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Chemical attack in Syria: Britain has agreed on a response

Chemical attack in Syria: Britain has agreed on a response

The Russian military on Friday said it had proof that an alleged chemical weapons attack in Syria's Eastern Ghouta was staged on orders from London. The US President announced a missile attack on Syria in response to the chemical attack. The group will not assign blame for the reported attack.

"I believe that the action taken will have significantly degraded the Syrian regime's ability to use chemical weapons", she said.

"Cabinet agreed the Prime Minister should continue to work with allies in the United States and France to coordinate an global response", it said.

But Transport Minister Jo Johnson later stressed: "There has been no decision to take military action at this point".

May spoke with US President Trump Thursday night about the worldwide response to Syria, and they "agreed that the Assad regime had established a pattern of risky behavior in relation to the use of chemical weapons", according to a Downing Street statement.

British U.N. Ambassador Karen Pierce denied Britain was in any way involved.

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She said nearly a century of global aversion to the use of chemical weapons had been eroded in Douma and Salisbury.

"Cabinet agreed that the Assad regime has a track record of the use of chemical weapons and it is highly likely that the regime is responsible for Saturday's attack", Downing Street said. When asked if there would be more military action against Syria, Williamson said he thought the Western strikes had so far had sufficient effect.

May's office said she had spoken to the Crown Prince of Saudi Arabia, Mohammed bin Salman, Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan, German Chancellor Angela Merkel and the prime ministers of Italy, Australia and Canada about the strikes.

May also spoke to Trump and French President Macron, and they agreed the strikes had been a success, Downing Street said.

There have been calls from opposition parties and some Conservative MPs for Parliament to have a vote beforehand.