A recent survey shows that the majority of French people are opposed to their country’s involvement in possible military intervention in Syria.
The BVA survey released on Saturday, showed that 64 percent of the respondents were against military action in Syria. The poll comes after French President Francois Hollande recently said during an interview with the dailyLe Mondethat he stood firm behind a “punitive” strike on Syria despite a delay in an military action by the UK after a vote in parliament.
" If I engage France, the government will inform(the parliament) about the objectives and means deployed, " the French president said.
Meanwhile, Arab foreign ministers are scheduled to meet in the Egyptian capital, Cairo, to discuss the Syrian situation, as Washington continues with its war rhetoric. Earlier in the day, Syrian Prime Minister Wael al-Halqi said his country’s army was prepared for any foreign military strike and has its “finger on the trigger.” On August 21, the foreign-backed militants operating inside Syria and the foreign-backed Syrian opposition claimed that the government forces had used chemical weapons in an attack against militant strongholds in the Damascus suburbs of Ain Tarma, Zamalka and Jobar, killing hundreds of people. Following the revelation, the United States was quick to engage in a major publicity campaign to promote war against Syria despite the fact that Damascus categorically rejected the claim that it has been behind the attack. On August 26, Syrian President Bashar al-Assad said failure awaits the United States - the staunch ally of the Israeli regime - if it launches war on Syria, describing the recent allegations against Damascus as an “insult to common sense” and “nonsense.” Russia Russian President Vladimir Putin also slammed the chemical weapons accusations, saying they are “utter nonsense.” Iran, Russia, and China, as well as the United Nations, have warned against war on Syria.