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U.S., British and French warplanes targeted suspected chemical weapons research and storage facilities in Syria. The US President announced a missile attack on Syria in response to the chemical attack.

The London meeting came as US President Donald Trump weighed his military options and France warned it had "proof" the Syrian regime had used chemical weapons.

He said the attack was staged on April 7 to coincide with military action by Syrian government forces, after the rebel group Jaish al-Islam that long controlled Eastern Ghouta carried out shelling of Damascus from April 3 to 6.

Ministers said there was need to "deter the further use of chemical weapons by the Assad regime", and alleviate the humanitarian situation, a Downing Street statement said.

Ministers "agreed the prime minister should continue to work with allies in the United States and France to coordinate an worldwide response", May's office added.

"We hope that there will be no point of no return, that the USA and the allies will refrain from military action against sovereign states", he said.

"This collective action sends a clear message that the worldwide community will not stand by and tolerate the use of chemical weapons", May told a press conference.

The British government has signaled it is ready to back USA military action against Syria, saying it is "highly likely" the Assad regime used chemical weapons on its own people and that such action could not go unchallenged. Russian Federation - an ally of Assad - his involvement in it denies.

The attack was in response to the Assad regime's apparent use of chemical weapons on its citizens last week.

The suspected use of chemical weapons has drawn the West back into Syria's seven-year conflict.

The leader of Britain's opposition Labour Party Jeremy Corbyn said on Saturday there was no legal basis for British strikes against Syria and such action would encourage others to behave in the same way.

May said she would address parliament on Monday about the strikes.



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