UK's Hague: Syria chemical attack threatens our security

By REUTERS
August 28, 2013 10:56

LONDON - Britain's national security will be undermined if it fails to challenge the Syrian government over the use of chemical weapons against its own people, British Foreign Secretary William Hague said on Wednesday.

In an article published before Prime Minister David Cameron chairs Britain's National Security Council to finalize recommendations for a possible military response against Syria, Hague said the risks of doing nothing were too great.

"We must proceed in a careful and thoughtful way, but we cannot permit our own security to be undermined by the creeping normalization of the use of weapons that the world has spent decades trying to control and eradicate," Hague wrote in Britain's Daily Telegraph newspaper.


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