Syria – Military offensive by the regime (April 12, 2016)


France expresses its concern in the face of the upsurge in violence witnessed in the last few days in Syria.

It warns against the effects of the offensives by the regime and its supporters around Aleppo and in East Ghouta, which threaten the cessation of hostilities under UNSCR 2268.

The regime and its allies will bear the responsibility for a new humanitarian tragedy and the failure of the inter-Syrian negotiations.

On the eve of the resumption of the inter-Syrian talks, France reaffirms the need for the parties to engage in the negotiations in good faith in order to establish a transitional body that will then allow the Syrian people to adopt a new constitution and hold elections, in accordance with UNSCR 2254.