A few hours after the drone left, Russian-made fighter jets bombed the hospital in what USA officials believe was an attempt to hide the use of chemical weapons. He was referring to the three countries' efforts to reduce violence in Syria. But I wish to say once again, we do not want to escalate the situation.
Loud explosions early yesterday rocked the Syrian capital and filled the sky with heavy smoke after US President Donald Trump announced airstrikes in retaliation for the country's alleged use of chemical weapons.
The Russian Ambassador to the U.S. issued a strongly-worded threat after President Trump called out the Kremlin on Friday for failing to stop Syria's alleged use of chemical weapons.
US Ambassdor to the UN Nikki Haley said on Friday that the US had enough "proof" to act on Syria, but that the president was taking measures to avoid unwanted repercussions.
"When our president draws a red line, our president enforces the red line, " Haley said.
Though when prodded about whether or not the offensive would continue, he made it clear that it would if there were any subsequent chemical weapon attacks carried out by Assad's regime. "A lack of accountability emboldens those who would use such weapons by providing them with the reassurance of impunity", the secretary-general said.
"The worst apprehensions have come true".
"We put facts contrary to your myths, " he said.
'We would have preferred an alternative path.
Russian Federation and Syria also clashed with the three Western allies over the legality of the airstrikes and responsibility for the Security Council's paralysis.
The new sanctions are expected to target individuals and entities that are suspected of involvement in Syria's chemical weapons program. "The nations of the world can be judged by the friends they keep", he said.
Such a clash could have quickly spun out of control - an extremely unsafe scenario that was widely compared to the 1962 Cuban missile crisis, when the world narrowly escaped a nuclear conflict.
There is a heightened "danger of escalation" because of the Russian military presence in Syria, Nebenzia said after a private meeting of the UN Security Council in NY.
"The objective of our actions tonight is to establish a strong deterrent against the production, spread and use of chemical weapons", Trump said.
Russia's denial of the attack comes as Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons, is set to study the area for evidence.
Nebenzia said the situation was "very dangerous" and they "cannot exclude any possibilities".
A resolution needed at least nine "yes" votes to be approved.
Guterres said he has asked Syrian special envoy Staffan de Mistura to come to NY as soon as possible to consult "on the most effective way to accelerate the political process".
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