UK's May summons Cabinet to discuss Syria military strike


Just Thursday, Mrs. May stuck a more cautious tone, implying it was not "confirmed" that President Bashar al-Assad was behind the alleged use of banned chemical weapons in a Damascus suburb over the weekend. "The use of chemical weapons can not go unchallenged".

However, some of her MPs have expressed caution about getting involved in the complex conflict in Syria and are pressing for parliament to be recalled from its Easter break to discuss any action.

And Johnson, who was a guest on BBC One's Question Time, said: "I have to stress that no decision has been taken as to the nature of any action".

May has indicated she wants Britain to join in any USA -led strikes in response to the attack in Douma.

British and French foreign ministers have condemned the use of chemical weapons by anyone and anywhere, a Foreign and Commonwealth Office statement said Monday.

Ministers agreed that May should continue to work with the United States and France to come up with the right response.

Theresa May is prepared to take action against the Assad regime in Syria without first seeking parliamentary consent, sources have told the BBC.

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May isn't legally required to get Parliament's backing for military action, though it is conventional for lawmakers to be given the chance to vote.

The mission was only allowed after approval by MPs - they backed military action in Iraq in September 2014, and in Syria a year later, strictly limiting strikes to IS targets.

Corbyn has also evoked memories of the Iraq War, when lawmakers approved joining in the face of strong public opposition. The statement made no specific reference to military action.

"The position is a very unsafe one because of Russian involvement, also because we have an erratic president of the United States".

Further, the Russian ministry has also claimed to have certain evidence proving the direct involvement of the United States in Syria chemical attack.

Some members of May's Conservative party have urged caution of intervening in a highly complex situation with many different players.

May has said "all indications" point to Syrian responsibility for the attack.

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