President Emmanuel Macron said on Thursday that France no longer demands the departure of Bashar al-Assad.
President Macron said France did not want to contribute to instability in Syria in the absence of a “legitimate successor.” However, he specified that France will react immediately and, if need be, unilaterally if Syria uses chemical weapons.
“If chemical weapons are used on the ground and we know how to find out their provenance, France will launch strikes to destroy the chemical weapons...

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