France will not send weapons to Syrian opposition: minister

French Defence Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian said in Beirut Thursday that France will not send weapons to the Syrian opposition.

"We do not intend, neither today nor tomorrow, to send weapons to the Syrian opposition," the minister told journalists when specifically asked about supplying weapons to the opposition.

"Things are very clear: on the question of supplying weapons, the answer is no. France does not supply and will not supply the Syrian opposition with weapons."

The rebel Free Syrian Army has called several times on the international community asking for arms, to help them fight forces loyal to President Bashar al-Assad.

by Jamal al-Jabiri © 2012 AFP

Source: AFP
Date: Sep 13, 2012