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France urges humanitarian corridor in Syria

Posted By admin On April 19, 2012 @ 3:24 am In World News | Comments Disabled

Reuters [1]
April 19, 2012

PARIS – French President Nicolas Sarkozy said on Thursday that the solution for the crisis in Syria was the establishment of humanitarian corridors which would allow the opposition to President Bashar Assad to survive.

Ahead of a foreign ministers’ meeting on Syria in Paris on Thursday, Sarkozy also said that he was convinced that China and Russia would drop their support for Damascus if the international community showed unity.

“Bashar al-Assad is lying … He wants to wipe Homs off the map just like (former Libyan President Muammar) Gaddafi wanted to destroy Benghazi,” Sarkozy said.

“The solution is the establishment of humanitarian corridors so that an opposition can exist in Syria,” he told Europe 1 radio.

While the truce worked out with international envoy Kofi Annan has held in some parts of Syria, in strong opposition areas such as Homs, Hama, Idlib and Deraa the army has kept up attacks on rebels.

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[1] Reuters: http://www.jpost.com/MiddleEast/Article.aspx?id=266673#

[2] Red Cross corridor to Homs – start of foreign intervention in Syria: http://www.prisonplanet.com/red-cross-corridor-to-homs-start-of-foreign-intervention-in-syria.html

[3] Syria: Russia lashes out at ‘obsession’ with toppling Bashar al-Assad: http://www.prisonplanet.com/syria-russia-lashes-out-at-obsession-with-toppling-bashar-al-assad.html

[4] France backs Syria no-fly zone: http://www.prisonplanet.com/france-backs-syria-no-fly-zone.html

[5] Syria’s ‘very fragile’ ceasefire could see UN observers on the ground in days: http://www.prisonplanet.com/syrias-very-fragile-ceasefire-could-see-un-observers-on-the-ground-in-days.html

[6] Libya Redux: France and al-Qaeda Assist Free Syria Army in Turkey: http://www.prisonplanet.com/libya-redux-france-and-al-qaeda-assist-free-syria-army-in-turkey.html

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