|Ahead of vote, Labour shoves Cameron into corner demanding UN role in possible Syria action
Britain's opposition Labour Party has indicated it may not support even a watered down version of a government resolution on Syria.
Labour leader Ed Miliband said he is unwilling to give Prime Minister David Cameron a “blank check'' for conducting possible future military operations against Syria.
He had earlier forced Cameron to back down on calls for an immediate strike in order to assess evidence by UN inspectors about a possible Syrian government chemical attack on its own people.
A Labour amendment to the resolution demands that UN inspectors be allowed to report to the security council if they find evidence that chemical weapons had been used. The UN security council would then vote, media reports in London said.
Labour will put the amendment to a vote if the Cameron government declines to make concessions. If the amendment is passed the government motion would fall, the Guardian reports.
Labour's position leaves the results of a parliamentary vote expected later today in doubt. If approved, the measure would authorize possible strikes in principle but would require a second vote after the UN report.
The government says it plans today to publish its legal advice on a possible attack. But only a part of the legal advice is expected to be published.—AP/The Standard