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US and UN Join Israel in Condemning Syria Attack

After Israeli leaders already condemned this week's horrific chemical attack on Syrian citizens, others in the international community have joined the Jewish state's stance. Ynet News reports that the United States's ambassador to the U.N. has asked the governing body how long it will be until it puts a stop to such Syrian actions, while Israel has laid direct blame on Syria's ruling dictator:

The United Nations Security Council convened on Wednesday to discuss Tuesday's chemical attack in Syria. The representatives of several nations came out strongly against teh attack and Syrian President Bashar al-Assad, who is thought to be behind it, while others—namely Russia—avoided condemnation and called for an international investigation.

Western countries, including the United States, blamed Assad's armed forces for the worst chemical attack in Syria in more than four years, which has been responsible for the deaths of hundreds of people in the town of Khan Sheikhoun in a rebel-held area on Tuesday.

US Ambassador to the UN Nikki Haley strongly came out against the Syrian massacre, holding up photos of some of the victims and asking how long until the UN acts to stop what is happening in Syria...

Israeli defense officials also condemned the chemical attack, saying military intelligence believes Assad's forces were behind the suspected chemical attack that killed dozens of civilians.

The officials said Israel believes Assad has tons of chemical weapons currently in his arsenal.

Israel has warned against "game-changing" weapons reaching Hezbollah in Lebanon from Syria, which along with Iran supports the militant group...

Tags: Syria , US-Israel Relations

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