AP: U.S. Set To Recognize Syrian Opposition Group

The U.S. will announce its support and recognition of the National Coalition of Syrian Revolutionary and Opposition Forces, an opposition group created earlier this month, “as the legitimate representative of the Syrian people” on December 12th in Morocco. Robert Ford, the U.S. ambassador to Syria, said today, “They are a legitimate representative of the Syrian people’s aspirations. And we will work with them. We will cooperate with them. They have a vision of Syria.” In addition to recognizing the group, the U.S. will, according to the AP, provide “pledges of additional humanitarian and nonlethal logistical support.”