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Britain pauses on Syria action

Wednesday, August 28, 2013 - 00:32

Aug. 29 - British Prime Minister David Cameron convenes his cabinet to discuss action on Syria after domestic opposition rules out immediate strikes. Rough Cut (no reporter narration).

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Cabinet ministers of the British government gathered at Number Ten Downing Street on Thursday morning to consider their next move after Prime Minister David Cameron was forced to push back plans for an imminent military strike against Syria over its suspected use of chemical weapons. Cameron was ambushed when the opposition Labour party said it wanted greater parliamentary scrutiny and rebel lawmakers in his own ruling Conservative party said they would oppose him. (SOUNDBITE) (English) LEADER OF OPPOSITION AND LEADER OF LABOUR LEADER, ED MILIBAND, SAYING: "The House of Commons wouldn't even have seen the evidence today from the United Nations weapons inspectors. I'm determined we learn the lessons of the past, including Iraq, and we can't have the House of Commons write a blank cheque to the Prime Minister for military action." The United Nations inspectors, in Syria to determine whether forces have used chemical weapons will wrap up their probe on Friday and leave the next day, U.N. chief Ban Ki-moon said on Thursday.

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Britain pauses on Syria action

Wednesday, August 28, 2013 - 00:32