Syria

British Foreign Secretary: EU Has Decided To Lift Arms Embargo On Rebels in Syria

Other sanctions on the Assad regime are still in place

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BRUSSELS — British Foreign Secretary William Hague says the European Union has decided to lift the arms embargo on the Syrian opposition while maintaining all other sanctions against Bashar Assad's regime after June 1.

Hague said after the meeting Monday that the decision "sends a very strong message from Europe to the Assad regime."