Ofﬁce of Syria’s Vice-President denies he defected
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Originally posted on National Post | News:
BEIRUT — The Syrian government on Saturday welcomed the naming of a former Algerian diplomat as the UN’s new point-man in efforts to halt the country’s escalating civil war. Activists reported more shelling by regime troops, including an air attack on a northern border town where scores died earlier this week.
In a statement, the office of Vice-President Farouk al-Sharaa not only expressed support for Lakhdar Brahimi, it also denied reports circulating in Arab media that al-Sharaa had defected to the opposition.
Al-Sharaa “did not think, at any moment, of leaving the country,” the statement said.