Speaking on the Andrew Marr Show on the BBC, Corbyn then hit out at the government citing humanitarian reasons to launch the missiles describing the argument as a "legally debatable concept". "What we need in this country is something more robust, like a war powers act, so that governments do get held to account by parliament for what they do in our name".
Also appearing on the program, UK Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson said he hoped Saturday's airstrike could push actors in the Syrian civil war towards the negotiating table and "alleviate further humanitarian suffering".
The US, UK and France hailed their missile strikes in the early hours of yesterday morning as having successfully degraded the capability of Assad to deploy chemical weapons.
United Kingdom opposition leader Jeremy Corbyn has challenged the British government's legal basis for carrying out missile strikes on Syria, labelling the "humanitarian" justification "legally debatable".
Liberal Democrat leader Sir Vince Cable demanded Parliament be recalled to vote on the crisis, telling the BBC: 'The position is a very unsafe one because of Russian involvement - also because we have an erratic president of the United States'.
Russian Federation has repeatedly used its security council veto to block resolutions on Syria, including one on Tuesday that would have established an independent investigation into the suspected use of chemical weapons. The attack killed "up to 75 people", according to the government.
But the Prime Minister said she had authorised the operation "because I judge this action to be in Britain's national interest".Читайте также: Air strikes launched in Syria in response to suspected chemical weapons attack
Ian Austin mocked his leader's suggestion, writing on Twitter: "Does anyone seriously think Putin will say 'thanks for the sample".
Mrs May said the action would also send a "clear signal" to anyone else who believed they could use chemical weapons "with impunity".
After ordering military action for the first time since entering No 10, a grim-faced Mrs May used a 9am Downing Street press conference to insist "limited and targeted" bombing was the "right thing to do" to stop the use of banned chemical weapons.
The comments come after Theresa May won the backing of her Cabinet for military action against Syrian forces.
This prompted a frustrated Marr to ask: "If you were Prime Minister, you would never ever authorise the use of military force, would you?"
On Tuesday President Donald Trump tweeted to warn Russian Federation that a missile attack on Syria "will be coming".
Her own MPs and opposition figures such as Corbyn have called for a rare Saturday sitting of the Commons to authorize any action.
MPs are due to return to Westminster from the Easter recess on Monday - and a row is continuing between some MPs over whether a vote should take place in Parliament before any action is taken.При любом использовании материалов сайта и дочерних проектов, гиперссылка на обязательна.
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