Syrian Opposition Chief to Arab Summit: Give us better weapons

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ahmad al Jarba SNCSyria’s opposition chief urged Arab leaders Tuesday to pressure the international community to supply rebels with advanced weapons that would tip the balance of power on the ground.

Addressing the Arab summit in Kuwait, National Coalition chief Ahmed Jarba also urged Arabs to give Syria’s Arab League seat to the opposition and hand them Syria’s embassies in their countries.

In his address, Jarba called on Arab leaders to “pressure the international community to commit to its promises to supply sophisticated weapons to our revolutionaries”.

“I do not ask you for a declaration of war, but I ask you to support our cause and find a solution guaranteeing the interests of our people,” said Jarba.

He called onto Arab states to “intensify all forms of humanitarian support to your Syrian brothers inside the country and in the diaspora” and to “pay greater attention to the situation of Syrian refugees and residents in Arab states.”

Jarba slammed keeping Syria’s seat empty at the Arab summit Tuesday, after it was granted to the opposition last year in Doha, saying this would send a message to Syrian President Bashar al-Assad that he can “kill” his own people with impunity.

“Keeping Syria’s seat vacant sends a clear message to Assad that he can kill the Syrian people and that the seat will still be there for him,” Jarba said.

The Arab League said it kept the seat vacant until the Syrian opposition completes certain legal requirements.

As a result, Jarba addressed the summit in Kuwait City Tuesday but was not allowed to speak from the spot reserved for Syria.

Naharnet

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3 responses to “Syrian Opposition Chief to Arab Summit: Give us better weapons”

  1. nagy_michael2 Avatar
    nagy_michael2

    And shoes instead of Sandals made out of tire rubbers..

    1. 5thDrawer Avatar
      5thDrawer

      Oh Nagy … you know the rubber sandals are good tyre-fire starters. 😉
      Pollution with a fine scent. :-)))

  2. Maborlz Ez-Hari Avatar
    Maborlz Ez-Hari

    The opposition leader was not allowed to sit in the Syrian seat, what a farce this whole Arab council has proven itself to be. Go for it Bachar, looks like your in favour to remain where you are. Maybe the fundamentalist just derailed the whole uprising and deserve to be rewarded for their efforts in aiding the Syrian regime.

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