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    Quashed UN Vote Could Mean US Action in Syria

    The future is anybody’s guess. At an emergency meeting of the U.N. Security Council, Russia vetoed a demand for an investigation of a suspected chemical weapons attack on a Syrian village, one that most Western leaders blame on Russian ally Bashar Assad, who denies the charges. After the vote failed, U.S. Ambassador Nikki Haley hinted that sometimes states are “compelled to take our own action.” President Trump said the attack changed his attitude toward Assad and the Syrian conflict, though he didn’t specify his plans or potential policy changes.

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