France rejects Russian UN text on Syria, slams `dangerous` escalation

France on Friday rejected a Russian draft UN resolution aimed at halting Turkey`s military actions in Syria, and said Moscow`s backing of Syrian forces had led to a dangerous escalation in the war.

AFP| Updated: Feb 20, 2016, 02:30 AM IST
France rejects Russian UN text on Syria, slams `dangerous` escalation

Paris: France on Friday rejected a Russian draft UN resolution aimed at halting Turkey`s military actions in Syria, and said Moscow`s backing of Syrian forces had led to a dangerous escalation in the war.

"We are facing a dangerous military escalation that could easily get out of control and lead us to uncharted territory," French Ambassador Francois Delattre said.