A tank of the Syrian army in the eastern Ghouta, March 6, 2018. © AFP

French Foreign Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian warned Syria against the use of chemical weapons in the eastern Ghouta of Damascus.

“If the use in Eastern Ghouta by the Syrian government of chemical weapons is proven, Paris will take action,” warned the head of French diplomacy, Jean-Yves Le Drian.

He also said that Russia has the means to ensure that the government of Bashar al-Assad complies with the UN resolutions on Syria.

Recently the French president, Emmanuel Macron declared that if the testimonies on a chemical attack were authenticated, France would launch a military intervention against Syria.

France and the United Kingdom on Tuesday (March 6th) called on the Security Council to hold an emergency meeting to clarify the situation in Syria.

British Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson also called on the House of Commons to open an investigation into the use of chemical weapons in eastern Ghouta.

“Whoever has resorted to the use of chemical weapons in Syria should be held accountable,” he said.

In recent weeks, the Syrian army has been determined to end once and for all with the terrorists and armed groups operating in Eastern Ghouta, so that it has achieved spectacular progress and has released 40% of this area.

The terrorists repeatedly violated the cease-fire decreed on the four de-escalation zones in Syria, including in Ghouta-east. They fired rockets and mortar shells at residential areas.

In response to this transgression of the truce, the Syrian army launched extensive operations in East Ghouta. This progress has worried the Western protectors of the terrorists of Jaïch al-Islam and Front al-Nusra (renamed Fatah al-Cham) and they want to somehow save their pawns.


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