EU decision not to extend embargo on arms supplies to Syrian opposition is illegitimate - Lavrov

PARIS-The European Union's decision not to extend an embargo on arms supplies to the Syrian opposition is illegitimate, Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said. The Voice of Russia correspondent Olga Denisova reports.

"This decision is quite controversial in itself, because the international law bans arms supplies to non-governmental entities," Lavrov told journalists in Paris on Tuesday.

"This decision is illegitimate in principle," he said.

 “Iran ranks among the most important states that must participate in conference on Syria.”

 “Number of steps being taken not without Western partners’ involvement aimed at thwarting idea to convene conference on Syria.”

“Accusing Russia of turning blind eye to Iran nuclear program a dishonest method”, Lavrov said.

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