Friends of Syria discuss 'secret measures' to arm rebels
Qatari acting minister of business and trade, and Qatari Prime Minister and Foreign Minister Hamad bin Jassim bin Jaber al-Thani, listen as U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry as he speaks during a Friends of Syria meeting in Doha on Saturday. (AFP)
Click here to add Bashar al-Assad as an alert
Disable alert for Bashar al-Assad,
Click here to add Hamad bin Jassem Al-Thani as an alert
Disable alert for Hamad bin Jassem Al-Thani,
Click here to add Hizballah as an alert
Disable alert for Hizballah,
Click here to add Laurent Fabius as an alert
Disable alert for Laurent Fabius,
Click here to add Military Council as an alert
Disable alert for Military Council,
Click here to add Reuters as an alert
Disable alert for Reuters
Western and Arab countries opposed to the Syrian regime agreed on “secret” measures to change the military balance in Syria in favor of the rebel forces, Qatar’s prime minister said on Saturday.
Sheikh Hamad bin Jassem al-Thani spoke at the end of a “friend of Syria” meeting of “secret decisions about practical measures to change the situation on the ground in Syria,” AFP reported.
“Most countries, except for two, are agreed on how to provide assistance to the rebels through the Military Council,” he said, without naming the two dissenting states.
The 11 main countries which form the “Friends of Syria” coalition agrees “to provide urgently all the necessary materiel and equipment to the opposition on the ground, each country in its own way in order to enable them to counter brutal attacks by the regime and its allies,” according to Reuters.
Fighters from Hezbollah and Iran have been deployed in Syria and have helped embattled President Bashar al-Assad to gain ground against the opposition in recent weeks.
- Qatar calls to arm Syrian rebels
- Is Britain secretly sabotaging Russian arms shipments to Syria?
- France warily joins airstikes in Iraq, while U.S. pushes to arm Syrian rebels
- Nasrallah "secretly" meets Khamenei for Tehran talks: discuss Syria crisis
- Top military leaders to meet in Amman to discuss possible Syria intervention