U.S. ambassador to the UN Nikki Haley announced on Sunday that the U.S. had joined with eight other nations to call for an emergency meeting of the UN Security Council.
The purpose of that meeting, which will take place on Monday, is to address the chemical attack that has been reported in Douma, Syria.
We along with 8 other members have called for an emergency Security Council mtg tomorrow in reference to the horrible chemical weapons attack on innocent civilians in Syria. This is becoming all too common. Strong action is needed. pic.twitter.com/Vt3L5fjVla
— Nikki Haley (@nikkihaley) April 8, 2018
Haley’s statement included in the press release was unequivocal.
Yet again, there are reports of what appears to be a chemical weapons attack in Syria. Unfortunately, chemical weapons use to injure and kill innocent Syrian civilians has become all too common. The Security Council has to come together and demand immediate access for first responders, support an independent investigation into what happened, and hold accountable those responsible for this atrocious act.
Along with the U.S., the other member nations calling for the meeting were Cote d’Ivoire, France, Kuwait, the Netherlands, the United Kingdom, Sweden, Peru, and Poland. Notably missing from that list was Russia, the permanent Security Council member state that President Trump suggested in a Sunday morning tweet was partially responsible for allowing the chemical attacks in Syria.