September 5, 2018
For Immediate Release
On Friday, September 7, the United States will chair a meeting of the UN Security Council on the deteriorating humanitarian and security situation in Idlib, Syria. The session comes as the Assad regime and its backers threaten coordinated military attacks against the city and its civilian residents.
“The Trump Administration and the international community have made it clear that there is no military solution to the Syrian conflict. Assad’s brutal regime – backed by Russia and Iran – cannot continue to attack and terrorize Syria’s citizens. With millions of civilians at risk, an offensive against Idlib would be a reckless escalation. The regime and its backers must stop their military campaign in all its forms to allow the UN-led political process to have a chance to succeed,” said Ambassador Haley.