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Damascus Responds With Its Own Diplomatic Expulsions

June 06 2012


In a diplomatic tit-for-tat, the Syrian government has named 17 Western envoys as persona non grata, reports Reuters.

Last week, Syrian envoys were expelled from 11 nations in response to a massacre in Houla.

In a statement on Tuesday, the Foreign Ministry said the Syrian government was prepared to re-establish ties with those diplomats. Many had been recalled by their governments.

The Turkish ambassador and all the staff at the embassy were also declared unwelcome by...

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