US sternly warns Turkey after Washington failed to garner support at UN Security Council
ISLAMABAD - US sternly warns Turkey after Washington failed to garner support at UN Security Council. The US, Germany and other nations slammed Turkey's Syria incursion at the UN, but the Security Council failed to agree on a statement. Meanwhile, Turkey said it planned to advance 30 kilometers into Syrian soil.
The US warned Turkey of "consequences" as Ankara's troops push on their assault on Kurdish-controlled areas link in Syria on Thursday, DW has reported. [image: Syrian Kurds demonstrate against a threatening Turkish invasion (Getty Images/AFP/D. Souleiman)] link
"Failure to play by the rules, to protect vulnerable populations, failure to guarantee that (the Islamic State) cannot exploit these actions to reconstitute will have consequences," the US envoy to the UN, Kelly Craft, told reporters in New York.
The US President Donald Trump "has made abundantly clear" that the US "has not in any way" endorsed Turkey's offensive in Syria, Craft added after a closed door meeting of the UN Security Council.