Britain could join U.S. in Syria air strikes without parliamentary approval: Johnson

20 Avril, 2017, 19:30 | Author: Cyril Hebras

However, Washington came to a conclusion that Damascus had used chemical weapons which led the United States to carry out a missile attack on a Syrian military air base located in the Homs Governorate.

Russian Federation calls on the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) to end fruitless public disputes over Syria, Ryabkov said.

"We know beyond doubt that two Sukhoi-22 aircraft took off from Shayrat airfield where we know that chemical weapons are store", Mr Johnson told MPs on Tuesday.

Assad has strongly denied he was behind the attack in the opposition-held town of Khan Sheikhoun in Syria's northern Idlib province, and has accused the opposition of trying to frame his government.

Johnson called on Russian Federation to end its "blind support" for Assad and help towards a political solution to the six-year Syrian civil war.

The entire stockpile was said to have been dismantled and shipped out under global supervision in 2014 and destroyed.

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The Turkish government said autopsies on victims brought over the border confirmed chemical weapons had been used.

"America's determined response creates an opportunity to break the deadlock and pave the way for a political settlement of Syria's tragedy", Johnson said, adding that Moscow should pursue the Syrian authorities to launch this process. Top Assad ally, Russia, has asserted a Syrian government airstrike hit a rebel chemical weapons factory, causing the disaster.

North Korea attempted another missile launch over the weekend, following a huge military parade seeing what appeared to be new inter-continental ballistic missiles rolled through Pyongyang in front of cheering crowds.

When asked if he and the British government consider themselves to be "bound" by the past decision not to intervene in Syria and plan to reinvigorate the parliamentary debate or "if not, what might the United Kingdom be able to do to demonstrate its force and resolve", Johnson hinted that the UK is ready to back Washington not only politically but also militarily.

"These weapons have not yet been fully tested but no one can be complacent about the potential threat they pose".


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