US News Macron says there is ‘proof’ of chemical weapons attack in Syria

15:45  12 april  2018
15:45  12 april  2018 Source:   France 24

Trump says ordered precision strikes against Syria chemical weapons capabilities

  Trump says ordered precision strikes against Syria chemical weapons capabilities U.S. President Donald Trump said on Friday he had ordered "precision strikes" on Syrian in retaliation for the suspected poison gas attack that killed at least 60 people on April 7.Trump said a combined operation with France and Britain was underway and that they were prepared to sustain the response until Syria stopped its use of chemical weapons.

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Emmanuel Macron wearing a suit and tie: TF1 | French President Emmanuel Macron during an interview with TF1 television on April 12, 2018 © Provided by France 24 EN TF1 | French President Emmanuel Macron during an interview with TF1 television on April 12, 2018 French President Emmanuel Macron said Thursday that he would respond to "proof" that the regime of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad had used chemical weapons, "at a time of our choosing."

"We have proof that chemical weapons were used last week, at least chlorine, and that they were used by the regime of Bashar al-Assad," Macron said during an interview on France's TF1 television.

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Trump says ordered precision strikes against Syria chemical weapons capabilities

  Trump says ordered precision strikes against Syria chemical weapons capabilities U.S. President Donald Trump said on Friday he had ordered "precision strikes" on Syrian in retaliation for the suspected poison gas attack that killed at least 60 people on April 7.Trump said a combined operation with France and Britain was underway and that they were prepared to sustain the response until Syria stopped its use of chemical weapons.

French President Emmanuel Macron and Trump discussed the Syrian attack in a phone call “The day we have, in particular in tandem with our American partners, irrefutable proof that the red line Syria has denied using chemical weapons against civilians — including in Khan Sheikhoun — but

In February Mr Macron threatened to strike Syria if proof emerged of the use of chemical weapons . UK Prime Minister Theresa May has said she “utterly condemns” the “barbaric” alleged chemical weapons attack and called for backers of President Bashar al-Assad to be held to account.

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Macron added that he was in daily contact with US President Donald Trump and that they would decide on their response "at a time of our choosing, when we judge it to be the most useful and the most effective."

The French leader, who had made the use of chemical weapons in Syria a "red line", said one of his aims in Syria was to "remove the regime's chemical attack capabilities".

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But he repeated that he wanted to also avoid "an escalation".

"France will in no way allow an escalation or anything that would harm regional stability, but we cannot allow regimes that believe they can act with impunity to violate international law in the worst possible way."

(AFP)

Russia says it warned U.S. of 'grave repercussions' if Syria attacked .
Russian U.N. Ambassador Vassily Nebenzia said on Monday that Moscow has warned the United States of "grave repercussions" if it carries out an attack against Syrian government forces over reports of a deadly chemical weapons attack. "There was no chemical weapons attack," Nebenzia told the U.N. Security Council."Through the relevant channels we already conveyed to the U.S. that armed force under mendacious pretext against Syria – where, at the request of the legitimate government of a country, Russian troops have been deployed - could lead to grave repercussions," he said.U.S.

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