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Britain pushes for Syrian ceasefire alongside U.S. and France

Britain pushes for Syrian ceasefire alongside U.S. and France

The French president also said he had told Russian President Vladimir Putin that Moscow is complicit in the alleged use of chemical weapons in Syria. however, he said that Paris considers a dialogue with Russia, Turkey, and Iran on Syria to be a necessary part of the settlement.

The French president said on Sunday that Paris had convinced the U.S. administration to "stay in Syria long term".

"We have not declared war on the regime of Bashar al-Assad", Macron said in a television interview, a day after France joined the United States and Britain in launching strikes.

She added that the USA still wants to "crush ISIS" and expects regional allies to help securing the region.

Macron says he changed Trump's mind in a phone call before the airstrikes on Friday night.

"America does not seek an indefinite presence in Syria", he said.

"Ten days ago, President Trump wanted to withdraw from Syria".

"This (a chemical attack) very easily could happen in the United States if we're not smart, and if we're not conscious of what's happening", she said.

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He said the military strikes early on Saturday had been "perfectly carried out" but were not a declaration of war on Syria.

A tweet from Mr Trump last week about USA missile strikes on Syria had read: "Get ready, Russia, because they will be coming, nice and new and "smart".

The bombings marked the biggest intervention by Western countries against Assad and ally Russian Federation but the United States, France and Britain have said the missile strikes were limited to Syria's chemical weapons capabilities and not aimed at toppling Assad or intervening in the civil war.

Mr Macron insisted the Western allies had "complete worldwide legitimacy to act" in Syria.

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 global community - they are nice, they are weak". The Syrian leadership denied any involvement in the attack and invited the experts from the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) to investigate the reports.

President Putin spoke to Iranian counterpart Hassan Rouhani by phone on Sunday, telling him that any new Western strikes on Syria would spark "international chaos".

Western countries blame Assad for the Douma attack that killed dozens of people.

"All of our missiles reached their target", he said.


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