Macron condemns Syria chemical attacks in call with Trump
Denunciation of Assad regime comes a day ahead of French-led emergency UN Security Council meeting on alleged war crimes
PARIS, France — French President Emmanuel Macron accused Damascus of “chemical attacks” against civilians in the Syrian rebel enclave of Douma in a call with US leader Donald Trump Sunday, as international outrage mounts against the alleged use of the weapons.
The statement from the Elysee Palace said Macron “strongly condemned the chemical attacks on April 7 against the population of Douma.”
It added that the two leaders shared information “confirming” the use of chemical weapons and would coordinate their efforts at a meeting of the UN Security Council in New York on Monday.