Syria accuses Turkey of arming militants, helping rebels cross border

Syria accuses Turkey of arming militants, helping rebels cross border

MOSCOW - Agence France- Presse
Syria accuses Turkey of arming militants, helping rebels cross border

Syrian Foreign Minister Walid al-Moualem speaks during a joint press conference with his Russian counterpart Sergei Lavrov after their talks in Moscow, on April 10, 2012. AFP Photo

Syrian Foreign Minister Walid Muallem on Tuesday accused Turkey of undermining the peace plan of UN-Arab League envoy Kofi Annan by arming Syria's rebels and helping them cross the border.

"Turkey... supports illegal Syrian militant groups, supplies them with weapons... and lets them illegally cross into Syria," Muallem said in a press conference with Russian counterpart Sergei Lavrov. "How can we (fulfill the plan) if there are still illegal arm deliveries and moving of militants from Turkey?"

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