Prime Minister David Cameron said that Britain would not participate militarily in any strike against Syria after he lost a parliamentary vote.
It was a stunning defeat for a government that had seemed days away from joining the United States and France.
Thursday evening’s vote was nonbinding, but in a short statement to Parliament afterward.
Mr. Cameron said that he respected the will of Parliament and that it was clear to him.
Read more... British people did not want to see military action over Syria.