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New Syrian opposition leader says wants EU recognition

Syria's newly named opposition leader, Mouaz AlKhatib, told Reuters on Tuesday he wanted European recognition and financial support for the new Syrian opposition coalition, saying this would allow it to act as a government and acquire arms.

 

"I request the European states to politically recognize the coalition as the legitimate representative of the Syrian people and to give it financial support," AlKhatib said in a phone interview. (Reuters)