Britain Calls For Security Meeting On Nerve Attack Findings

U.S. Navy sailors man the rails aboard the Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Donald Cook as the ship departs Larnaca Cyprus

British Prime Minister Theresa May's senior ministers agreed on the need for action at a Cabinet meeting on Thursday, but Downing Street did not specify what measures the United Kingdom would take.

The rising tension over the Douma attack demonstrates the volatile nature of the Syrian civil war, which started in March 2011 as an anti-Assad uprising but is now a proxy conflict involving a number of world and regional powers and a myriad of insurgent groups.

After meeting for more than two hours, the Cabinet backed May's plan to work with the USA and France "to coordinate an worldwide response".

Britain's Home Secretary Amber Rudd leaves 10 Downing Street in London, Britain, April 12, 2018.

Mrs May said earlier Wednesday that the government was still assessing who was responsible for the attack on Douma.

Worldwide investigators are due to begin work in Syria on Saturday to determine if in fact banned weapons were used.

According to a declassified summary issued by the Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons, the body has confirmed Britain's findings on the identity of the nerve agent used in the attack, although not on its origin.

"Cabinet agreed on the need to take action to alleviate humanitarian distress and to deter the further use of chemical weapons by the Assad regime". "All the indications are that the Syrian regime was responsible".

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The cabinet is expected to support May to join a possible military action by the USA and its allies against the Syrian regime without seeking a parliamentary approval.

After Mr Trump's threat to attack and Russia's warning that U.S. jets would be shot down, Mr Erdogan said Syria was becoming a "wrestling ground". By going to war with Syria, we would also be entering into a proxy war with Russian Federation, which is not only risky for Britain but the entire world. "You can see their appreciation on the ground".

May has made a decision to call her top team to London "to discuss the response to events in Syria", a Downing Street spokeswoman told AFP.

"The Prime Minister said it was a further example of the erosion of global law in relation to the use of chemical weapons, which was deeply concerning to us all".

US President Donald Trump appears to have rolled back somewhat on his threat to target Syria with a missile strike.

"There is no proof that the Assad regime is responsible for the chemical attack on civilians".

Never said when an attack on Syria would take place.

Another SNP MP, Ian Blackford, said there "must be a debate and vote in parliament" before any "military action by the United Kingdom against Syria" as the British military's current mandate is to only fight *Daesh terrorists in the Arab state.

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