Middle East

France says Assad should not have any role in Syria political transition

Free Syrian Army fighters run for cover in the front line near Aleppo's airport December 26, 2012. REUTERS/Muzaffar Salman

PARIS: France said on Thursday said President Bashar al-Assad should not have any role in Syria's political transition as he had too much blood on his hands.

"Bashar al-Assad, who is still ferociously repressing his people and bears responsibility for the 45,000 victims of this conflict cannot be part of the political transition," foreign ministry deputy spokesman Vincent Floreani said.





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