World diplomats attend a ‘Friends of Syria’ meeting at the Dolmabahce Palace in Istanbul, Turkey,on June 6, 2012. Since then the U.S. has also recognized the Syrian rebels.(SAUL LOEB/AFP/GettyImages)
World diplomats attend a ‘Friends of Syria’ meeting at the Dolmabahce Palace in Istanbul, Turkey,on June 6, 2012. Since then the U.S. has also recognized the Syrian rebels.
(SAUL LOEB/AFP/GettyImages)

U.S. Formally Recognizes Syrian Rebels

December 12, 2012  •  From theTrumpet.com
 

The United States has now joined Britain, France, Turkey and several Arab states to formally recognize the newly formed coalition of Syrian rebels fighting Bashar Assad.

In an interview on Tuesday with abc News, President Obama said that the Syrian Opposition Coalition “is now inclusive enough, is reflective and representative enough of the Syrian population that we consider them the legitimate representative of the Syrian people in opposition to the Assad regime.”

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