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Nick Clegg closes Syria debate

Nick Clegg has closed the Commons debate on Syria which has taken place ahead of a vote on the UK's response to a chemical attack near Damascus.

MPs vote on the "principle" of launching military action against President Bashar al-Assad's regime.

The Deputy Prime Minister told MPs: "Our motion is very tightly defined, the sole aim is to relieve humanitarian suffering by deterring and disrupting the further use of chemical weapons."

  • 29 Aug 2013
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