May to seek ministers' support for joining strikes on Syria

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The possibility of a military strike on Syria was discussed by the United States and its partners, particularly France and the United Kingdom, in the wake of reports on an alleged chemical weapons attack in the Syrian city of Duma. "The use of chemical weapons can not go unchallenged. We will be working with our closest allies on how we can ensure that those who are responsible are taken to account".

May recalled the ministers from their Easter holiday for a special cabinet meeting in Downing Street later on Thursday to discuss Britain's response to what she has cast as a barbaric attack that can not go unchallenged.

So far, the United Kingdom has been launching air strikes in Syria from its military base in Cyprus, but only against targets linked to the Islamic State terrorist group.

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.

He said the attack was staged on April 7 to coincide with military action by Syrian government forces, after the rebel group Jaish al-Islam that long controlled Eastern Ghouta carried out shelling of Damascus from April 3 to 6. By going to war with Syria, we would also be entering into a proxy war with Russian Federation, which is not only unsafe for Britain but the entire world.

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May to seek ministers' support for joining strikes on Syria

The Prime Minister has recalled her cabinet ministers from an Easter break in anticipation of action, and they will be asked to "consider the next steps" at a meeting this afternoon, a Downing Street source told The Times.

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

Corbyn has also evoked memories of the Iraq War, when lawmakers approved joining in the face of strong public opposition. A YouGov poll showed just one in five members of the public support a strike on Syria.

Attacks by alleged perpetrators since 2013, according to data analysed by Human Rights Watch. "All the indications are that the Syrian regime was responsible".

"But parliament must be involved before any military action is agreed. And what happens after".

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