U.S. ambassador Ford returning to Syria

Reuters News
|
Posted: Dec 06, 2011 10:14 AM
U.S. ambassador Ford returning to Syria

GENEVA (Reuters) - The U.S. ambassador to Syria will return to Damascus later on Tuesday, a U.S. official said, six weeks after he was withdrawn because of threats to his safety.

"Ambassador Robert Ford has completed his consultations in Washington and is returning to Damascus this evening," a senior State Department official told reporters.

(Reporting by Arshad Mohammed, writing by Tom Miles, editing by Robert Woodward)