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Policy - Statement

No official statement from Saudi government on reopening its embassy in Damascus

  Monday 14th January 2019

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Social media news pages and personal accounts shared news saying Saudi Arabia intends to reopen its embassy in Damascus.

The websites and pages cited the Saudi official news agency WAS and added that Saudi Arabia will reopen its embassy in Damascus next Thursday.

Verify-Sy searched for the source of this claim but found no official statement on reopening the embassy in the past week on Saudi official news agency website, Foreign Minister’s official twitter account and Ministry of Foreign Affairs’ official twitter account.

Worth to mention that Saudi Arabia closed its embassy in Damascus on March 14, 2012 with other Arab countries, however United Arab Emirates reopen its embassy on 27 December 2018 after closing it for about 6 years.