30 Aug '13, 10am

France: U.K. vote doesn't thwart plans to hit Syria: French President Francois Hollande expressed wi... #airforce

PARIS — French President Francois Hollande expressed willingness Friday to push ahead with plans to strike Syria for allegedly using chemical weapons despite the British parliament’s rejection of military action. Washington also was preparing for the possibility of a strike against the Damascus regime within days. “The chemical massacre of Damascus cannot and must not remain unpunished,” Hollande said in an interview with the newspaper Le Monde, published Friday, as U.N. experts in Damascus began what is expected to be the last day of their probe into the alleged attack. The French president reiterated that France wants a “proportional and firm action.” When asked about the type of intervention, however, he said “all options are on the table.” Hollande suggested that action could even come ahead of Wednesday’s extraordinary session of the French Parliament, called to discu...

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