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France condemns Assad’s siege on Madaya

France yesterday condemned the blockade imposed by the Syrian regime on the town of Madaya, near the Lebanese border.

French Foreign Ministry spokesman Romain Nadal said: “While the 40,000 inhabitants of the town are starving to death, the regime is refusing access to the town by any humanitarian organisations. This situation is untenable and unacceptable.”

France called for an immediate end to the siege and for the provision of emergency access for humanitarian assistance in Madaya and all besieged areas in Syria, in accordance with UNSC resolutions 2254 and 2258, he added.

See MEMO’s exclusive report about the siege of Madaya.

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