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UK, France stand alone behind “rebels”

Posted by seumasach on May 28, 2013

“EU nations agreed to bring the arms embargo on the Syrian opposition to an end. This was the outcome that the United Kingdom wanted. It was a difficult decision for some countries but it was necessary and right to reinforce international efforts to reach a diplomatic solution(sic) to the conflict in Syria,” Hague said.

UK forces EU to lift embargo on Syria rebel arms

Guardian

28th May, 2013

Europe‘s sanctions regime against Syria was plunged into uncertainty after Britain, backed by France, forced a lifting of the EU arms embargo on what it identifies as the moderate opposition to President Bashar al-Assad.

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