Wednesday, 29 May 2013 00:06

Statement Regarding the Lift of European Arms Embargo

Media Statement
Syrian Coalition
Istanbul, Turkey
May 28, 2013

The Syrian Coalition would like to extend its deepest gratitude to the European Union (EU) for their recent decision to lift the arms embargo against the Syrian Opposition. The Coalition recognizes that this decision is part of many serious efforts by the EU to support the Syrian people throughout the hardships in the uprisings.

However, despite the importance of this decision, the words must be solidified by action. The Coalition urges that a quick response be implemented by supplying the Free Syrian Army with specialized weaponry to repel the fierce attacks waged against unarmed civilians by Assad, Hezbollah, and Iranian forces. For this to be accomplished, it will require strong support from the EU as well, full confidence in the ability of the FSA, and clear understanding of shared goals and objectives.

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