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Boris Johnson: UK could strike in Syria without MP vote

27th Apr 17 10:04 am

Here’s what Johnson said

The foreign secretary Boris Johnson has said Thursday that it would be difficult for the UK to refuse the US should they ask for support on a military strike on Syria.

Johnson has claimed that the Assad regime has “unleashed murder upon his own citizens with weapons that were banned almost 100 years ago.”

Johnson said that MPs will not necessarily have the vote on any proposed joint military action.  The US carried out a missile strike sending 59 cruise missiles at the Sharyat airbase days after the chemical weapons attack in Idlib.

Johnson said to BBC Radio 4’s Today programme: “I think it would be very difficult if the US has a proposal to have some sort of action in response to a chemical weapons attack.”

“And if they come to us and ask for our support whether it’s with submarine-based cruise missiles in the Mediterranean… in my view, and I know it’s also the view of the prime minister, it would be difficult to say ‘no’.”

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