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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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Germany 'will not provide weapons to Syria'

German Foreign Minister Guido Westerwelle. Credit: Wolfgang Kumm/dpa

German Foreign Minister Guido Westerwelle has defended Germany's decision to not provide weapons to Syria after the European Union lifted its arms embargo against the country's opposition.

Mr Westerwelle told Die Welt newspaper: "Germany will not deliver any weapons to the Syria conflict and we note that no other European country has expressed the intention to do so in the near future."

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