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Syria Broad and Growing Support for a Strong Response

The head of French diplomacy Laurent Fabius welcomed Saturday a wide and growing support for a strong response to the use of chemical weapons in Syria, in Paris receives U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry.

There is a wide and growing support, he said at a joint press conference. Now, seven of eight G8 countries share our analysis on a strong reaction and 12 G20 countries also share this view, he added, also citing the support of the European Union and the Council of the Gulf Cooperation Council.

He denied that France and the United States is isolated on the international stage for their willingness to take military action against Damascus.

This is the reverse, assured Mr. Fabius, welcoming the statement earlier Saturday of the European Union also called for a clear and strong response against Syria.

Paris and Washington are in favor of a short and focused operation, said the head of French diplomacy.

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