Russia Warns the EU Not to Lift Syria Arms Embargo

The French and British have been pushing for an end to the embargo


(Reuters) – Russia warned the European Union on Monday not to lift an arms embargo that has prevented weapons supplies to Syrian rebels, despite British and French lobbying.

British Foreign Secretary William Hague said on Sunday that EU foreign ministers, who last month rejected a Franco-British proposal to ease the ban, would in coming weeks discuss the question again.