• Short Summary

    The Syrian ambassador to the United Nations, Hammoud El-Choufi has resigned from his post because he says he wants to work to defend the democratic aspirations of the Syrian people.

  • Description

    The Syrian ambassador to the United Nations, Hammoud El-Choufi has resigned from his post because he says he wants to work to defend the democratic aspirations of the Syrian people. At a news conference in New York on Thursday(27 December) he accused the syrian government of Hafez Al-Assad of corruption, repression and opportunism and said he hoped to establish a national front in an unidentified European country to fight the Assad regime. The Syrian government has reacted by saying that El-Choufi had resigned after being recalled to Damascus for supporting the peace pact between Egypt and Israel. El-Choufi is one of the highest ranking Syrian officials to ever declare his opposition to the Assad government.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA8YKL91SG0K664PCEHII9487GL
    Media URN:
    VLVA8YKL91SG0K664PCEHII9487GL
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    28/12/1979
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:02:42:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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