According to Reuters, the British Prime Minister David Cameron has vowed to tackle Bashar al-Assad and his Syrian regime, alongside their U.S. allies. David Cameron has aligned himself with President Barack Obama, stating the need for continued cooperation between the two countries, despite their differing policies. It looks like crunch time approaches, once more.
This comes in the wake of Cameron’s humiliating parliamentary vote, this Thursday, when he and his coalition government failed to pass a motion that would see the United Kingdom potentially engaging in military action against the Syrian regime.
Following this stupendous defeat, Cameron agreed to abide by parliament’s wishes, despite his insistence that the use of chemical weapons demanded a direct and tough response.
Meanwhile, the United States made its case very much clear, denouncing the Syrian regime and calling for al-Assad’s punishment over his blatant disregard for international law.
Intelligence reports, presented by the Secretary of State, John Kerry, suggest that a recent government-sanctioned chemical attack was issued by the Assad regime, resulting in the deaths of over 1,429 individuals, including women and children.
Military strikes are unlikely to take place until United Nations weapons inspectors depart Syria, on Sunday. Kerry maintains their report will corroborate the notion that the Syrian government is directing chemical weapons against its own people.
By James Fenner