Syria

John Baron MP cautions against IS mission creep into Syria

September 4, 2014
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MP says Syrian strikes are ill-advised As the Government considers its response to the threat posed by the Islamic State (IS), there is speculation that the Prime Minister will soon announce plans for military strikes against the extremists, in concert with Western and regional allies. These would take place in Northern Iraq, but may...
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John Baron MP speaks about Syrian Parliamentary vote at Global Strategy Forum

February 25, 2014
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MP says Britain must preserve military capabilities This afternoon John Baron MP spoke at the Global Strategy Forum, an organisation which facilitates discussions about foreign affairs, defence and international security issues. John was invited to join a panel to debate the implications on future British military interventions following Parliament’s decision to vote down military...
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John Baron MP presses Government to take on Syrian refugees

January 28, 2014
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MP says Britain should act in concert with other countries The civil war in Syria is worsening, and the UNHCR Syrian programme estimate 2.3m refugees have so far fled the fighting. The majority are seeking sanctuary in neighbouring countries, and are being accommodated in refugee camps, many of which are vastly overfilled and which...
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John Baron MP urges Prime Minister to go the extra diplomatic mile on Syria

September 9, 2013
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MP questions G20 support for Iranian talks   Today in the House of Commons, during the Prime Minister’s Statement on the G20 summit, John Baron MP asked the PM as to the support within the G20 for extending any forthcoming peace talks on Syria to Iran. John asked: “The Prime Minister is right to...
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John Baron MP urges Foreign Secretary to go the extra diplomatic mile on Syria

September 3, 2013
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MP says Iran should be included in any peace talks   John Baron MP today pressed the Foreign Secretary during questions in the House of Commons about Britain’s role in Syria now that Brittain had ruled out military intervention. John said: “In welcoming the Prime Ministers assertion that...
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John Baron MP welcomes decision against military action in Syria

August 30, 2013
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MP: Iraq’s legacy is that the bar for military action has been set much higher Yesterday in the House of Commons, MPs rejected calls for Britain to join potential US and French air strikes on Syria. As a result of last night’s vote, Britain will not take part in any military strikes. John voted...
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John Baron MP says Government will need to answer key questions during Thursday’s Syria debate

August 27, 2013
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MP: Parliament’s recall suggest military action possible by the weekend   Today John Baron MP has welcomed the recall of Parliament announced by No. 10, but believes key questions will need answering in Thursday’s debate. John highlights the danger of armed intervention making a bad situation much worse, and stresses the importance of verification....
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John Baron MP says UN weapons inspectors need access to all potential chemical sites in Syria

August 23, 2013
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MP stresses importance of verification and warns against knee-jerk intervention   Following reports that Government forces in Syria have used chemical weapons against the rebels, and subsequent talk of intervention by the West, John Baron MP said: “These images are horrific, and remind us that atrocities have been committed by both sides in this...
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John Baron MP presses aid Secretary to muster more humanitarian support over Syria

July 17, 2013
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MP warns that refugee camps could become hotbeds of radicalisation   Today in International Aid Questions in the House of Commons, John Baron MP questioned the Secretary of State, Rt Hon Justine Greening MP, about the need for more humanitarian aid for Syrian refugees. Britain has led the way, but many international partners have...
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John Baron MP urges Parliamentary vote before arms are sent to Syria

July 11, 2013
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MP sponsors and speaks in House of Commons debate   Today in the House of Commons, John Baron MP spoke in a debate on Syria. The debate was secured by John via the Back Bench Business Committee, with support from MPs on all sides of the House. The motion for debate was ‘that this...
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