Published: Sun, April 15, 2018
Global News | By Stacy Ballard

Opposition to Syria attack builds in Britain

Opposition to Syria attack builds in Britain

"Bombs won't save lives or bring about peace", he said.

"It was both right and legal to take military action together with our closest allies to alleviate further humanitarian suffering by degrading the Syrian regime's chemical weapons capability", May said, adding that she would address Parliament on Monday.

In his statement on Friday, Corbyn argued that ramping up the U.K.'s already significant role in Syria would risk "escalating an already devastating conflict".

The Labour leader condemned the attacks carried out by RAF jets alongside those from the United States and France in Syria during the early hours of this morning in the wake of the chemical weapons attack which Mrs May has said was orchestrated by the country's President Bashar al-Assad. But the United States administration is giving alarmingly contradictory signals.

Mr. Corbyn said that rather than a military action, what was needed was a coordinated worldwide drive for a ceasefire and a negotiated UN-led settlement.

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The European Union said earlier that evidence pointed to Syrian President Bashar al-Assad's forces being behind the attack. The ministry said the allegations have been planned beforehand to prolong the lives of the "terrorists" in Douma.


Mr Corbyn said the alleged chemical attack in Douma was "disgraceful", but added: "There has to be a political solution".

"Britain should press for an independent UN-led investigation of last weekend's horrific chemical weapons attack so that those responsible can be held to account".

Ms Abbott told the BBC's Today programme: "We would press on trying to bring people to the table".

Jeremy Corbyn, the leader of Britain's Labour Party, speaks at the launch of their local election campaign, in London, April 9, 2018.

Common Dreams is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 3.0 International License. "The reason they are not doing it is they are frightened they will lose the vote", she said.

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Both sides in the court case appear before presiding Judge Rex Burlison every Thursday leading up to the May 24 trial date. Other news reports state that that the woman's testimony came during a deposition that lasted for several hours.


A team of inspectors from the worldwide chemical weapons watchdog is due to begin an investigation into a suspected chemical weapons attack near the Syrian capital Damascus.

Four RAF Tornado fighter jets armed with the destructive Storm Shadow missiles took off from RAF Akrotiri in Cyprus during the early hours of this morning and targeted a Syrian chemical weapons site 15 miles west of Horns.

In a subsequent tweet on Thursday, the USA president said an attack on Syria "could be very soon or not so soon at all".

The comments come after Theresa May won the backing of her Cabinet for military action against Syrian forces.

On Capitol Hill, US defence secretary Jim Mattis said the National Security Council would be meeting later on Thursday to present Mr Trump with various options, adding that he could not talk about any military plans because an attack "is not yet in the offing".

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Shaker said that a number of officials were killed after a Public Order Police vehicle stepped on a roadside mine. Moseni also said 45 Taliban were killed and eight members of the Afghan security forces were wounded.


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