WASHINGTON — France is ready to back the U.S. if it does decide to intervene in the Syrian civil war over Syria’s use of chemical weapons.
Reuters reported that French president Francois Hollande outlined his support, even with the British parliament refusing to intervene in the civil war.
U.S. President Barack Obama painted a “red line” for the Syrian government and waffled for a time, saying that the U.S. would intervene if Syrian President Bashar al-Assad used chemical weapons in the civil war, which is past its second year.
France has intervened recently in Mali, destroying an Islamist offensive that nearly toppled the military government in the former French colony in West Africa.
The U.N. is conducting an investigation on the ground, but it stalled after their convoy came under sniper fire. Turkey has sent aid workers specializing in chemical weapons to the border to investigate.