Cameron making overtures that suggest war with Syria
Media LONDON—Britain's armed forces are drawing up contingency plans for military
action in Syria, but no decision had been made about what action may be
taken, Prime Minister David Cameron's spokesman said Tuesday.
will decide later on Tuesday whether to recall parliament from its
summer recess to debate a possible military intervention in the wake of a
chemical weapons attack that Washington, London and Paris believe was
carried out by the Syrian government, Downing Street said.
are continuing to discuss with our international partners what the
right response should be, but, as part of this, we are making
contingency plans for the armed forces," Cameron's spokesman said.
prime minister will continue talks with other world leaders to agree a
"proportionate response" to the gas attack near Damascus last Wednesday.
"This is about deterring the use of chemical weapons," the British
Cameron has cut short his summer holiday in
order to deal with the Syria crisis and is due to chair a meeting of
Britain's National Security Council in London on Wednesday.
spokesman refused to confirm whether lawmakers would be offered a vote
on a possible military strike. "We will make an announcement later today
about whether or not there will be an early recall to discuss these
issues," the spokesman said.