18-07-2024 02:13 AM Jerusalem Timing

France Depends on “Probability” in Accusing Syria, Hezbollah in UNIFIL Attack

France Depends on “Probability” in Accusing Syria, Hezbollah in UNIFIL Attack

Foreign policy developed today as a “democratic” country accuses another country relying on assumptions, not proofs

Foreign policy developed today in view of the fact that a “democratic” country accuses another country relying on assumptions, not proofs.

France’s Foreign Minister Alain Juppe said on Sunday Paris believed Syria was behind attacks on its troops in Lebanon earlier this week. In an interview with RFI radio he said, however, “We think it's most probable, but I don't have proof.” "We have strong reason to believe these attacks came from there (Syria)," Juppe said

Hezbollah, Syria’s armed wing
When asked if he believed Hezbollah had carried out the attack on behalf of Damascus, Juppe said: “Absolutely. It is Syria's armed wing (in Lebanon).”

Juppe called on the Lebanese government to ensure the safety of ‘peacekeepers’ in the country and said the review at the UN will assess the consequences of the attacks and redefine the objectives of the UNIFIL mission.

A roadside bomb wounded five French peacekeepers in southern Lebanon on Friday.

Juppe said Syrian President Bashar Assad had lost all legitimacy and Paris was pushing Russia to change its stance at the United Nations where Moscow has refused to endorse any Security Council resolution against Syria. “We are trying to convince Russia to get out of the isolation that it's put itself in,” he said.


"Syria has no link whatsoever with this act which we condemn," Foreign Ministry spokesperson Jihad Makdisi said in a statement that also criticized Juppe for pointing a finger at Damascus.