US proposes new Ghouta ceasefire at UN and signals readiness to act on its own

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Nikki Haley tells UN security council if it rejects Syria proposal, US is willing to act unilaterally, as when it attacked airbase last year

The United States has proposed a new binding resolution imposing an immediate 30-day ceasefire in the besieged Syrian enclave of eastern Ghouta, adding that if the UN security council fails to agree, Washington is prepared to act unilaterally – as it did when it fired missiles at a Syrian government air base last year.

The US ambassador to the UN, Nikki Haley, told the security council in New York: “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.”

In an attempt to convey the desperate and unyielding misery, the United Nations Children’s Fund released a blank statement on 20 February. A footnote said the agency has no words to describe the “children’s suffering and our outrage”.

Related: 2017 was the deadliest year of Syrian war for children, says Unicef

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