Britain's Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson listens as Prime Minister Theresa May gives her speech on the final day of the annual Conservative Party Conference in Birmingham, Britain, October 5, 2016. REUTERS/Toby Melville
Reuters: Britain looking at military options in Syria - foreign minister
Britain is looking at its military options in Syria but any action would need to be part of a coalition involving the United States and is not likely to happen soon, foreign minister Boris Johnson said on Thursday.
Prime Minister Theresa May's spokeswoman took a more cautious approach, saying there were no plans for further military action and no decisions had been made.
But Johnson's comments reflected frustration, shared in other Western capitals, at the worsening humanitarian situation in Syria and what he described as the barbaric role of Russia alongside the forces of President Bashar al-Assad.
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WNU Editor: The British PM is saying that there are no new military options on Syria .... No new plans for British military action in Syria, PM says (SKY News). More British PM denials here .... No UK plans for military force in Syria – PM May contradicts Johnson (RT). But there are reports that orders have been given to the RAF to shoot down "hostile" Russia war planes .... RAF ready to shoot down Russian aircraft over Syria (The Times). More here .... Royal Air Force Pilots Ordered To Shoot Down "Hostile" Russian Jets Over Syria (Zero Hedge). There are also calls from top Tories that British jets must be free to shoot down Russian warplanes in Syria .... British jets must be free to SHOOT DOWN Russian warplanes in Syria, says top Tory MP (Express).