United Kingdom orders subs towards Syria for possible missile strikes

UK's May summons ministers for Syria meeting

UK's May summons ministers for Syria meeting

British opposition lawmakers are calling for Parliament to be given a vote before any military action.

"Six in ten Brits (61%) say that it should be necessary for Parliament to vote first on whether the United Kingdom takes part in military action in Syria - 18% say it should not be necessary for Parliament to vote on the matter", the pollster wrote on Twitter on the results of its survey.

Medical sources say dozens of people were killed, including children, during the alleged toxic bombing of the formerly rebel-held town of Douma, in the Eastern Ghouta region.

The government said it is "highly likely" that Assad is responsible for the Douma attack, with ministers agreeing "it was vital that the use of chemical weapons did not go unchallenged".

Trump has since tempered those remarks and the White House said no final decisions on possible actions had been taken.

"The government appears to be waiting for instructions from President Donald Trump on how to proceed", Corbyn said in a statement. The Downing Street statement did not mention parliament, and a spokeswoman did not comment on those reports.

"But parliament must be involved before any military action is agreed".

"All the indications are that the Syrian regime was responsible, " May said.

Further, the Russian ministry has also claimed to have certain evidence proving the direct involvement of the USA in Syria chemical attack.

In the call, the two leaders had agreed that the regime of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad "had established a pattern of risky behaviour in relation to the use of chemical weapons", Downing Street said.

A YouGov poll in The Times conducted this week found that 43 percent of voters oppose strikes in Syria, with 34 percent unsure and only 22 percent supportive.

May is not obliged to win parliament's approval, but a non-binding constitutional convention to do so has been established since a 2003 vote on joining the USA -led invasion of Iraq. That then deterred the US administration of Barack Obama from similar action.

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