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POSTED AT 04:48 PM 27-04-2017

“Difficult for UK to refuse a strike on Syria” - Boris Johnson

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Boris Johnson, said that it would be difficult to say “no” to the US, if Britain were asked to support a joint US-UK strike on Syria.

The foreign secretary further said, that Parliamentary approval would not necessarily be needed for a joint strike.

The US carried out a missile attack against a Syrian airbase days after forces loyal to Syrian President Bashar al Assad launched a chemical attack that left 80 people dead.

Mr. Johnson claimed the Assad regime had "unleashed murder upon his own citizens with weapons that were banned almost 100 years ago."

The Syrian president however, denied his forces were responsible for the attack.

Nevertheless, Labour leader Jeremy Corbin has been critical of the attack, saying the US should not have acted without UN backing.

Mr. Johnson meanwhile, said, "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 my view - and I know it's also the view of the prime minister - it would be difficult for us to say 'no'."