EU TO DISCUSS AMENDING ARMS EMBARGO ON SYRIA

European Union foreign ministers are to discuss British and French calls for them to ease sanctions against Syria so weapons can be supplied to the rebels, BBC reports.

At a meeting in Brussels, UK Foreign Secretary William Hague is expected to argue that the current sanctions regime, which is due to expire at the end of this week, is no longer working.

He wants it amended so arms can be sent to “moderate” forces in the opposition.

However, several EU states are totally opposed to ending the arms embargo.

Source: BBC

27.05.2013