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Fabius criticises 'ambiguous' US policy towards Syria

French Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius on Wednesday questioned the United State’s commitment to resolving the Syrian crisis, saying the country’s ambiguity worsens the crisis.

“There are the ambiguities including among the actors of the coalition … I’m not going to repeat what I’ve said before about the main pilot of the coalition,” Laurent Fabius told reporters. “But we don’t have the feeling that there is a very strong commitment that is there.”

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Fabius separately announced on Wednesday that he was, as expected, leaving the French government, and said he did not expect US President Barack Obama to change his stance in the coming months.

He added that he does not expect the end of Obama’s mandate to push him to act as much as US Secretary of State John Kerry has publicly declared.

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“There are words, but actions are different and obviously the Iranians and Russians feel that,” Reuters quoted Fabius as saying.

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