French President Francois Hollande has reportedly gone on record to say that if the "major powers" had reacted against the use of chemical weapons a year ago, the world would have been spared the horrible choice between a terrorist group and a dictator.
The statement is supposed to be aimed at the United Kingdom and the United States. He further said that if the global powers had acted two years ago to ensure a smooth transition of power, the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) would not have existed today, reported The Daily Express.
Calling the ISIS a terrorist enterprise, the French President called on the permanent members of the United Nations Security Council and regional countries, including Arab states and Iran to launch a joint operation to curb the expansion of the group.
A large number of French citizens have travelled to Iraq and Syria to join the ranks of the ISIS.