Syrian foreign ministry spokesman defects: report
CAIRO - Reuters
Syria's Foreign Ministry Spokesman Jihad Makdissi speaks during a news conference in Damascus. REUTERS photoSyrian foreign ministry spokesman Jihad Makdissi has defected from President Bashar al-Assad's government and has left the country, a regional diplomatic source said today, Reuters has reported.
"All I can say is that he is out of Syria," the source, who did not want to be named, told Reuters.
Lebanon's al-Manar Television said earlier that Makdissi had been sacked for making statements which did not reflect official positions.