Egypt recalls its ambassador to Syria, state TV reports

By REUTERS
February 19, 2012 12:57

 
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CAIRO - Egypt recalled its ambassador to Damascus, state television said on Sunday, in what appeared to be the latest step in a series of Arab diplomatic moves to intensify pressure on President Bashar Assad, who is trying to crush a popular uprising in Syria.

State news agency MENA said the decision was made after a visit from Egypt's ambassador Shawky Ismail to Cairo. The foreign ministry decided to keep him in the Egyptian capital "until further notice."

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