March 15, 2013
Should the EU Arm Syria's Rebels?
Joshi & Steele, The Guardian
France and Britain are intensifying their demands that Europe lifts its arms embargo and allow weapons to be sent to Syria. Paris and London hope to push Washington into stepping up from its present backseat role – giving tacit approval to Arab arms going in, and vetting rebel groups – to a more proactive position. And they want to put pressure on Russia to dilute its support for Assad.
It remains far from certain that they will succeed.
TAGGED: European Union, Syria