US will not hold back from taking action on ‘vetoed’ terrorists: Nikki Haley


HaleyThe United States (US) on April 4 stated that those nations using veto power to restrict sanctioning terrorists will, however, not let it hold back from taking action against them.

The US said this in the backdrop of Chinese opposition to Jaish-e-Mohammed chief Masood Azhar be banned by the United Nations.

US Ambassador to the United Stations Nikki Haley said, “Are we going to have people that veto certain issues? Though there are such people, fortunately, it doesn’t keep the US from acting.”

She said this while briefing the press after taking the role of President of the United Nations Security Council for April.

When asked about terrorists sanctioned under the UNSC’s sanctions list and how another permanent member halts such efforts by using its veto power, Haley said, “Our goal is to get more work done together than we do separately. The US wants to make sure that it is leading towards a “result” and “not sitting back” and allowing things to happen.”

Describing Syrian President Bashar al-Assad as a war criminal, Haley said what he has done to the people of his country was disgusting.

Asked about US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson’s remarks in Ankara where he said Assad’s status would be decided by the Syrian people, she said, “We don’t think the people want Assad anymore; we don’t think that he is going to be someone that the people want to have. And so the remarks.”