France 24 will broadcast a special edition of the France 24 Debate [#F24Debate] on Friday March 14th 7:10pm CET.
The international community made it clear not to cross the “the red line”. But on August 21st, 2013, Damascus citizens were victims of a chemical weapon attack.
France and the US threatened immediate airstrikes, and after many days of back and forth, Syria finally caved in, agreeing to destroy its stock of chemical weapons.
Why did Washington and Paris decide not to strike? How did Bashar al-Assad manage to save face with the support of Russia?
Behind-the-scene players and witnesses tell France 24 about the events that could have changed the course of history.
TV viewers and web users can also comment on social networks via dedicated hashtags in French, in English and in Arabic : #F24Debate , #DébatF24 and نقاش24#.
About France 24, a France Médias Monde channel
France 24, the international news channel, broadcasts 24/7 to 250 million homes around the world in French, Arabic and English. The three channels have a combined weekly audience of 41.7 million TV viewers (calculation method used without extrapolation in 55 of the 177 countries where the channel is broadcast). From its newsroom in Paris, France 24 gives a French perspective on global affairs through a network of several hundred correspondents located in nearly every country. It is available via cable, satellite, DTT, ADSL, on mobile phones, tablets and connected TVs. FRANCE 24’s new media platforms, which are also available in three languages, attract 14 million visits, 7 million video views a month and 6.5 million followers on social networks. FRANCE24.COM
Date created : 2014-03-13