France s Hollande backs US on Syria action

Friday, 30 August 2013 - 17:34



The French president has said a vote by UK MPs against involvement in military strikes on Syria has not changed Frances resolve to take firm action.


Francois Hollande said all options were being considered, and that a strike within days was not ruled out.


His comments came after US Defence Secretary Chuck Hagel said Washington would continue to seek a coalition for possible military action.


However, Germany said it would not participate in military action.