U.N. Security Council Set to Meet Over Alleged Chemical Attack in Syria
By Yiming Zhao 4/9/2018
The United Nations Security Council is scheduled to meet in an emergency session next Monday to discuss the alleged chemical attack in Syria. The Russian UN representative requested a rival meeting to the one requested by the United States and eight other members of the Security Council who want to discuss accountability, a full investigation and access to victims.
According to Syrian doctors and rescue workers, at least 70 people (new toll) died in a chemical attack in the city of Douma, the last rebel-held city in Syria. Many of the victims were seen choking and foaming at the mouth according to the Washington Post.
The main resolution to be considered during the Monday meeting is aimed at allowing humanitarian aid workers safe passage to help the 500 people who survived but were still affected by the poison gas.
President Donald Trump condemned the “heinous” attack on Monday and says he will decide within the next 48 hours whether to launch a military attack against Bashar al-Assad’s brutal regime in Syria. Mr. Trump has taken to calling Assad an “Animal.”