UK to support attack on Syria diplomatically

British Foreign Secretary William Hague says London will provide its allies with diplomatic and political support for a potential foreign military intervention in Syria following the parliament’s vote against an attack on the Arab country.

Speaking on Murnaghan Show on Sky News on Sunday, Hague pledged to continue work with allies diplomatically regarding an offensive against Syria and denied that the UK government’s entire foreign policy had been rejected in Thursday’s vote.

The British foreign secretary also discounted the possibility of the country’s involvement in a potential military intervention in the Arab country.

Moreover, he ruled out a renewed attempt to persuade MPs to support war on Syria, saying, “Parliament has spoken and I don’t think it’s realistic to think that we can go back….every week with the same question having received no for an answer.”

British Prime Minister David Cameron’s plans to launch an offensive against Syria were defeated in the Commons vote on August 29.

Cameron lost a government motion, backing a military assault on the Arab country “if necessary”, by 272 votes to 285, after dozens of Tory MPs joined forces with the opposition Labour party.

The war rhetoric against Syria intensified after foreign-backed opposition forces accused President Bashar al-Assad’s government of having launched a chemical attack on militant strongholds in the suburbs of Damascus on August 21.

A number of Western countries, including the United States, France, and the UK, were quick to engage in a major publicity campaign to promote war against the Arab country despite the fact that Damascus categorically rejected the claim that it has been behind the attack.

By Press TV


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