French President Francois Hollande
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Francois Hollande defends Syria weapons plan

France's president has defended a plan to lift an arms embargo on Syria, as activists mark two years since the anti-government uprising began.

Speaking after an EU meeting, Francois Hollande said the rebels had given guarantees that weapons would not fall into the wrong hands.

France and the UK are trying to persuade the EU to lift the embargo.

  • 15 Mar 2013
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