British Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson has said the UK will likely join the US in military action against Syria if asked by US President Donald Trump.
Johnson said Thursday it would be “very difficult to say no” if Washington sought London’s help for a military mission against the forces of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad over chemical weapons use.
“If the Americans were once again to be forced by the actions of the Assad regime … and they ask us to help it would be very difficult to say no,” Johnson said.
The top UK diplomat said the UK government won’t wait for Parliament’s vote on such a move. He added that British Prime Minister Theresa May will decide what course of action London would take.
Parliament will be dissolved next week ahead of Britain’s June 8 election, so lawmakers would not be able to vote on a request for military assistance before then.
“How exactly we were able to implement that would be for the government, for the prime minister,” he added.