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Calls to arm the Syrian rebels are growing louder, with Saudi Arabia saying that supplying weapons is a “duty.” The desire to tool up rebels comes as major Syrian terrorist groups have appealed to neighboring states to allow the transit of arms.
US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton announced on Sunday that top ranking Arab and Western officials will be discussing further ways to apply pressure on President Bashar al-Assad. The promise of more "humanitarian" 'arms' aid to the rebels was also high on the agenda.
But as her Saudi Arabian counterpart has revealed, this help might not be limited to medicine and blankets. During a joint news conference with Clinton, Saudi Foreign Minister Saud al-Faisal said “the arming of the [Syrian] opposition is a (humanitarian)duty, I think, because it cannot defend itself except with weapons.”
The request comes ahead of the 70-nation 'Friends of Syria'(Enemies of humanity) meeting in Turkey.
It is worth mentioning here that recently a Saudi Arabian Intelligence agent Al-Ariqi was arrested from Syrian city of Homs while commanding the Syrian terrorist rebels.
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