EU embargo on arming Syrian opposition ends

After British, French lobbying, EU fails to achieve unity on Syria arms embargo; Hague says no immediate plans to arms rebels.

May 28, 2013 17:02
3 minute read.
A Syrian rebel fighter.

masked syrian rebel fighter 370. (photo credit: REUTERS)

BRUSSELS - Attempts to reach a European Union agreement on supplying arms to the Syrian opposition collapsed on Monday, freeing Britain and France to go it alone in arming the rebels starting in August if they decide to do so.