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No need to apologise on Syria defeat says British PM

Friday, August 30, 2013 - 00:37

Aug. 30 - British Prime Minister David Cameron says he hopes President Obama and the American people will understand the British parliament's decision not to support military strikes in Syria. Rough Cut (no reporter narration)

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Britain's Prime Minister David Cameron said on Friday he regretted the failure of the British parliament to support military action in Syria, but that he hoped U.S. President Barack Obama would understand the need to listen to the will of the people. (SOUNDBITE) BRITISH PRIME MINISTER, DAVID CAMERON, SAYING: "Politics is difficult, of course it is. That involved going to parliament, making an argument in a strong and principled way, but then listening to parliament. I think the American public, the American people and President Obama will understand that." Cameron was speaking after the British parliament voted against a government motion to authorise the principle of military action in Syria late Thursday. (SOUNDBITE) BRITISH PRIME MINISTER, DAVID CAMERON, SAYING: "We will continue to take a case to the United Nations. We will continue to work in all the organisations we're members of, whether the EU or NATO or the G8 or the G20, to condemn what's happened in Syria." U.S. officials have suggested Obama might be willing to proceed with limited military action against Syria without allied support, but that no final decision had been reached.

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No need to apologise on Syria defeat says British PM

Friday, August 30, 2013 - 00:37