Paris repeates pledge to retaliate if Assad chemical arms strike proven

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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).