A French diplomat with the European Union in Ivory Coast was shot to death in his home overnight, a spokesman for the French embassy said Wednesday.
The deceased - Michel Miaucel - was in charge of regional security operations for the EU, embassy spokesman Jacques Cuzi said. An investigation has been launched into the killing, and it was unclear if it was politically motivated, Cuzi told the AP.
Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said at a briefing in Beijing that the question about the shipment of S-300 anti-aircraft missile systems to Syria had not been resolved yet. However, Syrian Ambassador to Russia Riyad Haddad said that S-300 missile systems had been delivered to Syria last month
Representatives of the Israeli Defence Ministry responded to recent reports about the possible delivery of S-300 SAM systems from Russia to Syria. Israeli Defence Minister Avigdor Lieberman said that Israel would destroy those systems