Britain's Cameron: No Need To Apologise To Obama Over Syria Parliament Defeat

Category: Daily Promo / Aug 30, 2013 11:00AM EDT
Prime Minister David Cameron said on Friday (August 30) he regretted the failure of the British parliament to support military action in Syria but that he hoped President Barack Obama would understand the need to listen to the wishes of the people.
"Politics is difficult. Of course it is. That involved going to parliament in a strong and principled way but then listening to parliament. I think the American public, the American people and President Obama will understand that," Cameron said just hours after parliament voted against a government motion to authorize the principle of military action in Syria.
"I think it's important that we have a robust response to the use of chemical weapons and there are a series of things that we will continue to do. We will continue to take a case to the United Nations. We will continue to work in all the organisations we're members of, whether the EU or NATO or the G8 or the G20, to condemn what's happened in Syria. It's important we uphold the international taboo on the use of chemical weapons," he added.
U.S. officials suggested President Barack Obama might be willing to proceed with limited action against Syria even without allied support, but that no final decision had been reached.
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