Denmark prepared for Syria action

If the US calls on Denmark to assist in a military operation against the Syrian regime, Denmark will answer.

The foreign minister, Villy Søvndal (Socialistisk Folkeparti), said that after previously rejecting military action that was not sanctioned by the UN, he and the prime minister, Helle Thorning-Schmidt (Socialdemokraterne), had spoken with allies in Europe and the Middle East and changed their position.

The government has received no formal request from the US to contribute military forces, according to Søvndal.

In recent years, Danish forces have participated in multi-national operations in the Balkans, Afghanistan, Iraq and Libya. 


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