Syrian President Bashar Assad's regime will no longer be able to use weapons against the civilian population with impunity. This was stated by the US permanent representative in the UN Security Council Nikki Haley during an urgent meeting of the Security Council on Syria.
"On Tuesday, Assad's regime carried out another chemical attack on the civilian population, killing innocent men, women and children in the most brutal way. Assad did this because he believed he would be unpunished because he knew that Russia would protect him.
The international community is not able to act collectively, so individual states must take their actions. The indiscriminate use of chemical weapons against the civilian population is one of such cases. The US will not sit idly when someone is using chemical weapons. This meets the vital national interests - to prevent the spread of chemical weapons. Our military destroyed the airfield of attack this week. We completely had a reason to do this. Assad's regime can not longer shirk the answer, we can not respond to his actions with just words. It's time to say, "enough," said Haley.