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

15:45  12 april  2018
15:45  12 april  2018 Source:   france24.com

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Image caption Emmanuel Macron has said any use of chemical weapons would be a "red line". France's President Emmanuel Macron says he has " proof " that The latest attack was horrendous." UK cabinet ministers have agreed "on the need to take action" in Syria , Downing Street said .

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.” Tags: chemical weapons attack ; Douma; Emmanuel Macron ; France; Syria .

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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France has proof the Syrian government carried out a chemical weapons attack last week and will decide whether to strike back when all the necessary information has been gathered, President Emmanuel Macron said on Thursday.

Macron says there is ‘ proof ’ of chemical weapons attack in Syria . Tweet. Latest update : 2018-04-12.

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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 has 'not tampered' with Douma site: Lavrov .
Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov on Monday denied that Moscow was interfering with evidence of a suspected chemical weapons attack in Syria after Britain said international inspectors were not being allowed into the site in Douma. "I can guarantee that Russia has not tampered with the site," Lavrov told BBC's Hardtalk programme.He also said that the evidence of a chemical attack carried out by Syrian forces cited by Britain, France and the United States had been based "on media reports and social media".Lavrov denied that any chemical attack had taken place, telling the BBC: "What did take place was the staged thing".

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