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Syrian ambassador expelled from the major countries excluding Sweden
Tuesday, 29 May 2012
countries are now choosing to expel Syrian ambassadors from their
countries after last week end killing spree in the country but not
Sweden which feels that their eye on the ground there is still
The CNN reports
that the United States and seven other countries across the globe
announced they were expelling Syrian diplomats Tuesday in a coordinated
move reflecting the international outrage about a massacre in the town
The massacre in
the town of Houla last week saw over 100 people killed and as it is
hard for the international community and the Syrian regime to agree on
a peace accord, a concerted protest from Great Britain, Germany,
France, Italy, Spain, USA, Canada and Australia is seen as a means of
protest and show concern.
representatives are not welcome in the countries as long as their
leaders continue their terrible and murderous behaviour,” said Canadian
Foreign Minister. The French foreign minister, Laurent Fabius
criticized in harsh terms Syria and its president. “Bashar al-Assad is
a murderer of his own people. He must leave power, the sooner the
better,” says Fabius in an interview with the newspaper Le Monde.
Sweden has been
called to throw out the Syrian ambassador, believes Jaber Zain, who is
spokesperson for the Committee for the Syrian revolution in Sweden.
Minister, Carl Bildt says that the expulsion is easier for countries
that have already closed their embassies in Syria. “These countries
have already left Damascus, so they have no consequences. We wanted to
stay in Damascus, we have contacts with the opposition there. Should we
be deport we’ll leave Damascus,” says Carl Bildt.
points out that the EU retains their presence in Syria and that there
is ongoing consultation between the EU countries of that presence.
is good or bad, this can be a subject of discussion, but we would
rather get more observers there at the moment, in my opinion,” says
ambassadors from all 27 EU member states met in Brussels to discuss
issues including a possible coordination of the EU's relationship with
the Syrian representations.
Swedish television, survivors talk of how the militia loyal to the
Syrian regime executed men, women and children in the Hula. A few were
killed by grenades - most of them were cut or were shot to death at
close range. Powerful western countries are reacting by throwing out
the Syrian diplomats. Sweden is not following then as yet.
UN envoy Kofi
Annan met with Syrian President Bashar al-Assad on Tuesday. Annan
expressed "the international community's deep concern” and broad
support to try to press the regime to follow his six point plan for
peace. But President al-Assad said that success can only be achieved if
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