British PM to decide on military action in Syria later today after a special cabinet meeting is requested  – TheLiberal.ie – Our News, Your Views
April 15, 2018

British PM to decide on military action in Syria later today after a special cabinet meeting is requested 

The British Prime Minister Theresa May will hold a special ‘war cabinet’ meeting later today as the British Government will officially decide whether or not they will join forces with the US and France and launch an attack against the Syrian regime.

According to various reports in the British media, it is expected that the Prime Minister will seek approval from her fellow Cabinet Ministers and British military personnel on whether or not to join in on military action against Bashar al-Assad’s chemical weapons programme.

It is believed the British Government’s decision to align with both the French and US governments, comes after al-Assad is suspected to have orchestrated a chemical gas attack in the town of Douma on Sunday, which resulted in the deaths of 70 people and the injuries of 500 other people.

The latest developments on the ongoing chemical weapons programme in Syria, will surely lead to many disagreements with Russia and Vladimir Putin who have knowingly given their support to al-Assad and his regime.

However Mrs May’s decision could very well have some further ramifications on the home front as it is reported that the Prime Minister will not seek the approval of opposition parties within the British parliament.

It is thought the news of Mrs May’s decision has not been welcomed by opposition MP’s who have voiced their concerns over the possible military action against the Syrian regime.

They also feel that any decision regarding Britain’s involvement in any military action should be brought to the houses of parliament in order for a vote to take place.       

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