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France is proposing talks at the UN for ceasefire in Aleppo — Foreign Minister

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 France is proposing talks at the United Nations to obtain ceasefire in the besieged Syrian city of Aleppo the country s Foreign Minister Jean Marc Ayrault has said Speaking at the lower house of parliament on Wednesday in Paris Ayrault warned that countries who do not support the ceasefire risk being complicit in war crimes He said that Aleppo could become the Guernica of the 21st century referring to the bombing of the Basque town during the Spanish Civil War in 1937 The brutality of the attacks that have taken place these past days and the systematic bombardment of Aleppo targeting of hospitals and humanitarian convoys raise the indignation of the international community he said According to Ayrault the relentless bombardment of the city has confirmed that the Syrian regime with the support of Russia and Iran is now engaged in total war against its people He warned that in the face of this strategy France would spare no efforts to mobilise the international community for support Edited by Hawa Lawal and controlled by Archibong Asuquo NAN
France is proposing talks at the UN for ceasefire in Aleppo — Foreign Minister

1 France is proposing talks at the United Nations to obtain ceasefire in the besieged Syrian city of Aleppo, the country’s Foreign Minister, Jean-Marc Ayrault, has said.

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2 Speaking at the lower house of parliament, on Wednesday in Paris, Ayrault warned that countries who do not support the ceasefire risk being complicit in war crimes.

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3 He said that Aleppo could become the Guernica of the 21st century, (referring to the bombing of the Basque town during the Spanish Civil War in 1937).

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4 “The brutality of the attacks that have taken place these past days and the systematic bombardment of Aleppo; targeting of hospitals and humanitarian convoys raise the indignation of the international community,’’ he said.

5 According to Ayrault, the relentless bombardment of the city, has confirmed that the Syrian regime, with the support of Russia and Iran, is now engaged in total war against its people.

6 He warned that in the face of this strategy, France would spare no efforts to mobilise the international community for support.

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8 Edited by: Hawa Lawal and controlled by Archibong Asuquo
(NAN)

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