Cameron: Robust Response Necessary Against Syria

David Cameron the Prime Minister of the UK said a robust response was needed for the alleged chemical weapons use by the Syria government. That came despite the UK parliament voting against any involvement by its military.

Cameron lost in the Commons on Thursday as MPs voted against a motion to use military force.

The United States said that despite the vote in UK is would seek a coalition for future military intervention. France announced on Friday that the UK vote did not change its resolve that action was needed.

Russia, which maintains a close relationship with Syrian President Bashar al-Assad, welcomed the parliament vote in the UK, while Germany also ruled out any form of participation.

Cameron said he regretted not being able to form a consensus on the response to the alleged use of chemical weapons in the suburbs outside of Damascus on August 21, which killed hundreds.

The government in the UK defeated Cameron’s motion that said military action was needed if United Nations inspectors’ evidence backed up the fact the Syrian government had used the chemical weapons. The inspectors are currently in Syria and went to the suspected site on Thursday for a second time to test more samples.

The inspectors are scheduled to end their work Friday and leave Syria by Saturday giving their findings over the weekend to Ban Ki-moon the Secretary General.

Suggestions have been made by ministers in the UK that its rejection of any military action could harms its ongoing relationship with the U.S. government.

However, Cameron pointed out quickly that he did not have to give President Obama an apology. Cameron said he wanted to accomplish three things.

First, condemn the action that took place in Syria, secondly work with the most important and strongest ally the UK had that requested help from the British. Thirdly, act in a democratic way, differently from some of the previous prime ministers and consult Parliament properly.

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