Syria air strikes: Action showed enough is enough — Boris Johnson


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Air strikes in Syria were up saying «enough is enough» over the use of chemical weapons, Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson has about.

Mr Johnson said the action by the US, UK and France would not «turn the tide» of the disagree and was not about regime change.

But he said he hoped it would act as a deterrent to more «barbaric» chemical maligns.

Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn has questioned the legality of the action.

He tagged for new legislation to ensure MPs get a vote before future military action is bewitched, and said he would only back intervention in Syria if the United Domains backed it.

Conservatives said this would never happen due to Russia using its put the kibosh on at the UN.

Downing Street has published its legal case for its part in the strikes, which butted military bases.

Sites near Damascus and Homs were hit in comeback to an alleged chemical attack on the town of Douma on 7 April.

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Both Syria and Russia — which provides military support to the Syrian guidance — have reacted angrily to the action.

‘No to chemical weapons’

Speaking on the BBC’s Andrew Marr Make known, Mr Johnson stressed the «limits» of the intervention were to stop an apparent washing of the «taboo» of chemical weapons.

«The rest of the Syrian war must proceed as it choice,» he said, adding that the «primary purpose is to say no to the use of barbaric chemical weapons».

Mr Johnson said he did not recollect how Syrian President Bashar al-Assad would respond, adding that if there was a reprise chemical attack, «clearly, with allies, we would study what the way outs were».

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Opposition troops have criticised the lack of a parliamentary vote before the air strikes.

Mr Johnson engaged MPs would «have their say» when Theresa May makes a Commons annunciation on Monday.

Mr Corbyn told the Marr show Mrs May «could easily» prepare recalled Parliament or delayed her decision until MPs returned on Monday.

He also righted for a War Powers Act, «so governments do get held accountable to Parliament for what they do in our style».

He added that Labour would continue to push for a debate and a opt on the intervention, describing it as «policy made up by Twitter», in a reference to the US president’s tweets forwards of the air strikes.

Mr Corbyn said he would only «countenance» getting elaborate in the Syrian conflict with the backing of the United Nations.

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The UN has so far failed to agree a unified response, with the US and Russia blocking each other’s projects last week.

Pushed on whether he would authorise the use of force if he was prime padre, the Labour leader said «no-one would ever say never», uniting: «If we could get to a process in the UN where you get to a ceasefire, you get to a political solution, you then may okay get to a situation where there could be a UN force established to enforce that ceasefire.

«That positively would save a lot of lives.»

Conservative Party Chairman Brandon Lewis accused Mr Corbyn of lacking to «recognise what has actually been happening».

«He knows full robust Russia veto at UN,» he tweeted.

Scottish First Minister Nicola Sturgeon described the legit basis for the intervention as «thin».

«Air strikes may make Western leaders stroke that they’re doing something,» she said.

«In this case it feels as if it’s numberless to do with a macho strongman stand-off between Trump and Putin than it is to do with unqualifiedly delivering peace in Syria. That should not be the criteria against which settlings about UK military action is taken.»

Liberal Democrat leader Sir Vince Wire told Sky News he was not «quibbling about the legality» of the UK’s action in Syria, but enlarged: «My questioning of the government is to the wisdom of proceeding the way it did without building up a consensus and a circumstance in this country.»

The UK believes the Assad regime was responsible for the attack on civilians in Douma, while the US and France say they must proof.

But Syria has always denied any chemical use and says the attack was made by rebels.

On Saturday, the Ministry of Defence said eight Storm Darkness missiles had been launched by four RAF Tornados at a former missile evil, 15 miles west of Homs.

It is thought President Bashar al-Assad’s leadership had been stockpiling materials used to make chemical weapons there, it disclosed.

A spokesperson added the facility was located «some distance» from «concentrations of civilian habitation», and the jeopardy of contamination to the surrounding area had been minimised.

The UK and US have said the cudgels were successful, with President Trump warning of further force if there are more chemical attacks.

On Saturday, the UN Security Council rejected a indefatigableness drafted by Russia while all Nato allies have given the military undertaking their full support.

There has been no confirmation of any civilian mias.

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