December 19, 2016 / 2:58 PM / 2 years ago

France: U.N. Aleppo resolution first step, calls on Syria and allies to implement it

PARIS (Reuters) - France’s foreign minister said on Monday that the adoption of a U.N. humanitarian resolution on Aleppo was just a first step and that all sides, especially the Syrian government and its allies, needed to implement it immediately.

Evacuees from a rebel-held area of Aleppo arrive at insurgent-held al-Rashideen, Syria December 19, 2016. REUTERS/Ammar Abdullah

“France calls on each side, in particular the regime and its supporters, to be responsible so that this resolution is implemented without delay and a lasting ceasefire is put in place across the country,” Jean-Marc Ayrault said, after the UN Security Council unanimously adopted the French-drafted resolution.

Reporting by John Irish; Editing by Sudip Kar-Gupta

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