Syrian FM hopes to convey stances directly to US administration
In its first public reaction after Washington has recalled its ambassador to Syria, the Syrian News Agency (SANA) on Wednesday said Foreign Minister Farouk al-Shara and his American counterpart Condoleezza Rice exchanged letters related to the recent events in Lebanon, Iraq and the Mideast peace process.
That was during a meeting between al-Shara and the US ambassador in Damascus Margaret Scobey.
At the end of the meeting the Foreign Minister "expressed interest" over the United States’ decision to summon Scobey, saying that "it constitutes an opportunity to transfer Syria’s attitudes regarding the recent developments in the region directly to the US administration."
Scobey voiced hope to turn back to her work place in the Syrian Capital as soon as possible, the report said.
On Tuesday, press reports said Scobey delivered a stern note to al Shara, following the killing of former Lebanon's PM, Rafic al Hariri.
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