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  Adar 8, 5773 , 18/02/13

EU to Discuss Syria, Hizbullah

Foreign minister of the European Union are scheduled to discuss, whether or not to declare Hizbullah a terror organization, following a Bulgarian report that the Lebanese Shi'ite Muslim group was behind last July's bombing in the Black Sea resort of Burgas, which killed five Israelis and a Bulgarian. A motion for such a declaration is not expected to pass because of French and German opposition.

Also on the Brussels agenda is the situation in Syria. The ministers are divided on the matter of aid to rebels trying to oust President Bashar Al-Assad. Britain is demanding to end a weapons embargo in order to arm the rebels. France, Germany and Sweden lead the opposition to the move.

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