The UK is drawing plans to join a possible US military action against Syria in response to the alleged chemical attack in town of Douma, which took place on April 7.
According to reports, on April 9, military chiefs were instructed by the authorities to plan an expanded operation against the government of Bashar Assad.
The talks came as UK Prime Minister Theresa May claimed on April 9 that President Assad and its backers would be “held to account”.
“If they’re found to be responsible, the regime and its backers, including Russia, must be held to account,” she said.
Last weekend, when the attack was first reported, May refused to rule out a military action against the Syrian government.
“We are working urgently with our allies to assess what has happened,” she said. “We are also working with our allies on any action that is necessary.”
Meanwhile, Washington is also openly considering a military option against Syria, which will be justified by the Douma attack.
According to some reports, one of the military options considered by the Trump adminsitration, is the so-called multinational action against the Assad government, i.e. a full-scale invasion.
Recently, the UK and the US have been the main critics of Russia over what appears to be the clearly staged Skripal poisoning case. Now, they are preparing to develop their aggressive posture over the Syrian conflict.