Nikki Haley, U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations, issued a warning to the United States about chemical attacks like those happening in Syria.

“This very easily could happen in the United States if we’re not smart, and if we’re not conscious of what’s happening,” Haley said on “Fox News Sunday.”

More than 70 people died in Syria after a chemical attack this month, which President Trump blames on Iraq and Russia, the Daily Wire reports.

“We have to be very conscious of the fact that we cannot allow even the smallest use of chemical weapons,” Haley explained. “That’s why you saw the president strike this past weekend, that’s why you saw him expel 60 Russian spies after the attack in Salisbury.”

Together with France and Britain, the United States launched over 100 missiles at supposed facilities that house chemical weapons in Syria.

President Trump tweeted after the successful mission.

“A perfectly executed strike last night,” Trump posted. “Thank you to France and the United Kingdom for their wisdom and the power of their fine Military. Could not have had a better result. Mission Accomplished!”

When asked about diplomatic solutions in Syria, Haley disputed the suggestion by saying Syrian President Bashar Assad is “not worthy” of direct agreements.

“We would never want to have direct talks with Syria at this point,” Haley explained on CBS. “They are not worthy of talks with the United States. They have done nothing but brutalize their people and destroy their land. All in the name of power.”

“We put a heavy blow into their chemical weapons program, setting them back years,” Haley said. “Hopefully he’s gotten the message, it was a pretty strong message.”

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BY Kate Clark


Kate is a staff writer for DC Statesman.