France suggests EU link easing Syria arms embargo to peace talks
BRUSSELS - France is floating a proposal that the European Union ease an arms embargo for Syrian rebels but delay acting on the decision to intensify pressure on Damascus to negotiate an end to Syria's civil war, a French diplomat said on Wednesday.
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Syria wants peace conference details before deciding to go
BEIRUT - Syria wants details on a U.S.-Russian proposed peace conference before it decides whether to attend and says the role of President Bashar al-Assad is a decision "only for the Syrian people and the ballot box", a minister said.
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U.S. considers sending arms to Syria rebels
But no decision is expected soon, and Obama appears to have softened his 'red line' threat over chemical weapons use by the Assad regime. WASHINGTON — The White House is considering providing weapons to the Syrian rebels, officials said Tuesday, but no decision is imminent and President Obama seemed to soften his public threats to the Syrian government over its alleged use of chemical weapons.
Russia criticises Arab League over Syria seat
Russian FM Sergei Lavrov says decision to give seat to opposition has effectively 'written off any peaceful settlement'.
Iran criticises Arab League over Syria
Tehran says the pan-Arab bloc's decision to hand over seat to Syrian opposition is "dangerous behaviour".