United Kingdom agrees on 'need to take action' over Syria

Leslie Hanson
April 15, 2018

U.S., British, and French forces launched air strikes against targets in Syria in the first coordinated Western military action against the Damascus regime.

In a post made on Twitter, Johnson said: "Welcome the news of United Kingdom military strikes against major chemical weapons facilities in Syria alongside our USA and French allies".

"Theresa May should have sought parliamentary approval, not trailed after Donald Trump".

Sergei Lavrov, the Russian foreign minister, said he had evidence that showed "special services of a country, which is now seeking to be in the first ranks of the Russophobic campaign, were involved in this staged event".

It does not sit again until Monday, when May will face MPs´ questions on the strikes.

The London meeting came as US President Donald Trump weighed his military options and France warned it had "proof" the Syrian regime had used chemical weapons. The strikes at 0100 GMT were 15 miles (24 kilometres) west of Homs.

The Times reports that "the largest USA air and naval strike force since the 2003 Iraq war" is now heading towards Syria, and that US-led strikes are expected to begin "within the next three days".


"This action risks not just further escalating the civil war in Syria but also a unsafe escalation of global tensions", said the leader of the left-wing Scottish National Party, the third-biggest force in the British parliament.

The Green Party, which has one MP, said May had "trampled over parliamentary democracy" and demanded a vote in the House of Commons on the strikes.

The centre-right Conservatives rely on the support of the Democratic Unionist Party, Northern Ireland's biggest party, for a majority in parliament.

"I want to state categorically ... that Britain has no involvement and would never have any involvement in the use of a chemical weapon", she said, the Guardian reported.

Russian Defence Ministry spokesman, Major General Igor Konashenkov, released statements by medics from Douma's hospital who said a group of people toting video cameras entered the hospital, shouting that its patients had been struck with chemical weapons and causing panic.

British Prime Minister Theresa May described the strike as "limited and targeted". Click any of these buttons below!

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