Syria crisis: Corbyn accuses May of waiting for Trump's instructions

Syria crisis: Corbyn accuses May of waiting for Trump's instructions

He said: "Bombs won't save lives or bring about peace".

"Further UK military intervention in Syria's appalling multi-sided war risks escalating an already devastating conflict", Corbyn said, adding that "ministers should take their proposals, such as they are, to parliament".

Corbyn continued: "Theresa May should have sought parliamentary approval, not trailed after Donald Trump".

Corbyn said the role of Britain was to be an "honest broker" in trying to bring Russian Federation and the USA together in agreement at the UN.

"Parliament should have been recalled and consulted before we engaged in this military action in Syria". In 2013, MPs voted down British military action against the Assad regime and the latest incident raised questions over whether they should be allowed another vote. "There has to be a political negotiation", she said.

"Riding the coattails of an erratic US President is no substitute for a mandate from the House of Commons".

The Times claims the largest U.S. air and naval strike force since the 2003 Iraq war is heading towards Syria. "The UK prime minister is accountable to Parliament, not to the whims of a USA president".

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Therefore he called on May to assure the country and lawmakers that no further action will be taken against Syria and that worldwide inspectors "be allowed to complete their inspections without hindrance".

He told the BBC: "The Prime Minister and Government have to make decisions not only to do what is right in terms of protecting innocent people but also protecting our national security".

Downing Street said there had been ministerial agreement that such actions should not go "unchallenged".

John Woodcock took side with Theresa May and her decision to join France and the United States in targeting the Syrian capabilities of producing and storing chemical weapons.

"There have been many instances when we have seen them using those chemical weapons".

Downing Street said the United Kingdom will continue to work with the USA and France to coordinate an global response.

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