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Republican Congressman King Opposes US Arms to Syrian Rebels

Congressman Peter King of New York discusses US policy toward Syria and the Middle East.
U.S. Representative Peter King (R-NY) (R) and Representative Christopher Smith (R-NJ) talk to the media after meeting with House Speaker John Boehner (R-OH) to discuss the relief fund hold up in Congress for Hurricane Sandy victims at the United States Capitol in Washington January 2, 2013.   REUTERS/Gary Cameron   (UNITED STATES - Tags: POLITICS) - RTR3C23T

Congressman Peter King, chairman of the House Homeland Security Sub-Committee on Counterterrorism and Intelligence, opposes providing US arms to Syrian rebel forces because of the growing influence of Jabhat al-Nusra and al-Qaeda affiliates among them.

“I don’t support giving aid to the rebels,” King said in an exclusive interview with Al-Monitor in his Washington office June 4.

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