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. Last Updated: 07/27/2016

Weapons to Syria

DAMASCUS, Syria -- Russia's ambassador to Syria said Tuesday his country was ready to provide Syria with sophisticated weapons.

The ambassador's comments came three months after the United States warned Russia not to sell arms to Syria, saying it could be denied U.S. assistance.

"Russia is ready to provide Syria with military technology and modern weapons and to modernize its old military machinery in order to help it develop its defensive capabilities," Ambassador Robert Markaryan told a news conference at the Russian Embassy.