British MPs Rejected UK Military Intervention in Syria

British MPs on Thursday rejected possible UK military action in Syria, which almost guarantee that Britain plays no direct role in any U.S. attack on Bashar Assad’s government.

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A government motion was defeated by 285 to 272, a majority of 13 votes.

British PM David Cameron stated after the vote that “the British Parliament, reflecting the views of the British people, does not want to see British military action.”

Meanwhile, the US said it would “continue to consult” with London, “one of our closest allies and friends”. White House issued a statement that reads “President Obama’s decision-making will be guided by what is in the best interests of the United States.”

It added that Mr Obama “believes that there are core interests at stake for the United States and that countries who violate international norms regarding chemical weapons need to be held accountable”.

Obama administration officials on Thursday told a group of US lawmakers in a conference call that “it is beyond a doubt that chemical weapons were used, and used intentionally by the Assad regime,” said Eliot Engel, the senior Democratic member on the House Foreign Affairs Committee.

Source: BBC

4 Comments

  • Am not in support of Syrian president onslaught on his people, I am in support of any action the UN takes if the chemical test result comes out. But what baffles me is American government quick actions to go to war with this so rich oil nations. Is that not personal interest at heart? Anyway is neither American fault, most of this so called greedy and power intoxicated leaders gives them opportunity to divulge them like vultures.

  • Molebaba you should first and foremost thank America for helping to cut the excesses of some Nations and to unslave the slaved.Shall AMerica fold their Hands and watch some vicious leaders exterminate his people.
    Assad is another Herod and Nebucadenezer and shall definitely receive the wrath of God. Again Russia has never joined the World in any thing good to salvage humanity.That Nation is the only Nation in the World I can never say what they want other than show of power and opposing the Western Nations and America.

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