Emmanuel Macron gave the warning on Monday during “frank talks” at Versailles palace with his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin, who is a staunch ally of Assad.
“There is a very clear red line for us, which is the use of the chemical weapons by whichever party,” Macron said at a joint news conference with Putin.
“Any use of chemical weapons will mean an immediate relation at least on the part of French forces,” he added.
He did not specify the form of such reprisals, but France flies warplanes over Syria and Iraq, striking Islamic State group targets as part of an international coalition.
France has published evidence that the Assad regime was responsible for the April 4 chemical attack in Khan Sheikhoun, which killed at least 88 people.
Following the sarin gas attack, the US launched a barrage of missiles at the regime’s Shayrat airbase, which it said was the launchpad for the attack.
Source: News Now/ The New Arab Online