United Kingdom's Might to Manage lawmakers Around Syria Air-strikes

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In April past year Trump ordered Tomahawk strikes on the Shayrat Airbase in response to a similar chemical weapons attack on rebel-held Khan Sheikhoun.

UK Prime Minister Theresa May has received heavy knocks from opposition Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn who says she should have sought parliamentary approval before joining the military strike against Syria.

"We can not allow the use of chemical weapons to become normalised - within Syria, on the streets of the United Kingdom, or anywhere else in our world".

There have been many instances when we have seen them using those chemical weapons. Don't try and pretend to me it's in our national interest.

The airstrikes on Syria were carried out in a joint operation between the UK, US and France.

"We don't expect that we'll be a position where we're having to make further strikes", he told LBC radio.

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

"So there is no practicable alternative to the use of force to degrade and deter the use of chemical weapons by the Syrian regime".

Mr Corbyn called for a new War Powers Act "so governments do get held accountable to Parliament for what they do in our name".

He added that the Russian military has proof of British involvement, but didn't immediately present it.

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London put "powerful pressure" on the civil defence organisation, Konashenkov said.

"We are prepared to sustain this response until the Syrian regime stops its use of prohibited chemical agents".

It said the United Kingdom and its global partners have continually tried to alleviate the humanitarian suffering caused by chemical weapons use in Syria at the UN Security Council but have repeatedly been blocked by the regime and its allies, naming Russian Federation.

The action was highly targeted, necessary and proportionate to alleviate humanitarian distress and therefore legally justifiable it added.

May is due to give a Commons statement on Monday before facing questions from MPs, and is expected to also ask the speaker for an emergency debate on the subject of Syria in Parliament.

May doesn't have a majority in Parliament, but the Democratic Unionist Party, which is propping up her government, said it backed her actions.

The Assad regime and its backers in Moscow deny the use of chemical weapons in Douma, but previous denials by the regime about chemical weapons use have proved to be false. He said the strikes are a response to the "crimes of a monster".

May said Britain and the West had an obligation to deter both Assad and others from using chemical weapons after the poison gas attack in Douma near Damascus killed up to 75 people including children. "Indeed, we have been calling for parliament to be recalled since last Wednesday", Blackford said in a statement.

As the Conservative leader explained her rationale for the airstrikes, opposition parties claimed the attacks were legally dubious, risked escalating conflict and should have been approved by lawmakers.

State news agency SANA, quoting an official in Syria's foreign ministry, said: The barbaric aggression will not affect in any way the determination and insistence of the Syrian people and their heroic armed forces.

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