Syria – Bombing of the Omar Bin Abdulaziz Hospital in Aleppo – Statement by Jean-Marc Ayrault, Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Development (June 15, 2016)

I utterly condemn the bombing by the Syrian regime and its supporters of a hospital in Aleppo supported by Médecins du Monde.

France, which actively supported the adoption by the UN Security Council of resolution 2286 on May 3, 2016, on the protection of healthcare workers, will continue to condemn such attacks and demand that those responsible be brought to justice.

This cowardly and heinous act, which is part of a deliberate and continuous policy to attack health care workers and medical facilities in Syria, constitutes a further violation of international humanitarian law.

France calls for respect for the cessation of hostilities and unrestricted humanitarian access in order to allow the negotiations to resume.

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