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Continuation of the crackdown in Syria

Statement by the Spokesperson of the Ministry of Foreign and European Affairs
Paris, 29 March 2012

A day after the Damascus regime’s purported acceptance of Mr. Kofi Annan’s plan, we note that the crackdown resulted in several dozen more deaths yesterday alone and that the regime is continuing to use heavy weapons against its population.

The international community won’t accept deception.

France demands that the regime uphold its commitments and put an end to the massacres.

The Arab League is meeting today in Baghdad and the discussions will focus on the Syrian crisis. The Arab League has been adopting courageous positions since November and has proposed a political plan to resolve the crisis which was supported by nearly all Member States of the United Nations.

Thanks to the joint efforts of the UN and the Arab League, the Special Envoy for Syria, Mr. Kofi Annan, has made proposals based on the Arab League plan aimed at putting an end to the violence and initiating a democratic transition in Syria.

France supports the Arab League’s efforts to find a solution to the crisis so that the Syrians who are sacrificing themselves for democracy will finally be able to freely determine their destiny.

Learn more on Syria.

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