The Syrian ambassador to France, Lamia Shakkour, on Wednesday strongly denied the news that she had resigned to protest Syrian government's policy, saying someone cheated with her identity in a telephone interview the day before, Xinhua reported.
In an interview by French TV channel BFM inside the Syrian embassy in Paris, Shakkour said: "I accuse France 24 of impersonation. France 24 sends messages on my behalf."
On Tuesday evening, France 24 reported the resignation of Lamia Shakkour and quoted her statement denouncing Syrian President Bashar al-Assad regime's anti-reform policy.
However, shortly after the announcement of resignation, another report from the source of Syria media quoted a voice also said to be Shakkour, saying she denied the report of quitting the ambassador-to-France position.
"I will make a complaint against France 24 for its acts of disinformation, which are part of a campaign of falsification and disinformation that started in March 2011 against Syria," she added to BFM TV.
Late on Tuesday, the accused France 24 posted a statement on its website, attributing their source of the report to Syrian embassy in Paris. The French television channel said they would seek the cause of the wrong report and find whether there was manipulation or provocation.
Since the anti-government protest broke the peace in Syria in March, none of its ambassadors announced resignation yet though the European Union has updated its sanctions, including travel ban and assets freezing on Syrian President al-Assad and his close allies.