Syria - Q&A - Excerpts from the daily press briefing (17.08.16)


Q - What is your response to Russia’s use of the air base in Hamadan in Iran to carry out strikes on jihadist positions in Syria?

A - France is, above all, concerned by the increase in bombing over densely populated areas, which is leading to a growing number of civilian casualties.

We call on the Syrian regime and its supporters to comply with the cessation of hostilities agreement in order to alleviate the Syrian people’s suffering, allow credible inter-Syrian negotiations to resume and implement a political transition in accordance with the Geneva Communiqué and UNSCR 2254.