France will respond with an immediate strike to any use of chemical weapons in Syria, French President Emmanuel Macron said on Monday, France 24 reported.
The French president made this statement following a meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin.
BREAKING: Macron, after talks with Putin, says any use of chemical weapons in Syria will lead to “reprisals” from France.
— The Associated Press (@AP) May 29, 2017
Earlier on Monday, Macron and his Russian counterpart met in Palace of Versailles to discuss bilateral relations.
“There are things on which we disagree, but we expressed them. And above all, we discussed ways to conduct our joint actions. We want to act together, because if we don’t create the conditions for that, if we have no open dialogue we will not be able to advance on the issues I mentioned. Sometimes disputes may arise in such a dialogue… but if we don’t reach it, we will not be able to move forward either on the issue of Syria nor of Ukraine,” Macron said following the meeting.