EU says cuts Damascus activities because of security situation

BRUSSELS Mon Dec 3, 2012 2:21pm EST

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BRUSSELS (Reuters) - The European Union's office in Damascus is cutting back its activities in the Syrian capital to a minimum because of the security situation, an EU official said on Monday.

"The EU delegation has decided to reduce activities in Damascus to a minimum level due to the current security conditions," a spokesman for EU foreign policy chief Catherine Ashton said in response to a question from Reuters.

The EU diplomatic service has an office in Damascus that has remained open throughout the Syrian crisis so far.

(Reporting by Sebastian Moffett; editing by Rex Merrifield)

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