Airstrike in Syria was the only alternative says British PM May

Airstrike in Syria was the only alternative says British PM May

May said the missile strike was created to minimize any civilian casualties and was not an attempt to change the Syrian government.

Downing Street yesterday published the government's legal position, which said the attacks were permitted under global law after the deaths of 400,000 people in the conflict.

"I believe that the action taken will have significantly degraded the Syrian regime's ability to use chemical weapons", she said.

"Last Saturday the Assad regime again deployed chemical weapons to slaughter innocent civilians, this time in the town of Douma near the Syrian capital of Damascus".

"For we can not allow the use of chemical weapons to become normalised - either within Syria, on the streets of the United Kingdom or elsewhere".

The government's legal position, drawn up with the advice of the attorney-general, Jeremy Wright, and presented to cabinet ministers last Wednesday, said force was justified to alleviate "overwhelming humanitarian suffering".

"She had said this attack was not at the Syrian government or to intervene in a civil war or the regime change". The United States responded with 58 missile strikes that destroyed 20% of the Syrian airforce.

U.S. President Donald Trump said he was prepared to sustain the response until the government of Assad stopped its use of chemical weapons.

Britain has blamed Russian Federation for the poisoning - a charge vehemently denied by Moscow which has accused London of failing to come up with evidence for its claims.

When asked if Syria's Assad could remain leader as long as he refrained from further use of chemical weapons, May said: "This was about, as I have said and you have recognized, this was specifically about the use of chemical weapons".

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In her comments, May also alluded to a nerve agent attack in Britain last month on a former Russian spy and his daughter.

"I have done so because I judge this action to be in Britain's national interest".

Over 100 missiles were fired on the morning of Saturday, April 14, targeting what representatives of coalition forces called chemical weapons sites in retaliation for an earlier poison gas attack.

British lawmakers voted down taking military action against Damascus in 2013, in what was widely viewed as an assertion of parliamentary sovereignty on the use of force.

She added that she would address parliament on Monday.

The Labour leader said chlorine has been used by "a number of parties in the conflict" in Syria as a weapon and questioned the legality of the airstrikes.

"This collective action sends a clear message that the worldwide community will not stand by and tolerate the use of chemical weapons", May said at a press conference, calling the military action "right and legal".

"One year ago, Assad launched a savage chemical weapons attack against his own innocent people".

He reiterated that Canada condemns the use of chemical weapons in Ghouta.

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