Monday, 16 April 2018

Prime minister Theresa May says it was "legally and morally right" for UK to join air strikes against Syrian regime



Theresa May has said it was "legally and morally right" for UK to join air strikes against Syrian regime to prevent "further human suffering".

 
She told MPs there was "clear evidence" the Assad government was behind the Douma chemical weapons attack.


The UK had "explored every diplomatic channel" in response but regrettably decided there was no alternative to "limited, carefully targeted action".


But Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn said the action was "legally questionable".


Calling on Mrs May to publish the legal advice in full, Mr Corbyn said the government must be "accountable to this Parliament and not to the whims of this US President".
He questioned who was responsible for the attack, saying that while it was "highly likely" the Assad regime was behind it, other groups had carried out similar attacks and weapons inspectors must continue their work.


Sites near Damascus and Homs were hit on Saturday by the US, French and UK in response to the alleged chemical attack on Douma on 7 April.




BBC     News.