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BRUSSELS (AFP) — European Union foreign ministers Monday agreed to lift an arms embargo in order to supply weapons to Syrian rebels, British Foreign Secretary William Hague announced.
Announcing the agreement after more than 12 hours of tough talks, Hague said the EU would maintain the remainder of a far-reaching package of sanctions against the Assad regime that are set to expire Friday at midnight.
Britain has “no immediate” plan to send weapons to Syrian opposition fighters despite the decision, Hague said.
“While we have no immediate plans to send arms to Syria it gives us the flexibility to respond in the future if the situation continues to deteriorate and worsen,” Hague told reporters.