London Evening Standard: Theresa May says Syria airstrikes were not because Donald Trump asked her to17 April 2018 | 03:45 | FOCUS News Agency
The Prime Minister added: “We have done it because we believe it was the right thing to do.”
Mrs May faced a grilling by MPs in the Commons over a series of missile strikes launched on Saturday.
She insisted the Syrian airstrike on the Assad regime was in “Britain’s best interest” after a chemical weapons attack in Douma, which is thought to have killed around 75 people.
It came as a row erupted in Commons as opinion was divided over Mrs May's decision.
The PM’s decision to launch airstrikes without parliamentary approval has led to criticism from MPs.
But she defended her decision not to recall Parliament, suggesting the "security" of the operation could have been compromised.
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"The speed with which we acted was essential in co-operating with our partners to alleviate further humanitarian suffering and to maintain the vital security of our operations," she said.
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