April 16, 2018 / 4:30 PM / 3 months ago

UK PM May: Do not doubt our resolve to prevent normalisation of chemical weapons

LONDON (Reuters) - Prime Minister Theresa May said Britain was determined to prevent the use of chemical weapons becoming normalised, responding to questions in parliament about her decision to authorise air strikes against Syria.

Britain's Prime Minister Theresa May speaks at a Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting business forum in London, April 16, 2018. REUTERS/Hannah McKay

Asked whether she could order new strikes if chemical weapons were found to have been used in the future, May said: “Nobody should be in any doubt of our resolve to ensure that we cannot see a situation where the use of chemical weapons is normalised.”

Reporting by Elizabeth Piper, writing by William James, editing by Estelle Shirbon

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