Cabinet to judge PM's planned action against Assad

The Prime Minister's recommendation for action against the Assad regime will be considered by the Cabinet tomorrow after winning the unanimous support of the National Security Council, Number 10 has said.

Ministers agreed that the Assad regime was responsible for this attack and that the world shouldn’t stand idly by; and that any response should be legal, proportionate and specifically to protect civilians by deterring further chemical weapons use.

There was unanimous backing for the approach we are pursuing at the United Nations and the Chapter VII resolution put forward to fellow P5 members today.

– Number 10 spokesman