US summons Syrian ambassador over ‘protest filming’
US summons Syrian ambassador over ‘protest filming”Retribution’ concerns
The Syrian ambassador was summoned to the US State Department by Assistant Secretary for Diplomatic Security Eric Boswell on Wednesday, a statement said.
“We received reports that Syrian mission personnel under Ambassador Mustapha’s authority have been conducting video and photographic surveillance of people participating in peaceful demonstrations in the United States,” a spokesman told a White House press briefing on Friday.
“The United States government takes very seriously reports of any foreign government actions attempting to intimidate individuals in the United States who are exercising their lawful right to freedom of speech as protected by the US Constitution.