Macron Says He Told Putin Russia "Complicit" in "Syrian Chemical Weapons' Use"

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The White House reacted Sunday night to France's claim that it "convinced" President Donald Trump to maintain the USA military presence in Syria, shortly after the two allies took part in airstrikes against the Assad regime.

"Ten days ago, President Trump was saying 'the United States should withdraw form Syria.' We convinced him it was necessary to stay", Macron said in an interview with French media, according to Reuters. "We are determined to completely crush ISIS and create the conditions that will prevent its return".

In telephone calls with Mr Trump, he also said he "persuaded him that we needed to limit the strikes to chemical weapons [sites], after things got a little carried away over tweets".

"We have complete global legitimacy to act in this framework", he said. (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.

The wave of strikes had represented the most significant attack against President Bashar al-Assad's government by Western powers in seven years of Syria's civil war. "With those strikes we have separated the Russians and the Turks on this".

Saturday's strikes on Syria were the first major military operation since Macron's election in May previous year.

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Macron added that the strikes on Syria had been "perfectly carried out".

Macron, criticised by the far-left and far-right and part of the conservatives over the attacks, said France, Britain and the United States had "complete global legitimacy to act".

Mr Macron said he still wanted dialogue with all parties, including Russian Federation, to try to find a political solution and would go ahead with a planned trip to Moscow next month.

Macron said that failing so far to get the red lines respected had led Russian authorities to think of Western powers that "these people from the worldwide community - they are nice, they are weak".

The inspectors will investigate the site of the alleged chemical attack in Douma, which the Western allies believe killed dozens of people with the use of chlorine gas and possibly Sarin. "This was not the first time that the Syrian regime has used chemical weapons against civilians but it must be the last". Stoltenberg said: "Before the attack took place last night, North Atlantic Treaty Organisation allies exhausted all other possible ways to address this issue to the U.N. Security Council but ... were blocked by Russian Federation ..."

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