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In yet another low reached by the American government, the Obama administration on Tuesday ordered the suspension of the Syrian government’s diplomatic and consular missions in the United States. The U.S.is now requiring all personnel who are not legal U.S. residents to leave the country.
Essentially, the order closes the Syrian embassy in Washington, D.C. as well as its honorary consulates in Troy, Michigan and Houston, Texas.
The decision is alleged to have come as a response to the Assad government’s recent announcement that it will cease consular service for Syrians who reside in the United States.
U.S. Special Envoy To Syria, Daniel Rubenstein, stated, “We have determined it is unacceptable for individuals appointed by that regime to conduct diplomatic or consular operations in the United States.”