Syria: Corbyn accused Government of 'waiting for instructions' from Trump

14 on the twitter page of the Syrian government’s central military media shows an explosion on the outskirts of Damascus after Western strikes reportedly hit Syrian military bases and chemical research centres in and around the

The two leaders also said there was a need "to deter the further use of chemical weapons by the Assad regime", as they pledged to work together on the worldwide response to the suspected chemical weapons attack.

Military action must end now.

The allies wants to prevent a repeat of an apparent chemical attack in Douma.

Four RAF Tornado fighter jets armed with the destructive Storm Shadow missiles took off from RAF Akrotiri in Cyprus during the early hours of this morning and targeted a Syrian chemical weapons site 15 miles west of Horns.

United Kingdom opposition leader Jeremy Corbyn has accused Prime Minister Theresa May of "trailing after Donald Trump" in ordering missile strikes against Syria, adding that May should have sought parliamentary approval for the move.

During a briefing on Wednesday, however, White House spokeswoman Sarah Sanders appeared to row back on President Trump's earlier warning to Russian Federation that it should "get ready" for missile strikes against its ally.

Labour's leader says the PM is not accountable to the "whims of a US President" and asks her to release her "full" legal advice.

Mr Corbyn has also warned that bombing could escalate the situation in Syria.

President Trump is expected to speak to French President Emmanuel Macron about what form action could take, with the White House saying "no final decision has been made".

Slowly but surely the ground is being prepared for war.

All responsibility for them rests with Washington, London and Paris.

Key questions will be what British forces might be used against which targets, what will be done to avoid escalating the conflict, and what is the overall strategic aim.

Mr Corbyn, a former chairman of the Stop The War Coalition, previously voted against Britain's wars in Iraq and Afghanistan as well as against proposed military action against Syria in 2013 and 2016.

"The Prime Minister could and should have recalled Parliament this week and sought the approval of MPs before proceeding".

But Conservative MP Chris Philp told BBC's Newsnight that although a vote was "desirable", events can move too fast and it was not a necessity.

Scottish First Minister Nicola Sturgeon said she feared "dangerous escalation" as a result of the military action.

I believe that Parliament should have been consulted and voted on the matter.

Fellow Tory MP Bob Seely - a member of the foreign affairs select committee - said Mrs May did not need parliamentary approval if the United Kingdom offered non-lethal support to the US. "But the U.S. administration is giving alarmingly contradictory signals", he said.

"Gesture politics is not good and gesture bombing is very risky".

Mr Trump is considering his military options in Syria after Saturday's chemical attack against the rebel-held town of Douma.

A team of inspectors from the global chemical weapons watchdog is due to begin an investigation into a suspected chemical weapons attack near the Syrian capital Damascus.

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