Statement from Ambassador Nikki Haley on Atrocities Committed by the Assad Regime in Syria

Ambassador Nikki Haley
U.S. Permanent Representative to the United Nations
U.S. Mission to the United Nations
New York City
May 15, 2017



The declassified reporting released by the State Department today on atrocities committed in Syria clearly shows how the Assad regime systematically and brutally terrorizes its own people.

The attempt to cover-up mass murders in the Assad crematorium is reminiscent of the 20th century’s worst offenses against humanity.

While Assad bears the largest responsibility for his own brutality, his allies in Russia and Iran also bear heavy burdens. Russia and Iran enable Assad’s abductions, torture, extrajudicial killings, airstrikes, barrel bombs, and chemical weapons attacks.

The rest of the world recognizes the horrors of the Syrian regime. It is time for Russia to join us.