Galloway lashes out at Syria war plans

Galloway lashes out at UK govt. plans for Syria attack

Britainâ„¢s Respect Party MP George Galloway criticizes the government plans for Syria attack.

Britainâ„¢s Respect Bradford West MP George Galloway has slammed the UK government for its plans to launch an offensive against Syria over allegations of chemical weapons use by the government of the Syrian President Bashar al-Assad.

Speaking during a parliamentary debate on Thursday, Galloway said there was “no compelling evidence” for putting the blame for the chemical attack on the Syrian government.

“To launch a chemical weapons attack in Damascus on the very day that a United Nations chemical weapons inspection team arrives in Damascus must be a new definition of madness,” he said.

Galloway also criticized the British government for pursuing plans to take military action against Syria even without the United Nations approval.

The UK parliament voted against a motion by British Prime Minister David Cameron to authorize military intervention in the Arab country, after dozens of Tory MPs joined forces with the opposition Labour party.

On August 21, the militants operating inside Syria and the foreign-backed Syrian opposition claimed that hundreds had been killed in a government chemical attack on militant strongholds in Damascus suburbs of Ain Tarma, Zamalka and Jobar.

The Syrian government, however, denied the allegations as baseless and announced that the chemical attack had actually been carried out by the militants themselves as a false flag operation.

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Republished from: Press TV