Opposition Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn said it is "vital that parliament has the chance to debate and decide in advance" of any military action, which he warned "risks a risky escalation of the conflict".
French President Emmanuel Macron claimed that the country had "proof" the Assad regime used chemical weapons in Douma and would support any U.S. action. The Syrian government has been known to use chlorine bombs, along with sarin, a nerve agent developed by Nazi Germany that was used in a 2013 attack that killed almost 1,500 people outside of Damascus. And he insisted it remains US policy not to be involved directly in Syria's civil war.
"It is a very, very delicate circumstance, and we've got to make this judgment on a very careful, very deliberate, very well thought-through basis, knowing exactly ... how strong the evidence is", Brexit Secretary David Davis said ahead of Thursday's cabinet.
They also said the U.S.in conjunction with other countries has compiled intelligence, including images, that indicates the Assad regime carried out last weekend's fatal attack.
The NBC News reports come several hours after French president Emmanuel Macron said he too has "proof" that the attack used chemical weapons.
President Donald Trump has emerged from a meeting with his national security team without a "final decision" on how to respond to a suspected chemical weapons attack in Syria.
In London, British Prime Minister Theresa May summoned her Cabinet back from vacation Thursday to discuss military action against Syria.
Opposition lawmakers have called on May to give Parliament a vote before committing British troops.
France already has some 1,100 troops involved in its Operation Chammal, created in 2014 to fight Islamic State extremists in Iraq and extended in 2015 to Syria, as part of the US -led coalition.
May is not obliged to win parliament's approval, but a non-binding constitutional convention to do so has been established since a 2003 vote on joining the US -led invasion of Iraq.
A separate YouGov survey on Thursday found 61 percent of people think it would be necessary for parliament to vote on military action against Syria, with just 18 percent saying it was not necessary and 21 percent undecided.
Parliament voted down British military action against Assad's government in 2013, in an embarrassment for May's predecessor, David Cameron.
The Times reports that "the largest U.S. air and naval strike force since the 2003 Iraq war" is now heading towards Syria, and that US-led strikes are expected to begin "within the next three days".
Following the meeting, May spoke to Donald Trump and the pair agreed that the United Kingdom and the USA would "keep working closely together on the global response", according to a statement from Downing Street.
"Cabinet agreed on the need to take action to alleviate humanitarian distress and to deter the further use of chemical weapons..."
Speaking to congress at a hearing of the House Armed Services Committee on Thursday, Mattis said he believed a chemical attack had taken place and blamed Russian Federation for being complicit in Syrian government's possession of chemical weapons.
Trump is considering his military options in Syria after Saturday's alleged chemical attack against the rebel-held town of Douma. President Donald Trump said on Thursday he was holding meetings on Syria and expected to make decisions "fairly soon".
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Both the Russian military and the Syrian government said they would facilitate the mission and ensure the inspectors' security. Defence Secretary James Mattis said there were no reports of U.S. losses during the initial airstrikes.
Russia's ambassador to the United States said Moscow had warned that "such actions will not be left without consequences". Thousands of people are also retweeting some of Trump's previous comments warning against military action in Syria .
Pompeo also won't say whether Mueller's team asked him not to speak publicly about the contents of the interview. In all of these cases, he aligned himself with the new tough policies of President Donald Trump .
A member of Sharif's ruling party, Information Minister Maryam Aurangzeb, angrily dismissed the ruling as a "joke". The historic ruling ended Sharif's hopes to stage a political comeback in general elections slated after June.
The question he was responding to was whether Facebook should, by law, have to get user permission to sell or share user data. Facebook shares jumped as Zuckerberg spoke to the senators, closing up 4.5 percent in NY trading.
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