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First Minister backs Prime Minister's Syria action while Corbyn says move is 'legally questionable'

The First Minister has backed the Prime Minister's action on Syria Credit: PA

The First Minister has backed the Prime Minister's decision to take military action against Syria in retaliation for the use of chemical weapons.

In a statement, Carwyn Jones said: "I spoke with the PM last night about the action in Syria. I offered my support to any intervention that could prevent a further atrocity."

But the First Minister's stance is directly opposite to the leader of the UK Labour party, Jeremy Corbyn, who says that the Prime Minister should have sought parliamentary approval and branded the decision as 'legally questionable.'

The First Minister's statement in full

Welsh Conservative leader, Andrew RT Davies AM said the decision by Theresa May was 'considered' and 'the right one'.

Plaid Cymru leader, Leanne Wood, said the strikes against Syria are 'reckless'.