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  7/1/2013, Tammuz 23, 5773

McCain: The US Must Arm the Rebels in Syria


Senator John McCain of the United States called on American President Barack Obama, Monday, to immediately arm opponents of Syrian President Bashar Al-Assad, even if there is concern that some of the weapons will fall into the wrong hands.

Interviewed by Israel Defense Forces Radio, the Arizona Republican warned that if the U.S. does not give the rebels advanced weapons or impose a no-fly zone, Assad will win the Syrian civil war. Saying there was no positive choice, he asked if people preferred that weapons fall into the wrong hands or that Assad won and encouraged Iran to proceed with its nuclear aspirations.