PM still argues for Syria action

David Cameron has said he will continue to argue for a "robust response" to the Syrian regime's use of chemical weapons even though British military action had been ruled out after MPs voted against the principle of intervention.

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UK and US special relationship 'still intact'

David Cameron insisted the special relationship is still intact Credit: Reuters

Downing Street has insisted that the US special relationship is still intact, despite Britain's MPs voting against military action in Syria.

David Cameron and President Barack Obama spoke on the phone about the Syrian crisis this evening.

In a statement, Downing Street said: "President Obama said he fully respected the PM's approach and that he had not yet taken a decision on the US response."

"They agreed that their co-operation on international issues would continue in the future."

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