- Title: U.S. will not let chemical weapons attack take place in Syria - envoy to U.N.
- Date: 23rd May 2017
- Summary: ANKARA, TURKEY (MAY 23, 2017) (REUTERS) ***WARNING CONTAINS FLASH PHOTOGRAPHY*** UNITED STATES AMBASSADOR TO UNITED NATIONS, NIKKI HALEY, MEETING U.S. EMBASSY STAFF HALEY AND UNITED STATES AMBASSADOR TO TURKEY, JOHN BASS, WALKING TO PODIUM (SOUNDBITE) (English) UNITED STATES AMBASSADOR TO UNITED NATIONS, NIKKI HALEY, SAYING: "Our goal is to make sure that we are not treating the Syrian crisis the same as we did in year one because now we are going into year seven and we have to change the times too. And so that's really where you're going to see the administration move. This was one of the most important stops I needed to make, because, all eyes while they are on Syria, they are also on Turkey. And you have seen a lot. And you have sacrificed a lot." PHOTOGRAPHER SHOOTING (SOUNDBITE) (English) UNITED STATES AMBASSADOR TO UNITED NATIONS, NIKKI HALEY, SAYING: "You are source of pride for our country and we are incredibly happy and when you look at or at least when I look at the work you do, I think about how challenged you must feel, I think about how tired you might be and I think about how tough the conditions are. But know that the United States is leading in this region again. We are not going to let chemical weapons happen to the Syrian people anymore. We are not going to sit there and assume refugees have left and we are not going to ignore where they are going and what they are doing. We want to make sure that we are moving in terms of development and opportunities and work permits but also on the fact they all just want to go back home." PHOTOGRAPHER SHOOTING HALEY FINISHING REMARKS AND WALKING AWAY
- Embargoed: 6th June 2017 12:40
- Keywords: chemical weapons Syrian conflict refugees Nikki Haley envoy United States Turkey
- Location: ANKARA, TURKEY
- City: ANKARA, TURKEY
- Country: Turkey
- Topics: Asylum/Immigration/Refugees,Government/Politics
- Reuters ID: LVA0016I286DJ
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- Story Text: United States Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley said on Tuesday (May 23) Washington will not "let chemical weapons happen to Syrian people anymore".
Speaking to staff at the U.S. Embassy in Ankara, Hayley praised Turkey for sheltering Syrian refugees fleeing the conflict.
Haley is on a two-day visit to Turkey to see how Syrian refugees "are coping, day in and day out", to see U.N. humanitarian work and highlight the U.S. aid response.
It is be the first overseas trip by Haley, a member of President Donald Trump's cabinet, and follows an effort by Trump to temporarily ban refugees from entering the United States and to cut funding to the United Nations and its agencies.
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