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Western envoys not welcome: Syria

world Updated: Jun 05, 2012 23:51 IST

Syria’s government declared on Tuesday that the ambassadors and staff of many Western countries and Turkey were personae non gratae.

“Some states recently informed heads of our diplomatic missions and embassy staff that they are unwelcome," the foreign ministry said in a statement, adding Syria was now designating the ambassadors of the US, Britain, France, Turkey, Canada, Italy and Spain as personae non gratae.