British lawmakers rejected their government's call for punitive military strikes against the chemical-armed Syrian regime, leaving the United States to act alone.
British Prime Minister David Cameron leaves 10 Downing Street in central London on August 29, 2013. President Barack Obama will act in the best interests of the United States on Syria, despite the British parliament's stunning rejection of military action, a US official said Thursday.
Before and after the shock House of Commons vote to defy Prime Minister David Cameron's bid to win support for military intervention, the White House said America was ready to take unilateral action.
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