May, Macron Face Law­mak­ers An­gry Over Syria Strikes


LON­DON (Dis­patches) - Bri­tish Prime Min­is­ter Theresa May and French Pres­i­dent Em­manuel Macron on Mon­day faced anger from law­mak­ers for con­duct­ing air strikes with the United States in Syria in their first ma­jor mil­i­tary ac­tion since com­ing to power.

May was due to ad­dress MPs after pro­ceed­ing with the joint strikes with­out prior par­lia­men­tary ap­proval -- a sen­si­tive sub­ject in Bri­tain where mem­o­ries of par­tic­i­pa­tion in the U.S.-led in­va­sion of Iraq in 2003 are still raw.

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