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April 28, 2011

Guest not: Britain takes back Syria’s wedding invite

http://www.jewishjournal.com/world/article/guest_not_britain_takes_back_syrias_wedding_invite_20110428

Britain rescinded an invitation to the royal wedding to Syria’s ambassador because of Syrian government attacks on anti-government protesters.

The invitation was withdrawn Thursday, the day before the wedding of Prince William and Kate Middleton, according to reports, citing Britain’s Foreign Office.

More than 450 anti-government protesters have been killed by Syrian forces during the month of demonstrations. Hundreds more reportedly have been jailed.

“In the light of this week’s attacks against civilians by the Syrian security forces, which we have condemned, the foreign secretary has decided that the presence of the Syrian ambassador at the royal wedding would be unacceptable and that he should not attend,” a Foreign Office statement said, adding that Buckingham Palace was in agreement.

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