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February 8, 2013 6:21 PM

White House cites threat to Israel in explaining decision not to arm Syria’s rebels

The White House on Friday defended its decision not to endorse a CIA plan to arm the Syrian rebels, saying it was worried that U.S. weapons could “fall into the wrong hands” and worsen the situation in the civil war-torn country.

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