June 9th, 2013
10:18 PM ET

Will U.S. arm Syrian rebels? White House to discuss it this week

By Elise Labott

JERUSALEM (CNN) - Obama administration officials confirm there will be White House meetings this week on Syria, where discussion of possibly sending lethal weapons to Syrian rebels will be on the agenda.

The officials stressed no final decisions have been made, although they said President Barack Obama was inching closer to signing off on arming moderate rebel units that had been vetted.

The White House meetings will also discuss a possible no-fly zone, although officials said that was less likely.