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Hague condemns Syria killings

The Foreign Secretary William Hague has condemned the reported killing of 85 people in Damascus by Syrian forces as "another reminder of the callous brutality of the Assad regime."

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Hague: 'EU to discuss easing Syrian arms embargo'

The European Union will discuss the question of easing an arms embargo preventing weapons supplies to Syrian rebels in the coming weeks, Foreign Secretary William Hague said at a meeting of the "Friends of Syria" in Istanbul.

This is a discussion we have to have in the EU over the next six weeks. We and France have said there will be a strong case for lifting the embargo, amending the embargo.

– William Hague, Foreign Secretary

He said the opposition had given the clearest commitment yet at the meeting to working towards a democratic solution in Syria and condemning extremism.

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