French President Emmanuel Macron said Sunday he has convinced President TrumpDonald John TrumpRobert De Niro, Ben Stiller play Mueller and Cohen in "SNL" parody of "Meet the Parents" Trump order targets wide swath of public assistance programs Comey says Trump reacted to news of Russian meddling by asking if it changed election results MORE to keep USA troops in Syria long-term.
"Their chemical weapons production capacities have been destroyed", Macron told BFM television at the start of a two-hour interview marking nearly a year since the start of his presidency.
The allies fired missiles early Saturday at three chemical-weapons facilities in Syria to punish the regime for the alleged use of chemical weapons in the town of Douma. (Though it should be said that Macron is one of the few non-authoritarian leaders Trump seems to respect.) In any case, the claim is testament to the depth of Trump's remarkable capriciousness on all matters, including those that concern the life and death of American soldiers. While Trump and British Prime Minister Theresa May delivered speeches on same Friday night and Saturday morning, Macron had so far preferred to delegate explanations to his defense and foreign ministers who helped To coordinate operation, although according to sources of Elysium quoted by press final decision was only of president.
However, Mr Macron was keen to emphasise that "we have not declared war on the regime of Bashar al-Assad" following the strike. "We convinced him to remain", he said. The US, UK and French strikes must "restore the absolute ban on chemical weapons, which is engraved in the marble of global conventions", Mr Delattre said.
Macron reaffirmed that there was proof of chemical attacks, adding: "We had reached a point where these strikes were necessary to give back the [international] community some credibility".
"Ten days ago president Trump wanted the United States of America to withdraw from Syria".
French President Emmanuel Macron said Sunday that France wants to launch a diplomatic initiative over Syria that would include Turkey, Russia and Western powers.
Macron added that Russian Federation, which backs Assad politically and militarily, had paved the way for the Syrian government's actions.
However, he repeatedly warned the Syrian government that he would intervene military if alleged use of chemical arms would be proved. "It is worldwide community that has intervened, and has done so in an extremely precise way", he added and reiterated that France considers that it has sufficient evidence that Damascus is behind use of chemical weapons in city of Duma a little over a week ago. "With those strikes we have separated the Russians and the Turks on this".
"We have full global legitimacy in intervening in this case", Macron said.