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Hollande Calls for War, But There Are No Volunteers

Lucia Annunziata | Posted 11.19.2015 | World
Lucia Annunziata

So where do we all stand? François Hollande announced that France is at war and has called for an international coalition to fight against ISIS with the goal of "destroying terrorism." So do we finally have the response that we have been waiting for since the first few hours after the attack in Paris: a coordinated deployment of international troops to Syria and Iraq to fight ISIS? Not exactly. After everything, there still is not an existing, international political coalition to intervene in Syria. Ironically, the root of this nightmare in Syria is the conflict between Saudi Arabia and Iran: two countries that no Western nation, including Russia, can afford to alienate.

Poll: Two-Thirds Of French Oppose Syria Action

Agence France Presse | | Posted 11.07.2013 | World

More than two-thirds of French people are against the country taking part in international military action in Syria, according to a newspaper poll pub...

France Will Wait For UN Report Before Deciding On Syria Strike

Reuters | Posted 11.06.2013 | World

ST. PETERSBURG, Sept 6 (Reuters) - President Francois Hollande said on Friday France would await the conclusions of U.N. inspectors investigating la...

France 'Cannot Go It Alone' In Syria

Reuters | Posted 11.01.2013 | World

By Alexandria Sage and Roberta Rampton PARIS/WASHINGTON, Sept 1 (Reuters) - France said on Sunday it could not act alone against Syria...

Hollande Urged To Seek Vote On Syria Intervention In France

Reuters | Posted 10.31.2013 | World

PARIS, Aug 31 (Reuters) - French President Francois Hollande reaffirmed to U.S. President Barack Obama on Saturday his will to punish Syria for a su...

Poll: Most French Against Syria Strike

Reuters | Posted 10.31.2013 | World

PARIS, Aug 31 (Reuters) - Most French people do not want France to take part in military action on Syria and most do not trust French President Fran...

France Still Supports Syria Strike Despite British No

Reuters | Posted 10.30.2013 | World

PARIS, Aug 30 (Reuters) - France said on Friday it still backed action to punish Syrian President Bashar al-Assad's government for an apparent poiso...

France 'Will Not Shirk Its Responsibilities' On Syria

Reuters | Posted 10.27.2013 | World

PARIS, Aug 27 (Reuters) - France "will not shirk its responsibilities" in response to a suspected chemical attack in Damascus by forces loyal to Syr...