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
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.