Summit says Arab states have right to arm Syria rebels

March 26, 2013 20:14

DOHA - An Arab summit agreed on Tuesday that Arab League member states had the right to provide military support to Syrians fighting President Bashar Assad, according to a draft declaration obtained by Reuters.

The summit, meeting 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.

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