French President Emmanuel Macron says any French strikes on Syria would target “target chemical weapons” stocks allegedly belonging to the Syrian government.
On April 10, Macron said he supports a “strong and joint response” to the alleged chemical attack in the Syrian town of Douma on April 7, which the US and its allies blamed on the Assad government.
#BREAKING Any French strikes on Syria regime would target chemical facilities, says President Macron
— AFP news agency (@AFP) 10 April 2018
The French president added that the final decision on possible Syria strikes will be made in the coming days in coordination with the US and the UK.
“Our decision will not target allies of the regime or attack anyone but rather attack the regime’s chemical capabilities,” he said, insisting he did “not want an escalation”.
Macron also claimed that that the use of chemical weapons is a “red line” for France. Unfortunately, he forgot to show at least some proofs that the Assad government had been behind the alleged incident. Maybe because no investigation was conducted by the US and its allies….