Assad emails: ‘The Syria Heritage Foundation should be wound up’

From: Fawaz Akhras [XXXXXXXXXXXX]
Subject: Re: Fwd: FW:
Date: 26 June 2011 16:37:00 BST

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On 26 Jun 2011, at 11:09, AK wrote:

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From: Wafic Said [XXXXXXXXXXXX]
Sent: Saturday, June 25, 2011 11:24 AM
To: fares kallas
Cc: Lord Powell [XXXXXXXXXXXX]; Fawaz Akhras [XXXXXXXXXXXX];
Subject: FW:

Strictly Private and Confidential

My dear Fares

I hope that you and your family are in the best of health.

I am writing to you about the situation of the Syria Heritage Foundation given the sustained crisis in Syria. This matter is of profound concern to me and to other trustees. Indeed, Lord Powell has written to me expressing his concern. He is of the view that there is nothing that the Foundation can do to pursue its aims for the foreseeable future. I share this assessment and have regrettably come to the conclusion that the Foundation cannot carry out its work so long as the current situation persists and for some considerable period afterwards.

Moreover, I find that, in my capacity as Chairman of the Syria Heritage Foundation, the media seeks comment from me, which I do not wish to give, on the situation in Syria and even on the whereabouts of HE the First Lady.

I have reached the conclusion that, in the circumstances, the Syria Heritage Foundation should be wound up, its aims and objectives being unachievable in the near future. I am seeking legal advice from the Foundation’s lawyers on how best to achieve this. I am deeply upset that we have reached this point.

I will of course keep you informed of developments.

With best wishes

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