Friends' Group: SNC a legitimate representative of Syrian people
ISTANBUL - Daily News with wires
AP photoA communique was issued today by a meeting of mainly Arab and Western governments in Istanbul giving full support to U.N.-Arab League envoy Kofi Annan's peace mission while stressing that it cannot be open-ended.
The communique also recognized the legitimacy of steps taken by the Syrian people to defend themselves, Reuters reported.
Conference sources said Gulf Arab states were ready to funnel millions of dollars through the opposition Syrian National Council to pay recruits who defect from Assad's forces to join the rebel Free Syrian Army.
You can read the full communique here.