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By Sami Zaatari     Apr 21, 2013 in World
The president of the NOC (National Opposition Council) Moaz al-Khatib has officially resigned from his position, amidst frustration with the international communities lack of support.
Moaz al-Khatib announced his resignation last month, but continued to stay on his post, though on Sunday his resignation became official with the following statement made by the NOC:
Khatib is resigning to denounce the international community's lack of real action on behalf of the Syrian people
The Syrian oppositions frustration comes after western world powers, who make up the "Friends of Syria", failed to take on several of the NOC's proposed measures during a meeting in Istanbul.
The NOC listed a series of proposals they had hoped to pass, the proposals included enforcing a no fly zone in the north and south of Syria, as well as conducting unmanned aerial strikes against Assad's forces.
The US though, did agree to increase it's support of providing non-lethal aid to the rebels, worth up to $130 million. Amongst the supplies being proposed to be sent to the rebels, are body armour, armoured vehicles, and night vision goggles.
European powers France and Britain are also attempting to end an arms embargo on Syria, in order to arm the rebels inside Syria, the proposal to end the arms embargo doesn't have the full support of all EU nations who are wary of arming the rebels.
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