US President Barack Obama told David Cameron he "fully respected" the approach the Prime Minister has taken over Syria in a telephone call tonight, Downing Street said.
The PM insisted he still wants to see a strong response to the chemical weapons attack on the outskirts of Damascus during the 15-minute discussion following the Commons defeat that has ended any possibility of British military intervention.
International Development Secretary Justine Greening claimed she missed the crucial vote on Syria because she did not hear the division bell
Britain's place in the world changed with last night's Commons vote on Syria, as David Cameron spectacularly misread his own party.
It was clear the majority of MPs would not be prepared to back unilateral action by the US and Britain. Today we need to make clear why.