Prime Minster David Cameron (right)
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Government loses Syria vote in Commons

British MPs have voted to reject possible military action against the Assad regime in Syria to deter the use of chemical weapons.

A government motion was defeated 285 to 272, a majority of 13 votes.

Prime Minister David Cameron said it was clear Parliament does not want action and "the government will act accordingly".

Iain Watson reports.

  • 30 Aug 2013
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