UN / GA HOLLANDE WRAP

28-Sep-2015 00:02:58
French President Francois Hollande said on Monday that a resolution to the Syrian conflict must guarantee the exclusion of President Assad from any transitional government. UNIFEED-UNTV
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STORY: UN / GA HOLLANDE WRAP
TRT: 02:58
SOURCE: UNIFEED-UNTV
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LANGUAGE: FRENCH / NATS

DATELINE: 28 SEPTEMBER 2015, NEW YORK CITY / RECENT
SHOTLIST
RECENT, NEW YORK CITY

1. Wide shot, exterior United Nations Headquarters

28 SEPTEMBER 2015, NEW YORK CITY

2. Wide shot, General Assembly in progress
3. Med shot, French President Francois Hollande walking to lectern
4. Med shot, French delegation listening to Hollande’s speech
5. SOUNDBITE (French) Francois Hollande, French President:
“Today it’s Syria, which once again is calling upon us to mobilise and intervene. Many before me have spoken from this podium about this tragedy afflicting the Syrian people. Everyone has spoken about the need to find a solution. Well then, let’s look for this solution together.”
6. Wide shot, Hollande addressing General Assembly
7. SOUNDBITE (French) Francois Hollande, French President:
“People are talking about a coalition, a wide coalition. Not only it is possible but it is also desirable. It is necessary in order to bring an end to what it is happening in Syria.”
8. Wide shot, Hollande addressing General Assembly
9. SOUNDBITE (French) Francois Hollande, French President:
“I can see diplomatic efforts being made to incorporate Syrian President Bashir al-Assad in this process. But you cannot put together victims and the perpetrators. Assad is at the origin of the problem and he cannot be part of the solution.”
10. Wide shot, Hollande addressing General Assembly
11. SOUNDBITE (French) Francois Hollande, French President:
“We are in favour of making sure that in cases of mass atrocities the right to veto should not be used. How can the United Nations remain paralysed when the worst is unfolding in front of our eyes? Let’s lead by example and pledge here today that France will never use its right to veto when dealing with cases of mass atrocities.”
12. Med shot, French delegation applauding as Hollande concludes speech
13. Wide shot, Hollande leaving podium
14. Wide shot, Hollande walking into press briefing room
15. Med shot, Hollande seating at news conference table
16. Wide shot, reporters during press briefing
17. SOUNDBITE (French) Francois Hollande, French President:
“There are two conditions for the resolution to be able to draw support together. First of all the political transition has to be guaranteed with the departure of Assad, and the bombing has to cease. And at that time yes, there could be large scale action in order to bring together the Syrians and fight Islamic State effectively.”
18. Wide shot, Hollande leaving press briefing room
STORYLINE
The conflict in Syria dominated French President Francois Hollande’s speech on Monday (Sept 28) to the General Assembly in New York, as the United Nations’ organ kicks off its annual General Debate, now in its 70th edition.

The French leader said that the crisis in Syria called for the mobilisation and intervention of the international community.

Hollande told delegates gathered at the General Assembly hall: “many before me have spoken from this podium about this is a tragedy afflicting the Syrian people. Everyone has spoken about the need to find a solution. Well then, let’s look for this solution together.”

As a possible solution to end the four-year conflict, Hollande said he welcomed the prospect of forming an international coalition, saying that “not only it is possible but it is also desirable. It is necessary in order to bring an end to what it is happening in Syria.”

He also said that diplomatic negotiations could not include Syrian President Bashir al-Assad, “you cannot put together victims and the perpetrators. Assad is at the origin of the problem and he cannot be part of the solution.”

As one of the five permanent members of the Security Council with power to veto, the French leader said “France will never use its right to veto when dealing with cases of mass atrocities.”

At a press briefing following his address, Hollande said that any resolution to the Syrian conflict must guarantee the exclusion of Assad from any transitional government.

Hollande said, “there are two conditions for the resolution to be able to draw support together. First of all the political transition has to be guaranteed with the departure of Assad, and the bombing has to cease. And at that time yes, there could be large scale action in order to bring together the Syrians and fight Islamic State effectively.”
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