"But then again, Russian Federation was also supposed to guarantee that all chemical weapons would be removed from Syria".
She said the US can not offer support for peace while ignoring Iran's support for terrorism in the Middle East and its terrorist militia's effort to settle in the country.More news: USA healthcare spending to rise 5.3% in 2018
"Instead, we see the Assad regime continue to bomb, starve, and yes, gas civilians". All of us on this council know what it will take to get to peace in Syria.
Haley also referred to an unprovoked attack on the US -backed coalition to defeat ISIS in Syria just last week by pro-Assad regime forces. This was a large attack involving numerous tanks, artillery, and fighters.More news: Larry Fitzgerald to return to Cardinals for 2018 season
Some reports say the pro-regime force was composed of Russian mercenaries, but USA officials have not confirmed the reports. She added, "The United States will always stand by our ally when confronted with provocations from Iran, Hezbollah, or the Assad regime".
According to the information coming from Jordan, the same intelligence network-established by the Mossad in southern Syria, supported the Israeli military incursion from the town of Bir Ajam in the Golan Heights area to the southwestern province of Rafah last September, to direct the shelling that resulted in the killing of at least 10 Elements of ISIS near the Golan Heights border. "It was an egregious and unprompted escalation", Haley said.More news: The Walt Disney Company (NYSE:DIS) Slips Lower Pre-Market
Israel later claimed that it had launched those assaults after it intercepted an "Iranian drone" launched from Syria, an accusation rejected by Tehran as "ridiculous". Israel however destroyed almost half of President Bashar Assad's air defenses, according to military estimates. "By failing to anticipate the threat from saturation attacks by Syrian-based air defenses - however antiquated those SA-5 and SA-17 missiles, might have been - Israel suffered not only the loss of its first fighter to enemy fire in 36 years, but a serious blow to its carefully crafted and well-earned aura of invincibility", as reported in Defense News. Israel responded by downing the device and conducting air raids on pro-Syrian government positions near Damascus.