The US does not consider itself constrained by the United Nations Security Council and might seek justice in Syria on its own terms, the US representative to the UN, Nikki Haley, has said. The US took similar action in Libya in 2011.

With the unity of this council, or alone, unrestrained by Russias obstructionism, we will continue to fight for justice and accountability in Syria, Haley said, blasting Russias vetoing of the draft resolution on the extension of the Syrian chemical weapons probe on Friday.

The draft, proposed by Japan, envisioned the technical extension of the probe for another 30 days. Explaining Russias decision to block the resolution, Russian UN envoy Vasily Nebenzya said that there is no sense in prolonging the mission if some glaring flaws in its work are not amended.

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