EU to allow purchases of Syrian oil from opposition

April 17, 2013 16:53

BRUSSELS - European Union governments are expected to ease a Syrian oil embargo next week to allow for purchases of crude from the opposition, diplomats said on Wednesday.

At a meeting on Monday, EU foreign ministers will also agree to lift restrictions on selling equipment for the oil industry to the opposition and investing in the oil sector.The EU imposed a ban on purchases of Syrian oil by European companies in 2011 in response to an uprising against Syrian President Bashar Assad. a

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