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May 28, 2013 1:45 am

EU to Lift Arms Embargo on Syrian Opposition

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British Foreign Secretary William Hague. Photo: wiki commons.

Times of Israel – The European Union has decided to lift the arms embargo on the Syrian opposition while maintaining all other sanctions against President Bashar Assad’s regime after June 1, British Foreign Secretary William Hague said late Monday.

The decision “sends a very strong message from Europe to the Assad regime,” Hague said after an all-day meeting that laid bare EU hesitation on feeding arms in a foreign conflict only months after it won the Nobel Peace Prize.

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