Britain will attack Syria despite Russia and China vetoing it 0Britain will attack Syria despite Russia and China vetoing it 0

British Foreign Secretary William Hague called the Syrian government’s actions unacceptable and called on the United Nations to take responsibility for Syria.

British Foreign Secretary William Hague spoke at a meeting of the British National Security Council yesterday, expressing determination for military intervention in Syria regardless of the outcome of the United Nations Security Council discussion in the coming days.

`This is the first chemical war in the 21st century. This is unacceptable. We are facing a war crime, a crime against humanity,` Guardian quoted Mr. Hague as saying.

`It is time for the Security Council to show responsibility towards Syria, which has not been done in the past two and a half years. We introduced a resolution opposing the use of chemical weapons, which demands that the government

`I expect the Security Council to continue discussions in New York in the coming days and if a consensus is reached that would be the best thing. However, Russia and China can veto it as they have done before.

`We need to say clearly that… if there is no consensus at the United Nations, we will still have responsibility, we and other countries will still have responsibility,` the British Foreign Secretary said.

He also added that military intervention should not be delayed for too long because it would `cause confusion` about the purpose of the intervention.

Britain and four other permanent countries of the United Nations Security Council, Russia, the United States, China and France, are discussing a resolution allowing the use of military force in Syria.

Russia and China vehemently opposed the enactment of this resolution and British officials admitted their proposal was likely to fail.

Previously, United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki-moon said inspectors needed four more days to investigate chemical attacks in Damascus.

Sources in London and Washington say a limited offensive will take place this week, but the desire to reach a consensus at the United Nations may change the schedule.

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