Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Hollande Expels the Syrian Ambassador


François Hollande annonce l'expulsion de l'ambassadrice de Syrie en France

La France a décidé d'expulser l'ambassadrice de Syrie à Paris, Lamia Chakkour, a annoncé mardi 29 mai François Hollande, lors d'un point presse à l'Elysée. Le président français a également déclaré que le "groupe des amis du peuple syrien" se réunirait à Paris début juillet.

Pressure for international action in Syria is building. France has taken the lead.

3 comments:

bernard said...

actually, several major EU countries are expelling ambassadors simultaneously.

Anonymous said...

At least, Hollande did say on France2 that we won't bomb Syria to democracy without UN approval.

DavidinParis said...

Perhaps the lead, perhaps not. Since when is kicking an ambassador out of the country a good way to try to defuse the situation? This act, largely symbolic, rings rather hollow to me.