Prime Minister Speaks to US President on Syrian Air Strikes

Theresa May, the Prime Minister, has spoken to Donald Trump, the US President, on the phone following the chemical attacks which took place in Syria.

A spokesman for the Prime Minister said in a statement:

“Theresa May tonight spoke with US President Trump to discuss last week’s chemical weapons attack in Syria and the US response.

The President thanked the Prime Minister for her support in the wake of last week’s US military action against the Assad regime.

The Prime Minister and the President agreed that a window of opportunity now exists in which to persuade Russia that its alliance with Assad is no longer in its strategic interest.

They agreed that US Secretary of State Tillerson’s visit to Moscow this week provides an opportunity to make progress towards a solution which will deliver a lasting political settlement.

They also discussed the broader Middle East, including the threat posed by Iran throughout the region.

The Prime Minister and President also stressed the importance of the international community, including China, putting pressure on North Korea to constrain the threat it poses”.