France’s Hollande to seek clarity from Trump in Friday phone call

France's President Francois Hollande (R) and Defence Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian review troops as they attend a commemoration ceremony for Armistice day, 98 years after the end of the First World War at the Arc de Triomphe in Paris, France, November 11, 2016. REUTERS/Christian Hartmann

French President Francois Hollande said on Friday he hoped U.S. President-elect Donald Trump would clarify his position on issues including conflicts in Syria and Ukraine and Iran’s nuclear deal when the two men talk by phone later in the day.

“My duty is to make sure we have the best possible relations with the United States, but a relation that is based on frankness and clarity,” Hollande told France 2 television.