Tunisia recalls its ambassador in Syria

August 23, 2011

Tunisia has recalled its ambassador from Syria ‘for consultations’, the official news agency, TAP, said. The decision was taken by the Tunisian government in light of the dangerous developments in Syria, a spokesperson for the foreign ministry told the news agency.

On August 7, Saudi Arabia summoned its ambassador in Damascus, and fellow Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) members Kuwait and Bahrain recalled their top diplomats the next day.

GCC member Qatar pulled its ambassador in July after its embassy in the Syrian capital was attacked on July 11. A Qatari official later said that Syria apologised for the attack, reportedly carried out in retaliation for the perceived bias in the news coverage by the Doha-based Al Jazeera.

Last week, Tunisia urged all parties in Syria to shun violence and to engage in a dialogue that will address the country’s worst crisis in modern history.




About the author

Born August 3, 1960 in Monastir, Tunisia
Media career:
  • ABC News (Tunisia)
  • Bahrain Tribune
  • Gulf News
  • Bahrain Television News
Teaching career:
  • Monastir (Tunisia)
  • University of Bahrain
  • MA  Mass Communications, University of Leicester
  • BA  in English & US literature and studies, University of Tunis

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