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Condemned Russia for criticizing US over Syria response

Syrian president Bashar al-Assad used chemical weapons on his own people, an act Haley condemned as "a violation of all standards of morality." The Russian ambassador, Vassily Nebenzia, began a meeting of the Security Council by criticizing the United States for making threats. "What is strange is that Russia is ignoring the real threat to international peace and security that has brought us all here, and it is ignoring its own unilateral responsibility for all of it," she said.
Source: The Washington Examiner on Trump Cabinet , Dec 13, 2018

Military action & sanctions against Syrian chemical weapons

Q: Since last year, there have been at least 30 chemical weapons attacks in Syria. Why did this particular attack last week warrant military action?

HALEY: Obviously this was cumulative. Assad had been using chemical weapons multiple times. But more so, this was about the Security Council resolutions--Russia had vetoed all of them. So we felt like we had gone through every diplomatic measure of talking that we could, and it was time for action. We hope Assad got the message [that] the international community will not allow chemical weapons to come back into our everyday life, and the fact that he was making this more normal and that Russia was covering it up, all of that has to stop.

Q: Are there any consequences for Assad's patrons, Russia and Iran, who continue to protect him?

HALEY: Absolutely. So, you will see that Russian sanctions will be coming down. They will go directly to any sort of companies that were dealing with equipment related to Assad and chemical weapons used.

Source: CBS Face the Nation 2018 interviews of Trump Cabinet members , Apr 15, 2018

Peacekeeping forces should not be permanent

Q: Several times you talked about the idea of exit strategy. What is wrong with having open-missions with peacekeeping if it's basically doing a good job at a reasonable cost?

HALEY: Because there should never be a time we don't want to lift up countries. There should never be a time we don't want to make them more independent. If we're there all the time, all you're doing is creating dependence. So what we're looking at is you're going to see us wind down. But guess what? We're going to work harder on those areas that truly don't have peace, those areas that are trying to get stability and can't get there.

If we are going into an area like South Sudan, there is a serious problem when we can't get food and medical equipment to those people who need it. The reason we can't get it to them is not just because of extremists. It's because of their own government. When you've got that issue, we actually have to punish the government for not allowing us to bring in aid to those.

Source: Council on Foreign Relations on Trump Cabinet , Mar 29, 2017

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