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  5/15/2014, Iyar 15, 5774

Syrian Opposition: US Response to Armed Forces Intensified

Sources within the Syrian opposition told the al-Hayat news agency that the American’s moderate response to the opposition’s taking arms has intensified. This comment was made following US President Barack Obama’s meeting with Ahmed al-Jarba, a representative of the Syrian opposition, in the White House.

Najib Ghadbian, the opposition’s representative in the UN who was also present at the meeting, told the newspaper that Obama presented his perception of a potential political solution in Syria. According to Obama, Syrian President Bashar Assad and his close circle of confidantes are not to be part of the solution.