EU Keeps Arms Embargo in Place Against Syrian Rebels

March 20, 2013  •  From

European Union leaders agreed on Friday that they will maintain their weapons embargo against Syria’s rebels. The decision came in spite of requests from Britain and France. Both countries have pressured the EU to lift its embargo so that they can send weapons to rebels fighting against Syrian President Bashar Assad.

In spite of the decision, British Prime Minister David Cameron said that his government has not ruled out its options for helping the opposition.

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