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Minister for Middle East condemns on-going violence in Syria

Foreign Office Minister Alistair Burt has issued a statement following attacks on diplomatic missions in Damscus and Latakia last night

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The Minister said:

“I condemn the attacks on the Saudi and Qatari embassies in Damascus and the French and Turkish consulates in Latakia, in Syria. By allowing these attacks to take place, the Syrian regime is demonstrating yet again that’s its first response is repression and intimidation. This cycle of violence must stop now for the sake of the Syrian people and for those who support them.

We support the Arab League in its efforts to bring about an end to the killing of Syrian people. Its Member States’ diplomats should not become targets as a result of these efforts.”

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Published 13 November 2011