France says will study arming Syria rebels once government formed
PARIS (Reuters) - French President Francois Hollande said on Tuesday that Paris would look at the question of arming the Syrian National Council once it had created a transitional government.
"On the question of weapons deliveries, France did not support it as long as it wasn't clear where these weapons went," Hollande told a news conference after announcing that Paris recognized the new opposition coalition as the sole representative of the Syrian people.
"With the coalition, as soon as it is a legitimate government of Syria, this question will be looked at by France, but also by all countries that recognize this government."
(Reporting By John Irish; Editing by Paul Taylor)
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