Missile strikes on Syria justified, not connected to Assad's removal: Johnson

Missile strikes on Syria justified, not connected to Assad's removal: Johnson

There are fears that it could be a precursor to a campaign of cyber attacks by the Kremlin, and the Foreign Secretary said Britain must take "every possible precaution" to guard against it.

Russian Federation has launched a "dirty tricks" campaign against Britain and the USA in the wake of the Syria airstrikes as Boris Johnson warned of the need to be prepared for retaliatory attacks. Unfortunately, they will not allow you to remove President Bashar al-Assad.

But Johnson stressed the "overwhelming purpose" of the mission was a response to a series of chemical attacks in recent years. I'm afraid the Syrian war, in many ways, will go in its awful, miserable way.

On Friday night the US, Britain and France launched air strikes against Syrian chemical sites after obtaining "proof" that poisonous gas was used last weekend in Douma, killing 41 civilians. "Their goal is to make it clear that we will not tolerate the use of chemical weapons", he said.

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Meanwhile Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn has said Parliament should have been given a vote ahead of the strikes.

"The Council is supportive of all efforts aimed at the prevention of the use of chemical weapons", says the draft conclusion of the summit published by Politico EU.

Despite describing the intervention as "successful", Britain's foreign minister said there were now no plans for further attacks.

"In this context, the Council understands the targeted US, French and United Kingdom airstrikes on chemical weapons facilities in Syria as specific measures having been taken with the sole objective to prevent further use of chemical weapons and chemical substances as weapons by the Syrian regime to kill its own people".

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