UK Government Backs US Military Action in Syria

Matthew Rycroft, the UK Permanent Representative to the United Nations, has confirmed that the British Government backs yesterday’s US military action in Syria.

In a statement Rycroft said:

“The United Kingdom supports the U.S. air strike on the Al Shayrat airfield because war crimes have consequences. And the greatest war criminal of all, Bashar al Assad, has now been put on notice.

The US strike was a proportionate response to unspeakable acts that gave rise to overwhelming humanitarian distress. It was also a strong effort to save lives, by ensuring that such acts never happen again”.