Syria: France regrets the rejection of the resolution on the crisis in Idlib [fr]
Explanation of vote by Mr. Nicolas de Rivière, Permanent Representative of France to the United Nations
Security Council - 19 September 2019
France regrets that we did not reach an agreement today in response to the ongoing humanitarian crisis in Idlib. We welcome the efforts of Germany, Belgium and Kuwait to try to reach a balanced draft text that would have merited our unanimous support.
While the situation in Idlib has continued to deteriorate in recent months, I call on all of us to demonstrate our responsibility and to work together to find a compromise in the coming days. Those who are directly involved have the responsibility to ensure respect for international humanitarian law. The situation in Idlib and, more generally, in Syria requires that we have a constructive dialogue within this body. It is in that spirit that France, for its part, remains ready to work.