Haley, Trump threaten Syria escalation on dubious attribution of chemical attack to Assad regime

Source: ABC News

“The United States and Russia were trading conflicting assertions Wednesday about who launched a chemical weapons attack in Syria that killed 72 people, as world leaders grasped for a response to the latest atrocity in Syria’s intractable civil war. As Trump stood by his charge that [Syrian president Bashar al-]Assad’s forces were responsible, Russia disagreed. The staunch Assad ally insisted that the chemicals were dispersed when Syrian warplanes bombed a facility where rebels were building chemical weapons. … At the United Nations, Trump’s envoy threatened unilateral U.S. action if the world body failed to act. ‘When the United Nations consistently fails in its duty to act collectively, there are times in the life of states that we are compelled to take our own action,’ [Nikki] Haley declared.” (04/05/17)