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Syria closes embassies in Kuwait, Saudi: diplomats

Syria's President Bashar al-Assad speaks with a woman during his visit to displaced Syrians in the town of Adra in the Damascus countryside March 12, 2014. (REUTERS/SANA/Handout via Reuters)

DAMASCUS: 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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