Hollande: “The armed intervention in Syria is not excluded”
May 29, 2012
French President, François Hollande, said the possibility of military intervention in Syria for the crimes of the regime of Bashar Al Assad is “not excluded”.
“Armed intervention is not excluded, provided that is made by a decision of the Security Council. We must convince China and Russia,” the French leader said.
The President acknowledged that the ideal is to “find another solution”, and exemplified with the call of his country to “Group of Friends of Syria”.
Hollande called for tougher sanctions to Syria to weaken al-Assad and said he would discuss the idea with Vladimir Putin, Russian president.
The Eurasian country, he said, “is, along with China, the most reluctant to sanctions. We have to convince them to not allow Assad to slaughter his people.”