Macron: France convinced Trump to limit targets in Syria strike

During an interview with BFM TV, French President Emmanuel Macron said that it was France that convinced US President Donald Trump to limit the strike it inflicted against facilities in Syria.

"We convinced Trump to limit the targets of the strikes only to sites with chemical weapons capacity," he said.

According to Macron, the US media and Trump’s Twitter initially used more aggressive rhetoric.  

He also noted that Paris earlier persuaded Washington to stay in Syria.

"Ten days ago, President Trump said the USA's wants to disengage from Syria. We convinced him that it was necessary to stay," the French President added.

Earlier, Macron called the missile strikes by the Allies in Syria a "perfectly conducted operation".

During the evening of April 14, the Armed Forces of the US, Britain and France launched a strike against Syria. The Russian Defense Ministry reported that the United States and its Allies have fired more than 100 missiles.

  Macron, Syria, France, strikes on Syria, Trump