European Union-Syria: Update. The European Union announced that it recognized the new Syrian opposition National Coalition as the "legitimate" government of Syria.
Comment: The move primarily is a statement of political support because diplomatic recognition is the responsibility of each of the 27 members.
Syria: Leaders of 13 Syrian opposition groups inside Syria rejected the new National Coalition leadership as its representative and authoritative public outlet.
"We reached a consensus on the establishment of a just Islamic state and the rejection of any foreign...