September 9, 2017 – Fort Russ News – Paul Antonopoulos
French Foreign Minister Jean Yves le Drian said on Friday after talks with his Russian counterpart Sergey Lavrov that Syria ison the verge of a political transition.
The French top diplomat stressed that “conditions should be set forth, which will be discussed at the upcoming session of the United Nations General Assembly” to smooth over the political transition.
“There should be no preconditions for launching a political transition process whatsoever, not even Assad’s resignation,” Le Drian stressed. “France has already said that overthrowing Assad is not the goal of a political settlement because Syria’s reconciliation is a complicated process that is not confined to just that,” he added.