criticizing Russia if they stopped using chemical weapons to assassinate its enemies, and if Russia turned over all information related to this nerve agent.

“We take no pleasure in having to constantly criticize Russia, but we need Russia to stop giving us so many reasons to do so,” Haley said.

“If we don’t take immediate, concrete measures to address this now, Salisbury will not be the last place we see chemical weapons used. They could be used here in New York or in cities of any country that sits on this council. This is a defining moment,” Haley concluded. “The credibility of this council will not survive if we fail to hold Russia accountable.”

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