France asks Russia and Iran to influence Damascus situation

Friday, 17 February, 2017 - 10:00

According to French Foreign Minister Jean-Marc Ayrault, Russia could play a constructive role in the Syrian settlement.

“Russia can play a constructive role [in Syrian settlement], but only if the provisions developed by different groups in Geneva are complied with,” Jean-Marc Ayrault said.

“We are asking Russia and, of course, Iran to render influence on the regime in Damascus, to make it stop seeing all opposition as terrorists,” he also added.