President: ‘France Will Strike’ If Proof Found Chemical Weapons Used in Syria

French President Emmanuel Macron promised to “strike” Syria if any evidence emerges that chemical weapons were used against civilians. However, he added that French intelligence agencies do not have proof to back up such allegations. “On chemical weapons, I set a red line and I reaffirm that red line,” Macron told reporters in Paris on Tuesday. … Continue reading President: ‘France Will Strike’ If Proof Found Chemical Weapons Used in Syria

France Calls For Humanitarian Corridors In Syria

French Defence Minister Florence Parly on Friday called the international community to put an end to bombings in Syria. She urged to open humanitarian corridors to save and help civilians. "We are very worried. The air strikes need to end," Parly said. "Civilians are the targets, in Idlib and in the east of Damascus. This … Continue reading France Calls For Humanitarian Corridors In Syria

France: Iranian, Turkish Military Must Leave Syria

French Foreign Minister says all Turkish military and Irainian militia forces must leave Syria as soon as possible. Asked in an interview on BFM TV whether he wanted Turkish armed forces to withdraw from Syria, French foreign minister Jean-Yves Le Drian replied that he wanted: "The withdrawal of all of those who ought not to … Continue reading France: Iranian, Turkish Military Must Leave Syria

French FM Urge Russia, Iran Press Assad Stop Bombing Idlib

French Foreign Ministry issued a statement on Thursday calling on Russia and Iran to make Damascus stop bombing Idlib province controlled by the Syrian anti-government forces. The paper says a hospital run by the Doctors without Borders organization and markets in Saraqib and Eriha towns were hit by government air strikes on January 29 and … Continue reading French FM Urge Russia, Iran Press Assad Stop Bombing Idlib

Macron Hopes Russia Bring Damascus To Talks With Opposition

French President Emanuel Macron said Russia has to bring Damascus to the negotiating table to work out the inclusive and sustainable resolve with the opposition, the USA, Saudi Arabia and Egypt, which is to boost the direct dialogue between the Syrian conflict sides. Talking about Turkish operation in Syria's Afrin canton controlled by the Kurdish … Continue reading Macron Hopes Russia Bring Damascus To Talks With Opposition

[OPINION] French Elites Shed Light on Role of Western Media in Distorting Events in Syria

During the symposium, which was held at Dar al-Assad for Culture and Arts on Saturday in Damascus, Syria, French novelists, Frederic Pichon, and, Richard Millet, reviewed role of the western media, the French in particular, in conveying a misleading image of the fact of what is going on in Syria during the past years, calling … Continue reading [OPINION] French Elites Shed Light on Role of Western Media in Distorting Events in Syria

UN Envoy in Paris Ahead of Intra-Syrian Talks

US Special Envoy for Syria, Staffan de Mistura, will be in Paris on Friday for meetings with top French officials as part of consultations in view of the eighth round of intra-Syrian talks in Geneva on November 28. In this context, de Mistura and his assistants are contacting high-level regional, European, Russian and American officials. … Continue reading UN Envoy in Paris Ahead of Intra-Syrian Talks