France Will Strike Syria Again if Damascus Uses Chemical Weapons – Paris
The United States, the United Kingdom and France carried out strikes on Syria on April 14 following reports of an alleged chemical weapons attack in the Damascus suburb of Douma.
France will strike Syria again if there are reports of new attacks using chemical weapons. This was stated on Tuesday by the French Defense Minister Florence Parley speaking on air on the radio station RTL.
“The goal of the strike against Syria was to prevent Bashar Assad from repeating such attack. If this happens, we can consider the possibility of repeated strikes,” as Parley said.
The United States, the United Kingdom and France launched over 100 missiles on multiple targets in Syria in response to the alleged chemical attack in Eastern Ghouta’s Douma that reportedly took place on April 7.
Damascus has refuted the accusations, saying that the chemical attack was staged and condemned the Western strikes.
Other countries strongly condemned the assault, with Russian President Vladimir Putin calling it an “act of aggression against a sovereign state that has been fighting against terrorism.”