Feb 24, 2018

UN Security Council votes for 30-day cease-fire in Eastern Ghouta, Syria

The U.N. Security Council voted on Saturday on an immediate 30-day cease-fire in Eastern Ghouta, although U.S. Ambassador to the U.N. Nikki Haley said she is "deeply skeptical the [Assad] regime will comply."

Why it matters: This will allow aid workers into the Damascus suburb, following a week of relentless bombing that has left over 500 people dead. The vote has been delayed by Russia several times since Wednesday; before the Saturday vote, Haley said "we're going to see if Russia has a conscience."

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