Washington, Sept. 4: A recent poll has revealed that European allies of the United States are distinctly wary of any kind of military intervention in Syria.
A ComRes poll has found out that the French were more likely to back a U.S. missile strike in Syria than the Germans or the British, CNN reports.
According to the poll, only one-in-three French back the bombing, one out-of-five Germans are in favor of missile strikes, while only 16 percent of Britishers support any such action.
The poll respondents chose from a list of “most appropriate responses,” which included tightening sanctions, establishing a no-fly zone over Syria, striking Syria with missiles, invading with a ground force and doing nothing.
More than half of Germans (55 percent) backed tightening economic sanctions, while 46 percent of British people and 39 percent of French people did, the report added.
More than one-in-five Germans (22 percent), one-in-four French (27 percent) and nearly one-in-three British people (30 percent) favored doing nothing.
Almost half of British people said it would be appropriate for their country to engage in military intervention, if the United Nations found evidence on Assad using chemical weapons or if the U.N. explicitly sanctioned the use of force.
Meanwhile, just under half of German people agreed to it, as did 35 percent of French respondents.
France’s parliament will debate on what possible action could be taken against Syria, the report added.
President Barack Obama is also lobbying members of Congress to back his decision of punishing Syrian President Bashar al-Assad who has been accused of using chemical weapons on Damascus suburbs killing more than 1,400 civilians on August 21. (ANI)