Political Risk

UK forces EU to lift embargo on Syria rebel arms

Europe’s sanctions regime against Syria was plunged into uncertainty after Britain, backed by France, forced a lifting of the EU arms embargo on what it identifies as the moderate opposition to President Bashar al-Assad. Britain claimed victory in a long day of acrimonious negotiations, winning an easing of the arms embargo. The vast majority of EU states opposed the shift, but assented in order to preserve a semblance of unified policy

via UK forces EU to lift embargo on Syria rebel arms | World news | The Guardian.

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