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Russia accuses West of arming Syrian rebels

Posted By yihan On February 10, 2012 @ 10:20 am In Featured Stories | Comments Disabled

Reuters [1]
Friday, February 10, 2012

Russia said on Friday that the West was stoking the conflict in Syria by sending weapons to the opponents of President Bashar al-Assad.

In an attempt to deflect criticism of Russia for blocking a U.N. Security Council resolution urging Assad to give up power, Deputy Foreign Minister Sergey Ryabkov said Western states were stirring up trouble in Syria, where Assad has pursued a violent crackdown since March on protests against his 11-year rule.

“Western states inciting Syrian opposition to uncompromising actions, as well as those sending arms to them, giving them advice and direction, are participating in the process of fomenting the crisis,” Itar-Tass news agency quoted Ryabkov as saying.

He did not specify which nations were arming Syrian rebels.

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[1] Reuters: http://af.reuters.com/article/libyaNews/idAFL5E8DA8OR20120210

[2] Russia Denies Sending Helicopters to Syria, Says West Arming Rebels: http://www.prisonplanet.com/russia-denies-sending-helicopters-to-syria-says-west-arming-rebels.html

[3] Iran warns against arming Syrian rebels: http://www.prisonplanet.com/iran-warns-against-arming-syrian-rebels.html

[4] US to start arming Syrian rebels ‘shortly’: http://www.prisonplanet.com/us-to-start-arming-syrian-rebels-%e2%80%98shortly%e2%80%99.html

[5] Russia Accuses Libya of Training Syria Rebels: http://www.prisonplanet.com/russia-accuses-libya-of-training-syria-rebels.html

[6] Britain, France urged to show restraint before arming Syrian rebels: http://www.prisonplanet.com/britain-france-urged-to-show-restraint-before-arming-syrian-rebels.html

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