David Cameron arrives back in Downing Street
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PM returns for Syria crisis talks

David Cameron has said the alleged use of chemical weapons by the Syrian government is "morally indefensible" after he recalled Parliament to discuss responses to the crisis.

The prime minister said the world could "not stand idly by" in the face of the "massive use" of banned weapons.

But any military action would have to be proportionate and legal, he added.

The US Defence Secretary says their troops are ready to go but President Obama has given no indication as to his plans.

There is some international backing for military action however Russia, one of Syria's allies, is vehemently opposed .

Carole Walker reports.

  • 27 Aug 2013
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