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Gilmore: Syria arms ‘not helpful’

Posted by seumasach on March 22, 2013

Mr Gilmore said more guns would lead to more casualties, and that EU ministers should focus on a political solution to the crisis.

He said: “I think further militarisation in Syria would certainly not be helpful. The more guns, the more arms that go into Syria, the more casualties there will be.”

Now is the time for wiser heads to prevail. Young Hague has proven to be something of a hothead on this issue alongside his French counterparts. This is a timely intervention by the Irish.


22nd March, 2013

Britain is hoping to avoid a split over Syria as EU foreign ministers meet in Dublin.

UK Foreign Secretary William Hague said he was focused on avoiding a split over whether an arms embargo on Syrian rebels should be lifted.

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