According to Al Arabiya she has arrived in the Gulf state of Qatar.
Hariri’s defection is thereby the second of its kind following that of Nawaf Fares, who left for Qatar this month after publicly renouncing his post as ambassador in Iraq and joining the rebellion.
Meanwhile U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton said that Washington would work closely with the Syrian opposition in its battle to force Syria’s President Bashar al-Assad to hand over power.
After failing to win a U.N. Security Council resolution on Syria after Russia and China imposed their vetoes, the United States is working outside the council to send “a clear message of support for the opposition”, she said.
“We do believe that it is not too late for the Assad regime to commence with planning for a transition to find a way that ends the violence and begin the serious discussions that have not occurred to date,” she told reporters.