SYRIAN CONSUL IN YEREVAN ENDS DIPLOMATIC MISSION

Vestnik Kavkaza
July 31 2012
Russia

In an official bulletin, the Syrian Embassy in Armenia has informed
about the end of the diplomatic mission in Yerevan of the former
Syrian Consul to Armenia, Mohamed Hossam Hafez, the Armenian Ministry
of Foreifgn Affairs' Press Secretary Tigran Balayan told News.am.

Al-Jazeera television had disseminated information that Hossam Hafez
had sided with Syria~Rs opposition.

The clashes in Syria have been continuing since March 2011 and,
according to United Nations reports, 16,000 Syrians have lost their
lives as a result of these incidents.

A total of 60-70 thousand Armenians live in Syria, comprising 0.5
percent of the country~Rs population.




From: A. Papazian