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“The defection of Syrian Prime Minister Riad Hijab is proof of Assad’s gradual isolation even within his own tight circle, and is a clear sign of how the violence against his own people is pushing the regime toward inexorable implosion”.

So commented Minister for Foreign Affairs Giulio Terzi, according to whom “the latest developments confirm the absolute urgency of a Syrian-led political transition in Damascus”.

“It is my hope that Assad will now hasten to take part in this”, Terzi concluded, “thereby saving from any further suffering a Syrian people who deserve to begin a new phase of history in which they decide on their own future”.

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