By Azania Post Reporter
USE of chemical weapons against civilians would lead to severe military strike once it has been proved so, the French President Emmanuel Macron has warned Syria.
Macron was quoted by Reuters as saying French security forces have so far not obtained any evidence on the use of chemical weapons against the civilian population, adding they are "seriously following" the matter.
Yesterday, Macron said he would order a military strike if any evidence emerges that the Bashar al-Assad regime used chemical weapons against civilians in Syria.
Speaking to reporters at Elysee Palace, President Macron said the use of chemical weapons against civilians in Syria is France's "red line".
On Friday Macron spoke by phone to Russian President Vladimir Putin where he urged him to call on the Assad regime to "put an end to the unsustainable deterioration of the humanitarian situation in Eastern Ghouta and Idlib".
Reports show Syria has been locked in a devastating civil war since March 2011, when the Bashar al-Assad regime cracked down on pro-democracy protests with unexpected ferocity.
While UN officials say hundreds of thousands of people have been killed in the conflict, Syrian regime officials say the death toll is closer to 10,000.