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Syria arms embargo dominates Friday EU summit talks

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Syria arms embargo dominates Friday EU summit talks

A concerted push by France and Britain to lift the EU’s arms embargo on Syria to help rebels fight the regime of Bashar al-Assad dominated the second day of an EU summit in Brussels today (15 March). Discussions focused on the bloc's complicated relations with Russia, which opposes the resumption of weapons deliveries, saying it would be illegal.