Prime Minister of France (2005 – 2007) - Dominique de Villepin

Is a military strike against the Assad regime in the offing or not? Two weeks after reports emerged of an apparent chemical weapons attack in the Damascus suburbs, the West's response is still riddled with uncertainty and confusion. Stephen Sackur speaks to the former French Prime Minister Dominique de Villepin. His country stands ready to join an attack on the Syrian regime, but with who? British parliamentarians voted against intervention, now President Obama is putting his military case before the US Congress. Is this the way to develop a coherent strategy?

Picture: Dominique de Villepin, Credit: Pierre Andrieu/AFP/Getty Images

Release date:

24 minutes

Last on

Wed 4 Sep 2013 19:06 GMT