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.
Syrian ambassador to Cyprus Lamya al Hariri has defected to the opposition and is now in Qatar, Al Arabiya TV reported on Tuesday . If confirmed this will be the third Syrian ambassador that defects to the opposition.
Morocco’s Foreign Ministry said on Monday it had asked the Syrian ambassador to leave the country immediately and declared him persona non grata.
Sources in the “Syrian National Council” told al Sharq al Awsat newspaper that Syria’s ambassador to Belarus, Farouk Taha, has defected to the opposition.
The most senior Syrian diplomat to defect and publicly embrace his country’s uprising is calling for a foreign military intervention to topple President Bashar al-Assad. He also accused the Damascus regime of collaborating with al Qaeda militants
Syrian President Bashar Assad has discussed the possibility of forming a transitional government for his country as proposed by an international conference in Geneva last month, envoy Kofi Annan said Wednesday.
The major powers started talks Thursday on a U.N. Security Council resolution on Syria with Russia declaring a “red line” against sanctions, as U.S. declared that the defection of a Syrian ambassador was a further sign that the Syrian regime was losing his grip on power