London (April 12, 2018): British Prime Minister Theresa May has called an emergency cabinet meeting for Thursday to discuss UK’s reaction to an alleged chemical attack in Syria, her Downing Street office said Wednesday.
May has decided to call her top team to London “to discuss the response to events in Syria”, a Downing Street spokeswoman said.
Prime Minister Theresa May called an emergency Cabinet meeting for Thursday afternoon to discuss the U.K.’s response to an alleged chemical weapons attack by Syrian President Bashar al-Assad.
The planned meeting comes as Donald Trump used Twitter to threaten a missile strike on Syria, while the president also met his Defense Secretary, Jim Mattis, on Wednesday.In the U.K., May was clear on who she blamed for the attack last weekend outside Damascus and she has ordered submarines to move within missile range of Syria.
“All the indications are that the Syrian regime was responsible,” she told reporters on Wednesday. “We will be working with our closest allies on how we can ensure that those who are responsible are held to account. The continued use of chemical weapons cannot go unchallenged.”