United Kingdom to study options if Syria's Assad uses chemical weapons again

United Kingdom to study options if Syria's Assad uses chemical weapons again

Mrs May took the decision why MPs were on Easter recess from Parliament, which provoked Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn to criticise the Prime Minister.

Answering the question whether further attacks on Syria should be expected, Johnson said in an interview with the BBC broadcaster that no proposals on new strikes were being considered at the moment.

British Foreign Minister Boris Johnson on Sunday (April 15) said the Syrian war will inevitably continue after unprecedented Western strikes, which were limited to targeting the country's alleged chemical weapons facilities.

"Entirely the right thing to do".

The foreign secretary made the comments to the BBC's Andrew Marr show on Sunday after reports suggested that Russian Federation could launch cyber attacks on infrastructure in the UK in response to the air strikes carried out by UK, US and French forces against the Moscow-backed Syrian regime.

"It's very important to stress that this is not an attempt to change the tide of the war in Syria or to have regime change or to get rid of Bashar al-Assad".

Britain and France on Saturday joined the US-led missile strikes, which came a week after a deadly attack on the town of Douma, where civilians were hit with chlorine and sarin, according to the Western powers.

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"We can not allow the use of chemical weapons to become normalised, either in Syria , on the streets of the United Kingdom or elsewhere".

"I'm afraid the Syrian war will go on in its terrible, miserable way".

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

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

Despite describing the intervention as "successful", Britain's Foreign Minister said there were now no plans for further attacks.

"In this context, the Council understands the targeted US, French and United Kingdom airstrikes on chemical weapons facilities in Syria as specific measures having been taken with the sole objective to prevent further use of chemical weapons and chemical substances as weapons by the Syrian regime to kill its own people".

"Any peaceful diplomatic solution can not be done without this first stage - very strong, robust reaction".

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