Egypt recalls its ambassador to Syria, state TV reports

February 19, 2012 12:57

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."

Related Content

Breaking news
May 26, 2018
Five metro stations closed in Ukraine capital Kiev after bomb warning