By: Steve Dellar | 02-14-2018 | News
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Macron: France To 'Strike' Syria If Chemical Arms Usage Proven

French President Emmanuel Macron declared that “France will strike” if chemical weapons are used against civilians in the Syrian conflict in violation of international treaties, repeating what the US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson had said a few weeks ago, but the French Elysée Palace also stressed that he had not yet seen proof this was the case.

Mr Macron told reporters: “On chemical weapons, I set a red line and I reaffirm that red line.”

“If we have proven evidence that chemical weapons proscribed in treaties are used, we will strike the place where they are made.”

“Today, our agencies, our armed forces have not established that chemical weapons, as set out in treaties, have been used against the civilian population.”

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"><p lang="fr" dir="ltr">Macron menace de frapper la Syrie pour la Goutha alors qu&#39;il n&#39;a même pas le courage de faire pression sur la Turquie pour le massacre des Kurdes à Afrin.<br>Lâcheté ou diplomatie des intérêts ? <a href=""></a></p>&mdash; Verlaine DJENI (@VerlaineDJENI) <a href="">February 13, 2018</a></blockquote>

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French NGO’s have pointed out that last week was one of the bloodiest in the Syrian conflict when Syrian government forces (backed by Russia and Iran) bombarded two of the last major rebel areas, which are Eastern Ghouta near Damascus and the northwestern province of Idlib.

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France, a permanent member of the U.N. Security Council, has stood side by side with the US and back in 2015 was ready to strike alongside the US Navy when President Barack Obama held out at the last moment.

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr"><a href="">@EmmanuelMacron</a> telling the cia mossad turkish saudi funded armed controlled jihadist to use <a href=";ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#ChemicalWeapons</a> and blame <a href="">@Presidency_Sy</a> ??????????<a href="">@KremlinRussia_E</a> <a href="">@HassanRouhani</a> France Macron threatens Syria with strikes <a href="">@Muraselon_ar</a> <a href=""></a></p>&mdash; manooch kargar (@ma000111) <a href="">February 14, 2018</a></blockquote>

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The relationship between France’s President Macron and US’s President Trump is seen by most as being excellent.


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Anonymous No. 18380 2018-02-14 : 10:12

Sacrebleu !!!

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