PARIS (AP) — France will wait for its parliament and the U.S. Congress to consider possible military action on Syria before making a decision about whether to launch strikes against Bashar Assad's regime.
The comments from an official in President Francois Hollande's (frahn-SWAH' oh-LAWNDZ') office come as the world reacts to word from President Barack Obama that he believes the United States should respond with force over an alleged chemical weapons attack by the Syrian regime, but that he has decided to put the issue before Congress first.
Unlike in Britain, Hollande does not need the permission of parliament to order France to intervene militarily. Britain's parliament rejected efforts by Prime Minister David Cameron to involve British forces.
After Obama's speech, Cameron tweeted: "I understand and support Barack Obama's position on #Syria."
Meanwhile, Egypt's foreign minister says Cairo rejects military intervention in Syria except under Chapter 7 of the U.N. charter, whereby it is proven the country has become a danger to international peace and security. He's also asking that any decision be put off until U.N. investigators report their findings.
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