France is ready to strike Damascus if chemical weapons are used: Macron

France is ready to conduct further airstrikes in Syria in response to Damascus’ alleged use of chemical weapons, French President Emmanuel Macron said Monday during his speech to French ambassadors.

At the same time, the French President noted the first results of the joint Russia-French mechanism on the Syrian settlement.

The mechanism of coordination with Russia, created in St. Petersburg, has produced its first results, in particular in the humanitarian sphere,” Macron told ambassadors in Paris, according to his official Twitter account.

“Europe needs to launch a new dialogue on cyber-security, chemical weapons and a number of other security issues with Russia”, Macron added.

France can’t appoint future Syrian leaders…But it is our duty and in our interests to make sure that Syrian people are able to do this,” he said.

Emmanuel Macron said he fears a serious humanitarian crisis in the Syrian province of Idlib.

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