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British PM on Syria attacks

May called these attacks a “right and legal” step
14:58, 14 April 2018

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Theresa May, Britain’s PM, stated that the airstrikes in Syria were successful, as they were targeted at the illegal use of chemical weapons, as CNN reports.

According to her, the British Government believes that the performed attacks on the territory of Syria were successful.

"We cannot allow the use of chemical weapons to become normalised - within Syria, on the streets of the UK, or anywhere else in our world," the PM stated. 

May called these attacks a “right and legal” step, despite the fact that the decision was made by London without discussing it with the Parliament.

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"The best hope for the Syrian people remains a political solution. We need all partners – especially the regime and its backers – to enable humanitarian access to those in desperate need. And the UK will continue to strive for both. But these strikes are about deterring the barbaric use of chemical weapons in Syria and beyond. And so to achieve this there must also be a wider diplomatic effort – including the full range of political and economic levers – to strengthen the global norms prohibiting the use of chemical weapons which have stood for nearly a century," May said.

On April 7, the volunteer organizations reported that the chemical attack at Douma, the East Ghouta took place. As a result of this attack at least 70 people died. The Syrian government and Russia called this information untrue, while the US and allies have blamed Bashar al-Assad for the attack.

Later U.S. President Donald Trump announced about a coming missile attack in Syria and urged Russia to be prepared. Also, the British troops prepare for the operation.

In its turn, Russia’s Foreign Ministry claimed that the missiles should aim the ‘terrorists’. The General Staff of Russia recommended the US and its allies to restore Syrian Raqqa instead of threats.

Also, on April 12, President Trump specified when the US will attack Syria

Britain’s and France’s armies started preparing for the military response. As at April 13, Germany and Italy refused to participate in the possible military operation in Syria.

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