Plaid Cymru has urged the British government not to align itself with the proponents of military action in Syria, claiming that it would escalate an already toxic situation which is spilling into Syria's neighbouring countries.
Plaid Cymru also emphasised the need for a recall of Parliament and a vote in the Commons before any decision on military action is taken.
Reacting to the fast-moving situation, party leader Leanne Wood AM said:
"Plaid Cymru urges the Prime Minister and the British government not to align itself with the proponents of military action in Syria.
"Military action risks escalating an already toxic and dangerous situation which is spreading well beyond the Syrian borders. Parliament should be recalled and a vote taken before any decision on military action is taken.
"The Party Of Wales calls upon the British government to use its power and relations with others to bring all of the relevant parties around the table to conduct talks. The chief aim of the talks should be to prevent further loss of life.
"As previous military intervention in Iraq, Afghanistan and many other examples from recent history shows, the commitment of troops without an end plan - an extraordinary high proportion of whom come from Wales, costs a high price financially in addition to the obvious costs to families and communities from loss of life or physical or mental injury.
"Recent events in Syria have been horrific, and the use of what appears to have been chemical weapons is no less than barbaric. I am convinced however that the situation cannot be helped by Western military intervention. A political solution, led by the UN must be sought, in order to prevent further needless loss of life on such a horrific scale."
Plaid Cymru's Parliamentary Group leader, Elfyn Llwyd MP added:
"Any military action against Syria at this stage would be in breach of the undertaking given by Parliament that there would be a substantive parliamentary vote before any action.
"Furthermore, this would be ignoring the need for the sanction of international law via a UN mandate.
"Surely all diplomatic channels have not been exhausted and we should note that the Syrian Government complied with a request for access by the weapons inspectors to the site of alleged chemical attacks.
"Taking all this into account, it would be utterly wrong to take any military action without the foregoing. If this means a recall of Parliament then so be it."