France wants to increase pressure on Syria

France will propose making Kofi Annan's peace plan for Syria obligatory, Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius said.

Fabius wants to invoke the UN's "Chapter 7" provision, which allows the Security Council to authorise actions ranging from sanctions to military intervention.

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France: Syria is in a civil war

The French Foreign Minister has said Syria is in a state of civil war. His Russian counterpart has accused the US of supplying arms to Syrian rebels, after Hillary Clinton said Russia had been arming the Assad regime.