Hollande Says France Working on Political Solution in Syria That Doesn't Include Assad

Also says he doesn't want to be "Africa's Policeman"


PARIS, May 31 (UPI) — French President Francois Hollande said Friday recent French military operations were a success and that France was working on political transition in Syria.

Speaking to the television news channel France 24 and its affiliates Radio France Internationale and TV5 Monde on French foreign policy, Hollande said African forces should take the lead in providing long-term security in Mali and other West African countries and that it wasn't France's role to be "Africa's policeman."