'Whole world should be alarmed' – Corbyn condemns Trump tweet

Jeremy Corbyn has condemned Donald Trump's rhetoric

Jeremy Corbyn has condemned Donald Trump's rhetoric

Thursday, April 12, 2018

Jeremy Corbyn has condemned Donald Trump's rhetoric on Syria and said: "More bombing, more killing, more war will not save life."

Speaking during a visit to Derby, the Labour leader was asked about the US president's tweet yesterday in which he said that "nice and new and 'smart!'" missiles would soon be fired towards Syria.

Mr Corbyn said: "I think the whole world should be alarmed at that sort of instant reaction - sending stuff out on social media to make policy.

"What happened in Syria is disgraceful. Any use of chemical weapons by anybody against anybody else is clearly illegal as well as immoral and wrong.

"The United Nations has a duty and a function to ensure there's a proper investigation undertaken, as the inspectors are now in Douma doing just that and, when we've got the results of that, decide what action to take.

"But, I would just say this. Hundreds of thousands have died and lost their lives in Syria.

"Millions have been forced into refuge. Many are living in terrible poverty and desperation. There has to be a political solution.

"Russia, America, the European Union, all the neighbouring countries, Iran, Saudi Arabia have got to be involved in ensuring there is a real ceasefire and a political process that does give hope to the people of Syria in the future.

"More bombing, more killing, more war will not save life. It will just take more lives and spawn the war elsewhere."

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