Meanwhile, the World Health Organization has demanded "unhindered access" to Douma as it said an estimated 500 people went to health facilities with "signs and symptoms consistent with exposure to toxic chemicals" after the Saturday attack.
"Our teams have been working on this all week and we will need to take decisions in due course, when we judge it most useful and effective", Macron told broadcaster TF1 when asked whether a red line had been crossed.
The U.S. and its allies have threatened to respond militarily to the alleged chemical attack near Damascus last weekend that killed at least 40 people, many of them children, in the town of Douma, near the capital Damascus. Also on Thursday, the UN Security Council was to hold an emergency meeting to discuss the crisis, the BBC reported.
On Thursday, after the U.S. and France made statements, Moscow urged the West to "seriously consider" the consequences of threatening Syria with retaliation for the alleged chemical attack, AFP reported.
French President Emmanuel Macron said France has proof the Syrian government was behind the suspected chemical attack last week in Douma, but added that he would decide whether to intervene once all the necessary information had been gathered. He added that it would have an "utterly destructive impact on the Syrian settlement".
Many of the MPs in the ruling Conservative party who voted against David Cameron's attempt to participate in strikes in 2013 are on board for action this time, including the senior cabinet minister David Davis. "What is different this time is the fact that the escalation has now happened".
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His failure to secure it prompted then-US President Barack Obama to request congressional approval for a US strike against Assad. Fellow Tory MP John Baron said any " substantial military commitment " should be approved by Parliament before any action.
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"When we decide it, and once we have verified all the information". "I'd miss my football match but I think these are very important matters". Saturday or Sunday you could sit.
Syria and its ally Russian Federation have both denied involvement amid worldwide outrage over Saturday's incident.
On Thursday, a foreign ministry spokeswoman asked whether the aim of Western strikes might be "to quickly remove the traces of the provocation". President Assad's forces deny involvement in the attack in Douma.
"We call on all responsible members of the global community to seriously consider the consequences of such accusations, threats and the planned actions".
Macron said French and USA officials were "working together very closely, and we will have decisions to take, at the time we choose, when we consider it most useful and most effective".