Thursday, August 29, 2013

Are The French Getting "Cold Feet" On Military Action Against Syria?

France Reaffirms Support For Syrian Opposition But Holds Off On Military Action -- Euronews

The French president Francois Hollande has met with the leader of the Syrian opposition coalition in Paris.

At a press conference he appeared to say France needed more time before deciding on military intervention.

However Hollande confirmed his support for the Syrian National Council and condemned the alleged chemical attack in residential areas near Damascus last week. He also added that the Syrian opposition needed more support from the west in order to be a credible alternative:

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More News On France's Position On launching A Military Strike Against Syria

French president: ‘a political solution’ best to solve Syria crisis -- Al Arabiya
France says Western action on Syria 'difficult' -- Zee News
French President Hollande tones down war rhetoric against Syria -- Press TV
France tones down its rhetoric on Syria -- The Hindu
France ready to fight in Syria if necessary -- Times of Israel
French Military 'Ready' for Action Against Syria -- AP
French Defense Min: French Military "In Position" to Respond to Syria Orders -- Wall Street Journal
French Navy 'sends warship towards Syria' -- The Local

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