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Recall of envoys escalates Thai-Cambodian tensions
By GRANT PECK
Associated Press
2009-11-05 09:11 PM
Thailand and Cambodia have recalled their ambassadors from each other's country in a diplomatic spat over Phnom Penh naming fugitive former Thai Prime Minister Thaksin Shinawatra a government adviser.

The actions are a major escalation in tensions between the two countries, which have also had a series of small, but sometimes deadly, skirmishes over the demarcation of their border.

Thailand recalled its ambassador Thursday afternoon, saying it considered the appointment of Thaksin to be interference in its internal affairs. It also said it would review all of its agreements with Cambodia.

Cambodian Deputy Prime Minister Sok An later said that his government was withdrawing its envoy in a reciprocal action.

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