Russia slams Western, Arab states over arming Syria rebels

By REUTERS
June 24, 2013 11:58

 
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MOSCOW - A decision by "international opponents" to President Bashar Assad to arm rebels in Syria will hamper efforts to find a swift political solution to the conflict, Russia's Foreign Ministry said on Monday.

"Such statements from Doha cannot fail to cause serious concern," the ministry said in a statement, referring to the decision taken by 11 core members of the so-called Friends of Syria group at a weekend meeting in the Qatari capital.

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