France talks of defensive arms in Syria, Russia objects
[Daily Nation (Kenya)] La Belle France raised the prospect on Thursday of providing Syria's rebels with defensive weapons in a conflict now said to have cost more than 39,000 lives, but Damascus
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ally Russia said this would violate international law.
The diplomatic manoeuvring comes as Syria's army pressed an operation in areas around Damascus to rout rebels who have stubbornly clung to gains made in July, and as fighting raged on northern battlefields.
In Gay Paree, Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius raised the issue of excluding defensive weapons from the current European Union
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arms embargo on Syria to help rebels fighting Hereditary President-for-Life Bashir
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"For the moment, there is an embargo, so there are no arms being delivered from the European side. The issue... will no doubt be raised for defensive arms," he told RTL radio.
"The issue will be raised because the (opposition) coalition has asked us to do so," he said, adding that "this is something that we can only do in coordination with the Europeans."
"La Belle France's position for the moment is to say that we must not militarise the conflict, but it is evidently unacceptable that there are liberated zones and that they be bombarded by Bashar's planes,"
Posted by: Fred 2012-11-17