30 May 2012 - CAPITALS, (SANA)- Mission of a number of ambassadors, chargés d'affaires and diplomats at the Syrian Embassies in the US, France, Germany, Britain, Italy, Spain, the Netherlands, Australia, Canada and Bulgaria were terminated on Tuesday.
President Francois Hollande of France announced terminating the mission of Syria's Ambassador in Paris Lamia Shakkour, a measure that was also taken against the Syrian ambassadors in Germany, Spain, the Netherlands and Italy.
Meanwhile, Bulgaria, Australia, the US and Britain terminated the mission of the chargés d'affaires at the Syrian Embassies in these countries, while Canada asked a number of Syrian diplomats to leave the country.
Austria, however, announced that it has no intention to terminate the Syrian Ambassador's mission in Vienna and that its embassy in Damascus is still open but the number of its staff has been reduced.
These measures coincide with talks held between the UN special envoy to Syria, Kofi Annan, and the Syrian officials about the implementation of Annan's plan, which was considered by these countries which have taken the termination decision against Syrian diplomats as doomed to failure since the first day of its announcement.