France no longer insists on resignation of Syrian President Bashar Al-Assad as a precondition for settling the conflict in that country, French Ambassador to Russia Sylvie Bermann said in an interview with the Kommersant daily posted on its website on Sunday.

“We will not decide for the Syrian people but Bashar Al-Assad’s unconditioned resignation is out of the question,” she said, adding however that France is against the situation when control over territories liberated from terrorists and opposition militants is simply taken by Damascus.

She stressed that Syria’s future is a matter of dialogue between the country’s political forces.

“The idea that was worded at the Syrian National Dialogue Congress in Sochi and approved by the United Nations envoy for Syria provided for the establishment of a constitutional committee that would tackle issues of Syria’s new constitution,” she said.

“But I think the Syrian regime in not doing it so far.”

United Nations Security Council Resolution 2254 that was supported by all members of the Security Council, including France, has it that the conflict in Syria is to be settled on the basis of dialogue between all political forces in that country.

The resolution sets the timeframes for presidential and parliamentary elections after an accord is reached. It says nothing about the future of concrete persons, including President Bashar Assad.

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Long Live Syria
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Long Live Syria

Height of French Stupidity. As if their demand will be honoured & President Assad would step down. I am sure the French citizens will soon ask Marcon to resign when they realize that Syrian Army & Pres Assad is fighting & trying to save his own country from Daesh & other terrorists who have recently created havoc in France & Britain and these country’s leadership are helping & supporting such groups. Pres Assad is a long term survivor and has been in power for close to a decade and more and has seen the end of Obama and probably see… Read more »

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Stern Daler

Macron will change his mind again and again.

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Is funny how the colonialist French still don’t understand they are over. Who are they to decide is a president of a sovereign count can stay or go, such idiots

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What a swell guy. Cazone Macron the impetious leader of France is stating to the Syrian Arab Republic and its citizens that Assad Can stay.
What a swell guy.
Gee anglo-zionist have some gall.
Imperial hubris is all the rage.

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Nur Muhd

zio lapdog’s pov is irrelevant – action of sending his illegal troops in syria contradicts his lies/deceptions – total loser

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As Syria, Russia and Iran regain more ground there is less and less space/opportunity for the West to maneuver around the so far applied lies like “we only support moderates”, “Assad gassed his own people”, “we fight IS”, etc. This is why their lies are becoming incredible and unbelievable and their actions hard to understand and confusing to reason, this is the point from which this latest 180 degree turn should be looked at…