Syria accuses US envoy of incitng protests

SYRIA’S government accused the US ambassador to Damascus, Robert Ford, of meeting “saboteurs” in the flashpoint city of Hama and inciting protests against President Bashar al-Assad today.

“The US ambassador met with saboteurs in Hama … who erected checkpoints, cut traffic and prevented citizens from going to work,” the interior ministry said in a statement.

“The ambassador incited these saboteurs to violence, to demonstrate, and to refuse dialogue,” with the government, it added.

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