Wednesday, December 12, 2012
US Recognizes National Coalition of Syrian Revolutionary and Opposition Forces as Legitimate Representative of Syrian People
US President Obama announced last night that the United States is prepared to give formal recognition to a coalition of opposition groups formally known as the National Coalition of Syrian Revolutionary and Opposition Forces as the legitimate representative of the Syrian people. A handful of other States have also recognized the National Coalition as the legitimate representative of the Syrian people. Libya is the only state that has recognized the National Coalition as the legitimate government of Syria so far. This move is intended to further pressure Syrian President Assad to end the violent conflict. It represents the US belief that the National Coalition has created a workable transition plan and is the best hope for the Syrian people following the end of the conflict.