'Enough is enough': Boris Johnson defends Syria air strikes

  • 'Enough is enough': Boris Johnson defends Syria air strikes

'Enough is enough': Boris Johnson defends Syria air strikes

Whitehall sources last night confirmed a Pentagon analysis that showed a 20-fold increase in Russian-sourced "disinformation" being spread online since the cruise missile attacks on Syria in the early hours of Saturday.

British Foreign Minister Boris Johnson on April 15 said that his government took the decision.

British foreign minister Boris Johnson on Sunday said the Syrian war must be allowed to "proceed as it will", after unprecedented Western strikes against the country's alleged chemical weapons facilities.

He responded: "There's one overwhelming reason why this was the right thing to do, and that is to deter the use of chemical weapons, not just by the Assad regime but around the world".

"You can imagine that people around the world are looking now and saying 'finally, someone stood up against that".

"In this context, the Council understands the targeted US, French and United Kingdom airstrikes on chemical weapons facilities in Syria as specific measures having been taken with the sole objective to prevent further use of chemical weapons and chemical substances as weapons by the Syrian regime to kill its own people".

Labour is calling for a "War Powers Act" that would enshrine in law the need for the Government to seek Parliamentary approval before launching military action.

He said chlorine has been used by "a number of parties in the conflict" in Syria as a weapon.

On the same show, Jeremy Corbyn expressed his unease over the strikes and criticised the prime minister for not recalling Parliament to vote on the issue.

Mr Corbyn said that if Britain wants to "get the moral high ground around the world" it must abide by worldwide law for taking military action.