'France will strike' if proven chemical bombs used in Syria: Macron

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President of France Emmanuel Macron.

(Worthy News) - President Emmanuel Macron said on Tuesday that 'France will strike' if chemical weapons are used against civilians in the Syrian conflict in violation of international treaties, but that he had not yet seen proof this was the case.

Macron said last May that the use of chemical weapons would represent a “red line”. In a telephone call with Russian President Vladimir Putin on Friday expressed concern over signs that chlorine bombs had been used against civilians in Syria.

“On chemical weapons, I set a red line and I reaffirm that red line,” Macron told reporters. “If we have proven evidence that chemical weapons proscribed in treaties are used, we will strike the place where they are made.”

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3 thoughts on “'France will strike' if proven chemical bombs used in Syria: Macron”

  1. Again, the "whole world" has never done anything in consensus, about violations of the Geneva Accord. Nations wring their hands (the US) and make resolutions, one (the US) or others may impose sanctions, but none act all together to stop human atrocities, think child soldiers, human trafficking.

    And Russia knows this, just as Russia knows of all that Assad has been doing in Syria. And supports him anyway. Russia is a very big player on the world stage. It's significant that France takes a stand in opposition, this time, to a Russian ally. That's new for Macron on several fronts.

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