Iran condemns lifting of embargo for Syrian rebels

Tehran, May 31 (IANS) Iran has strongly condemned the European Union’s (EU) recent decision to lift its arms embargo against the Syrian rebels.

Lifting of the arms embargo on “foreign-sponsored Syrian militants” is yet another proof of the bloc’s double standards, reported Xinhua citing Foreign Minister Ali-Akbar Salehi Thursday.

The remarks were made on the sidelines of an international conference on Syria Wednesday.

“The world’s public opinion will not accept the EU’s move to send weapons to terrorists (in Syria). This act originates from the arrogant nature of these countries and their logic of oppression,” said Salehi.

He expressing hope that the EU would not put its decision into effect by August and would ill overturn it.

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