Russia condemns EU on lifting Syrian arms embargo

The Government said it has made no decision to whether it will arm Syrian rebels, after the European Union lifted the embargo on supplying weapons to the country's opposition.

Foreign Secretary William Hague said that the decision sent a "clear message" to President Assad's regime.

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

ITV News Middle East Correspondent John Ray reports:

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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.