UPDATED 9:20 AM PT – Sat. April 14, 2018
The UN Security Council holds an emergency meeting after the Syria air strikes.
Ambassador Nikki Haley told the council Saturday the overall U.S. Syrian strategy has not changed, but the Assad government forced the U.S. to take action.
Haley also thanked the UK and France for their assistance, saying the U.S. worked lock-step with both nations.
The ambassador confirmed the air strikes successfully hit the heart of Syria’s chemical weapons program, and warned if the Assad government uses the poisonous gas again, the U.S. is “locked and loaded.”
“I spoke to the President this morning, and he said if the Syrian regime uses this poisonous gas again, the United States is locked and loaded. When our President draws a red line, our President enforces the red line.” – Nikki Haley, U.N. ambassador