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Nikki Haley threatens a military strike if the UN refuses to act against this regime

U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley says that Russia, Iran and the Syrian regime have not followed the cease-fire they agreed upon, and it might precipitate military action from the United States if not remedied. (Drew Angerer/Getty Images)

U.S. Ambassador the United Nations Nikki Haley said Monday that the United States was prepared to take matters in our own hands if the U.N. refused to act against the Assad regime in Syria.

Here's what she said

In a statement given at the United Nations Security Council, Ambassador Haley gave a brief history of U.S. involvement in Syria, and warned that military action might be taken against Syrian President Bashar al-Assad.

"This is no cease-fire. This is the Assad regime, Iran and Russia continuing to wage war against their political opponents," Haley charged.

"If we can't save families that haven't seen the sun for weeks because they have been hiding underground to escape barrel bombs," she said, "then the Security Council is as impotent as its worst critics say it is."

“When the international community consistently fails to act, there are times when states are compelled to take their own action,” she said.

“We warn any nation that is determined to impose its will through chemical attacks and inhuman suffering, most especially the outlaw Syrian regime, the United States remains prepared to act if we must,” Haley added. “It is not the path we prefer, but it is a path we have demonstrated we will take, and we are prepared to take again.”

Here is the full speech from Haley at the UN

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