U.S. embassy in Damascus refuses visa to Syrian Central Bank chief
Azerbaijan , Baku, Sept. 22 / Trend A. Isgandarov /
The U.S. Embassy in Damascus has refused Adib Mayyaleh, the governor of Syria's central bank, a visa to attend the meetings of the IMF and World Bank annual G-24 meeting.
"Visa refuse is a mean of pressure on Syria to prevent their representation in the important meetings," Watan newspaper quoted Mayyaleh as saying.
"This is an international platform and is dedicated to talk about developments in international monetary and financial issues," he added.
The mass riots have begun in the Syrian city Dera'a in mid-March. Arrest of a group of schoolchildren, who had written the anti-government slogans on the walls, was reported to cause the protests. People appeared in the streets demanding to release the adolescents. The troops entered the city to suppress the anti-government protests. The ongoing protests in the country deepen the critical situation in different spheres of economy and social life.