". . . Paris [Macron] will no longer insist Assad leaving is a pre-condition for peace talks."Notes
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Between introducing a measure of sanity on Syria in Paris, and attempting a Russia reset it looks like President Macron might turn out to be substantially better than candidate Macron. A kind of reverse Donald Trump if you will.
 "Macron Has Just Taken France out of the 'Assad Must Go' Camp." By RI Staff, Russia Insider, 6/21/17 (emphasis in original).