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April 15, 2017
Assad comments on chemical attack '100% lies': French FM
Beijing (AFP) April 14, 2017
Syrian President Bashar al-Assad's comments that last week's chemical weapons attack was a fabrication to justify a US military strike are "100 percent lies", French Foreign Minister Jean-Marc Ayrault said Friday. "It's 100 percent lies and propaganda," Ayrault said during a visit to Beijing, responding to an exclusive AFP interview with Assad on Wednesday. "It's 100 percent cruelty and cynicism." The French minister mirrored language used by Assad himself, who dismissed the allegation that ... read more

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