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Italy Is Renovating Its Embassy In Damascus – Report

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Italy Is Renovating Its Embassy In Damascus – Report

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Italy is renovating its embassy in the Syrian capital of Damascus in order to reopen it in the near future, the Lebanese al-Nashrah news outlet reported on January 6 citing its correspondent in Syria.

In the last two weeks, many Syrian pro-government sources reported that Italy is preparing to reopen its embassy in Damascus in order to restore a part of Syria’s relations with the European Union, which placed strict sanctions on the country since late 2011.

Italy, which had large investments in Syria, maintained a low level of relations with the country throughout the war unlike other European countries. Furthermore, Rome was not a part of Washington’s failed plans to arm and train Syrian opposition fighters and didn’t participate on the recent strike on the war-torn country.

Last year, the European Centre for Constitutional and Human Rights (ECCHR) revealed that Head of the Syrian National Security Bureau, Ali Mamlouk, made a secret visit to Italy and met with the country’s interior minister and other senior officials. The visit, which was widely criticized as it violated the European Union sanctions on Syria, was a real breakthrough.

Italy is not the only European country that’s working to restore its relations with Syria. Recent reports claim that the United Kingdom is also planning to reopen its embassy in Damascus this year or the next.

The chances of the UK taking such step are minimal due to its involvement in the Syria war. However, Italy that’s now being led by a government with a strict anti-terrorism policy may indeed dare to challenge the European Union and restore its relations with Syria.

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  • Tommy Jensen

    We have permitted Italy to open an Embassy in Damascus with reference to the US Command Centre for ME without lasagne.

    • Carne João Pasta

      That’s an outrage!!

      • Nowruz

        Forgive Tommy, he suffers from a mental illness called hooknosia.

        • Allan Greedspoon

          lol

        • Icarus Tanović

          Hahahahahahaha!

        • Zionism = EVIL

          Jews can smoke a cigar under the shower and it never gets wet as their big nose protects it.

    • Icarus Tanović

      You Zionistic pig, can only permit Italians to chase you away from Italy for good.
      Since 1945, you had enough, since you killed Palmiro Togliatti, since you bring about criminals and bums to rule.

      • Tommy Jensen

        He was 71, ruled the commie party in Italy for 40 years, thats enough!
        ………………..and your parmesan cheese stinks.

        • Icarus Tanović

          I ain’t Italian, foo.

    • John Whitehot

      as a country i’d prefer much more to import lasagne from italy than import democracy from the us.

  • Willing Conscience (The Truths

    There are too many beautiful women in Syria for the Italians to stay away.

    • Zionism = EVIL

      Actually, most EU nations even total puppets ones will reopen their “embassies” or spy dens soon. The headchopper business has not worked out too well.

      • Willing Conscience (The Truths

        Yes, I’ve been saying the same thing too for nearly 12 months, now the floodgates are open, they’ll all come pouring in, they all want to get back to doing business as usual, and also meet some of those pretty Syrian ladies, it’s not just the Italians who like pretty girls.

  • RichardD

    Merry Christmas