UK PM summons war cabinet over Syria response

UK PM summons war cabinet over Syria response

UK PM summons war cabinet over Syria response

"Britain should press for an independent United Nations -led investigation of last weekend's horrific chemical weapons attack so that those responsible can be held to account."Corbyn has said any action in Syria should be put to a parliamentary vote".

Missiles streak across the Damascus skyline as the USA launches an attack on Syria targeting different parts of the capital.

There was no immediate word on any casualties or damage.

At the end, they agreed it was "highly likely" the government of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad was responsible for the recent alleged chemical weapons attack in the Arab country.

But he said America does not seek "an indefinite presence" in Syria and will look to pull out its troops once the Islamic State is totally defeated. "Let them go through with it or shut up", said a participant in an online poll asking if Syrians were afraid of a US attack.

The prospect of a confrontation between Russian Federation, the Syrian government's ally, and the West have been running high since Trump said on Wednesday that missiles "will be coming" in response to the attack in the Syrian town of Douma on April 7.

Trump blamed Iran and Russian Federation for their support of the Assad regime, saying Moscow has failed to live up to its guarantee to make sure the Syrian government got rid of its chemical weapons.

US Ambassador Nikki Haley said no decision had been taken to launch strikes and stressed Washington was taking time to assess the implications of possible military action after Russia warned it could lead to a unsafe US-Russian war.

The cabinet is expected to support May to join a possible military action by the US and its allies against the Syrian regime without seeking a parliamentary approval.

The U.S.is conducting precision air strikes with B-1 bombers, and at least three structures have been hit, according to reports, including a scientific research facility in Damascus that may have been a chemical weapons site, and two buildings in Homs that are reportedly used for chemical weapons storage.

Syrian Air Defense responded to the attacks, Al-Masdar said, but many cruise missiles successfully landed. "In any event, the United States, under my Administration, has done a great job of ridding the region of ISIS". United States officials have been consulting with France, Britain and other allies on a possible joint military operation, but the timing remained in doubt Wednesday. Mattis and Dunford also said they know chlorine was used in the Syrian chemical weapons attack and would not rule out sarin gas. "He said that the strikes were meant to be a" strong deterrent" against further use of the chemical weapons.

"Some things are simply inexcusable, beyond the pale, and in the worst interest of not just the Chemical Weapons Convention, but of civilisation itself".

Similarly, French President Emmanuel Macron said he had "proof" that the Syrian government had attacked Douma with chemical weapons, without giving further details. Press secretary Sarah Sanders said in a statement following the meeting that no decision had been made about a response.

The developments come after Jaish al-Islam, the last remaining rebel group in Eastern Ghouta, reached a deal with Russian Federation on Sunday under which its fighters would abandon Douma and head for an opposition-held area in northern Syria.

"We have become accustomed to such threats that aim to frighten the Syrian people", said Marwan Ghata, 66, an engineer. "They are crimes of a monster instead", Trump said.

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