Foreign Minister of Britain, Boris Johnson said that his country will be very difficult to deny the United States if they ask for support in applying new military strike against military targets of the Assad regime in Syria. About this, Johnson said in an interview with the BBC.
For decision making on joint operation of the USA and Britain in Syria, the British government does not necessarily need support of Parliament, the Minister said.
According to the Agency, in 2013, the house of Commons of Britain rejected a government resolution on possible military intervention in Syria. But due to the fact that Parliament will be dissolved before the early General elections that will be held in June, the need to comply with the procedure in question, if the Americans decide to strike within the next six weeks.
“If they (U.S. – ed.) asked for our support, from my point of view – and I know that this point of view the Prime Minister – it will be difficult to say “no,” said Johnson.
On the question of the necessity of consultation with the house of Commons before any military operation, he said, “I think you need to try.”
“How it will be implemented, it’s up to the government and the Prime Minister. But if the Americans decide to act and ask for help, say, a missile strike from submarines in the Mediterranean sea, – as I said, it would be very difficult to answer “no,” said the Minister.
April 4 in the city of Khan shaykhun in the Syrian province of Idlib pre-regime forces of Bashar al-Assad, supported by the Kremlin, was caused to the air strike with chemical weapons – sarin gas. The victims of the attack, according to different data, were from 70 to 100 people, including about 30 children.
In response to a gas attack on the night of 7 April, the United States launched a missile attack on the Syrian air base of the shirt in the province of HOMS. The number of dead soldiers of Assad’s army ranges from four to ten people. Also, Damascus announced the deaths of civilians in an attack.