Nawaf Fares, formerly Syria's ambassador to Iraq, said in an interview Thursday on the Al-Jazeera satellite channel that only force can remove Mr. Assad.
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"Where is the honor in killing your countrymen? Where is the national allegiance? The nation is all the people, not one person in particular," he said. "The allegiance is to the people, not to a dictator who kills his people."