In a bid to seek a political resolution to the four-year conflict, the United States and SaudiÂ Arabia agreed to increase support to Syria’s moderate opposition,Â the U.S. State Department said after Secretary of State JohnÂ Kerry met King Salman on Saturday.
Kerry was in Riyadh for meetings with the leadership.
“They pledged to continue and intensify support to theÂ moderate Syrian opposition while the political track is beingÂ pursued,” the State Department statement said.
It did not, however, spell out what kind ofÂ support would be offered.
Rebels have appealed for more military support from foreignÂ backers, including Saudi Arabia, to confront major Syrian armyÂ offensives. Those offensives are backed by Lebanese HezbollahÂ and Iranian fighters and Russian air strikes.