UNITED KINGDOM (OBSERVATORY) – British Prime Minister Theresa May is facing criticism from her country’s opposition after taking part in military strikes against Syria on Saturday without consulting parliament.
While May explained the reasons for the strikes, opposition parties said the attacks were legal and threatened to escalate the dispute and parliament’s approval had to be taken before it was launched.
Often, when the British government decides to take military action, the opposition offers its full support, but this trend is no longer prevalent in recent years, although British MPs refused to undertake military action against Damascus in 2013.
“The bombs will not save lives and will not bring peace,” said opposition Labor leader Jeremy Corbyn. “This legally dubious act threatens to further escalate the destructive conflict. Theresa May had to seek parliament’s approval, not to catch up with Donald Trump.”
Corbin later wrote a letter to May asking the prime minister to assure him that no future attacks would be launched, and called on the government to negotiate a halt to the war in Syria.
For her part, Prime Minister of Scotland and the leader of the left-wing Scottish National Party Nicolas Sturgeon said that Syria’s use of chemical weapons can not be tolerated, but it questioned the ability of strikes to stop the use of these weapons or contribute to the end of the Syrian war.
Sturgeon said this action could escalate the civil war in Syria, as well as seriously escalate global tensions.
The Liberal Democratic Party leader, Fens Kibel, also accused the United States of riding the rude US president, saying it showed a weak government that prefers democracy before undermining democracy in Britain.
However, some supporters of Teresa Mae confirmed the “legitimacy” of her decision. The leader of the Democratic Unionist Party, Arlene Foster, said that she spoke to Mai and that the strikes were limited, not excessive and justified. The strikes.
In the attacks launched by Britain in alliance with the United States and France on Saturday, four British Tornado planes fired “Storm Shadow” missiles at a Syrian military base suspected of containing chemical weapons materials.