The US confirmed the defections of two more senior Syrian diplomats, describing this as further evidence that President Bashar al-Assad’s days are ‘numbered.’
Al-Jazeera reported that Syrian Ambassador to United Arab Emirates ( UAE) Abdellatif al-Dabbagh has defected to the opposition. If confirmed this will be the fourth Syrian ambassador that has defected to the opposition.
Gulf Arab countries announced on Tuesday they were recalling their ambassadors from Damascus and expelling Syrian envoys in response to worsening violence in Syria. Syria’s rulers had rejected Arab attempts to “solve this crisis and prevent the bloodshed of the Syrian people,” a statement from the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) said.