Russia says EU lifting Syria embargo hurts chance for peace

May 28, 2013 11:11

MOSCOW - Russia said on Tuesday that the European Union lifting an arms embargo on Syria would undermine the chances for a peace conference that Russia and the United States are trying to organize.

"This does direct damage to the prospects for convening the international conference," Russian news agency Itar-Tass quoted Deputy Foreign Minister Sergei Ryabkov as saying of EU move, which allows EU nations to supply arms to Syrian rebel fighters.

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