No arms for Syria

Published on 7 March 2013 at 17:05

The Chief of Staff of the Free Syrian Army (FSA) addressed the European Parliament in Brussels on March 6, requesting European countries lift a weapons embargo and provide heavy weapons and ammunition to the rebels fighting the government of Bashar al-Assad.

Last month, the EU’s foreign affairs ministers refused to lift an embargo on arms sales to Syria, but agreed to send non-lethal and technical assistance to protect civilians.

On March 7, German Foreign Minister Guido Westerwelle reiterated his opposition to lifting the embargo.

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