Saudi Arabia has criticised the Syrian government over the attack of the Saudi embassy in Damascus.

The Saudi embassy was stormed on November 12 after the Cairo-based Arab League voted to suspend Syria over its failure to honour a deal to end a bloody crackdown on anti-regime protesters

“The Saudi government strongly condemns this incident and holds the Syrian authorities responsible for the security and protection of all Saudi interests in Syria,” the Saudi foreign ministry reportedly told the Saudi state news agency SPA.

The Qatari embassy was also ransacked as a result of the Arab League’s decision to ban Syria from participation in Arab League meetings.

The UN estimates that more than 3,500 people have been killed in Syria since the anti-government protests began in March. Approximately 25 people were killed in the Syrian city of Homs on Friday and Saturday during renewed protests.