Syria appeals to French MPs

The Assad regime has written to French MPs ahead of tomorrow's debate on Syria, warning them against military intervention

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Syrian regime tells France MPs: 'We can work together'

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.

Read more: Hollande - 'France will not act in Syria without the US'

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