BEIRUT, LEBANON (11:40 P.M.) – The French Foreign Ministry addressed the recent remarks by the U.S. envoy to Syria about the future of the Syrian President Bashar Al-Assad.

The U.S. envoy to Syria, James Jeffrey, said that the U.S.’ goal is to no longer oust Assad, but to force him to make a political change that will deter him from acting in a similar way in the future.

In response to Jeffrey’s remarks, the French Foreign Ministry said that they will continue their war against Daesh, which is their top priority.

However, they are also seeking an “establishment of the constitutional committee must make it possible to revive a credible and inclusive political process leading to the holding of free, impartial elections under UN supervision. All Syrians, including refugees and internally displaced persons, must be able to choose their own leaders in a neutral environment guaranteed by confidence-building measures.

They would conclude their statement by saying “as Jean-Yves Le Drian has said on several occasions, it is not realistic to imagine Bashar al-Assad staying in power in a reconciled Syria.”

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Stern Daler

Quite unrealistic that Macron stays in power.

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Andrew

Yellow vests should hang such traitors.

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M. Le-Drian: From a reading recent voter sentiment in France, I’d suggest it is ‘not realistic to imagine’ Macron and yourself ‘remaining in power’. As for Syria, let the Syrians decide without imposing your opinions. Every election and referendum in Syria in the past 7 years has been won by Assad. So, in the meantime, I think you’re full of merde.

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And I remember how keen France was with Britain in the GCC/NATO campaign to oust Col. Gaddafi in Libya resulting in the breakup and destruction of that country thus allowing various foreign-backed jihadi groups to infiltrate that country. I would ask the French Foreign Minister how any stabilization is going in Libya and have ordinary civilians regained the level of living and safety before the regime change. No? Thought so….

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Rob Centros

I think it’s unrealistic to think Macron will stay in power. (Edit: Sorry for the redundancy.)

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Glenn Hansen

“All Syrians, including refugees and internally displaced persons, must be able to choose their own leaders”.
“…it is not realistic to imagine Bashar al-Assad staying in power in a reconciled Syria.”

These two statements are inconsistent. If elections were held as the French suggest, Bashar al Assad may well be elected as President.

The French are in fact attempting to pre-judge the outcome of such elections, or perhaps that should be “prejudice” such elections. Certainly the French remarks seem to lack a reasonable level of integrity.

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notonato

Assad will win and the Macron will say the elections were not fair, while Paris burns.

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Ghifari X

Big Joke Macron, be careful! All who called for Assad’s right as leader of the Syrian Peoples to be deny were unceremoniously dismissed from the reigns they occupy. YellowVest want’s your scalp Boy-President,never mind the lull with that deranged ISIS criminal act in Strasbourg. The Ghost of Waterloo marked you babyboy-Napoleon. Oh he was indeed arrogant yet little as you.

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What is France going to do about Assad? Whine? I guess Macron is as delusional as May in England. They both still think their countries are militarily relevant.

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Guess what, Frogs Legs (aka Frenchie)? No one cares. Deal with it 😉

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Hey froggy. Your paper machete country is imploding. Why don’t you shut your pie hole.

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who the he’ll are you to decide. you war criminals