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Hague meets Syrian opposition

Hague meets Syrian opposition
The UK will make a decision "in the coming days" on whether to recognise the Syrian opposition as the legitimate government-in-exile, William Hague has said.

The Foreign Secretary held talks with opposition leaders today, urging the newly unified coalition to come forward with a clear plan for political transition.

Speaking to the Today programme ahead of the meeting, Mr Hague said the UK "would like to be in a position" to recognise the group as the "the sole legitimate representatives of the Syrian people", but claimed there were still issues to resolve.

"I do want to hear more about their plans, about who they’re going to appoint to particular positions, about whether the Kurds will be included, about how much support they have inside Syria. So after we’ve had the meeting today we may be able to come, in the coming days, to a judgement on that."

Mr Hague also said the EU would discuss the future of the arms embargo on Syria, but insisted the UK had so far made "no decision" about supplying military aid to the rebels.

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