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  Shvat 9, 5772 , 02/02/12

Russia: We'll Keep Selling Arms to Assad's Syria

Russia said, Thursday, that it does not intend to stop its arms sales to the regime of Syrian President Bashar Al-Assad, despite the death toll of more than 6,000 in fighting between government and opposition forces in the past year.

Deputy Defense Minister Anatoli Antonov was quoted by Russian news agencies as saying that does not mean Russia is violating its commitments to international decisions. In the background, struggles continue on the sidelines of the United Nations Security Council on an anti-Syrian resolution to which Russia objects.

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