Syria's Ambassador to the US Farid Zayn al-Din - Washington 1956

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During Zayn al-Din's tenure, Syria-US relations reached an all-time low, when the Eisenhower administration tried with no success to stage a coup in Syria, known as Operation Straggle. When Syrian intelligence uncovered the plot, three US diplomats were expelled from Damascus, and Zayn al-Din was recalled to Damascus by President Shukri al-Quwatli.