France’s Fabius Says U.S. Syrian Policy Has Been ‘Ambiguous’

U.S. policy toward Syria was driven by President Barack Obama’s fear of getting entangled in another middle eastern country, outgoing French Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius said in an interview with RTL Radio. * U.S. decision not to punish Syrian leader Bashar al-Assad for using chemical weapons in 2013 was read by Russian President Vladimir Putin as a sign that he was free to intervene in Syria and elsewhere: Fabius * Russians and Iranians are keeping Assad in power and are “accomplices” to his war crimes * Fabius wouldn’t say who will replace him; didn’t deny suggestion it could be Energy Minister Segolene Royal * NOTE: Hollande Readies Cabinet Shuffle as Fabius Confirms He’s Leaving Link

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