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Tue May 29, 2012, 08:01 AM

U.S., Britain Expelling Charge D'Affaires, Canada Says It Will Expel Syrian Diplomats

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Source: Reuters



U.S. State Department expelling Syrian charge d'affaires - official


State Department expelling Syrian charge d'affaires: official

WASHINGTON | Tue May 29, 2012 10:25am EDT
(Reuters) - The State Department is expelling Syria's charge d'affaires in Washington following a wave of deadly attacks on civilians in Syria over the weekend, an official said.

The official, who spoke on condition of anonymity, said the Syrian diplomat would be given 72 hours to depart the country. Syria's longtime ambassador to Washington, Imad Moustapha, was recalled to Damascus late last year and a formal replacement had not been named.

Britain to expel Syrian charge d'affaires

LONDON | Tue May 29, 2012 1:21pm BST

(Reuters) - Britain is expelling the Syrian charge d'affaires and two other senior Syrian diplomats, Foreign Secretary William Hague said on Tuesday.

The move was part of a co-ordinated expulsion of Syrian diplomats from other major capitals.

Hague said the diplomats had been given seven days to leave the country.


Germany expels Syrian ambassador - source

BERLIN | Tue May 29, 2012 7:35am EDT
(Reuters) - Germany is expelling Syria's ambassador following a massacre in the town of Houla last week in which more than 100 people died, a government source said on Tuesday.

The move was agreed in coordination with the United States, France, Britain and other partners," said the source, requesting anonymity.

An official announcement is expected later on Tuesday.


Read more: http://www.reuters.com/article/2012/05/29/us-syria-crisis-usa-idUSBRE84S0TQ20120529

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Tue May 29, 2012, 09:26 AM

1. Houla deaths: Western states to expel Syrian diplomats (BBC)

Major Western powers say they are expelling senior Syrian diplomats following the killing of 108 people in the Houla region of Syria on Friday.

France, the UK, Germany, Italy, Spain, Canada and Australia have all announced expulsions.

Most victims of Friday's massacre - including women and children - were summarily executed, the UN says.

Residents said the pro-government shabiha militia had entered homes and opened fire indiscriminately.

The developments came as UN-Arab League envoy Kofi Annan met President Bashar al-Assad in Damascus.
more: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-middle-east-18252818

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