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least 120 protesters stormed the Jordanian Embassy in Damascus on
Tuesday, with two activists tearing down the Jordanian flag, Jordanian
daily Al Rai reported according to Jordanian Foreign Affairs Minisrty official Mohamed al-Kayed.
activists supportive of Syrian President Bashar Assad assembled outside
the Jordanian embassy in Syria a day after Jordanian King Abdullah II
called on Assad to step down over the months-long civil uprising that
has resulted in the deaths of more than 3,500 people, according to Human
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Kayed said protesters chanted
slogans hostile to the Hashemite Kingdom, and two activists broke off
from the group, climbed the embassy building, and tore the flag from its
The official denied media reports that the flag was replaced with the Hezbollah, Lebanese, or Syrian emblem.
Kayed also noted that Syrian security forces did little to prevent the
attack, according to Al Rai
. He also said that protesters did not cause
damage to the building and urged Syria to to take "responsibility in order to protect embassies and diplomatic missions."
The UN Security Council summarily condemned attacks on foreign embassies in Syria by pro-government demonstrators and called on Damascus to protect diplomatic premises and staff.
"The members of the Security Council condemned in the strongest terms the attacks against several embassies and consular premises in Syria," said a statement issued by the 15-nation body.
The council members "reiterated their call on the Syrian authorities to protect diplomatic and consular property and personnel and fully respect their international obligations in this regard," it added.
This was the fourth such attack on a foreign mission in Syria since the
Arab League's decision to suspend the country over the eight-month
brutal crackdown on anti-government protests.
At least 69 people
were killed on Wednesday in southern Syria in continuing violence
between Syrian security forces and anti-government activists.Reuters contributed to this report.