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Tunisia Reopening Embassy in Damascus

Tunisia Reopening Embassy in Damascus

Tunisia has requested the Syrian officials to allow it to reopen its embassy in Damascus which has been closed for over two years now, media reports revealed on Tuesday.

Syria’s al-Watan newspaper quoted an Arab diplomatic source in Paris that Tunisia has urged resumption of its diplomatic mission in Damascus and is waiting for Syria’s response.

“Tunisia’s demand was sent in a letter to the Syrian foreign ministry last week,” the diplomatic source revealed, adding that Syria has not yet responded to Tunis’s demand indicating that the permission for the Tunisian embassy reopening might be postponed for some time.

Tunisia was among the first Arab states which closed their missions in Damascus after the outbreak of unrests in Syria in 2011.

Syria has been experiencing unrest since March 2011 with organized attacks by well-armed gangs against Syrian police forces and border guards being reported across the country.

The US and its western and regional allies have long sought to topple Assad and his ruling system. Media reports said that the Syrian rebels and terrorist groups have received significantly more and better weapons in recent weeks, a crime paid for by the Persian Gulf Arab states and coordinated by the United States.

The US daily, Washington Post, reported in May that the Syrian rebels and terrorist groups battling the President Bashar al-Assad’s government have received significantly more and better weapons in recent weeks, a crime paid for by the Persian Gulf Arab states and coordinated by the United States.

The newspaper, quoting opposition activists and US and foreign officials, reported that Obama administration officials emphasized the administration has expanded contacts with opposition military forces to provide the Persian Gulf nations with assessments of rebel credibility and command-and-control infrastructure.

Opposition activists who several months ago said the rebels were running out of ammunition said in May that the flow of weapons – most bought on the black market in neighboring countries or from elements of the Syrian military in the past – has significantly increased after a decision by Saudi Arabia, Qatar and other Persian Gulf states to provide millions of dollars in funding each month.

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