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France urges Russia to join peace push after Syria strike

AP  |  Beirut 

is urging to join a push for a in after joint US, French and British attacks on Syrian

French said in an interview published Sunday in du Dimanche newspaper that "we should join our efforts to promote a political process in that would allow a way out of the crisis."

has continued to talk regularly with even as East-West tensions have grown. French spoke with Russian on Friday, hours before the Western missile strikes.

Western countries blamed for a on a rebel-held area earlier this month that killed more than 40 people. The and its ally denied the allegations.

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First Published: Sun, April 15 2018. 14:50 IST