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Quadriga: Syrian Peace Poker: Assad With Best Cards?

The European Union is split over its position on the Syria conflict. France and Britain want to deliver weapons to the opposition while other EU countries want to maintain an embargo. Non-EU country Russia is also set against ending a ban on weapons shipments.The situation in the region is growing steadily more unstable with Hezbollahs announcement in Lebanon that it would fight to support the Syrian regime.Syrias opposition is far from being a united force and is still divided despite efforts by some member of the international community. Together with Hezbollahs pledge of support does that mean events are slowly turning in Syrian President Bashar al-Assads favor?The international community still has no common position on Syria as the latest discussions on ending the arms embargo have shown. When the embargo runs out on Friday each EU nation can decide for itself for what it will do next. For many observers that is an indication of how badly Brussels is dealing with the situatio

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