United Kingdom opposition leader says no legal basis for attack on Syria


Polls in recent days have shown public wariness of military intervention in Syria, with Britain still haunted by its participation in the US-led invasion of Iraq.

Trump is considering his military options in Syria after Saturday's alleged chemical attack against the rebel-held town of Douma. Addressing to the country, President Donald Trump said: "A joint campaign has been started with France and Britain".

This limited attack can not compensate for USA failure after the complete defeat of terrorists in Aleppo and full liberation of Eastern Ghouta in Syria, Rezaei said, adding, "US heinous act shows that U.S. has no effective military option in Syria".

The attack was in response to Syrian dictator Bashad al-Assad's chemical attack on civilians last week that killed at least 42 people, many of them children. We thank the two countries.

The strikes carried out by the United States, Britain, and France were aimed at "degrading the Syrian regime's capability and deterring the use of chemical weapons", she said.

But rival politicians and some Conservative colleagues have called for a parliamentary vote before any British involvement.

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Scottish First Minister Nicola Sturgeon also said the strikes risked "dangerous escalation".

But they backed action in Iraq the following year, and again in Syria in 2015, strictly limiting strikes to Islamic State (IS) group targets.

"Reliable intelligence indicates that Syrian military officials have coordinated what appears to be the use of chemical weapons containing chlorine on Douma, on April 7", it said.

Other opposition leaders joined in the criticism.

Other members of May's Conservative party have urged restraint in a highly fraught situation.