foreign minister Alain Juppe said that the government of the Syrian President
Bashar Assad will fall under the pressure of protests and sanctions, adding “it
will take time due to domestic and regional political complications”.
Juppe told French radio “Inter” that the failure
of the U.N. Security Council to reach a resolution condemning the violence
against protesters is a black mark on the record of the Security Council that said
little about this brutal repression.
“All this will be over when the regime is
toppled. This is inevitable, but sadly, it may take time due to the complexity
of the situation and the threat of a civil war erupting between Syrian factions,
given that the Arab neighboring countries do not want us to interfere”, he
Juppe pointed out that while most of the Arab
countries are opposed to taking measures against Syria, Turkey’s stance is
closer to the Western stance, as it started to exert pressure on the Syrian
government to stop its brutal campaign.