Foreign Ministry: Necessary Measures Taken to Protect US Ambassador while Visiting a Lawyer’s Office in Damascus

Posted on September 30, 2011

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Sep 30, 2011
sana
DAMASCUS, (SANA) – ” The US Embassy informed the Foreign and Expatriates Ministry on Thursday morning that the US Ambassador Robert Ford, was faced by some Syrians who gathered to protest his presence and movements while visiting lawyer Hassan Abdel Azim at his office,” an official source at Foreign and Expatriates Ministry said.

The source added that in order to meet Syria’s international obligations, the Ministry contacted the competent authorities to take necessary measures to protect the Ambassador and ensure his safe return to the Embassy headquarters as soon as it knew about the issue.

Hundreds of Syrian citizens gathered in front of lawyer Abdel Azim’s office at al-Nasr Street in Damascus in protest of the US Ambassador’s movements.

The participants chanted slogans that express their rejection of the foreign interference in Syria’s internal affairs and the US policy.

R. Raslan / Ghossoun

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