France, ironically, stands as strongest U.S. ally in sanctioning Syria

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The country which defiantly opposed U.S. intervention in Iraq a decade ago emerges as Washington's staunchest supporter for punitive air strikes.

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As President Obama weighs options for sanctioning Syria over alleged chemical weapons use, France, which defiantly opposed U.S. intervention in Iraq a decade ago, has emerged as Washington's staunchest supporter for punitive air strikes, reports the Los Angeles Times.