UK: European Nations to Debate Arming Syrian Opposition

Friday, 16 Nov 2012 04:40 AM

 

Share:
  Comment  |
   Contact Us  |
  Print  
|  A   A  
  Copy Shortlink

LONDON  — Britain's Foreign Secretary William Hague says the U.K. government has discussed whether a European Union (EU) arms embargo on Syria could be lifted to allow nations to supply weapons to the country's opposition.

Hague told BBC radio on Friday that Britain plans talks with other EU nations on the issue. It is likely to be discussed at a meeting of European foreign ministers on Monday.

"We will discuss with our European partners the future of the arms embargo. We have made no decision to change that so far," Hague said.

Hague was meeting later with Mouaz al-Khatib, head of the new Syrian National Coalition for Opposition and Revolutionary Forces and other opposition officials.

He said Britain is likely to soon offer the group formal recognition, as France has done already.

© Copyright 2014 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

Share:
  Comment  |
   Contact Us  |
  Print  
  Copy Shortlink
Around the Web
Join the Newsmax Community
>> Register to share your comments with the community.
>> Login if you are already a member.
blog comments powered by Disqus
 
Email:
Retype Email:
Country
Zip Code:
 
Hot Topics
Follow Newsmax
Like us
on Facebook
Follow us
on Twitter
Add us
on Google Plus
Around the Web
You May Also Like

Troops Land in Poland as US Beefs up Baltic Presence

Thursday, 24 Apr 2014 11:01 AM

The first American troops arrived in Poland on Wednesday, after Washington said it was sending a force of 600 there and  . . .

Global Shipping Fleet Exposed to Hacking Threat

Thursday, 24 Apr 2014 10:50 AM

The next hacker playground: the open seas — and the oil tankers and container vessels that ship 90 percent of the goods  . . .

Obama: New Sanctions Against Russia Are 'Teed Up'

Thursday, 24 Apr 2014 10:29 AM

Warning Russia that new economic sanctions are "teed up," President Barack Obama accused Moscow of failing to live up to . . .

Most Commented

Newsmax, Moneynews, and Independent. American. are registered trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc. Newsmax TV, NewsmaxWorld, NewsmaxHealth, are trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc.

 
NEWSMAX.COM
America's News Page
©  Newsmax Media, Inc.
All Rights Reserved