Saudi Arabia Foreign Minister: Syrian Rebels Must Be Armed

Then don't use the passive voice and do it yourself


Saudi Arabia has raised the regional stakes in the Syrian conflict, warning publicly that the involvement of Iran and the Lebanese groupHezbollah is dangerous and insisting that rebels fighting the president, Bashar al-Assad, must be armed.

Saud al-Faisal, the conservative kingdom's foreign minister, made the comments after talks in Jeddah with John Kerry, the US secretary of state, who is seeking to organise support for the anti-Assad forces amid fears in the west that extremist opposition groups are becoming too powerful.