France to propose UN resolution on Syria aid routes
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France to propose UN resolution on Syria aid routes

Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius says resolution represents an attempt to accelerate delivery of medical and food supplies

United Nations staff drive to the besieged district of the central Syrian city of Homs to help evacuate civilians to a safer location on February 9, 2014 (photo credit: AFP)
United Nations staff drive to the besieged district of the central Syrian city of Homs to help evacuate civilians to a safer location on February 9, 2014 (photo credit: AFP)

PARIS — France said Monday it will propose a UN Security Council resolution demanding the immediate opening of humanitarian corridors to besieged Syrian cities.

Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius said the resolution represented an attempt to accelerate moves aimed at delivering urgently-needed medical and food supplies.

“It is absolutely scandalous that we have been discussing this for some time but the people are still starving,” Fabius said. “That is why, along with other countries, we want to propose a resolution on these lines.”

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