Russia says it opposes arms embargo on Syria

By REUTERS
November 29, 2011 11:20

MOSCOW - Russia opposes the imposition of an arms embargo on Syria and believes the international community should stop threatening Damascus with ultimatums, local news agencies quoted Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov as saying on Tuesday.

The UN Human Rights Council said on Monday that Syrian military and security forces had committed crimes against humanity including murder, torture and rape, and called for an arms embargo on Syria.

Russia teamed up with China last month to veto a Western-backed UN Security Council resolution condemning President Bashar Assad's government for violence the United Nations says has killed more than 3,500 people.


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