Macron affirms that France “has not declared war on Syria”

The French president says that “the only military commitment that France has in Syria is the fight against the terrorist group Daesh”

The president of France, Emmanuel Macron, said Sunday that the bombing in the early hours of Saturday on alleged chemical facilities in Syria is not a declaration of war against the regime of the Syrian president, Bashar al-Assad, but a defense of international law and UN resolutions.

The offensive was intended to “legitimately intervene in the multilateral framework” and not a declaration of war on Syria, insisted Macron in an interview on the “BFMTV” channel, in which he differentiated joint bombings with the United States and the United Kingdom against Syria. of the war campaigns in Libya or Iraq.We succeeded militarily: all the missiles launched achieved their objectives, the chemical capabilities of the Syrian regime have been destroyed and there was no collateral victim, “Macron said.

In a face-to-face marked by tension, Macron appealed to his two interviewers: “Have you heard that we have declared war on Bashar al-Assad? No. That’s the difference compared to what was done in Libya or Iraq. ” According to Macron, the only military commitment that France has in Syria is the fight against the terrorist group Daesh, which is behind the main attacks that its country has suffered in recent years.

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