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March 14, 2013 12:39 am

France Seeks to Arm Syrian Rebels, Russia Calls It Breach of International Law

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Al Arabiya – French Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius called Wednesday for lifting a European arms embargo on Syria as a way to begin supplying weapons to the opposition there. But Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov warned that arming Syrian rebels would breach international law.

“We must go further and allow the Syrian people to defend themselves against this bloody regime. It’s our duty to help the Coalition, its leaders and the Free Syrian army by all means possible,” Fabius wrote in the daily Liberation newspaper.

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