Tbilisi Severs Diplomatic Ties with Syria, Calls Abkhazia, S.Ossetia Recognition Illegal

Tbilisi Severs Diplomatic Ties with Syria, Calls Abkhazia, S.Ossetia Recognition Illegal

Tbilisi Severs Diplomatic Ties with Syria, Calls Abkhazia, S.Ossetia Recognition Illegal

The FINANCIAL -- Tbilisi has decided to launch procedures for severing diplomatic relations with Syria, following Damascus’s recognition of independence of Abkhazia and South Ossetia.

Deputy Foreign Minister Davit Dondua, who convened a special press briefing on the matter, said “recognition of Georgia’s integral regions by the Syrian regime” was “illegal and in gross violation of fundamental norms and principles of international law.”

He also stressed the decision was “manipulated” by the Russian Federation, according to Civil.ge.

“With its decision, the Assad regime has expressed its support to Russia’s military aggression against Georgia, its illegal occupation of Abkhazia and Tskhinvali regions and the ethnic cleansing that has been ongoing for years,” Dondua added.