Russia defends weapons sales to Syria, says US arming rebels

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(Reuters) – Russia’s foreign minister on Wednesday defended his country’s sale of arms to Syria and accused the United States of supplying rebels with weapons to fight against the government.

U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton said on Tuesday Washington was worried Russia may be sending attack helicopters to Syria and described as “patently untrue” Moscow’s argument that its arms transfers to Syria are unrelated to the conflict there.

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