Khaled al-Ayoubi

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Khaled al-Ayoubi is a former Syrian diplomat. On 30 July 2012, he informed the Britain's Foreign Office that he left his post as Chargé d'Affaires in the Syrian embassy in London.[1][2] He was the most senior Syrian diplomat left in London after the British government forced embassy staff to leave in May. Al-Ayoubi left because he was unable to "represent a regime that has committed such violent and oppressive acts against its own people", according to an interview. It is reported that both he and his family are at a safe location in London.[3]


  1. ^ "Syrian Chargé D'Affaires in London resigns". Foreign and Commonwealth Office. 30 July 2012. Retrieved 30 July 2012. 
  2. ^ "Syria diplomat quits UK post in 'protest' at Assad regime". BBC. 30 July 2012. Retrieved 30 July 2012. 
  3. ^ Spillius, Alex (31 July 2012). "Assad's senior diplomat in London resigns". DNA. Retrieved 1 August 2012.