France warns of risk of war in cyberspace
- Author: Leroy Wright Jun 02, 2017,
Jun 02, 2017, 7:14
"We disagree on a number of things but at least we discussed them", Macron said. Its formation, perhaps, would have allowed to avoid the USA unilaterally withdrawing from the Anti-Ballistic Missile Treaty and construction of missile defense elements in Europe, which violates strategic balance and creates risks for global security.
He said that's why he banned their reporters from his campaign headquarters during the race for the French presidency, which he went on to win May 7. "Russia Today and Sputnik were organs of influence during this campaign which, on several occasions, produced untruths about me and my campaign", Mr. Macron said.
France is in the coalition backing Sunni Arab and Kurdish rebels opposed to Syrian President Bashar al-Assad, who has strong military help from Russian Federation and Iran.
Despite this clearly awkward exchange, the choice of location-Versailles-indicated that Macron wanted to welcome a friendly relationship with Russian Federation, as he led him around an exhibition that is celebrating the 300th anniversary of Peter the Great's visit to France and the rich history of these two nations. Mr. Putin bet wrongly on Macron's far-right opponent Marine Le Pen, hosting her at the Kremlin in March, before Mr. Macron then handily beat her.
Included among them were a discussion of anti-terror efforts in addition to the use of chemical weapons in Syria.
French President Emmanuel Macron met with Syrian opposition leader Riad Hijab of the High Negotiations Committee (HNC) in Paris where Macron reaffirmed his country's for the rebels, a day after the new French leader said chemical weapons in Syria would be a "red line" after meeting with Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin. The two leaders later visited some of its exhibits.
In a following press conference, Macron said he had spoken to Putin about Chechnya reportedly operating concentration camps for gay men.
Both leaders also agreed the time was right for a new round of peace talks on Ukraine.
During his G-7 news conference on Saturday, Macron promised to have a "demanding dialogue" with Russian Federation, especially on Syria.
Macron took the same stance, saying: "I want us to organize a democratic transition but also preserve a Syrian state".
Putin declared that the sanctions imposed on his country after the annexation of the Crimean peninsula - considered illegal by the United Nations - were "in no way" helping to end the fighting between government forces and Kremlin-backed rebels in eastern Ukraine.
Macron, 39, who won the May 17 election in a landslide, said he and Putin had "extremely frank" talks but emphasized that Russian Federation and France could work together on issues like terrorism. In the final days before the vote, Macron aides had claimed that Russian groups had hacked his campaign and released internal information in a bid to discredit it. Moscow denies such allegations. "You have asked how sanctions against Russian Federation will help in the resolution of the crisis in Ukraine's southeast".