The British prime minister is reportedly set to ask China’s President Xi Jinping to support the UK’s shelling of terror groups in war-torn Syria.
David Cameron will request the assistance of China in its campaign against terror groups in Syria during the official visit of Xi Jinping to London scheduled for October 19, the Mirror reported.
The British leader is apparently keen on getting Xi to use his influence with Russian President Vladimir Putin to create space for a UK campaign in Syria, as Cameron wants to avoid confrontations in the sky between RAF aircraft and Russian MiGs.
According to media reports, Britain wants to carry out air attacks against Islamic State militants’ positions. But to launch that operation, the UK’s prime minister needs approval from the country’s parliament. Herein lies the main obstacle for Cameron: Labor Party leader Jeremy Corbyn may stand in Cameron’s way, as did his predecessor Ed Miliband back in 2013.
Earlier, German chancellor Angela Merkel and David Cameron together reiterated that the situation in Syria is highly threatening, and urgently needs to be settled by political means.
On September 30, Moscow initiated an airborne military operation in Syria, which, according to official data, has successfully destroyed IS positions across the Middle East nation.