FILE - In this Sunday Aug 4 2008 file photo, Syrian president Bashar Assad, right, meets his new appointed Ambassador to France, Lamia Shakkour, in Damascus, Syria. Syrian state television on Tuesday ... more 
FILE - In this Sunday Aug 4 2008 file photo, Syrian president Bashar Assad, right, meets his new appointed Ambassador to France, Lamia Shakkour, in Damascus, Syria. Syrian state television on Tuesday June 7 2011 says the country's ambassador to France has not resigned, shortly after the France 24 network aired an audio statement purportedly from her saying she was quitting. In the statement on Syrian television, a woman's voice was broadcast denying the resignation and saying she will sue France 24. The French network earlier aired a statement it said was from the ambassador saying her resignation "takes effect immediately." It was not possible for The Associated Press to reconcile the two accounts. (AP Photo/SANA, File) less 
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