France, US presidents call for Syria cease-fire

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Macron made his remarks during a phone call with his Iranian counterpart Hassan Rohani, according to a statement released by the French presidency.

Washington also accused Moscow of ignoring a UN Security Council resolution calling for a 30-day cessation of hostilities, saying Russian Federation has killed "innocent civilians under the false auspices of counterterrorism operations".

French President Emmanuel Macron and US President Donald Trump are calling for the immediate implementation of a 30-day cease-fire in Syria.

The two leaders agreed to intensify top-level diplomatic talks to implement ceasefire and to pave the way for providing humanitarian aid to civilians in the region, said the source, who asked not to be named due to restrictions on talking to the media.

"They agreed it was a humanitarian catastrophe, and that the overwhelming responsibility for the heart-breaking human suffering lay with the Syrian regime and Russian Federation, as the regime's main backer", the prime minister's office said.

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The phone conversation came as Bashar al-Assad regime forces' attacks continued on civilians in the opposition-hold area near capital Damascus despite decisions to implement a ceasefire made separately by Russian Federation and the UN Security Council.

The military operations in Eastern Ghouta in the eastern countryside of Damascus came as a response to the rebels' mortar attacks and sniper fire on civilian areas in Damascus and its countryside, the Syrian authorities said in the statement.

They call on Russian Federation to "put maximal pressure on Damascus' without ambiguity" so that the government commits to respecting the United Nations resolution.

He and Rouhani are expected to speak again later this week.

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