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Nikki Haley, the U.S. ambassador to the UN, said Friday there should be no rushing into using a military attack in Syria, but “at some point you have to do something,” per AFP. France and Britain both argued for strikes as well, per Reuters.

The stakes: Russia’s UN envoy Vassily Nebenzia said he couldn’t rule out war between the U.S. and Russia if strikes take place, per Reuters. However, Nebenzia says the "priority" is to avoid war, and Russia says it's coordinating with France to avoid military escalation in Syria. While consensus is building for avoiding military escalation in Syria, conflict is still possible.

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