PARIS, France – French President Emmanuel Macron said France has proof the Syrian government was behind the suspected chemical attack last week in Douma.
He however said he would decide whether to intervene with the US once all the necessary information had been gathered.
“We have proof that last week… chemical weapons were used, at least chlorine, and that they were used by the regime of Bashar al-Assad,” Macron said during a television interview.
However, Macron of course did not provide this “proof”.
Macron said French and U.S. officials were “working together very closely, and we will have decisions to take, at the time we choose, when we consider it most useful and most effective.”
Asked if Syrian chemical weapons facilities would be the target of strikes, Macron replied: “When we decide, and we will have to verify all the information.”
“We will need to take decisions in due course, when we judge it most useful and effective,” Macron said.
Macron said in February this year that “France will strike” if chemical weapons are used against civilians.