France: Le Pen, Melenchon warn against ‘war-mongering’

French leader of Front National party Marine Le Pen stated that "France is contributing to creating, or recreating, a form of Cold war with Russia", in Paris on Tuesday.

"You know, I only think of France's best interest. Does Russia, in its current fight with ISIS, move in the direction of the interest of France? The answer is yes. That’s why there is no reason to treat Russia the way it is treated," Le Pen added.

Commenting on the alleged chemical attack in the Syrian city of Douma, the French far-left leader Jean-Luc Melenchon said that “this chemical attack, if it happened, is obviously awful and must be condemned.”

“I absolutely dislike the reception yesterday of the three Baltic presidents gathering in Paris without any apparent reason and who came to play war-mongering, accompanied by Mister Macron's applause. Russia is not our enemy. It’s our partner,” Melenchon noted.

On Saturday the 'White Helmet' organisation and other groups alleged that chemical-filled munitions were dropped over Douma on April 7, which led to the deaths of up to 70 people. Damascus has called the claims a "fabrication."

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