EU and France deny any change in Syria policy

March 16, 2015 6:35 PM

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EU and France deny any change in Syria policy

BRUSSELS (Reuters) - The European Union and France denied any change in Western policy on Syria on Monday after U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry said the United States would have to negotiate with Syrian President Bashar al-Assad for a political transition there.

French Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius said Kerry had assured him Washington had not altered its stand on Syria and he made clear Paris believed Assad should not stay in power.

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