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AP source: US to protest Syria embassy attack

AP source: US to protest Syria embassy attack

A U.S. official says the Obama administration will formally protest an attack on the American Embassy in Syria and may seek compensation for damage caused when a mob breached the wall of the compound before being dispersed by Marine guards.
The official said the State Department would summon a senior Syrian diplomat on Monday to condemn the assault on the embassy and demand that Syria uphold international treaty obligations to protect foreign diplomatic missions. The official said no buildings were entered and there were no injuries to embassy personnel. But the official said the attackers damaged the chancery building.
The official, who spoke on condition of anonymity because he was not authorized to discuss the matter publicly, said Syrian security forces were slow to respond to the attack.


Updated : 2021-04-24 01:06 GMT+08:00