The U.S. agreed Sunday at a United Nations summit to send communications equipment to aid the Syrian rebels in their fight against President Bashar al-Assad.
Steven Lee Meyers, writing for The New York Times reported that Arab nations also agreed at the conference to aid the opposition movement in Syria, offering the rebels $100 million in aid.
Meyers wrote that these pledges of support "seemed to stretch the definition of humanitarian assistance and blur the line between so-called lethal and nonlethal support." Both Russia and China have vetoed any military action in the country.
The conference was one of "The Friends of the Syrian People," reported CBS News. The U.S. was one of 70 nations at the conference that agreed to support the rebel opposition with equipment and monetary aid.