Paris repeates pledge to retaliate if Assad chemical arms strike proven


French government spokesman Benjamin Griveaux on Tuesday reiterated previous warnings that France would 'respond' against the Damascus regime if evidence proves it used chemical weapons in an attack on rebel-held Douma at the weekend.

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France will retaliate against the regime of Syrian President Bashar Assad if evidence emerges that it was behind a recent suspected chlorine gas attack in a rebel-held enclave, government spokesman Benjamin Griveaux said Tuesday, reports The Daily Star (Lebanon).