Wednesday, February 8th | 17 Shevat 5783

July 11, 2012 11:52 pm

Syrian Ambassador Defects, Calls on Military to Follow Lead

× [contact-form-7 404 "Not Found"]

avatar by News Editor

Nawaf al-Fares. Photo:

JPost/Reuters – 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.

Fares called on Syrian soldiers to follow his lead and turn their guns on the Damascus leadership, in a video statement posted on Facebook

Read full story.

Share this Story: Share On Facebook Share On Twitter

Let your voice be heard!

Join the Algemeiner

This site is protected by reCAPTCHA and the Google Privacy Policy and Terms of Service apply.