French TV: Syrian envoy 'resignation' probably hoax

June 8, 2011 15:35


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PARIS - A report that Syria's ambassador to France had resigned in protest at attacks on demonstrators was probably a hoax, an editor at the French television channel which carried the statement said on Wednesday.

The ambassador, Lamia Chakkour, angrily denied having made any such announcement on Tuesday and described the woman whose voice was broadcast by the France 24 station as an impostor.

"It seems that in all probability we were the victims of a manipulation," Renee Kaplan, a deputy editor at France 24, told France Info radio, a day after the report prompted speculation of dissent within Syria's elite after weeks of popular unrest.

Chakkour, appearing on camera inside the Syrian embassy, told France's BFM television late on Tuesday that she would sue.

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