Speaking after meeting Syrian opposition leaders William Hague said:
President Al-Jarba and the people of Syria should be in no doubt that the UK stands fully behind the Syrian National opposition – the sole legitimate representatives of the Syrian people.
They are the best possible hope for a political solution to the crisis and for a future Syria which is stable and democratic.
During our meeting today, I condemned the abhorrent attack on 21 August and reiterated the UK’s absolute opposition to any use of chemical weapons.
I confirmed the UK’s package of chemical weapons protective equipment, which includes 5000 escape hoods, had been delivered to the Syrian opposition.
We also discussed ways the UK could provide further non-lethal support to the opposition to help save lives and alleviate humanitarian suffering.
The UK will continue to support the Assistance Coordination Unit to deliver help to Syrians suffering in dire need.
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