Security forces take position outside the Syrian embassy in Kuwait City during a protest on February 4, 2012
Security forces take position outside the Syrian embassy in Kuwait City during a protest on February 4, 2012 © Yasser al-Zayyat - AFP/File
Security forces take position outside the Syrian embassy in Kuwait City during a protest on February 4, 2012
AFP
Last updated: March 12, 2014

Syria shuts down embassies in Kuwait and Saudi

Syria has decided to close its embassies in Kuwait and Saudi Arabia because they have refused to accept the accreditations of its envoys, diplomats posted in Damascus said on Wednesday.

"Syria's embassies in Kuwait and Saudi Arabia are to close because these countries have been refusing to accredit the diplomats sent by Damascus since the start of the crisis," one of the sources said.

The Arab monarchies of the Gulf, especially Saudi Arabia and Qatar, have supported the three-year-old armed revolt in Syria and called for the overthrow of President Bashar al-Assad.

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