BRITAIN, FRANCE, U.S. AGREE TO BOOST SUPPORT FOR SYRIAN OPPOSITION

    Pasir, 10 Dzulqa’dah 1434/16 September 2013 (MINA) – Britain, France and the United States on Monday agreed to increase their backing for rebels fighting Syrian President Bashar al-Assad.

  The three powers also agreed at talks in Paris that Assad would face consequences if he fails to comply with a U.N. resolution setting out a timetable for the handover of Syria’s chemical weapons to international control, according to AL-ARABIYA report quoted by Mi’raj News Agency (MINA).

    In a statement on Monday, U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry stressed that the allies were “committed to the opposition” and said Assad had “lost all legitimacy to be possible to govern his country.”

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    “Each of us here today are here to emphasize the same thing, that what we achieved in this agreement has to be translated into a U.N. resolution, it has to be strong, it has to forceful it has to be real, it has to be transparent, it has to be timely, all of those things are critical, and it has to be enforced.

   “If the Assad regime believes that this is not enforceable and we are not serious, they will play games.”

     Meanwhile, French Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius announced there would be a major international meeting with leaders of the Syrian National Coalition in New York next week.“We know that in order to negotiate a political solution, there has to be a strong opposition,” Fabius said. (T/P012/E1)

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Mi’raj News Agency (MNA)

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