Middle East

Denmark backs military strike in Syria

Russian missile cruiser Moskva is moored in the Ukrainian Black Sea port of Sevastopol in this May 10, 2013 file photo. REUTERS/Stringer

COPENHAGEN: Denmark is ready to politically support a military strike against Syria even without authorization from the United Nations Security Council.

Prime Minister Helle Thorning-Schmidt says the Scandinavian country has told its "closest allies" that should the U.N. track fail, "Denmark is ready to consider alternative options."

Thorning-Schmidt said Thursday that Denmark had not been asked to make any military contribution.

In recent years, Denmark has backed military actions in Iraq, Afghanistan, Libya and Mali, and has even contributed troops and military hardware.





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