EU ministers cancel embargo on arms to Syrian rebels

Reversing a former decision, European foreign ministers meeting in Brussels decided Monday to lift the EU embargo on arms to the Syrian rebels in response to the demand from Britain and France. However, the other members said they would not themselves send arms to the rebels for fear of torpedoing the attempt by the US and Russia to get an international conference on Syria underway in Geneva next month. In Paris, Russia Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said after talking to Secretary of State John Kerry that the road to the Geneva was difficult and complicated. 

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