French foreign minister calls for end to Aleppo 'massacre'

French Foreign Minister Jean-Marc Ayrault (C) met with Syrian refugees in southeastern Turkey, during a trip in which he indirectly warned Russia against vetoing a UN resolution condeming the use of chemical weapons in SyriaFrance’s foreign minister urged the international community to “do everything” to end the “massacre” in the Syrian city of Aleppo on Sunday after fighting resumed following a 72-hour truce declared by Damascus ally Russia. Speaking in the southeastern province of Gaziantep, Foreign Minister Jean-Marc Ayrault said: “We’re 150 km (93 miles) — perhaps no further — from Aleppo. For Syrian refugees to have the chance to return to their country, “we must do everything to stop this massacre” and resume negotiations to reach a political agreement.

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