Syrian War Will Go On Despite Western Strikes - Britain

Elias Hubbard
April 16, 2018

The air strikes followed a suspected chemical attack on civilians by the Syrian regime in Douma, east of Damascus, on April 7, in which 60 people were killed.

British Foreign Minister, Mr Boris Johnson, on Sunday said the Syrian war will inevitably continue after unprecedented Western strikes, which were limited to targeting the country's alleged chemical weapons facilities.

Speaking as he arrived at the European Union foreign affairs council, Mr Johnson said: "The action that was taken by the UK, by France and by the United States, in taking calibrated and proportionate strikes against Assad's chemical weapons capabilities, was entirely right. It was totally, therefore, the right thing to do".

He's told the BBCs Andrew Marr Show that the global taboo on the use of chemical weapons has been eroded over recent years.

They will add: "The Council is supportive of all efforts aimed at the prevention of the use of chemical weapons".

Yesterday Prime Minister Theresa May insisted the military action was "legal" and defended the decision to go ahead without securing the backing of Parliament.

"But it was the world saying that we've had enough of the use of chemical weapons".

Labour is calling for a "War Powers Act" that would enshrine in law the need for the Government to seek Parliamentary approval before launching military action.

Addressing the Commons, Mrs May will set out her justifications for the decision - arguing it was taken on humanitarian grounds.

"And we can not wait to alleviate further humanitarian suffering caused by chemical weapons attacks".

"If and when such a thing were to happen then clearly, with allies, we would study what the options were", he said.

However, the security sources also told the Sunday Times that the United Kingdom would consider launching its own retaliatory cyber attacks against Russian Federation if its national infrastructure was targeted by the Kremlin.

Other reports by Click Lancashire

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