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France would acknowledge rebel government in Syria

BEIRUT — France will recognize a provisional Syrian government as soon as it has been formed, President Francois Hollande said Monday, urging Syria’s fractured political opposition to establish one as soon as possible.

Hollande also said that France, like the United States and Britain, would view any use of chemical weapons by President Bashar Assad of Syria as a legitimate justification for military intervention, even without a UN Security Council resolution.

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