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17 April, 2018, 06:20
"It was the global community that intervened (in Syria)", French President Emmanuel Macron told journalists during a televised interview on Sunday.
'We convinced him it was necessary to stay, ' he added.
The French leader claimed that he was responsible for convincing Donald Trump to "stay" in Syria.
However, Mr Macron was keen to emphasise that "we have not declared war on the regime of Bashar al-Assad" following the strike.
It is understood the French leader spoke with Vladimir Putin just hours before the strike.
The French leader, described as centrist and pro-free-market, is set to make a state visit to the US next week and is scheduled to travel to Russian Federation next month.
Macron defended the air strikes France, the United Kingdom, and USA carried out in Syria early Saturday in retaliation for a suspected chemical attack by the regime of Bashar al-Assad on a Damascus suburb last week.
Macron said that failing so far to get the red lines respected had led Russian authorities to think of Western powers that "these people from the worldwide community - they are nice, they are weak".
French President Emmanuel Macron has said he was ready to talk to all, including Russian Federation and Iran, to pave the way for inclusive political transition in the war-torn Syria. According to Damascus, which has repeatedly said it had eliminated its chemical weapons stockpiles, the attack damaged Syrian infrastructure and left three civilians injured.
He continued: "Their chemical weapons production capacities have been destroyed".
Defending France's participation in the joint air strikes targeting Syrian government's chemical capabilities, the 40-year-old head of state called the operation "a legitimate retaliatory act" after evidence proved that chemical gas attack was used in Douma on April 7 and which "could be attributed to" the Syrian government.
As for his allies, Macron suggested France played a pivotal role in changing Trump's mind on the need to stay involved in the conflict. "We have three members of the (United Nations) Security Council who have intervened".
Trump said the US was prepared to keep up the economic, diplomatic and military pressure on Assad until he ends what Trump called a criminal pattern of killing his own people with internationally banned chemical weapons.
He was runner-up behind Big River in the Edinburgh Gin Handicap Hurdle at Kelso and he then placed third at Newbury in March. Those having a bet on the Grand National will find him available at 16/1 with Paddy Power in the ante-post list.
As for Elliott, his Grand National trio this year are headed by three-time Cheltenham Festival winner Tiger Roll . The 2018 renewal has a typically wide-open feel and that’s certainly evident from a betting perspective.
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On Monday in Boston, it was indeed Linden's turn. "I just feel like it's the time", the Bostonian said days before the race. Canadian Krista Duchene finished in third place and was the only non-American runner to place in the top five.
But even so, there’s no denying that he has impressive skills and he managed to lead all his football teams to big titles. Now at PSG, there are a lot of rumors that he might come back in Spain to play for life-time rivals of Barcelona, Real Madrid.
The decision required the evaluation of intelligence "much of which was of a nature that could not be shared with Parliament". The SNP's Ian Blackford said the timetable meant a vote had been "perfectly possible".
The president in his first Twitter post since the airing of Comeys first public interview about his months serving in the Trump administration did not specify which crimes he believed Comey and others committed.
It’s worth familiarising yourself with these categories, as it makes it easier to predict how any given racket will respond. By being less taught and more elastic, you can benefit from a better feel for the ball, and as a result, more power over it.
However, Gustav Klimt bounced back with a fine performance at the Barronstown Stud Irish European Breeders Fund in June last year. Gustav Klimt moved to the inside down the final furlong and found just enough speed to beat out his compatriot Nebo by a head .
Bessemer Group Inc's stake in Raytheon Co New (RTN) is reduced by 3.08% based on its latest 2017Q4 regulatory filing with the SEC. It is positive, as 23 investors sold ISRG shares while 21 reduced holdings. 77 funds opened positions while 147 raised stakes.
Kurt Angle booked the match for Mahal after he complained about not being treated like a top star and called out Brock Lesnar. Hardy is now a Grand Slam Champion following his first singles Championship since his return to the company previous year .
Clermont rule out move for Paddy Jackson
Money did not influence the decision to revoke the contracts of rugby stars Paddy Jackson and Stuart Olding , the head of Ulster Rugby has told the Press Association.
Prudential (LON:PRU) PT Raised to GBX 2250
After $1.31 actual EPS reported by PepsiCo, Inc. for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts -29.01% negative EPS growth. P/E is a popular valuation ratio of a company's current share price compared to its per-share earnings (trailing twelve months).
Weekly Sempra Energy (NYSE:SRE) Ratings as of April 15, 2018
The utilities provider reported $1.54 earnings per share for the quarter, topping analysts' consensus estimates of $1.40 by $0.14. It improved, as 34 investors sold SRE shares while 165 reduced holdings. 67 funds bought positions and 185 increased positions.
Stephens Analysts Give FedEx (FDX) a $306.00 Price Target
Baird reiterated a buy rating and set a $270.00 price objective on shares of FedEx in a research note on Monday, February 12th. Following the transaction, the executive vice president now owns 77,062 shares in the company, valued at $14,735,795.64.
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Manchester City Eye Record Books After Clinching Title
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