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Cameron: No Legal Barrier to Airstrikes in Syria

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There is no legal barrier to more action against the Islamic State (IS) militants in Syria, but this option is not yet at the table , UK Prime Minister David Cameron said on Friday.

MOSCOW, September 26 (RIA Novosti) - There is no legal barrier to more action against the Islamic State (IS) militants in Syria, but this option is not yet at the table , UK Prime Minister David Cameron said on Friday.

"There are many concerns about doing more in Syria, I understand that. I don’t believe there is a legal barrier, because I think the legal advice is clear, were we to act or others to act," Cameron stressed.

"I am very clear, ISIL needs to be destroyed in Syria as well as Iraq. We support the action that the United States and five Arab states have taken in Syria, I do believe there is a strong case for us to do more in Syria. But I did not want to bring a motion to the House today, which there wasn’t consensus for," the prime minister added.

According to Cameron, the situation in Syria is more complicated than in Iraq because of the presence of "the brutal dictator [Bashar] Assad. It’s more complicated because of the state of the Civil War."

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