British PM calls emergency cabinet meeting over Syria


Russian Federation has warned the West against attacking its Syrian ally President Bashar al-Assad, who is also supported by Iran, and says there is no evidence of a chemical attack in Douma, a town near Damascus which had been rebel-held until this month.

They agreed that the use of chemical weapons must not "go unchallenged".

Britain's government weighed the possibility of military action against Syria on Thursday, agreeing the "need to take action" despite polls showing the public remains wary of military intervention.

A separate YouGov survey on Thursday found 61 percent of people think it would be necessary for parliament to vote on military action against Syria, with just 18 percent saying it was not necessary and 21 percent undecided.

He said Britain had told the White Helmets, who act as first responders in rebel-held areas, to fake the suspected chemical attack in the town of Douma.

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France is reported to be one of the strongest backers of a possible strike which Russian Federation strongly opposes. Russian Federation also could fire at the launch platforms used - potentially USA planes or ships.

British and French foreign ministers have condemned the use of chemical weapons by anyone and anywhere, a Foreign and Commonwealth Office statement said Monday.

"They agreed to keep working closely together on the worldwide response", the statement concluded.

"Six in ten Brits (61%) say that it should be necessary for Parliament to vote first on whether the United Kingdom takes part in military action in Syria - 18% say it should not be necessary for Parliament to vote on the matter", the pollster wrote on Twitter on the results of its survey.

Syria's been fighting civil war for over seven years.

Britain's Prime Minister is deciding whether to get involved in military action in Syria.

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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.

Corbyn has said any action in Syria should be put to a parliamentary vote. Downing Street spokesmen repeatedly declined to comment on that report.

The latest events in Douma are examples of the Assad regime's "violation of worldwide norms", British Prime Minister Theresa May said Monday.

Some members of May's Conservative party have urged caution of intervening in a highly complex situation with many different players. "All the indications are that the Syrian regime was responsible".

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