France warns Syria over chemical weapons use

August 27, 2012 22:39

PARIS - French President Francois Hollande warned Syrian President Bashar Assad on Monday that any use of the country's chemical weapons would be a legitimate justification for a military intervention.

"With our partners we remain very vigilant regarding preventing the use of chemical weapons, which for the international community would be a legitimate reason for direct intervention," Hollande said during an annual foreign policy speech to French ambassadors.

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