French PM: not acting in Syria would send wrong message to Iran

September 5, 2013 4:43 AM

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French PM: not acting in Syria would send wrong message to Iran

PARIS (Reuters) - A lack of international action to the chemical attack in Syria would risk sending Iran the wrong message over its nuclear program, France's Prime Minister Jean-Marc Ayrault warned on Wednesday.

Defending France's call for military action against Bashar al-Assad, Ayrault told French parliament any response should be "strong, quick and targeting specific objectives", but ruled out any French troops being sent on the ground.

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