Syria Strikes Send 'Clear Message' On Chemical Weapons - British PM

"It is about a limited and targeted strike that does not further escalate tensions in the region and that does everything possible to prevent civilian casualties", she said.

Four British fighter jets struck a military base near Homs where Britain said Syrian government forces were holding chemical weapon components.

"There is no practicable alternative to the use of force to degrade and deter the use of chemical weapons by the Syrian regime", May said in a televised statement.

May said intelligence and open source accounts indicated that the regime was behind the attack in Douma last Saturday. "It is not about regime change", May said in a statement.

President Donald Trump on Saturday described the alleged chemical attacks in Syria as the "crimes of a monster" as the U.S. launched precision strikes on the war-torn nation jointly with the United Kingdom and France.

Yesterday Prime Minister Theresa May insisted the military action was "legal" and defended the decision to go ahead without securing the backing of Parliament.

May said while the strike was targeted at Syria, it sent a message to anyone who used chemical weapons.

Kentucky governor apologizes after comments on teacher protests
Time and time again we hear this demeaning rhetoric spewed, attacking our public educators and public employees. That same day, Bevin blasted the teachers for taking the day off to protest .

Russia, which intervened in the war in 2015 to back Assad, has denied there was a chemical attack and has accused Britain of helping to stage the Douma incident to stoke anti-Russian hysteria.

"I have done so because I judge this action to be in Britain's national interest".

Correspondents from the British and world press also asked the prime minister to explain what role can the Parliament play in making a decision to attack another sovereign country.

Meanwhile, Britain's main opposition Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn described the USA -led military strikes on Syria jointly staged by three leading Western countries as a "legally questionable action", saying that the British government should "not taking instructions from Washington".

"Bombs won't save lives or bring about peace", Jeremy Corbyn, leader of the main opposition Labour Party, said in a statement.

"Our service personnel have played an important role in terms of degrading the ability of the Syrian regime to use chemical weapons in the future", Williamson said.

According to the press officer, "we are dealing with an attack under a false pretext, a false legal basis and a false result".

Related Articles

  • Rangers-Colon-Perfect Game Alert,2nd Ld-Writethru

    He got George Springer and Alex Bregman to ground out, then Jose Altuve lined out to center field to end the inning. Colon lost his no-hit bid the following at-bat when Josh Reddick smacked a double to right field on an 0-2 count.
    Pochettino says Kane will learn from goal-gate controversy amid criticism

    Pochettino says Kane will learn from goal-gate controversy amid criticism

    Kane was also in action on Sunday, but found little joy as Manchester City kept him quiet during their 3-1 victory at Wembley. They will be crowned Premier League champions if Manchester United fail to beat West Brom on Sunday afternoon.
    After BJP, Congress faces music over Kathua incident

    After BJP, Congress faces music over Kathua incident

    Mir added that Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti had expressed her displeasure with the BJP over the "conduct of two ministers". The CBI has taken over the investigation in the three cases related to the alleged rape of the 17-year-old girl by Sengar.
  • WhatsApp for Android now lets you redownload deleted media

    WhatsApp for Android now lets you redownload deleted media

    WhatsApp on Android will let users re-download old images and videos that might have been deleted from the user's mobile storage. As per the report from WABetaInfo , the feature was introduced in WhatsApp's updates between version 2.18.106 and 2.18.110.
    Tax season wraps up, IRS scams increase

    Tax season wraps up, IRS scams increase

    So even if you owe more than you can pay right now, file your return and contact the IRS to set up a payment plan. The Big Q: What will be the impact of last years digital currency boom be on U.S. tax payers? Here's why.
    PM Modi visits health & wellness centre in Jangla

    PM Modi visits health & wellness centre in Jangla

    On 5 January, Modi had asked officials to devote the coming three months in developing these backward districts. You do not need to ruin your life. "I want to tell parents that their sons and daughters have chosen a path".
  • Pakistan pick five uncapped players for UK tour

    Pakistan pick five uncapped players for UK tour

    Batsmen Usman Salahuddin and Saad Ali , and all-rounder Faheem Ashraf are the other three uncapped members of the squad . Mohammad Amir will lead a relatively inexperienced pace attack, which includes Hasan Ali, Mohammad Abbas and Rahat Ali.

    Manchester City 2017-18: Guardiola's men rack up records in title triumph

    Midfielder Paul Pogba was United's match-winner against City but produced another less than impressive display against West Brom . They clinched the silverware 24 hours later thanks to Albion forward Jay Rodriguez's 73rd minute header at Old Trafford .
    JIT formed to probe firing incidents at SC judge's house

    JIT formed to probe firing incidents at SC judge's house

    Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi has condemn the firing incident, directing the authorities to arrest the elements behind it. They said they would stand by the judiciary and would not tolerate any attack on it.
  • Jon Rahm earns two-shot win at Open de Espana

    Jon Rahm earns two-shot win at Open de Espana

    The 24-year-old is one of the game's most highly regarded young players and to win his home Open at an early age will be a relief. Elvira also birdied the par five first and there was very quickly a three-way tie for the lead at 17 under.
    21st Commonwealth Games concludes with new medal record for Sri Lanka

    21st Commonwealth Games concludes with new medal record for Sri Lanka

    In fact, TV audiences didn't get to see many athletes celebrating their appearance at the Gold Coast event at all. An aggressive Solanki defeated Northern Ireland's Brendan Irvine, and won 4-1 on account of a split decision.
    John Cena and Nikki Bella End Engagement, 6-Year Relationship

    John Cena and Nikki Bella End Engagement, 6-Year Relationship

    A year ago at WrestleMania 33 in Orlando, FL John Cena proposed to the former two-time WWE Divas Champion in front of the entire world.