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Arab League Summit: Arab States Have the Right to Arm Syria’s Opposition Forces


An Arab League summit agreed on Tuesday that Arab League member states had the right to provide military support to Syrians fighting President Bashar al-Assad, according to a draft declaration. But at the same time stating that reaching a political solution was a priority in ending the Syrian crisis, the summit “affirms every state’s right, according to its desire, to present all kinds of measures for self-defence, including military ones, to support the steadfastness of the Syrian people and the Free Army,” the draft document said.

The meeting held in the Gulf state of Qatar, urged regional and international organizations to recognize the opposition National Coalition for Syrian Revolutionary and Opposition Forces as the sole legitimate representative of the Syrian people, the draft said.
While it has diplomatic significance, the summit’s draft language on arming the opposition forces may not have immediate practical implications for Arab policymakers: Arab states are not subject to the European Union and US arms embargoes on Syria, and many therefore consider themselves free to supply the opposition forces with weapons.

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  1. ss khan

    no arming to rebels pls

    stop violence not escalate violence

    learn the teaching of Prophet Muhammed (pbuh)

    Islam means peace not violence better understand the meaning of Islam and forget all previous vengeance and sit together and talk not promote violence and this will lead more chaos as we know Isreal is happy to see violence and deaths of muslims pls pls dont give chance to israel the jews are deadly against muslims and they are responsible for violence all over the world.

    right now the resolutions passed by arab league in doha agianst syrian government is illigityimate totally wrong and against muslim brother

    jews will take advantage of fighting between two muslims so be cautious the jews already sowed seed of hatred vengeance and jealous among muslim what remain if syria toppled as syria is the only muslim state oppose israel and now we want to destroy friends of muslim in favour of jews what is this nonsense.

    ss khan

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