France Condemns Assault on Embassy in Syria
(Reuters) -- France condemned assaults on its embassy in the Syrian capital on Monday, saying they "blatantly violated" international laws.
"(France) reminds (Syria) that it is not with such illegal methods that the authorities in Damascus will turn the attention away from the fundamental problem, which is to stop the repression of the Syrian population and to launch democratic reform," foreign ministry spokesman Bernard Valero said in a statement.
The ministry said the embassy's armed guards had fired three shots to disperse the crowd. It did not say if anybody was injured.