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>> Britain senior ministers, have back to action to deter further use of chemical weapons by Syria, a response to the alleged poison gas attack blind on Bashar al-Assad's government. At a special cabinet meeting, the ministers agreed to take unspecified action with the United States and France. The BBC reports British prime minister Theresa May, is ready to give the go ahead for Britain to take part in action led by the US, without consulting Parliament first.
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According to the UKs Daily Telegraph newspaper, May has ordered British submarines to move within missile range of Syria. Across Europe, the same decision is being weighed up. French President Emmanuel Macron, says Paris has proof that Syrian forces used chemical weapons, including chlorine, in the rebel enclave of Duma on April seventh.
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But offered no details of any evidence.
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France does choose to attack, it has a dozen jets within striking distance of Syria, as well as a cruise missile-armed frigate. After speaking with Macron on Thursday, Angela Merkel, said Germany support it's western allies, but will not take part in any military action.
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> To do nothing is difficult sometimes and that is why there are diplomatic initiatives. Other measures have not been agreed yet but we are in agreement on the basic situation.>> Russian has warned the West against attacking Assad, and says there was no evidence of a chemical attack in Duma.