Political Solution The Ultimate Goal For Syria

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Reuters
French President Francois Hollande said on Thursday a political solution must remain the focus for Syria but that could only happen if the international community can halt the killings and better support the opposition to President Bashar al-Assad.

French President Francois Hollande said on Thursday a political solution must remain the focus for Syria but that could only happen if the international community can halt the killings and better support the opposition to President Bashar al-Assad.

"Everything must be done for a political solution but it will only happen if the coalition is able to appear as an alternative with the necessary force, notably from its army," Hollande told reporters after meeting the head of the opposition Syrian National Coalition, Ahmed Jarba.

"We will only manage this if the international community can put a temporary stop to this escalation in violence, of which the chemical attack is just one example," Hollande said.