UNITED STATES (OBSERVATORY) – The US Permanent Representative to the United Nations, Nikki Haley, said on Sunday that America will not hold any direct talks with Syrian President Bashar al-Assad.
In an interview with the “Face of the Nation” on CBS, the United States, said on Sunday, said Nikki Haley that Syria has so far refused to participate in the multilateral negotiations as part of a political process sponsored by the United Nations, as quoted by Reuters.
Russia should push Syria to the negotiating table. “Damascus is not worthy of direct talks with Washington and we will not have direct talks with Assad,” the US permanent representative to the United Nations said.
In response to a question about the move now and the bombing of Syria, despite repeated allegations of 30 chemical weapons attacks in Syria since April 2017, the US Permanent Representative to the Security Council said: “I think it is clear that This was cumulative … Assad used chemical weapons several times .. We had until this point six different resolutions of the Security Council dealt with the mechanisms of investigation of chemical weapons and rejected by Russia.”
“So we felt that we had every diplomatic measure to talk about what we could. The time has come for action. We hope that Assad will get the message that the international community will not allow chemical weapons to return to our daily lives.”
CBS said in its dialogue that Friday’s rocket strikes in Syria had made the country’s chemical weapons program back years, adding that Western countries were preparing to impose further sanctions on the government of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad to launch a suspected chemical attack on civilians.