DAMASCUS, SANA_ Foreign and Expatriates Ministry said Thursday it is not usual for the Ministry to comment on an issue related to a former employee, but in light of the interview conducted by the "Times" newspaper with Mohammed Bassam Imadi, Syria's former Ambassador to Sweden, the Ministry made it clear that the former employee al-Imadi committed violations and crimes resulted in his dismissal from his post for acts of deceit, fraud, trickery and exploiting his position for getting financial gains from the public money through his work as an ambassador for his country in Sweden.
The Ministry noted that it had started the investigation with al-Imadi since 2008 and was transferred to Damascus in the ninth month of the same year for continuing the investigation in his crimes and prosecuting him.
The Ministry made it clear that it proposed dismissing him and seizing his properties and that was done by the Prime Ministers' decision on March3, 2010.
" Joining of a person enjoying such moral values like al-Imadi to the Syrian opposition clarifies to the public opinion the fact that those who call themselves the opposition abroad." The Ministry said.