It no honor for President Assad to wear the Grand Croix anymore. The medal has been handed out to the Romanian embassy in Damascus, that represents French interests in Syria. Previously, Macron moved to withdraw the decoration. ""It is no honour for President Assad to wear a decoration attributed by a slave country and follower of the United States that supports terrorists," the statement said." Syria returns Assad's Légion d'honneur to France - France 24 Notice: The actual statement reads slave regime, not country.