Britain Discussing Military Intervention in Syria with Allies – Britain Minister
The British government is discussing military intervention with its allies in Syria in response to an alleged chemical attack in eastern Ghouta near Damascus, International Development Secretary Penny Mordaunt said on Tuesday (April 10).
Asked whether she supported military intervention after the attack on Douma on Saturday (April 7), Mordaunt told Reuters: “We are obviously discussing that [possible military response] with our international partners.”
British Prime Minister Theresa May said she would talk to U.S. President Donald Trump later on Tuesday about the suspected chemical attack. The Syrian government has denied it was behind the attack, which medical relief organisations say killed dozens of people.
Mordaunt, who spoke during a tour of British-funded aid projects in Jordan, also said Britain was seeking ways to get more humanitarian aid to civilians in besieged opposition-held areas where the Syrian government has made it hard for NGOs to deliver supplies.