Western missile attack on Syria was 'right and legal', May says

UK Prime Minister Theresa May's Statement on Syria Strikes

Prime Minister Theresa May said there was "no practicable alternative to the use of force" to deter the use of chemical weapons by the Syrian regime.

The Ministry of Defence (MoD) said that four RAF Tornado jets were deployed to launch missiles at a Syrian military facility.

During the two-hour meeting yesterday afternoon, ministers agreed to join forces with the U.S. and France to prevent Syrian leader Bashar al-Assad's forces from launching an "appalling and inhumane" attack again.

May has repeatedly said that the missile strike on Syria was not about "regime change". Also that it is not about a wider intervention in the Syrian civil war which would, in our view, be counter productive. It is not about regime change. In Douma, last Saturday, a chemical weapons attack killed up to 75 people, including young children, in circumstances of pure horror.

May said that the objective of the strike was to "degrade and deter" the Syrian regime in its use of chemical weapons.

When asked if Syria's Assad could remain leader as long as he refrained from further use of chemical weapons, May said: "This was about, as I have said and you have recognized, this was specifically about the use of chemical weapons".

May said while the strike was targeted at Syria, it sent a message to anyone who used chemical weapons.

At a press conference in Downing Street, Mrs May said: "There is no graver decision for a prime minister than to commit our forces to combat and this is the first time I have had to do so".

Winnie Mandela funeral: South Africa bids farewell to 'mother of the nation'
On his part, Geingob said he had come to mourn and celebrate the life of Madikizela-Mandela, who remained rooted in her people. Born in 1936 in what is now known as Eastern Cape province, Nomzamo Winifred Madikizela was the daughter of a history teacher.

Jose Mourinho wants strong Manchester United finish to secure second place
He has failed to complete a full 90 minutes in the Premier League since mid-February. Both the players are said to be unhappy with the lack of game time.

Iran's supreme leader says Western attack on Syria a crime
Photo released by Iranian media reportedly show the T-4 air base in central Syria after a missile barrage Monday. Iran entered the war President Bashar ALAssad of all Syria , against a rebel insurgency.

Britain would work with the U.S. and France to coordinate an global response, it added.

Looking drawn as she spoke to reporters in Downing Street in a hastily arranged press conference, she said: "We can not allow the use of chemical weapons to become normalised - either within Syria, on the streets of the United Kingdom or elsewhere".

"There has been no decision to take military action at this point".

The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said a scientific research centre and military bases in Damascus were targeted, as were the Syrian army's Republican Guard and 4th Division, elite units of the Syrian military.

"Bombing can not substitute for diplomacy", he said.

"The UK operated together with our closest allies to alleviate further humanitarian suffering by degrading the Syrian regime's chemical weapons capability", asserted the premier.

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

Following the announcement, the U.S. said strikes had been launched at 9pm EST (2am BST) and had destroyed important infrastructure at three sites connected with the Syrian regime's chemical weapons programme.

Related news:

Hot News

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top President Buhari pledges to ensure rescue of remaining Chibok schoolgirls
Apr 15, 2018 - 01:14
In the wake of the kidnap, there were allegations and counter allegations about whether the girls were truly kidnapped or not. The lecture is titled "Towards a just and good society: Renewing our commitment to the girl child in Nigeria".

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Real Madrid coach Zidane: Shut up Guardiola!
Apr 15, 2018 - 01:14
Zinedine Zidane is furious at the "shameful" way Juventus talked about Real Madrid after the Champions League quarter-final. The situation with Zidane and Bale is growing out of proportion is a worry for both parties.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Miloš Forman, director of 'Amadeus' and 'Cuckoo's Nest,' is dead at 86
Apr 15, 2018 - 01:11
After his first USA film, 1971's " Taking Off ", flopped, Forman didn't get a chance to direct a major feature again for years. Milos Forman born in Czechoslovakia, his father was killed in the camp of Buchenwald, and his mother died in Auschwitz.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Liverpool draw AS Roma in Champions League semi-final
Apr 15, 2018 - 01:11
Danny Welbeck and Aaron Ramsey both scored late in the game for Arsenal to calm nerves after CSKA had raced into a 2-0 lead on the night.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top IPL: AB de Villiers stars as Bangalore beat Kings XI Punjab
Apr 15, 2018 - 01:09
Spinners who put in extra bit of effort were able to generate considerable amount of turn. "They (bowlers) have done well". With this win, RCB has snapped their 11-game losing streak as they handed KXIP their first defeat of the season.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Erdoğan, Macron discuss Syria airstrikes in phone call
Apr 15, 2018 - 01:09
Erdoğan also held a phone call with Russian President Vladimir Putin and British Prime Minister Theresa May on Saturday.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top BJP celebrates Ambedkar jayanti in Mysuru
Apr 15, 2018 - 01:09
He said the country remains indebted to Babasaheb for his efforts towards the making of our Constitution. The people of India paid rich tribute to Dr Bhimrao Ramji Ambedkar on his 127th birth anniversary today.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Bitcoin Diamond (BCD) Reaches Market Capitalization of $420.52 Million
Apr 15, 2018 - 01:07
Bitcoin leaped from a low of $6,786 Thursday morning and some traders are watching whether it can hold above $7,500. Bitcoin Diamond (BCD) had a good 24 hours as the crypto jumped $0.279499999999999 or 1.41% trading at $20.1636.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top WWE changes course, Undertaker now faces Chris Jericho in Saudi Arabia
Apr 15, 2018 - 01:05
Rusev entered WWE at a time where The Undertaker pretty much only did WrestleMania so the two of them haven't had any interaction. Angle competed in a tag team match with Ronda Rousey at WrestleMania 34 , which was his third bout since returning to WWE .

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top CWG 2018: MC Mary Kom wins gold in her debut Commonwealth Games
Apr 15, 2018 - 01:05
The fact that all of the judges gave 10-9 in favour of Clarke at the end of each rounds underlines the tightly fought bout. Amit, who was chasing his third successive global gold, was beaten by England's European silver-medallist Galal Yafai.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top At least 15 dead in Taliban attack on 'safe' district in Afghanistan
Apr 15, 2018 - 01:05
The Taleban planted mines to prevent government reinforcements from coming to help and quickly took responsibility for the attack. Shaker said that a number of officials were killed after a Public Order Police vehicle stepped on a roadside mine.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Kylie Jenner & Kourtney Kardashian Arrive at Coachella With Their Boyfriends
Apr 15, 2018 - 01:01
Jenner started off her Snapchat story by showing off the packaging for new three palettes embellished with the name Kourt in mint, baby blue, and pastel pink.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Based RNC Exec Resigns Over Payoff to Playboy Playmate
Apr 15, 2018 - 01:01
Both agreements had side letters identifying the parties by their real names, according to the report. McDougal has since claimed in a lawsuit that Davidson was working with Cohen to keep her quiet.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Ky. Teachers To Rally Again As Lawmakers Return For Final Legislative Days
Apr 15, 2018 - 00:59
She said the protest had moved on beyond pensions to the stagnant funding for public education. But the Oklahoma Education Association wanted teachers' raises to be $10,000 on average.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Ryan backs McCarthy for House GOP leadership role
Apr 15, 2018 - 00:57
To become the next speaker, McCarthy must win the majority of votes in the chamber, where Republicans now have a majority. Paul Ryan publicly backed McCarthy in an interview saying he thinks he is the right person for the position.