UK PM to seek robust response to Syria

British Prime Minister David Cameron seeking to sell his war ploys at the Commons.

British Prime Minister David Cameron will use the G20 in Saint Petersburg this week to persuade Russia to take a tougher stance as far as the conflict in Syria is concerned, his spokesman said.

Cameronâ„¢s official spokesman said the Prime Minister was still seeking a Å“robust” response to allegations of chemical weapons use by President Bashar al Assadâ„¢s forces against his own people in Ghouta.

But, the Russian government has dismissed as unconvincing U.S.-led allegations, which are derived from spying reports perpetrated by the Israeli regimeâ„¢s spying apparatus, Mossad, and the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA), the U.S. spying machine.

Last week, a motion put to the lower house of the British parliament by David Cameron for the country to join another military adventurism in the Middle East region against Syria was killed by the lawmakers.

The parliamentary defeat inflicted a heavy blow to the British premier domestically and rattled the UKâ„¢s standing in the world internationally. Meanwhile, the vote was seen as a blow to the special relationship between London and Washington.

During a meeting of the cabinet on Tuesday, Cameron set out his aims for the G20, including on the Syria crisis, his spokesman said.

“One of the points the prime minister was noting was the importance of maintaining the engagement around bringing an end to this conflict,” the spokesman told a daily media briefing.

“It is no secret that a number of countries do not share our approach in a number of key respects,” the spokesman said, adding “But that does not mean that we do not keep working with them and others.”

“The outcome of the parliament is that there is not going to be British military intervention as part of that response, but part of that response is also diplomatic and political and through a number of international bodies, the UN and the like”, the spokesman added.

Asked what Britain’s aims were at the G20 in terms of the Syria conflict, the spokesman said: “Firstly trying to ensure that there is as robust an approach as possible to the use of chemical weapons.

“It is also about seeking to continue the diplomatic efforts for this objective to political transition.”

Meanwhile, Foreign Secretary William Hague said he would be talking with the president of the so-called Syrian opposition National Coalition, Ahmad al-Jarba in London on Thursday.


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Republished from: Press TV