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No Syria solution possible without Assad departure: Hollande
Straits Times ^ | Saturday, June 2, 2012 | AFP

Posted on 06/01/2012 6:08:11 PM PDT by SunkenCiv

French President Francois Hollande said on Friday that no solution is possible in Syria without 'the departure of Bashar al-Assad', speaking at a press conference with Russia's Mr Vladimir Putin.

'There must be sanctions' against the Syrian regime, Mr Hollande added, noting that he recognised 'the risks of destabilisation, the risks of civil war' in Syria.

'Bashar al-Assad's regime has conducted itself in an unacceptable and intolerable manner. It has committed acts that disqualify itself' from governing, Mr Hollande said.

He said Mr Assad's departure was 'a prerequisite for a political transition' in Syria.

(Excerpt) Read more at straitstimes.com ...


TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; Germany; Israel; Russia; United Kingdom; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: france; germany; israel; jordan; lebanon; nato; russia; syria; turkey; unitedkingdom; waronterror

1 posted on 06/01/2012 6:08:22 PM PDT by SunkenCiv
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To: AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Berosus; bigheadfred; Bockscar; ColdOne; Convert from ECUSA; ...

Russia votes against UN resolution on Syria,
backs Assad claim that rebels behind massacre
Associated Press
Published June 01, 2012
http://www.foxnews.com/world/2012/06/01/russia-votes-against-un-resolution-on-syria-backs-assad-claim-that-rebels/


2 posted on 06/01/2012 6:09:29 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (FReepathon 2Q time -- https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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To: SunkenCiv

Why would Putin care what Hollande thought about Syria anyway?


3 posted on 06/01/2012 6:15:51 PM PDT by bill1952 (Choice is an illusion created between those with power - and those without)
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To: Cincinna

whoops, forgot ya.

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/news/2890561/posts


4 posted on 06/01/2012 6:24:37 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (FReepathon 2Q time -- https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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To: SunkenCiv

I’m guessing that won’t happen.

Definitely would not want to be in Syria these days. Gonna be a rough summer.


5 posted on 06/01/2012 6:26:49 PM PDT by F15Eagle (1 John 5:4-5, 4:15, 5:13; John 3:17-18, 6:69, 11:25, 14:6, 20:31; Rom10:8-11; 1 Tim 2:5; Titus 3:4-5)
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To: SunkenCiv
Is France prepared to intervene on the side of the rebels against Assad? Well, put your money where your mouth is, President Hollande, or stop wasting everyone’s time.
6 posted on 06/02/2012 6:52:07 AM PDT by MasterGunner01 (11)
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