Russia says missile systems for Syria will deter intervention

May 28, 2013 11:49 AM

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Russia says missile systems for Syria will deter intervention

MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russia will not scrap plans to deliver an air defense system to Syria despite Western opposition because it would help deter "hotheads" intent on intervention in the two-year-old conflict, the deputy foreign minister said on Tuesday.

It also accused the European Union of "throwing fuel on the fire" by letting its own arms embargo on Syria expire.

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