Boris Johnson Confirms that Britain May Join Future US Military Campaigns in Syria

Boris Johnson, the Foreign Secretary, has repeated that Britain may support future US military campaigns in Syria. The US launched a missile attack in early April 2017 in response to a chemical weapons attack, with future attacks remaining possible.

Speaking on BBC Radio 4’s Today Programme Johnson said:

“I think it would be very difficult if the US has a proposal to have some sort of action in response to a chemical weapons attack. If they come to us and ask for our support – whether it’s with submarine-based cruise missiles in the Med… in my view – and I know it’s also the view of the Prime Minister, it would be difficult for us to say no”.