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LONDON, March 13 (Itar-Tass) – Arming the Syrian opposition, directly or indirectly, will be a violation of international law, Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said on Wednesday, March 13, after the first meeting of the Russian-British Strategic Dialogue in the "2+2" format.
"As for the possibility to arm the opposition, as far as I understand, international law does not allow this. Therefore the arming of the Syrian opposition will be a violation of international law," he said.
"We can recall Libya when the U.N. Security Council imposed an embargo on arms supplies to all parties to the conflict but such supplies continued openly and Middle East countries, among others, did not hesitate to speak about that. It was a violation of international law by all means," Lavrov said.