As the international community considered its response to the alleged chemical attacks by the Syrian government on civilians in Damascus, French President Francois Hollande said his country would not shirk its responsibilities.
The US, UK and France agree that President Bashar al-Assad was behind the poison gas attack.
The French President made his stance on Syria very clear: “The chemical massacre in Damascus will not go unpunished. France is ready to punish those who took the decision to gas the innocent.”
He also said France has decided to step up its military support to the Syrian opposition. On that he said: “It’s only with such steadfastness, such clarity, and such responsibility that a political solution might one day prevail in Syria.”