The Assad regime has told the French Parliament that "we can work together to reach a diplomatic solution" on the Syria crisis, in a letter obtained by Sky News.
It reportedly says: "We write to you as parliamentary colleagues, and as representatives of our people; but most importantly we write to you as fathers, mothers and family members, in a society no different to yours: we write to you as human beings and we ask you 'if you bomb us, will we bleed'?"
It is a similar move by the Syrians to last week when a letter was sent to British MPs ahead of the crucial Syria vote.
Earlier French President Francois Hollande said he would not go ahead with action without the US.
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