MOSCOW, March 14 (Xinhua) -- Terrorists would become the final recipients of arms shipments intended for the Syrian opposition, the Russian Foreign Ministry said Thursday.
A recent meeting of the Arab League (AL) in Cairo said it would grant a seat to a representative of the National Coalition for Syrian Revolutionary and Opposition Forces within the league, the ministry's spokesman Alexander Lukashevich said in an online comment.
One of this decision's clauses envisages a possibility of legal arms supply to rebels, Lukashevich said, adding one of the most combat-ready opposition forces was Jabhat al-Nusra, generally recognized as a terrorist group.
"It is easy to understand who would become the final user of that aid," Lukashevich said.
He reiterated Moscow's position that mutual understanding between the Syrian government and the opposition must be re-established in order to start necessary dialogue and negotiations.
"Our contacts with the Syrian government and various opposition groups demonstrate that such a chance exists. It must be used in the interests of all groups of Syrian society, contrary to the intrigues of Syria's ill-wishers," the diplomat said.
On March 6, the AL foreign ministers' meeting invited the Syrian opposition to take the AL seat formerly occupied by Damascus and gave the green light to its 22 member states to provide arms to the Syrian opposition.