France summons Syrian envoy in Paris

July 10, 2011 21:55

PARIS - France said on Sunday it had summoned the Syrian ambassador in Paris after violent demonstrations outside its diplomatic residences in Aleppo and Damascus on Saturday.

"We hold the Syrian authorities responsible for the security of our diplomatic staff and buildings," the Foreign Ministry said in a statement.It said French flags had been burnt, projectiles had been thrown into the residences and vehicles outside had been destroyed.

It said the incidents happened without security forces doing anything to prevent them.

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