Hollande immediately condemned four French MPs who met with Syrian President al-Assad

Last Wednesday four French MPs met with Syrian President al-Assad. They are: Gérard Bapt (PS, PES), Jean-Pierre Vial (UMP, EPP) François Zochetto (UDI, ALDE) and Jacques Myard (UMP, EPP). French Government spokesperson immediately stated that this was not an official visit and Hollande promptly condemned the visit “to a dictator who started a civil war causing more than 200,000 victims“. (Le Figaro)