Russia Warns Against Arming Terrorists in Syria

Friends of Syria

Russia warns the United States, the European Union and their regional allies against supplying more weapons to insurgents fighting against Syrian government.

In a statement on Monday, the Russian Foreign Ministry expressed serious concern over the consequences of sending further arms to militant groups fighting against the government of Bashar al-Assad in Syria.

The statement said the move will hamper efforts aimed at finding a swift political solution to the crisis that has gripped the Arab country for more than two years.

The statement was issued after the weekend meeting of the so-called ”Friends of Syria” in Doha, Qatar in which the participants agreed to provide urgent military support to insurgents in Syria.

“Such statements from Doha cannot but provoke serious concerns,” Moscow said, adding that arms could end up in the hands of “terrorists” and “encourage the opposition towards a destructive military solution for Syria.”

The meeting came as…

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