Putin warns on arming Syrian rebels as conflict widens




 
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Putin warns on arming Syrian rebels as conflict widens
 
June 22nd, 2013  
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Putin warns on arming Syrian rebels as conflict widens
By Alexei Anishchuk and Louis Charbonneau ST PETERSBURG, Russia/UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - Russian President Vladimir Putin cautioned the West on Friday against arming Syrian rebel forces, which he said included "terrorist" groups, and warned that a swift exit by President Bashar al-Assad risked creating a dangerous power vacuum. "If the United States ... recognizes one of the key Syrian opposition organizations, al-Nusra, as terrorist ... how can one deliver arms to those opposition members?" Putin told a panel with German Chancellor Angela Merkel. ...




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