Corbyn Refuses to Say If He’d Back U.K. Military Action in SyriaRobert Hutton
Jeremy Corbyn, the leader of the U.K.’s opposition Labour Party, refused to say whether he’d support British military action in Syria.
Prime Minister David Cameron traveled to New York Sunday, ready to signal that he’d be willing for Bashar al-Assad to remain president of Syria temporarily as part of a transition to an inclusive government, if it ended war in the country. Cameron has said he wants Parliament to agree to allow military action against Islamic State in Syria as well as Iraq.
“What’s happening in Syria is dreadful,” Corbyn told the BBC’s “Andrew Marr Show” Sunday in Brighton, southern England, where his party is holding its annual conference. “Ultimately, there has to be a political solution.”