May Defends Syria Airstrikes Without Parliamentary Vote


United Kingdom Prime Minister Theresa May said the government was right to order airstrikes against Syrian chemical weapons facilities, as opposition lawmakers complained about the lack of a parliamentary vote and accused her of being led by Donald Trump.

In a press conference in London after the attack, May said Britain, the U.S. and France needed to act quickly to send a clear message to Bashar Assad’s regime that the use of chemical weapons won’t be tolerated, and to ensure the operation itself was a success.

“This was not about interfering in a civil war, and it was not about regime change,” May said on Saturday. “These strikes are about deterring the barbaric use of chemical weapons in Syria and beyond.”

(c) 2018, Bloomberg News ยท Tim Ross, Robert Hutton



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