Published: Mon, April 16, 2018
Global Media | By Garry Long

Jeremey Corbyn Calls for 'Withdrawal of All Foreign Forces' From Syria

Jeremey Corbyn Calls for 'Withdrawal of All Foreign Forces' From Syria

The leader of Britain's largest opposition party is suggesting Theresa May, the prime minister, could face a backlash in parliament for her decision to join the United States and France in launching strikes against Syria.

Speaking on the Andrew Marr Show on the BBC, Corbyn then hit out at the government citing humanitarian reasons to launch the missiles describing the argument as a "legally debatable concept".

"What we need in this country is something more robust like a War Powers Act so governments do get held to account by parliament for what they do in our name."

His comments came as Boris Johnson, the foreign secretary, declared...

Mr Trump is considering his military options in Syria after Saturday's chemical attack against the rebel-held town of Douma.

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Mr Corbyn said the air strikes may have been illegal, despite the government's assertion that it was allowed under global law to take military action to alleviate overwhelming humanitarian suffering.

Labour's shadow home secretary Diane Abbott told BBC Radio 4's Today programme: "It would be outrageous for the government not to bring military action in Syria to Parliament - for Parliament to have a vote..."

A girl looks on following alleged chemical weapons attack, in what is said to be Douma, Syria in this still image from video obtained by Reuters on April 8, 2018.

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Prime Minister Theresa May will make a statement in the House of Commons tomorrow on the strikes in Syria, which were carried out without consulting Parliament.

They also insist that the move would deprive Prime Ministers of the advantage of surprise in military interventions and that such legislation would open governments to a potential court challenge.

Mr Corbyn said: "President Trump has a way with words, that's for sure".

He said he could back action if May had a coherent plan and were working with worldwide partners.

The small Northern Irish political party that props up her government said May was justified in taking such action. So if you want to help us stay truly independent, please think about subscribing.

USA ambassador Nikki Haley told the meeting President Donald Trump has warned that America is "locked and loaded" if there is further use of chemical weapons in Syria.

She also indicated that she sees Russian Federation, which provides military support to the Syrian regime, as "a greater threat to world peace" than the United States.

"The primary goal is to say no to the use of barbaric chemical weapons", he said.

Legal advice published by the government on Saturday argued that in exceptional circumstances governments can take military action "in order to alleviate overwhelming humanitarian suffering".

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