UK Prime Minister (PM) Theresa May is to summon the cabinet on April 12 to discuss backing a possible US military action against the Damascus government in response to the alleged chemical attack in Syria’s Duma, the British BBC TV reported on April 11.
An unnamed senior British official told the BBC that May is still hesitating to ask US President Donald Trump to hold off any military action until she discusses a possible involvement of the UK with her cabinet.
Previously, May condemned the chemical attack in Duma and hinted that the Damascus government may be behind it. However, the Britch PM is yet to officially accuse Damascus of carrying out the attack.
Leader of the British Labor Party Jeremy Corbyn warned May from taking any decisions on Syria without the approval of the cabinet. Corbyn also stressed his rejection of any military action against the Damascus government as it could further escalate the situation in Syria.
The UK preparations for a possible military attack on Syria shows that the US and its allies are once again planning to ignore international investigation mechanisms and to make an unilateral decision over the Douma incident.