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Britain withdraws Syria envoy's royal wedding invitation

world Updated: Apr 28, 2011 17:38 IST

British Foreign Secretary William Hague has decided that the Syrian ambassador should not attend Friday's royal wedding following the Arab state's crackdown on protests, the Foreign Office said.

The royal family has also agreed that it is "not appropriate" for ambassador Sami Khiyami to come to the wedding of Prince William and Kate Middleton, the statement said.

"In the light of this week's attacks against civilians by the Syrian security forces, which we have condemned, the Foreign Secretary has decided that the presence of the Syrian ambassador at the royal wedding would be unacceptable and that he should not attend," the statement said.