Before tomorrow nights vote, Mr Cameron will issue a summary of the Governments legal advice, which suggests military action could be taken without UN approval in order to protect the Syrian people. Dominic Grieve, the Attorney General, reported his view today to the National Security Council chaired by the Prime Minister, which declared Assad was responsible for the attack and the world shouldnt stand idly by. In New York, Britain proposed a new UN resolution condemning last weeks attack and authorising measures to protect civilians in Syria. But there was a stalemate when it was discussed with the other four permanent mebers of the Security Council, where Russia and China have a veto.
Marie Harf, deputy spokeswoman at the US State Department,conceded: We see no avenue forward, given continued Russian opposition, to any meaningful council action on Syria. We do not believe that the Syrian regime should be able to hide the behind the fact that the Russians continue to block action. Sergei Lavrov, the Russian Foreign Minister, told Britain the Security Council should not consider a draft resolution before UN inspectors report on their findings.
William Hague, cheap uggs boots the Foreign Secretary, said there would be further discussions in New York over the coming days but added: We are clear that if... there isnt agreement at the UN, then we still have a responsibility. Its very important not to take so long to respond that people confuse what the eventual response is about.
Elsewhere, when asked if Syria would strike Israel ugg boots uggs outlet store in retaliation cheap real uggs at an attack on it, Bashar Jaafari, Syrias ambassador to the UN, said it had a right to self defence under the UN charter, while Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, Irans Supreme Leader, warned that US military