The United States is set to send as much as $10 million in direct aid to the armed groups in Syria, Bloomberg TV Channel revealed.
The channel reported that U.S. President Barack Obama said in a directive to the secretaries of state and defense that Washington would use the inventories of government agencies to give “non-lethal commodities and services,” to the armed groups in Syria.
Iranian Press TV Channel pointed out that White House spokesman Jay Carney said in a briefing that Washington has provided over $115 million in “nonlethal assistance” to the armed groups in Syria so far.
Meanwhile, the Democrat Senator Robert Menendez has said that he would propose legislation to permit Washington to supply “Syria’s opposition” with weapons.
The Croatian newspaper Jutarnji List said that 3,000 tons of weapons, paid for by Saudi Arabia as requested by the US, have been airlifted from Zagreb airport in 75 planeloads to the armed groups through Jordan since November 2012.
The German weekly, Der Spiegel said that US troops deployed to the Jordanian border were training and offering support to the armed groups in Syria.