Russian air missiles for Syria

Russia's deputy foreign minister has confirmed that Moscow will provide Syria with state-of-the art air defence missiles to prevent foreign intervention in the country.

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France 'can arm Syrian rebels now'

French foreign ministry spokesman Philippe Lalliot has said that France reserves the right to send arms immediately to Syrian rebels, but has no current plans to do so.

Lalliot told reporters in Paris that he hoped there would be a breakthrough in finding a political solution over the next two months, but that the EU decision was a political declaration that had no legal basis.

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