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Macron blasts Italy’s ‘irresponsibility’ over migrant ship: spokesman

Paris (AFP) – French President Emmanuel Macron on Tuesday accused Italy of “cynicism and irresponsibility” over its refusal to take in hundreds of migrants stranded on a rescue ship in the Mediterranean, a government spokesman said.

Macron told a cabinet meeting that under maritime law, “in cases of distress, those with the closest coastline have a responsibility to respond,” spokesman Benjamin Griveaux said.

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