Monday, May 27, 2013

Syria conflict: EU to discuss amending arms embargo

European Union foreign ministers are discussing British and French calls for an easing of sanctions against Syria so weapons can be supplied to the rebels.

France and the UK are expected to argue that the move would increase pressure on Damascus for a political solution.

However, several EU states are totally opposed to ending the arms embargo, which expires on 31 May.

EU officials have warned against jeopardising a current initiative to hold an international peace conference.