Friday's meetings marked the second consecutive day the U.N. Security Council met to discuss the possibility of military strikes on Syria, almost a week after an alleged chemical weapons attack on a Damascus suburb spiraled into an worldwide incident. "We are prepared to sustain this pressure, if the Syrian regime is foolish enough to test our will", she said.
U.S. President Donald Trump said on Twitter, "The Syrian raid was so perfectly carried out, with such precision, that the only way the Fake News Media could demean was by my use of the term 'Mission Accomplished.' I knew they would seize on this but felt it is such a great Military term, it should be brought back".
Haley, however said the United Nations will continue to "stay involved diplomatically" and "will see that through in terms of the political solution".
"Russia was supposed to guarantee that Assad wouldn't use chemical weapons".
"It is Russian Federation alone that has stopped at nothing to defend the Syrian regime's multiple uses of chemical weapons", Haley said. "We of course know that our work in Syria is not done". Further, Russian military police forces deployed to the region could not find anyone in Douma's hospitals suffering the effects of a chemical attack. "We can't control what a country does to its people". "The United States is always there and will continue to be there", she said. "We are going to watch out for the best interests of the American people".
Britain's Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson attends the BBC's Marr Show in London, Apr. 15, 2018.
Haley declined to say if military action in Syria is a possibility.
USA military officials said an initial assessment showed every one of the missiles struck its target on Saturday, reducing the facilities to rubble while avoiding any civilian casualties.
Holding up the United Nations charter, which allows the use of military force for members only when necessary for self-defense or with the approval of the Security Council, Soliz concluded, "And we also know that they have nothing but scorn for global law, but we have this". "It is Russian Federation alone that killed the joint investigative mechanism which allowed the world to ensure accountability for chemical weapons use in Syria".
"You can't combat the alleged violation of global law by violating worldwide law", Soliz countered.
Russian Federation also decried the USA -led operation as a failure, saying the majority of the rockets fired at Syria were intercepted by the Syrian government's air defense systems. "Our President has not yet made a decision about possible action in Syria".