Macron Says He Told Putin Russia "Complicit" in "Syrian Chemical Weapons' Use"

Macron Says He Told Putin Russia

French President Emmanuel Macron defended his decision to join the operation in a statement shortly after the strike was launched late Friday, stressing that France's participation was limited to "the capabilities of the Syrian regime for the production and use of chemical weapons".

If the red line banning the use of chemical weapons was crossed again, there would be another intervention, he said, while adding: "I think the lesson will have been learnt".

However, Mr Macron said that by joining forces with France and the United Kingdom for last Saturday's air strikes, the U.S. "fully realised that our responsibility went above and beyond the war against IS, and that it was a humanitarian responsibility as well on the ground".

French president Emmanuel Macron has clarified comments that he "convinced" his United States counterpart Donald Trump to maintain a USA military presence in Syria - a remark which prompted a rebuttal from the White House.

Last Sunday evening, Macron sat with a small group of advisors at the Elysee palace to watch numerous graphic images and videos of suffering children following an attack the previous day on Douma, which France and allies say was a chemical attack.

"We convinced him it was necessary to stay".

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White House Press Secretary Sarah Sanders said in response: "The U.S. mission has not changed - the president has been clear that he wants U.S. forces to come home as quickly as possible".

"Ten days ago, Donald Trump said that the United States had a vocation to disengage and we convinced him that we had to stay in the long term, we also convinced him to limit strikes to chemical facilities", Macron said during a two-hour interview to French media outlets RMC, BFMTV and Mediapart to mark his 1st year in office. "We are determined to completely crush ISIS and create the conditions that will prevent its return", she said. "But our efforts have been repeatedly thwarted" by Syria and Russian Federation, she said.

"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 worldwide law in the worst possible way".

Macron said he had planned to travel to Turkey to meet Russian President Vladimir Putin, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan and Iranian President Hassan Rouhani. "We have three members of the (United Nations) Security Council who have intervened".

A day after France joined the United States and Britain in launching aggression on Syria, Macron insisted the intervention was "legitimate" and urged global powers to push for a diplomatic solution to the seven-year war.

Mr Macron said "we can not tolerate the normalisation of the use of chemical weapons", in a statement.

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