The President of France Emmanuel macron said in an interview with European media that the removal of Bashar Assad from the post of the Syrian President is no longer the main priority of French politics in Syria.
He said the international community must address two other important challenges: to defeat the terrorist group «Islamic state», with the participation of Russia and how to prevent it from turning Syria to a state suffering the collapse.
He said that for a long time the international community thought that the Syrian problem can be solved by military means – and acted accordingly. «Show me the legitimate heir to the Assad regime,» — said macron.
The President’s words aroused the indignation of the opponents of Bashar al-Assad. «Shame on France, because its leader does not consider Bashar the enemy of mankind» — wrote the head of the Syrian national coalition, Ahmad Ramadan.
We will remind that against the overthrow of Assad by Russia. According to Russian representatives, the fight against terror should be a priority.