In France said there was evidence of chemical weapons use in Syria

"We have the proof that, last week, chemical weapons - at least chlorine gas - were used by Assad's regime", Macron said.

Mr Macron said he has been talking regularly this week with US President Donald Trump about the most effective response.

Even then, France wants to start working "right now" on resuming the political process aimed at ending the conflict in Syria, officials said Saturday after Western powers carried out what it called "legitimate" military strikes against the regime of President Bashar al-Assad.

French Mirage and Rafale fighter jets were involved in air strikes on Syria together with four frigate warships, a presidency source said on Saturday.

"He stated earlier today that the red line had been crossed and therefore the assumption has to be that there will be a French military strike, probably conducted with the United States of America in fairly short order". While it was unclear how the U.S. would make Syria and its allies "pay a price" for civilian deaths, Trump's statement indicated that he held Russian President Vladimir Putin responsible for the attack for his association with Syria.

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On Tuesday, Mr Macron said any French action would target Syria's chemical weapons abilities. "I say that as a friend of the United States and as a friend of the United Kingdom".

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There were no casualties, and King Salman was not at his palace at the time, a senior Saudi official told Reuters . Later on, the media outlets confirmed that the gunfire was from a drone being shot down.

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Uzumcu said on Monday that the Syrian government and its ally Russian Federation were blocking his team from visiting Douma. The OPCW inspectors are in Syria to investigate a suspected gas attack, which took place on April 7 in Douma.

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He said the U.S. and its allies "will not tolerate the use of chemical weapons against innocent men, women, and children". Syria came under attack one week after a suspected chemical weapons attack hit the Syrian town of Douma near Damascus.

It comes as the British Prime Minister Theresa May holds a special "war cabinet" to discuss her options.

He did not say whether France is planning military action against Assad's government.

European Council on Foreign Relations senior policy fellow Julien Barnes-Dacey said it was hard to see how the west could produce a wider strategy for Syria that allows for meaningful impact and limits escalation.

Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov cautioned against "any steps which could lead to an escalation of tensions".

It remains hard to place an exact figure on the number of people killed and wounded Saturday in the rebel-held town of Douma, on the outskirts of Damascus.

Both Syria and Russian Federation, its biggest supporter, have denied involvement in the attack, instead claiming that rebel groups had fabricated it to thwart the advances of Syrian troops and provoke global military intervention.


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