Syria airstrikes: Theresa May defiant after acting without Commons vote - News Summed Up

Syria airstrikes: Theresa May defiant after acting without Commons vote


Theresa May said that Jeremy Corbyn’s call for UN backing before any action in Syria amounted to a Russian veto over British foreign policy. GETTY IMAGESThe prime minister has defended her decision to send British forces to join US airstrikes on Syria without consulting MPs, describing the chemical weapon attack in Douma as “utterly haunting”. “The fact that the atrocity can take place in the world today is a stain on humanity,” she said. She cited intelligence showing a “wider operation to conceal the facts of the attack” was under way “supported by the Russians”. And she attacked Jeremy Corbyn’s opposition to the strikes, saying his call for UN backing for any action would have given Russia a “veto” over British foreign policy.


Source: The Times April 16, 2018 15:56 UTC


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