BEIRUT, LEBANON (11:15 A.M.) – Syrian President Bashar al-Assad has returned his Legion of Honor (Grand Croix of the Légion d’honneur) award back to France in light of recent developments.
The foreign national award, the highest among French diplomacy, had been awarded to the Syrian leader in 2001. According to the Syrian Presidency on Twitter, it has now been returned to France via Romania.
President Assad reportedly finds it ‘unacceptable’ to wear the honor award of a ‘slave country and follower of the United States’ that participated in the ‘tripartite aggression’ against Syria on April 14.
On April 14, the US, Britain and France all carried out a joint missile strike against Syrian military targets in response to an alleged chemical weapons attack which all three countries blamed on government forces.
Source material: RT