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Tue Feb 19, 2013, 01:18 PM

Qatar criticises EU over Syria arms embargo

Source: The Guardian

Qatar, one of the principal supporters of the Syrian rebels fighting Bashar al-Assad, has criticised the EU's decision to extend its blanket arms embargo on Syria and said it would only prolong the war.

Hamed bin Jassim Al Thani, prime minister and foreign minister of the Gulf state, told al-Jazeera TV that the decision was wrong and accused the Syrian government of seeking to buy time.

On Monday EU foreign ministers agreed to extend the arms embargo on Syria for a further three months, although they accepted a British proposal to allow the supply of "greater non-lethal support and technical assistance for the protection of civilians".

After further discussions they may also permit military training and advice in areas that are under rebel control, diplomats said.

Read more: http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2013/feb/19/qatar-eu-syria-arms-embargo

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Tue Feb 19, 2013, 02:56 PM

1. Qatar should fuck off. They've been feeding weapons to the jihadis.

There is blood on Qatar's hands.

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