United Kingdom to study options if Syria's Assad uses chemical weapons again

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Government ministers were out in force over weekend to explain to government's rationale for airstrikes in Syria, with Boris Johnson leading the charge on the Andrew Marr Show.

Russian Federation has launched a "dirty tricks" campaign against Britain and the USA in the wake of the Syria airstrikes as Boris Johnson warned of the need to be prepared for retaliatory attacks.

British warplanes took part in the strikes, which destroyed sites suspected of hosting chemical weapons development and storage facilities.

"I'm afraid that is the unhappy corollary of this that if we say we're limiting our action to chemical weapons. then of course it follows that the rest of the Syrian war must proceed as it will", Johnson told BBC television.

To foreign secretary was asked: what was the mission and have we really accomplished it? "Their goal is to make it clear that we will not tolerate the use of chemical weapons", he said.

His comments come ahead of a what is expected to be a heated Parliamentary debate on the Government's decision to launch strikes with France and the United States without first seeking the approval of MPs.

"And the world said "enough" to the use of such weapons".

Meanwhile Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn has said Parliament should have been given a vote ahead of the strikes. "The primary goal is to say no to the use of barbaric chemical weapons".

He also did not rule out further attacks against Syria if the Assad regime continued the alleged use of chemical weapons.