'Don't rule out supplying weapons to Syria's rebels' says Blackburn MP Jack Straw (From Lancashire Telegraph)
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'Don't rule out supplying weapons to Syria's rebels' says Blackburn MP Jack Straw
9:00pm Monday 11th March 2013 in News
BLACKBURN MP Jack Straw has told Foreign Secretary William Hague not to rule out supplying the Syrian opposition forces with lethal weapons.
He raised the issue as the House of Commons discussed government plans to send armoured cars to help the rebels against President Assad in the civil war.
Mr Straw asked Mr Hague: “You are right not to rule out the option of direct lethal military supplies, but would you acknowledge the strategic diplomatic consequences of any such decision.”
Mr Hague said: “I very much agree with you. It would be a bigger and further step to decide to send lethal equipment, but we cannot rule that out.”
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