‘Increasing evidence West provides Syrian opposition with weapons’

20120822-092254.jpg

RT

There is growing evidence the Syrian opposition is being “massively” supplied with Western-made weapons via third countries, says a senior Russian diplomat.

There is growing evidence the Syrian opposition is being “massively” supplied with Western-made weapons via third countries, says a senior Russian diplomat. Russia’s Deputy Foreign Minister Gennady Gatilov wrote on his twitter micro-blog on Monday.

It has been reported British and German spy intelligence on Syrian government troop movements was shared with rebels to help them attack government forces.

Meanwhile, Moscow has been repeatedly accused of supporting President Bashar Assad and “supplying” the government with weapons. Russia categorically rejects the accusations.

Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov stressed that Russia is not signing any new arms deals with Syria. In an interview with Sky News Arabia the top diplomat was asked whether the country would “continue shipping weapons” to the Arab Republic.

“Let’s be frank, we are talking about the weapons that were bought from the Soviet Union. We have said many times that we fulfilled old contracts. No new ones are made” Lavrov underlined, as cited on the ministry’s website.

Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s