World Theresa May: No alternative to strikes in Syria

05:45  14 april  2018
05:45  14 april  2018 Source:   thehill.com

Airlines warned about 'possible' military action against Syria

  Airlines warned about 'possible' military action against Syria A European air traffic control agency alerted airlines Tuesday to monitor the situation in the eastern Mediterranean amid possible military action by Western countries against the Syrian government in the next 72 hours. Eurocontrol, a key pan-European international aviation organization, said airlines should be prepared for any possible disruption of radio navigation equipment in the event of possible air strikes against Syria, Reuters reported.

The former PM told Theresa May to take join the US in bombing Syria without consulting MPs. PM admits Britain’s fishing quotas will be ‘up for grabs’ after Brexit. They backed air strikes against IS in both Iraq and Syria two years ago.

The former PM told Theresa May to take join the US in bombing Syria without consulting MPs. PM admits Britain’s fishing quotas will be ‘up for grabs’ after Brexit. They backed air strikes against IS in both Iraq and Syria two years ago.

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British Prime Minister Theresa May joined the U.S. and France on Friday in announcing a military response to a chemical weapons attack in Syria, saying her authorization of airstrikes was meant to deter the use of such chemical weapons.

"This is the first time as Prime Minister that I have had to take the decision to commit our armed forces in combat - and it is not a decision I have taken lightly," she said in a statement released Friday night.

"We cannot allow the use of chemical weapons to become normalised - within Syria, on the streets of the UK, or anywhere else in our world," she continued.

Syria strikes send 'clear message' on chemical weapons: British PM

  Syria strikes send 'clear message' on chemical weapons: British PM <p>Air strikes by Britain, France and the United States in Syria sent a "clear message" against the use of chemical weapons, British Prime Minister Theresa May said on Saturday.</p>"This collective action sends a clear message that the international community will not stand by and tolerate the use of chemical weapons," May told a press conference.

Theresa May has given her strongest signal yet that Britain would support President Donald Trump in military action against the Syrian regime as at UN Russian UN Ambassador Vassily Nebenzia said Washington's decision to put forward its resolution could be a prelude to a Western strike on Syria .

THERESA May has held a late-night crisis phone call with Donald Trump after the Prime Minister reportedly refused to back further US missile strikes in Syria .

"We could have preferred an alternative path. But on this occasion there is none."

The comments were a nod to the poisoning of a former Russian double agent and his daughter in Salisbury, England, last month with a nerve agent that sparked fierce diplomatic tensions between a number of Western nations and Russia, which the U.S. and others blamed for the attack.

May issued her statement Friday as President Trump announced he had ordered "precision strikes" against Syria in response to an apparent chemical weapons attack by the forces of Syrian leader Bashar Assad.

Trump said during a televised appearance at the White House that the operation was launched in coordination with France and the United Kingdom and targeted Syria's chemical weapons program.

Key world reactions to US-led strikes on Syria

  Key world reactions to US-led strikes on Syria <p>The US, France and Britain unleashed air strikes on Syria early Saturday targeting the Damascus regime in retaliation for a suspected chemical attack on civilians.</p>Western powers said the strikes were necessary to halt the use of chemical weapons by Syrian President Bashar al-Assad.

Britain's Prime Minister Theresa May and Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson © Stefan Wermuth / Reuters. However, speaking at a rally in Leeds on Thursday, May said Johnson’s comments were only “hypothetical” and that “there is no proposal on the table for further strikes in Syria .”

PM refuses to say if she would back fresh US strikes on Syria as Tillerson warns America will not Theresa May stopped short of saying she would back fresh US strikes on Syria The PM made clear she fully supported the reprisals against Assad last week

Trump first warned in an early morning tweet Wednesday that "nice and new and 'smart'" missiles would be headed to Syria, telling its ally Russia to "get ready." The White House later said that a final decision on a strike has not yet been made.

Trump had spoken by phone with May and French President Emanuel Macron this week as the three leaders weighed their response to the chemical weapons attack in the Syrian town of Douma, which left more than 40 people dead last weekend.

Trump said last weekend's gas attack was a "significant escalation" of the Syrian government's efforts to inflict pain on its own citizens.

"These are not the actions of a man; they are crimes of a monster instead," the president said.

He also pledged to maintain pressure on Syria on the government suspends the use of chemical weapons.

Iraq carries out air strikes on Islamic State in Syria .
Iraq carried out air strikes on IS positions in Syria a week after Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi said his country would defend itself from militant threats.F-16 warplanes crossed into Syria to carry out the strikes after coordination with Syrian President Bashar al-Assad's government, an Iraqi military spokesman said.

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