US Government has threatened to launch a fresh round of missile strikes
Theresa May has discussed the Syrian conflict with Donald Trump in a late night crisis phone call after refusing to back further air strikes against Assad earlier today.
The US Government has threatened to launch a fresh round of missile strikes on the regime if it uses nerve gas again as tensions with Russia grow.
The President reportedly thanked the PM of her support of the US’ first revenge strikes, but a Downing Street spokesman did not comment on conversations about future action.
Trump ordered the revenge hit against Syrian President Bashar al-Assad after dozens died in a suspected chemical gas attack in Idlib province.
But, Downing Street refused to back President Trump’s tough stand on future strikes when repeatedly pressed today.
The Prime Minister’s official spokesman would only say the question was “hypothetical”, adding: “Our focus is on building international support for a political solution to end the conflict and bring lasting peace and stability to Syria”.
Meanwhile White House spokesman Sean Spicer affirmed the US’ commitment to action. He said: “If you gas a baby or drop a barrel bomb onto innocent people, you will see a response from this president.”
Theresa May made the crisis call while on a five day walking holiday with husband Philip in Snowdonia.
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