US Ambassador to the UN Nikki Haley slammed Russia Friday for complicity in the recent chemical weapons attack on civilians in Syria. Speaking at a UN Security Council meeting, Haley said Russia was responsible for blocking the UN from taking action to stop the use of chemical weapons. She also departed from her prepared remarks to tell off Russian Ambassador Vassily Nebenzia.
Nebenzia said that the chemical weapons attack Saturday on Douma, had been faked by foreign intelligence services. “We have weighty justification to believe … that what took place was a provocation of certain countries intelligence services,” he claimed.
Haley spoke immediately following Nebenzia and criticized his claim before delivering her remarks.
“I started to listen to my Russian friend and respond but instead I’m in awe, Vassily, of how you say what you say with a straight face,” she said, “I really, really am.”
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