Syrian ambassador defects, joins revolution

12.07.2012                      22.Tammus. 5772

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Syrian ambassador defects, joins revolution

Defection of Nawaf al-Fares, formerly Syria's ambassador to Iraq, marks first senior diplomat to quit embattled government.

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….