France warns Russia that ‘nothing can justify’ assault on Syria’s Aleppo

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ayrault-lavrovFrance’s foreign minister told Russia Friday there was no justification for the fierce assault on Syria’s Aleppo, as Moscow said it was ready to “work on” a French-drafted UN resolution seeking to allow aid into the besieged city.

“What is happening in Aleppo is without precedent – nothing can justify such a deluge of fire and of death,” Jean-Marc Ayrault said after meeting Russian counterpart Sergei Lavrov in Moscow.

“I met Sergei Lavrov to tell him face to face that no one can tolerate this situation.”

Tensions between Russia and the West have spiked after the United States suspended talks over a ceasefire on Monday in protest at Moscow stepping up its air campaign in support of a ferocious offensive against rebel-held eastern Aleppo.

Ayrault is heading to Washington on Friday as he tries to garner support for a UN resolution on a truce in Aleppo and allow humanitarian aid in to the battered city.

Despite Russia earlier signalling its unwillingness to support the proposal, Lavrov said that Moscow is “ready to work on this text” provided it does not contradict the US-Russia ceasefire agreement or other UN resolutions.

UN’s Syria envoy on Thursday warned eastern Aleppo could be “totally destroyed” by year’s end, and called on the government to halt strikes if jihadist fighters left the city, even offering to escort them out himself.

Lavrov insisted that the international community should pay attention to the “residents in all of Aleppo and not just in the eastern part”.

He also said that Russia has sent air defence systems to Syria to provide “reliable security” for Russian forces in the country.

FRANCE24/(AFP)

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10 responses to “France warns Russia that ‘nothing can justify’ assault on Syria’s Aleppo”

  1. 5thDrawer Avatar
    5thDrawer

    From some of the other masters of contradiction …
    ““ready to work on this text” provided it does not contradict the US-Russia ceasefire agreement or other UN resolutions”

      1. Didn’t you plan to move to France, you incontinent illiterate retard? Glad to hear that’s obviously off the table. 🙂

        1. 5thDrawer Avatar
          5thDrawer

          Not a bad idea to revise travel plans … all things considered.
          I talk to a friend in Singapore… she was thinking about Lebanon, but found there was no tour offered from there. I explained that tour companies would rather not lose the guides who might be able to speak Arabic along with the tourists – kidnapping being de-rigeur.
          And then, amazingly, she was thinking of Baltic States …. for which there ARE tours from China. Well .. one can understand that ‘connection’ of course … but then the question becomes which ones?? 3 out of 10 isn’t bad … and one might be considered ‘iffy’ … assume the locals can’t afford to eat in that hotel. :-)))
          Too bad the flight costs to Canada are steep .. but we do get the Casino Crowds. :-)))

          1. Hind Abyad Avatar
            Hind Abyad

            I have a home to go to..no tours for me..;-)

          2. Baltic States are great. Strongly doubt that Arab Nazi Putinoids like our friend Hind here will feel welcome, though.

        2. Hind Abyad Avatar
          Hind Abyad

          Not off the table you incontinent illiterate retard. Couillon

        3. Hind Abyad Avatar
          Hind Abyad

          Not off the table you incontinent illiterate retard. Couillon
          Sabat Salem.

      2. 5thDrawer Avatar
        5thDrawer

        Hmmm .. deciphering rules … If you wear a shawl and a hat to ward off AC breezes, then you don’t have to wear a beanie-cap?

        1. Do you mean that dignities don’t need to cover women’s hair while visiting a mosque (a country with Islamic rules)?
          https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/21073698d27243a1e614872c5ce9106054547dba51f0fe51f7c1224523189cf5.jpg
          U.S. First Lady Michelle Obama donned a headscarf on a visit with president Barack Obama to a mosque in Indonesia in November 2010, not a requirement for a non-Muslim but a sign of the Obamas’ efforts to show respect for the Islamic world.

          https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/2bf17b0e9f1f52a0dc2686f978cea6498c840f0d4d44ee18c1bf5654b9acca5c.jpg
          U.S. president Barack Obama and U.S. secretary of state Hillary Clinton tour the Sultan Hassan Mosque in Cairo on June 4, 2009 (Larry Downing/Courtesy Reuters).

          “Hmmm .. deciphering rules … If you wear a shawl and a hat to ward off AC breezes”….., should I laugh?

          “Yes it’s media show, Islamists USA government.”……

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