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British cabinet agrees 'need for action' in Syria

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ministers have agreed "on the need to take action" in to "deter the further use of chemical weapons", has said.

Ministers agreed it was "highly likely" the Bashar-al regime in was responsible for a at a cabinet meeting on Thursday, reported.

They agreed that the use of must not "go unchallenged".

But later stressed: "There has been no decision to take military action at this point."

No details of UK involvement in any military action in were mentioned in the statement.

And Johnson, who was a guest on One's Question Time, said: "I have to stress that no decision has been taken as to the nature of any action."

Medical sources say dozens of people were killed, including children, during the alleged toxic bombing of the formerly rebel-held town of Douma, in the Eastern Ghouta region.

US spoke to on Thursday evening, and both agreed that had "established a pattern of dangerous behaviour in relation to the use of chemical weapons".

A statement from added: "They agreed to keep working closely together on the international response."

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

Informed sources said is prepared to take action against the regime without first seeking Parliamentary consent.

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First Published: Fri, April 13 2018. 07:50 IST
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