Syria – Israel – Q&A – From the press briefing (20 November 2019)

Q: Do you think that the Israeli strikes during the night against Iranian and Syrian military targets in Syria are legitimate?

A: We have taken note of reports that airstrikes were carried out last night in Syria in response to the rockets launched from Syrian territory the day before.

France reaffirms its unfailing attachment to Israel’s security.

It reaffirms that there can be no military solution to the Syrian crisis and underscores the need to avoid a dangerous escalation of tensions in the Middle East. It calls on Iran to refrain from any destabilizing activity in Syria.

These events underscore the urgent need to negotiate a political solution to the Syrian crisis.