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No vote to UK military strikes against Syria

30 August 2013

David Cameron’s government motion to take military action against Syria was defeated by 285 votes to 272, a majority of 13 votes.

The votes has ruled out the UK’s involvement with any US led strikes against Syria.

The British High Commission in Cyprus has said that the deployment of interceptor aircrafts in Akrotiri constitutes a purely precautionary measure to ensure the protection of UK interests and the defence of the Sovereign Base Areas.

A High Commission Press Office’s representative referred to statement made earlier today by a representative of the British Ministry of Defence.

 “We can confirm that as part of ongoing contingency planning, 6 RAF Typhoon interceptor fast jets are deploying to Akrotiri in Cyprus.

 This is purely a prudent and precautionary measure to ensure the protection of UK interests and the defence of our Sovereign Base Areas at a time of heightened tension in the wider region”, said the representative.

 

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