Saudi Arabia to Supply Syrian Rebels with Anti-Aircraft Missiles

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[The USA claims not to provide lethal aid to the anti-Assad rebels. However, Saudi Arabia openly provides weapons to the rebels there. Saudi Arabia is one of the USA’s closest allies. Thus Saudi Arabia receives weapons and training from the US. The USA and its allies have destroyed the lives of millions of people in Syria in the pursuit of power and wealth in the Middle East. Imperialism is alive in the Middle East.
Saudi Arabia to Supply Syrian Rebels with Anti-Aircraft Missiles
(FNA)
TEHRAN – Frustrated by the deadlock of the second round of Geneva II talks, Saudi Arabia offered to supply the rebels with anti-aircraft missiles.

According to a report by the Wall Street Journal, Russian-made antitank guided missiles and Chinese man-portable air-defense systems are up for grabs, already waiting in warehouses in Jordan and Turkey, RT reported.

An Arab diplomat and several opposition figures with knowledge of the Saudi efforts have told WSJ that these supplies are likely to tip the battlefield scales, as the rebels will become capable of taking on the government’s air power and destroying heavy armored vehicles.

“New stuff is arriving imminently,” a Western diplomat with knowledge of the planned weapons deliveries told the American publication.

Leaders of the Syrian opposition said they don’t yet know the total amount of military aid that will be shipped. The new weapons are expected to reach Southern Syria from Jordan while the opposition in the North will get arms from Turkey, the Western diplomat said.

According to the WSJ report, rebel commanders struck a deal on the new armaments shipment during a meeting with US and Saudi intelligence agents in Jordan on January 30.

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