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Iran Press TV

Britain working on new plot to lift arms embargo against terrorists in Syria

Iran Press TV

Wed Apr 17, 2013 6:3PM GMT

British Foreign Secretary William Hague has disclosed another ploy in the making by his agents in yet another attempt to lift EU arms sanctions against foreign-backed mercenaries and insurgents fighting the Syrian government.

William Hague announced on Tuesday that Britain will “supply 34 vehicles, including five armoured 4x4s, and 20 sets of body armour to terrorists” seeking to overthrow popular government of President Bashar al-Assad in Syria.

The Foreign Secretary promised to take the issue of lifting arms embargo to the Turkish city of Istanbul on Saturday, when his counterparts are holding a new meeting to discuss developments in Syria.

“The UK is increasingly concerned that there is evidence of the use of chemical weapons in Syria. Our policy on Syria cannot be static in the face of this growing calamity”, Hague told MPs at the House of Commons.

“We have taken no decision that we would like to send arms to the Syrian opposition but the UK and France argue that we will need further amendments to the EU arms embargo or even to lift it”, he said.

Efforts by Britain and France are backed by Jordan, which is already spearheading efforts to arm terrorists using weapons paid for by Saudi Arabia.

Critics have warned that arming the insurgents will be especially problematic because many opposition groups have been hijacked by al Qaeda supporters.

In addition to the armoured vehicles, Britain will also deliver eight trucks, six SUVs, five pick-ups, a recovery vehicle and four forklifts to foreign-backed insurgents.


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