PM: Lift Syria rebels arms ban

David Cameron and French president Francois Hollande will press the EU today to lift an arms embargo against Syria, and unblock military aid to rebels fighting the Assad regime.

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French President: Syria must not become the next Libya

We are fighting terrorism around the world. We have been helping the opposition in Syria and want to go further. We trust the opposition - we do not want Syria to become another Libya.

– Francois Hollande, French President

It is an extremely difficult situation. We have a whole series of reservations regarding weapons exports to the opposition. We have to ask ourselves whether we are not further fuelling the conflict by doing that.

– Angela Merkel, German Chancellor

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