Head of Syrian intelligence secretly visited Rome?

Source: Zamanalwsl.net , al-Quds al Arabi

Rumors arrived from Beirut about a secret visit in Rome, paid by the head of the Syrian intelligence. It seems that the man is Maj. Gen. Mohammed Bin Zaitoun, the head of the Syrian General Security Directorate. The source of the (unconfirmed) information, revealed that the Syrian official arrived in Rome with a delegation and met with his Italian counterpart (plus other local security officials). In theory, Maj. Gen. Bin Zaitoun cannot travel outside Syria, in consideration of the EU and US sanctions against him, for abusing of human rights and repression of civil protests. If confirmed, it will be the first time since many years, that a Syrian security official visits an European capital. The parts also discussed about the diplomatic relations between Italy and Syria, and the possible return of the Italian Ambassador in Damascus.



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