France says Syria's Assad has no role in country's future

September 26, 2015 6:44 PM

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NEW YORK France said on Saturday that Syrian President Bashar al-Assad cannot play any role in a future political transition and that he hoped Russia would clarify its military intentions in Syria in the coming days.

"(Assad) is responsible for the current chaos. If we were to say to the Syrians that the future lies with Assad, then we will expose ourselves to failure," French Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius told a news conference.

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