Syrian President Bashar al-Assad has warned France against taking part in any military action against his regime, warning: "There will be repercussions, negative of course, for French interests", dpa reported.
Assad made the remarks in an interview with France's Le Figaro daily.
"Everyone will lose control of the situation when the powerkeg explodes," he warned. "Chaos and extremism will spread. The risk of a regional war exists."