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Bashar Al-Assad ‘Shitting With’ The International Community, Says French Official

Syrian president Bashar al-Assad is trying to “shit” on the international community, a spokesman for the French foreign minister has said. Speaking on BBC Radio 4′s World at One programme on Wednesday afternoon, the spokesperson lamented the apparent reluctance of … Continue reading

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France: Syria govt truce move “blatant lie”

France denounced Syria’s assurance that its forces were complying with a U.N.-backed ceasefire deal as a “blatant lie” and urged foreign governments on Tuesday to challenge President Bashar al-Assad’s administration. In scarcely diplomatic language, the French foreign ministry spokesman said: … Continue reading

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Syria truce claim is ‘blatant lie’, says France

Syria’s assurance that its forces are complying with a cease-fire deal have been condemned as a “blatant lie” by France, as 32 people were reportedly killed even after guns were supposed to be silent. In scarcely diplomatic language, the French … Continue reading

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France denounces Syria’s latest demands as ‘unacceptable’

PARIS, France – France denounced as “unacceptable” a Syrian demand for guarantees from armed rebels before it would pull back its troops from protest hubs, in a strongly worded foreign ministry statement Sunday. “France forcefully condemns the continuing massacres perpetrated … Continue reading

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France says Assad pretending to accept peace plan

PARIS, France – French Foreign Minister Alain Juppe said on Thursday he was not optimistic that a plan by international peace mediator Kofi Annan for ending fighting in Syria would succeed, and accused President Bashar al-Assad of merely pretending to be committed … Continue reading

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France condemns reported Syrian incursions into Lebanon

The French government on Tuesday reiterated its condemnation of incursions by Syrian forces into Lebanon after clashes on the joint border and firing and incursions into Lebanon were reported earlier. Reports said that Syrian army forces had clashed with opposition … Continue reading

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France seeks UN Syria statement for Tuesday

UNITED NATIONS — France hopes that the UN Security Council will pass a statement Tuesday backing efforts by UN-Arab League envoy Kofi Annan to end the bloodshed in Syria, its UN envoy said. The statement is “very limited” to Annan’s … Continue reading

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French Surgeon Recalls Slipping Into Syria Last Month

  By: MAÏA de la BAUME PARIS, France — At the age of 71, Dr. Jacques Bérès, a veteran of war zones, left his comfortable Paris life last month to smuggle himself into Homs, the center of the Syrian revolt, … Continue reading

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France will not accept ‘equal blame’ Syria resolution

France cannot accept a U.N. Security Council resolution on Syria that would assign responsibility for the violence equally to the Syrian government and its opponents, French Foreign Ministry spokesman Bernard Valero said on Friday. The five permanent U.N. Security Council members … Continue reading

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French official to help Annan on Syria mission: Diplomats

A former head of UN peacekeeping, Jean-Marie Guehenno, is to be named as a deputy envoy to former UN secretary general Kofi Annan in his mission to end the Syrian government crackdown, diplomats said Wednesday. Guehenno, from France, will join … Continue reading

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