Francois Hollande delivers a speech on September 7, 2013 in Nice
Francois Hollande delivers a speech on Saturday in Nice. France will remain ready to punish Syria for its use of chemical weapons despite ongoing attempts to find a diplomatic solution to the crisis, the French President said Wednesday. © Valery Hache - AFP/File
Francois Hollande delivers a speech on September 7, 2013 in Nice
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Last updated: September 11, 2013

France still "ready to punish Syria," says Hollande

France will remain ready to punish Syria for its use of chemical weapons despite ongoing attempts to find a diplomatic solution to the crisis, French President Francois Hollande said Wednesday.

Hollande was speaking after a meeting with his foreign and defence ministers and senior military figures to plot France's next moves in the crisis.

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