US proposes new Ghouta ceasefire at UN and signals readiness to act on its own

US proposes new Ghouta ceasefire at UN and signals readiness to act on its own
 

The United States has proposed a new binding resolution imposing an immediate 30-day ceasefire in the besieged Syrian enclave of eastern Ghouta, adding that if the UN security council fails to agree, Washington is prepared to act unilaterally – as it did when it fired missiles at a Syrian government air base last year.
The US ambassador to the UN, Nikki Haley, told the security council in New York: “It is not the path we prefer, but it is a path we have demonstrated we will take, and we are prepared to take again.”
“When the international community consistently fails to act, there are times... read more

 
12 March 2018 in World News, Views: 48
Source: Guardian
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