PARIS, June 7 Syria's ambassador to France
resigned on Tuesday in protest at the Syrian government's
repression of protests.
Lamia Chakkour announced her resignation on France 24
television. France 24 said she denounced the violence in Syria
and said she no longer wanted to represent Damascus in France.
The Syrian embassy confirmed Chakkour had left her post and
said she would make no further comment for the time being.
France is pushing for the rapid adoption of a U.N. Security
Council resolution condemning Syria over a crackdown on
protesters that has killed scores of civilians, even though
Russia says it would veto any intervention against Syria.
(Reporting by Nick Vinocur and Alexandria Sage; Writing by