"This [Iranian and Russian involvement in Syria] completely torpedoes the peace talks in Geneva. There needs to be a political solution. There cannot be political discussion if one of the sides is engaged in destroying the other," Fabius told reporters upon arriving at Friday's informal EU defense and foreign ministers' meeting in Amsterdam.
The EU ministerial meeting is set to discuss key elements of Europe's foreign policy and security policies, an EU diplomatic source said Thursday.
The intra-Syria talks in Geneva were stalled on Wednesday after the Syrian opposition's High Negotiations Committee, which was formed in Saudi Arabia, said their preconditions for the talks, namely the provision of humanitarian aid to besieged Syrian towns and the immediate end to the airstrikes, had not been met.
Russia's Defense Ministry said on Monday that it had carried out 468 sorties and destroyed over 1,300 terrorist targets in Syria over the past week, including a militant-controlled fuel depot in Aleppo.