British PM hatching Syrian plan with DT?

Media playback is unsupported on your device                  Media caption Suspected chemical attack is'barbaric- May

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US President Donald Trump warned Russian Federation on Wednesday of imminent military action in Syria over the suspected attack, declaring that missiles "will be coming" and lambasting Moscow for standing by Syrian President Bashar al-Assad.

The British Prime Minister Theresa May will hold a special "war cabinet" meeting later today as the British Government will officially decide whether or not they will join forces with the USA and France and launch an attack against the Syrian regime.

The prime minister said yesterday that the Syrian regime seemed to have been behind a chemical attack on civilians, and that such attacks "cannot go unchallenged".

Over 60 percent of UK nationals believe that a parliamentary vote on whether London should join the United States in its possible military action against Syria should be held, a survey by YouGov pollster showed on Thursday.

He said: "Parliament must be consulted on this".

The BBC says May could decide to take military action without seeking prior parliamentary consent.

Ali Akbar Velayati, a top adviser to Iran's Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei, said the Western threats were "based on lies" about the poison gas assault, after meeting Mr Assad.

Moisi stressed the "risk of escalation" of the conflict amid increasing concerns about a U.S. -Russia proxy war.

"Just imagine the scenario if an American missile shoots down a Russian plane, or vice-a-versa - where do we go from there?"

"But parliament must be involved before any military action is agreed. Where do we go from there?"

Syria's attempt to shelter aircraft, perhaps by locating them alongside Russian military hardware that the U.S. might be reluctant to hit, could limit damage that the United States and its allies might be able to inflict on Mr Assad's military.

Conservative former London mayoral candidate Zac Goldsmith tweeted: "We need a clear response to the Syrian chemical outrage". SNP leader at Westminster Ian Blackford said: "There is no mandate for the Government to take this action".

Adding: "But also, it's a very, very delicate circumstance and we've got to make this judgment on a very careful, very deliberate, very well thought-through basis".

The Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons, the worldwide watchdog, confirmed a fact-finding team was on its way to Syria and would begin work on Saturday.

The Kremlin has encouraged the West to conduct a thorough investigation at the site of the attack, suggesting it would be grossly irresponsible to intervene without substantial evidence to support claims that the attacks were ordered by the Assad regime.

White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders insisted no final decisions had been taken and that "all options are on the table". Trump tweeted Wednesday that missiles "will be coming" and on Thursday tweeted that an attack "could be very soon or not so soon at all!"

At least 40 people died, with the World Health Organisation confirming that nearly 500 people were treated for signs and symptoms consistent with exposure to toxic chemicals.

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