EU recognises new Syrian opposition bloc

AFP
AFP
Britain's foreign minister (R) speaks with his Bulgarian counterpart before the European foreign ministers meeting
British Foreign Minister William Hague (R) speaks with his Bulgarian counterpart Nikolay Mladenov prior to the start of a European foreign ministers meeting. European Union foreign ministers, in a new blow to President Bashar al-Assad's regime, on Monday said they viewed Syria's just-formed National Coalition to be the "legitimate representatives" of the Syrian people

European Union foreign ministers, in a new blow to President Bashar al-Assad's regime, on Monday said they viewed Syria's just-formed National Coalition to be the "legitimate representatives" of the Syrian people.

A statement from the bloc's 27 ministers welcomed the November 11 formation of the National Coalition for Syrian Revolutionary and Opposition Forces and said: "The EU considers them legitimate representatives of the aspirations of the Syrian people."

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