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Qatar - Syrian opposition needs arms

2012-02-27 21:24

Oslo - Qatar's prime minister said on Monday he was in favour of delivering arms to the Syrian opposition that is battling President Bashar Assad's regime.

"We should do whatever necessary to help them, including giving them weapons to defend themselves," Sheikh Hamad bin Jassim Al-Thani said during an official visit to Norway.

"This uprising in Syria now [has lasted] one year. For 10 months, it was peaceful: nobody was carrying weapons, nobody was doing anything. And Bashar continued killing them," he told a news conference.

"So I think they're right to defend themselves with weapons and I think we should help these people by all means," he added.

More than 7 600 people have been killed in violence across Syria since anti-regime protests erupted in March 2011, according to the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights.

Comments
  • Fred - 2012-02-28 01:13

    He's motivated by compassion and human rights. Must be a puppet of the West.

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