Embassy of Syria, London

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Embassy of the Syrian Arab Republic in London
سفارة الجمهورية العربية السورية في لندن
Embassy of Syria in London.jpg
LocationBelgravia, London
Address8 Belgrave Square, London, SW1X 8PH
Coordinates51°29′59″N 0°09′18″W / 51.4997°N 0.1549°W / 51.4997; -0.1549Coordinates: 51°29′59″N 0°09′18″W / 51.4997°N 0.1549°W / 51.4997; -0.1549
AmbassadorN/A - closed

The Embassy of Syria in London (Arabic: سفارة الجمهورية العربية السورية في لندن‎) was the diplomatic mission of the Syrian Arab Republic to the United Kingdom.[1] The chancery is located at 8 Belgrave Square of London.[2]

Since the start of the Syrian Civil War the embassy has seen several protests: by those opposed to government of Bashar al-Assad in 2011[3] and 2012[4] and by the well-known Islamist Anjem Choudary in 2013.[5] The British government, along with several other countries, expelled the Syrian ambassador in May 2012 in protest at the escalating violence in the country.[6] The embassy is currently closed.[7]

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  1. ^ "The London Diplomatic List" (PDF). 14 December 2013. Archived from the original (PDF) on 2013-12-11.
  2. ^ "Syrian Embassy - London". Embassy of Syria in London. Retrieved 2009-01-22.
  3. ^ "London Syrian Embassy 11 March 2011". 11 March 2011.
  4. ^ Rayment, Sean (4 February 2012). "Violent protests outside Syrian embassy in London over 'massacre'". The Daily Telegraph.
  5. ^ "Anjem Choudary holds anti Assad Rally at Syrian Embassy in London". 23 August 2013. Archived from the original on 23 September 2015. Retrieved 3 December 2013.
  6. ^ Blair, David (29 May 2012). "Syrian diplomats expelled in coordinated Western action". The Daily Telegraph. London.
  7. ^ "THE LONDON DIPLOMATIC LIST" (PDF). 3 December 2013.[permanent dead link]

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