Syria air strikes: United Kingdom confident of successful mission, says PM

Britain's Prime Minister Theresa May walks out of 10 Downing Street to greet Portugal's Prime Minister Antonio Costa in London

Britain's Prime Minister Theresa May walks out of 10 Downing Street to greet Portugal's Prime Minister Antonio Costa in London Thomson Reuters

"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".

That attack, [Pentagon spokeswoman Dana White says], hit a Syrian military air base and was meant to focus on Syria's ability to deliver chemical weapons.

There have been many instances when we have seen them using those chemical weapons.

"We have. evidence that proves Britain was directly involved in organizing this provocation", he said, reports BBC.

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

"Let me be absolutely clear: we have acted because it is in our national interest to do so".

"It shows a weak government putting short term political expediency before democracy and in so doing further diminishing the standing of Britain in the world", Cable said.

Parliament voted down British military action against Assad's government in 2013, in an embarrassment for May's predecessor, David Cameron.

The Russians and many western commentators insist that Assad does not need to use chemical weapons as he clearly is set to finally win the seven year civil war that has claimed half a million lives.

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

UK Prime Minister Theresa May said it had been "right and legal" to take action, that the Syrian regime had demonstrated a "persistent pattern of behaviour" when it came to the use of chemical weapons, and that "must be stopped".

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

May will make a statement on the action to the House of Commons on Monday, but opposition lawmakers have lined up to call for a more meaningful debate and a possible retrospective vote on the action, which would severely test her position.

In conflicts, there are rules about what's acceptable - and chemical weapons are never supposed to be used.

Earlier on Saturday, the US, United Kingdom and France launched airstrikes on the Assad regime's alleged chemical weapons facilities in the country. "These are not the actions of a man; they are crimes of a monster instead", he said.

In Douma, last Saturday, a chemical weapons attack killed up to 75 people, including young children, in circumstances of pure horror.

Russian Federation reacted with fury to the attacks with President Vladimir Putin denouncing the airstrikes as an act of aggression. "Indeed, we have been calling for parliament to be recalled since last Wednesday", Blackford said in a statement.

A bid by Russian Federation to garner votes for a resolution condemning the "aggression" in Syria was roundly defeated. No debate in Parliament about the action or its potential consequences.

The group said it "strongly condemned" the action and accused May of "sanctioning killing" at U.S. President Donald Trump's behest. Millions of ordinary people have been affected.

This aggression will only lead to inflaming tensions in the world and threatens global security.

Britain, France and the United States have begun a new bid this weekend to try to investigate chemical weapons attacks in Syria.

Ten hours after the missiles hit, smoke was reportedly still rising from the remains of five destroyed buildings of the Syrian Scientific Research Centre in Barzeh, where medical components were researched and developed.

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