Syrian ambassador to France denies she's resigned

By REUTERS
June 8, 2011 02:54




PARIS - Syria's ambassador to France strongly denied a report on Tuesday that she had resigned in protest at the government's repression of protests, saying it was part of a campaign of disinformation against Damascus.

Lamia Chakkour, shown standing in front of a portrait of Syrian President Bashar Assad in the Paris embassy, told France's BFM television that a report by news channel France 24, featuring a telephone interview with a woman claiming to be her, was false.

"France 24 ... is issuing a message in my name. Naturally, I will bring a lawsuit to condemn France 24 for its acts of disinformation, which are part of a campaign of falsification of information and disinformation which began in March 2011 against Syria," Chakkour said.


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