THE WORLD braced for World War Three last night as Prime Minister Theresa May ordered UK submarines within range of Bashar al-Assad’s Syrian forces.
A source told the Telegraph. “We are moving subs in, we are doing everything necessary operationally to do that.
“If any action is going to happen it is going to happen before Monday because once you start having a debate about it, it will be very difficult for Number 10 to do anything.”
May has also called an emergency cabinet meeting to authorise a military response.
Sources said that the Prime Minister is “convinced it was a chemical attack by Assad.”
The news comes after Mrs May put RAF fighter jets on standby at the British RAF base in Cyprus.
According to a source, British Military chiefs have also drawn up plans for a joint strike with America.
President Trump yesterday told Moscow to “get ready” for incoming US missiles.
The President tweeted: “Get ready Russia, because they will be coming, nice and new and ‘smart!’ You shouldn’t be partners with a Gas Killing Animal who kills his people and enjoys it!”
Russia hit back and said: “We do not participate in Twitter diplomacy,” Peskov was quoted as saying by Interfax. “We support serious approaches. We continue to believe that it is important not to take steps that could harm an already fragile situation.”
According to reports, U.S. Navy ships are in position in the Mediterranean sea close to Syria.
Syrian planes have been flown to three Russian air bases and Syrian government officials have been moved to safe houses in Damascus in preparation for an attack from Western forces.
Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn said yesterday that Parliament must be given a vote to authorise military action in Syria adding MPs “should always” be given a say on UK military intervention.
With the latest moves by Mrs May, it looks likes the PM has ignored Jeremy Corbyn’s calls for parliamentary approval before any strikes in Syria.
Parliament is still in recess and Mrs May has indicated she will not recall Parliament.
Parliment is due to convene on Monday, following their Easter break, by that point, an attack on Syria may already be underway.
Tory and Labour MPs have suggested they will back Britain and Theresa May in military action.
Sarah Wollaston MP is one of 30 Tories who voted against David Cameron’s call for strikes in Syria in 2013.
Wollaston said she could no longer stand by as Assad’s regime slaughtered his own people.
She tweeted: “I did not support military action in the past but chemical weapons are now being used with impunity. It is time to act to stop the use of these horrific weapons.”
Emma Reynolds, a former Labour Shadow Minister, told The Sun: ”I don’t see how you can stand by and let them do this again and again.”