Hollande: Syria Strike Possible by Wednesday
French President Francois Hollande has revealed that a military strike on Syria could come by next Wednesday.
In an interview with Le Monde newspaper, Hollande said the UK lawmakers' vote against involvement in military strikes on Syria made no difference to his support for action against the Syrian government.
"Each country is sovereign to participate or not in an operation. That is valid for Britain as it is for France," the French President said, as cited by the BBC.
He added that while all options for intervention were on the table, no decision would be taken without the conditions to justify it.
Hollande he did not rule out the possibility that military action could be taken before next Wednesday, when the French parliament is due to debate the issue.
The US, which had warned that Assad would be crossing a "red line" if chemical weapons were used, said it was still seeking an "interventional coalition" for possible strikes on Syria while reserving the right to act alone.
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