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Britain Labour Leader Corbyn Says Could Suspend Syria Air Strikes if Elected

Britain Labour Leader Corbyn Says Could Suspend Syria Air Strikes if Elected

LONDON - The leader of Britain's main opposition Labour Party Jeremy Corbyn said on Sunday he could suspend British involvement in air strikes against Syria if he was elected prime minister at a June 8 election.
The veteran peace campaigner, whose Labour Party is around 20 points behind the ruling Conservatives in opinion polls, set out his position on a range of security and foreign policies, saying he would look again at Britain's nuclear deterrent and was against using nuclear weapons.
His comments were pounced upon by the Conservatives, who said that Corbyn posed a threat to British security and was the best reason "for sticking with the strong leadership of (Prime Minister) Theresa May".
Corbyn told the BBC's Andrew Marr Show that he believed that "the only solution in Syria is going to be a political one".
"I want us to say 'Listen, let's get people around the table quickly' and a way of achieving that - suspending the strikes, possibly." (Reuters)