Corbyn: Syria airstrikes legally questionable
Tehran, British Labour Leader Jeremy Corbyn has described airstrikes on Syria as legally questionable and accused Theresa May of trailing after Donald Trump in an attack that could escalate the conflict.
The Labour leader was responding to the news that the US, UK and France launched airstrikes in Syria early on Saturday morning. Corbyn, who has called for an independent UN-led investigation of last week's chemical weapons attack, said the prime minister should have sought parliamentary approval before launching the action, Theguardian.com reported.
Bombs won't save lives or bring about peace, Corbyn said. This legally questionable action risks escalating further, as US Defense Secretary James Mattis has admitted, an already devastating conflict and therefore makes real accountability for war crimes and use of chemical weapons less, not more likely.
In a press conference on Saturday morning, May said the attacks were right and legal and gave a very clear message to the regime.
Jeremy Corbyn has described airstrikes on Syria as legally questionable and accused Theresa May of trailing after Donald Trump in an attack that could escalate the conflict.
The US fired over 100 missiles on Syria on Friday in precision strikes that were fired in response to a suspected chemical weapons attack last weekend, which killed dozens of people, and injured scores more.
France and the UK have joined the US military operation.
Source: Islamic Republic News Agency IRNA