Stunning Defeat for Obama's War Plans: UK Won't Support

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Stunning Defeat for Obama's War Plans: UK Won't Support

Cameron's war resolution was defeated 285 to 272

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Common Dreams staff

In a major blow to the US war plans, British Prime Minister David Cameron suffered a stunning defeat in Thursday night's Parliament vote to endorse UK/US military action against Syria.

Cameron's motion was defeated 285 to 272, a majority of 13 votes. Cameron said it was clear Parliament does not want action and "the government will act accordingly."

It effectively rules out British involvement in any US-led strikes against the Assad regime.

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