(From The Washington Examiner)
United Nations Security Council members rejected a Russian proposal to condemn the American-led attack on Syrian President Bashar Assad’s regime, voting down the resolution in an emergency meeting Saturday afternoon.
The proposal failed, following a debate that pit the lack of U.N. support for the airstrikes against Western assessments that Assad has been using chemical weapons “with impunity” in the eighth year of the Syrian civil war. Only three members of the council supported the Russian resolution, compared to eight votes against, with the remaining four nations represented on the council abstaining.
“The time for talk ended last night,” U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley said during the meeting. “The Syrian regime has forced us to take action.”