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American support for terrorism and bloodshed in Syria, a policy which encourages the spread of terrorism in the region and the world


Syrian Foreign Ministry: “US measures against Syrian diplomats violate Vienna agreements on diplomatic and consular relations”

Russia ‘disappointed’ with US suspending Syrian embassy operations

The Russian Foreign Ministry has expressed disappointment and concern over a US decision to cease the operations of the Syrian Embassy in Washington and other US cities nationwide. “Essentially, it runs counter to the understanding previously reached between Moscow and Washington…to work towards a peaceful settlement of the Syrian crisis on the basis of the June 30, 2012, Geneva communiqué,” said the ministry in a statement released on its website. Syria is now in its fourth year of civil war.

Syrian Foreign and Expatriates Ministry

The Foreign and Expatriates Ministry said that the United States committed a clear violation of the Vienna Convention on Diplomatic Relations and the Vienna Convention on Consular Relations by taking arbitrary measures following the end of the mission of Syrian diplomats in Washington, preventing their replacements from taking over their duties.

In a statement on Wednesday, the Ministry said that what the US State Department deliberately neglected to mention in its statement on Tuesday is that Syria issued an official memo to it requesting providing the new diplomats entry visas before the end of March, and failing to do so will prompt the Syrian government to close its embassy in Washington, and the Foreign Ministry instructed the embassy to take the necessary steps to close its doors.

The statement said that the US steps reflect a manipulation of facts when the US State Department came up with a political and legal “innovation” which undermines the legal principles of consular works by involving honorary consulates in political affairs and derailing them from their purpose of providing services to citizens and preserving their interests, with the US suspending the work of the Syrian embassy in Washington, revoking immunity and privileges from embassies and consulates, and harassing workers in them, all with the aim of realizing interests contrary to the aforementioned Vienna agreements.

The Ministry concluded by stressing that these US measures expose the real objectives of the US policy against Syria and against the interests of the Syrian citizens, constituting yet another step in the ongoing American support for terrorism and bloodshed in Syria, a policy which encourages the spread of terrorism in the region and the world.


19 March 2014

SyrianFreePress.net Network reported  from RT News  Syrian Arab News Agency