Jean-Marc Ayrault, minister for Foreign Affairs for France, speaks during a meeting addressing actions and cooperation on the large movement of refugees and migrants, Monday, Sept. 19, 2016, at U.N. headquarters.
Jean-Marc Ayrault, minister for Foreign Affairs for France, speaks during a meeting addressing actions and cooperation on the large movement of refugees and migrants, Monday, Sept. 19, 2016, at U.N. headquarters.

PARIS - France's foreign minister said on Wednesday he was working to put forward a United Nations Security Council resolution to impose a cease-fire in Aleppo, and that any country that opposed it would be deemed complicit in war crimes.

Speaking to lawmakers, Jean-Marc Ayrault accused Syria, backed by Russia and Iran, of carrying out an "all-out war" on the population, something that Paris could not sit by idly watching.

"At this very moment, we are proposing to discuss a resolution to obtain a ceasefire in Aleppo," Ayrault said. "This resolution will leave everyone facing their responsibilities: those who don't vote it, risk being held responsible for complicity in war crimes."    

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