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May says UK could not have waited for UN approval

2018/04/16 | 22:55

(Iraq Now News)- Theresa May has told MPs that waiting for UN authority to take action over chemical weapons attacks in Syria “would mean a Russian veto on our foreign policy.”, the Guardian said.Speaking to MPs after Saturday morning’s missile strikes against chemical weapons facilities, May called chemical attacks in Syria “a stain on our humanity” and said the UK had needed to act rapidly to stop the possibility of further attacks.May attacked the arguments of Labor leader that diplomatic efforts had not been exhausted, citing the 2013 agreement where the Syrian regime committed to dismantle its chemical weapons programme.The prime minister also denied Corbyn’s claims in a Guardian article, where he described the attacks as “a demolition of what appear to be empty buildings”.May’s statement to the House of Commons on Monday was the prime minister’s first opportunity to face MPs, amid widespread anger from opposition politicians that parliament was not recalled during the Easter recess to hold a vote on extending UK military action in Syria.“This was a limited, targeted strike on a legal basis that has been used before.

And it was a decision that required the evaluation of intelligence and information, much of which was of a nature that could not be shared with parliament.”

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