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May 29, 2013 12:42 am

White House Slams Russian Sale of Arms to Syria

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Times of Israel – The White House on Tuesday panned Russia over its planned sale of the advanced S-300 air defense system to Damascus, saying that the move would help perpetuate the violence that has wracked Syria for over two years.

Press secretary Jay Carney also welcomed the European Union’s decision to lift the embargo on arming Syrian rebels, saying the Obama administration had always backed the Syrian opposition.

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