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In October 1986, the Syrian government was accused of involvement in the planning of placing bomb in the luggage of an El Al flight from London in April 1986. As part of their reactions to the allegations all EC countries except Greece introduced partial trade sanctions against Syria, including an embargo on future arms sales. Existing arms contracts were not affected.

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Embargo type: EU embargoes
Entry into force:
Lifted: 28 November 1994
Establishing document: EC Declaration