Press release: Foreign Secretary welcomes new UN Syria envoy

Speaking about the appointment of a new UN Special Representative on Syria as successor to Lakhdar Brahimi, Foreign Secretary William Hague said:

I welcome the UN Secretary General’s appointment of Staffan de Mistura as the new UN Special Representative on Syria. The worsening conflict has already led to hundreds of thousands of deaths, left millions in need and displaced from their homes, and has created space for extremism to spread through the region and beyond.

His appointment comes at a time when the need for a political settlement in Syria has never been more pressing. Political transition by mutual agreement of the Syrian parties, supported by the international community, remains the only way to bring about sustainable peace in Syria. The new UN Special Representative has our strong support in these efforts.
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Can anyone clarify the following for me

In Syria they are Freedom fighters
In Iraq they are Terrorists.

We want to Bomb the Goverment forces in Syria and drop aid and weapons to the freedom fighters.
If you go off and fight alongside the freedom fighters you will be arrested on your return as a potential terrorist.

If you take money to them yoou are aiding terrorists.
If you drop a couple of million quid into bank accounts it's called foreign aid.

Just so I know.