US strike on Syria proves France 'visionary': French PM

Indo Asian News Service

Tunis, April 8 (IANS) On an official visit here on Friday, French Prime Minister Bernard Cazeneuve declared that the US strike on Syria proved that France's reaction since the sanctions in 2013 on Damascus for use of chemical weapons was 'visionary'.

"The American strike proves that our line in 2013 was the right one," Xinhua quoted Cazeneuve as saying.

"Since 2013, we have called for firm sanctions against the use of chemical weapons by the government of Bashar al-Assad," Cazeneuve said just after his meeting with the Tunisian Head of Government Youssef Chahed.

Earlier on Friday, the US targeted a Syrian air base in Homs Province with nearly 60 Tomahawk missiles, killing six Syrian soldiers and nine civilians, including four children, and destroying nine Syrian warplanes.

The US government said the attack on the air base came in retaliation for the strikes by the Syrian air force on the town of Khan Sheikhoun.