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July 9, 2012 3:22 pm

Russia Stops Arms Shipments to Syria

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Syrian President Bashar al-Assad (left) with former Russian President Dmitry Medvedev. Photo: wiki commons.

VOA – A senior Russian defense official said Moscow will no longer sell any weapons to Syria until the situation there calms down, as a Syrian activist group said the death toll from the Syrian conflict has surpassed 17,000.

Vyacheslav Dzirkaln, the deputy chief of the Russian military and technical cooperation agency, said Monday that Russia will not sign any more arms deals, deliver any more weapons or ship any spare parts for weapons delivered earlier.

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