UK PM May: We Acted in Syria Over National Interest, Not Just Following Trump

The UK PM blamed the “Syrian regime” for an alleged chemical weapons attack in Syria’s Douma. 

“We are clear about who is responsible. A significant body of information including intelligence indicates the Syrian regime is responsible for this latest attack,” May told the MPs.  

“When the Cabinet met on Thursday we considered the advice of the attorney general. Based on this advice we agreed it wasn’t just morally right but also legally right to take military action together with our closest allies to alleviate further humanitarian suffering.”

“The Syrian regime has reportedly being attempting to conceal the evidence by searching evacuees from Douma to ensure samples are not being smuggled from this area, and a wider operation to conceal the facts of the attack is underway, supported by the Russians,” May told the parliament.    

Jeremy Corbyn, responding to May’s statement, called on the PM to publish the advice by UN’s Antonio Guterres approving the action, in full.

“The prime minister has assured us that the attorney general had given clear legal advice approving the action. I hope the prime minister will now publish this advice in full today,” Corbyn told the parliament.    

Not About Regime Change

The attack according to Mrs. May was not about intervening in Syrian civil war.

“It was not about regime change. It was about a limited, targeted and effective strike that sought to alleviate the humanitarian suffering of the Syrian…

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