After Kerry, France says Syria's Assad can't be part of negotiated solution

March 16, 2015 14:39


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PARIS - France said on Monday it was maintaining its opposition to talks with President Bashar Assad a day after US Secretary of State John Kerry raised the prospect of negotiations with the Syrian leader.

In response to Kerry's comments France's Foreign Ministry referred to comments by Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius at the end of February saying that talks had to include elements of the existing regime and opposition members that would pave the way to a unity government.

"It is clear that for us Bashar Assad cannot be included within this framework," the foreign ministry, said citing Fabius.

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