France: We'll keep fighting for new cease-fire deal in Syria
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France's foreign minister says he will be disappointed but not discouraged if an agreement isn't reached in New York on a new cease-fire in Syria, insisting: "We will continue to fight."
Given the "impasse" in U.S.-Russia negotiations, Jean-Marc Ayrault vowed to fight for France's proposal to create a cease-fire oversight mechanism involving a large number of countries that would be chaired by a U.N. representative.
He told a news conference Friday on the sidelines of the U.N. General Assembly's annual ministerial meeting that he keeps asking Russia and Iran whether they
"Every time, they respond to me that it's the political solution," Ayrault said. "But to have trust in that we need to look at the acts — and the acts are military ones up until now."