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Russia to send advaced missiles to Assad government

A shipment of Russian missiles destined to reach the government of Syria’s President Bashar al-Assad is attracting criticism from countries including Israel.

They say the delivery threatens regional stability further, but Russia defends its action saying that the deal is legitimate and part of existing weapons contracts.

Meanwhile, Russia has taken aim at the EU for lifting its arms embargo on the Syrian rebels, saying the move threatens to derail proposed peace talks in Geneva next month.