Home About Kuna Advertise Contact Us Kuna's Bureaus Services KUNA training center Term Of Use
Register Login
facebook Twitter Youtube rss
Trump says US will take specific actions to reduce gun violence      IAEA says Iran committed to nuclear deal      US Central: 195 civilians killed last month in IS strikes in Syria, Iraq      OIC calls on int'l community to respond to Palestinian peace plan      JMMC: OPEC cut conformity hits 133 pct      OIC Conf. approves labor agreements      EU hosts int'l conf. on Sahel tomorrow      Al Jubeir: Saudi Arabia has zero tolerance for extremism      Kuwait bourse ends Thursday in green zone      SPA: USD 64-bln opera house to open in Jeddah
French Pres. threatens military strike if Syria regime using WMD
14/02/2018 | LOC00:10
21:10 GMT
| Arab News
تصغير الخطالشكل الأساسيتكبير الخط
PARIS, Feb 13 (KUNA) -- French President Emmanuel Macron on Tuesday warned the Syrian regime that it faces a military strike if it is found to still using chemical weapons despite an agreement by Damascus in 2014 to halt WMD use and dismantle its stockpiles.
Macron, in a meeting with the Presidential Press Association, reiterated his threat of several months ago to take "unilateral" military action against the Syrian army and warned of a "riposte" if it is proven that chemical weapons are still being used in that conflict.
The French leader has set out a "red line" on this issue and he said that this had not changed.
"On chemical weapons I set out a red line and I reaffirm that redline," he told the press corps.
Questions have been raised about the lack of French reaction to growing evidence that Syrian forces are still using chlorine gas and possibly other substances against opposition forces and civilians.
But Macron said that the evidence so far is not conclusive on WMD use by Damascus and he said that proof of chemical weapons use is "no established" as yet by French intelligence and military agencies.
However, he said France was ready to strike at the origin of chemical weapons usage and he said this position has been made known to Syria's ally, Russia. (end) jk.ibi
Photos from GCC Summit
Photos from GCC
share your photos Kuwait Vision
Vote for best photo for 2017
Kuwait Reader
Kuwait Vision
News Brief

KUNA publishes a book titled (His Highness Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah: A Humanitarian Leader) to commemorate the UN honoring of Kuwait's leader

Most Read Most Emailed  
1.   Dutch-Kuwaiti Diwaniya... A unique initiative to promote academic, cultural relations
2.   Kuwaiti oil price down by 62 cents to USD 60.80 pb
3.   Kuwaiti flag hoisted over ministries, public institutes
4.   Photo of the Day
5.   USD rate stable at KD 0.299
6.   Today in Kuwait's history
kuna magazien


About Kuna
Contact Us
Kuna's Bureaus
KUNA training center
Term Of Use
Read The Whole Newscast
Pictures (during the week)
FTP Service
KUNA Reader
SMS Services
kuwait in memory of day
Job Application
Arab News Agencies
International News Agencies
Governmental Institutes
other useful links
Prayer Times
News Archive
Other News Services
Today In Kuwait's History
Training Sessions
All KUNA right are reserved © 2012. This site is designed and published by IDS