World Bulletin / News Desk
The Syrian National Coalition for Opposition and Revolutionary Forces on Tuesday announced they would demand the Free Syrian Army to be armed with weapons.
In an exclusive interview with the AA, the Spokesperson for the Syrian National Coalition, Waleed al-Bunni underlined that they decided to participate in the Rome conference after Assad war jets bombed the
Syrian people on Thursday and Friday and after the Arab countries remained silent in the wake of such attacks.
"It is crucial for us to get armed so that we can counter Assad regime's attacks," al-Bunni stressed.
A message must be given in Rome that, unless Assad left, there would not be a political solution, al-Bunni noted.
Haris an-Nebhan, a member of the Syrian National Coalition, stressed that providing arms to the Free Syrian Army will be one of their demands to be submitted to the international community during the conference of the "Friends of the Syrian People" to be held in Rome on Thursday.
If the friends of the Syrian people wish to end the Syrian crisis, they must meet our demand of providing weapons to the Free Syrian Army, al-Nebhan underlined.
The Syrian National Coalition for Opposition and Revolutionary Forces had announced they would not join in the Rome conference to protest the world's insensitivity on the crimes perpetrated in Syria.
The Coalition also had announced that they would not join the talks in Russia and the US.
President of the Syrian National Coalition, Ahmad Moaz al-Khatib on Monday evening announced that the Syrian National Coalition decided to participate in the Rome conference.
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