France's Hollande: Still Time To Avoid Syrian Civil War

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Reuters
French President Francois Hollande said on Saturday there was still time to find a political solution to avoid a civil war in Syria, but urged Russia to stop blocking efforts for a resolution at the United Nations Security Council.

France's President Francois Hollande waves after talks at the Elysee Palace in Paris May 24, 2012.

French President Francois Hollande said on Saturday there was still time to find a political solution to avoid a civil war in Syria, but urged Russia to stop blocking efforts for a resolution at the United Nations Security Council.

"I told (Russian President) Vladimir Putin that the worst thing that could happen is a civil war in Syria so let's work together to find a political solution to avoid civil war. There is still time," Hollande said during an interview marking France's national day.