Syria – Breakdown of the truce - Q & A from the daily press briefing (04.01.17)

Q - What is your response to the bombing in Wadi Barada?

A - France condemns the continued offensive by the pro-regime forces in several parts of the country, notably in Wadi Barada, near Damascus. The cessation of hostilities, which came into effect on December 30, must be upheld.

Indeed, this cessation of hostilities is needed in order to allow full, free and unimpeded humanitarian access to the populations in need and the resumption of a credible negotiation process.

France reaffirms that the only way to put an end to the Syrian conflict is through a political solution based on the Geneva Communiqué. This was reaffirmed by Resolution 2336, which was unanimously adopted by the members of the Security Council.