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4/13/2018, 4:45 PM (Source: TeleTrader)
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No rush to launch military intervention in Syria - Haley

United States Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley claimed on Friday that Washington should not be in a hurry to launch a military intervention in Syria in response to the alleged gas attack in Douma. Haley pointed out that before taking any action, US President Donald Trump stated that "we have to know all the information, we have to know there is proof and we have to know that we are taking every precaution necessary."

However, she noted that "at one point you have to do something" about the alleged use of chemical weapons in the Middle Eastern country. The ambassador insisted there is "proof" Syrian President Bashar al-Assad used chemical weapons the Douma attack in order to "eliminate his opponents" in the "quickest" way. She stated the US, France and the United Kingdom all conducted separate analyses which all showed the Douma incident was indeed a gas attack.

Earlier, Trump threatened Syria with "smart" missile attack, but later calmed tensions by saying the action may not happen "so soon at all." Meanwhile, US Defense Secretary James Mattis stressed the US is still looking for "actual evidence" Assad was responsible for the incident.

Breaking the News / NP