Emmanuel Macron speaks by radio to the sailors of the submarine „Le Terrible“, July 4, 2017 at L’Île Longue
Syria has upset the menu: Emmanuel Macron will be able to explain his decision to intervene alongside Washington and London, Sunday evening during a new media sequence on BFM TV and Mediapart, nearly a year after his election.
These two hours of river interviews starting at 8:35 pm, on BFMTV, the radio station RMC and the Mediapart site, were scheduled before the decision of strikes in the night from Friday to Saturday against the regime of Bashar al-Assad.
It is therefore war chief that will speak the president, who conducted his first major military operation, considering that a „red line“ was crossed with the attack with chemical weapons April 7 in Douma, attributed to the Syrian regime.
The raids with the United States and the United Kingdom targeted three sites related to the Syrian chemical weapons program near Damascus and in the center of the country, and opened a new episode of tensions with Russia, where Emmanuel Macron must always go to the end of May.
At this stage, no other Western military operation is planned, but the United States has said it is „ready to unsheathe“ again in case of a new chemical attack.
The UN Security Council must „now resume, in unity, the initiative,“ then said the French president.
– Reconquest –
Emmanuel Macron will be able in the evening to answer the first criticisms on this intervention which did not bring about a sacred union.
Republican Party President Laurent Wauquiez claims he does not believe in „the usefulness of punitive strikes“, saying in the Journal du Dimanche that Emmanuel Macron’s „priority“ must be to fight Islamists.
„This show of punctual force may fuel terrorism,“ said the leader of Senators LR, Bruno Retailleau. The president of FN Marine Le Pen said that France had lost „an opportunity to appear on the international scene as an independent power.“
Minister of Armies Florence Parly and Foreign Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian on April 14, 2018 in Paris
Also defending an „alignment“ on the United States, the leader of La France Insoumise Jean-Luc Mélenchon has called for „retropedal“ after „irresponsible“ strikes.
LREM, the PS and the UDI gave their support to the operation.
A debate without a vote in front of the assemblies should take place at the beginning of the week, as provided by the Constitution.
Other hot topics will naturally take a back seat, especially the social movements that led to the executive dropping out of the polls.
Until now stingy with appearances in the media, Emmanuel Macron leads a media offensive to mark the first anniversary of his arrival, according to the presidency.
After the news of TF1 Thursday noon, in the form of reconquest of the popular France, it is Sunday evening to address rather active and urban, against the offensive Jean-Jacques Bourdin and Edwy Plenel.
The planned setting, the National Theater of Chaillot in Paris, contrasts with the schoolroom on Thursday in Berd’huis, a small village in the Orne, where Emmanuel Macron rejected the label of „president of the rich“ that his opponents on the right and on the left.
After the rise of the CSG or the limitation of the speed to 80 km / h on the secondary roads, subjects on which Emmanuel Macron said to hear „the concerns“, other topics could be addressed, such as „the conception of the Republic , economic policy „, according to“ walkers „.
Or the controversial draft law on asylum and immigration, debated from Monday to the Assembly and causing reluctance to LREM ranks.
„The pace of reforms, it is not to stun the French or the social partners“ but to „start the transformation of the country“ without promises of „quick results“, says an elected influential Macronist.
The tenant of the Elysee has already warned Thursday that it would give nothing on the merits of the reforms, including the SNCF, which will go „to the end“.