France says won't let asylum seekers through border - update

Paris says Italy must process requests

(ANSA) - Paris, June 15 - French Interior Minister Bernard Cazeneuve said Monday that France will not allow asylum seekers to cross its border with Italy, arguing it was up to Rome to process their requests. "We've made around 6,000 migrants return to Italy (since the start of the year)," Cazeneuve told BFM-TV the RMC radio station. "They must not pass through. It's necessary to respect the Schengen rules". He said Italy must "agree to set up centres" to distinguish legitimate refugees from undocumented economic migrants.


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