Baird Says Canada Will Suspend Diplomatic Operations At Embassy in Syria

Canada is suspending work at its embassy in Damascus, Foreign Affairs Minister John Baird said.

“Canada is suspending its operations in our mission in Damascus” Baird said at a press conference in Ottawa, saying the move is effective immediately. He also reiterated that Syria’s President Bashar al-Assad should resign because of attacks on his own people.

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