|Victoria Stanley |||Nov 23, 2015 10:19 AM EST|
(Photo : Oli Scarff | Getty images News) David Cameron is looking to persuade British MPs to support his plan to join France make airstrikes against ISIS in Iraq and Syria.
British Prime Minister David Cameron has announced that the world is coming together in a bid to end the terrors caused by the Islamic State (ISIS). Speaking on behalf of his country on Monday alongside President François Hollande in Paris, Cameron said that the UK would do all that ispossible to help assist France attacks the jihadists in Syria.
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Cameron said it was his "firm conviction" that the UK should join air strikes in Syria but the decision lies on British MPs. He said he would present the case to Parliament this week ahead of a vote before Christmas, BBC News reported.
According to International Business Times, Cameron confirmed that he and Hollande discussed how they can further tighten counter-terrorism cooperation between the two countries and work together to defeat ISIS in Iraq and Syria. He highlighted the fact that the two nations face a similar threat and they must therefore share information and intelligence to better defend themselves from brutal attacks by terrorists.
The France and UK are already doing this, but they have agreed to step up their efforts even further and to work more closely with their European neighbours.
Cameron also emphasized that both countries must do more to tackle the threat of returning foreign fighters. It will require a pan-European effort, he noted. He said that a stronger external EU border is needed to beef up security.
While calling for more security cooperation in the EU, Cameron stressed that the EU must seal a deal on new policies so that member states can share airplane passenger records as well as a further investigations on the trade of unlawful fire arms across the continent.
Cameron, who is a Conservative leader, "firmly" backed France's decision to bomb Raqqa in the wake of the 13 November attacks on Paris, which left at least 130 people dead.
Cameron's comments comes after the UN Security Council on Saturday unanimously voted to "apply all required measures" to tackle IS. The move was particularly crucial for the UK as the the official opposition party Labour say UN backing would be necessary before the MPs vote for air strikes in Syria.
The Prime Minister is expected to unveil his "comprehensive strategy" to parliament in a move aimed at attracting more support across the House of Commons for military intervention.
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