What France Presents as “Evidence” of Chemical Weapons Attack

Statement by Jean-Yves Le Drian, Minister for Europe and Foreign Affairs (20.04.18) At this time, OPCW investigators still have not had access to the site of the chemical weapons attack in Douma. If Russia and Syria finally keep their commitments, it will have taken them at least two weeks to do so. The OPCW team’s…

Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov’s Interview with BBC HardTalk

Question: The world was deeply alarmed last week by the prospect of a direct military confrontation between the United States and Russia. How close do you believe we came to that? Sergey Lavrov: Well, I don’t think that was very close. I believe it was a situation created by very reckless behavior of our Western…

More French Forces Will Join US Military in Syria

Peter Korzun So, it looks like we now have another actor getting involved in Syria by putting boots on the ground. On March 29, French President Emmanuel Macron vowed to send troops to Manbij in support of the US-led Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF). The goal is to block Turkish advances into the region, and this move will be coordinated…

Foreign Ministry: France Not Eligible to Play Any Role in Peace Process

22 February، 2018 Damascus, SANA Foreign and Expatriates Ministry said that France is not eligible to play any role in the peace process in Syria as long as it provides support to terrorism and its hands are stained with Syrian blood, reaffirming the Syrian state’s rejection of France’s hostile attitudes and threats which aim at…