Syrian ambassador says he defected, joined revolution

ByREUTERS
July 12, 2012 02:01

AMMAN - Syria's ambassador to Iraq Nawaf al-Fares said on Wednesday he had defected and joined the revolution against President Bashar Assad, becoming the first senior diplomat to quit the embattled government.

"I declare that I have joined, from this moment, the ranks of the revolution of the Syrian people," Fares said in a video statement posted on Facebook. He did not give details of his location.

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