Published: Sat, April 14, 2018
Medicine | By Earnest Bishop

Russian Federation says Britain helped fake Syria chemical attack

Russian Federation says Britain helped fake Syria chemical attack

"I want to state categorically ... that Britain has no involvement and would never have any involvement in the use of a chemical weapon", she said, the Guardian reported.

"There is no proof that the Assad regime is responsible for the chemical attack on civilians", Batten said, referring to the Syrian government headed by Syrian President Bashar al-Assad.

"We have seen a regime appearing to think they can use chemical weapons with impunity".

She said the strikes were "right and legal" to "prevent further humanitarian crisis".

"I think it is right that the global community has come together and said we will not accept this", she added.

The air strikes were in retaliation for an alleged chemical attack in Douma earlier this week, which saw horrific images of its aftermath broadcast worldwide.

She added that the strikes were not about "regime change".

Britain's ambassador to the United Nations says Russia's claims are 'grotesque, freakish and a blatant lie'.

Russia, which intervened in the war in 2015 to back Assad, has denied there was a chemical attack and has accused Britain of helping to stage the Douma incident to stoke anti-Russian hysteria.

UK Prime Minister Theresa May's Statement on Syria Strikes
UK Says Had No Choice but to Conduct Strikes on Homs Base

British Prime Minister, Theresa May, is "confident" that the air strikes carried out by all three countries have been successful, according to the BBC.

The Syrian Regime has a history of using chemical weapons against its own people in the most cruel and abhorrent way.

She also said it had been "right and legal" to take action.

Four Royal Air Force Tornado jets using Storm Shadow missiles had taken part in the attack on a military facility near Homs where it was assessed Syria had stockpiled chemicals, Britain's Ministry of Defence (MoD) said.

Parliament is not due to reconvene until Monday, following its Easter recess.

Meanwhile, Britain's main opposition Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn described the US -led military strikes on Syria jointly staged by three leading Western countries as a "legally questionable action", saying that the British government should "not taking instructions from Washington".

Besides Trump, French President Emanual Macron said in a statement that they also could not tolerate the normalisation of the use of chemical weapons.

"This legally questionable action risks escalating already devastating conflict", he said, adding that May should have sought parliamentary approval.

Vince Cable, leader of the Liberal Democrats, said: "Riding the coattails of an erratic United States president is no substitute for a mandate from the House of Commons".

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