EU plan to buy rebel oil 'act of aggression': Syria

DAMASCUS (AFP) - An EU plan to buy oil from rebel-held areas of Syria is illegal and an "act of aggression," the Syrian foreign ministry warned on Tuesday in letters to the United Nations.

"In an unprecedented decision that contradicts international law and the UN Charter... the European Union has decided to allow member states to import petrol... under the pretext of supporting the opposition," it said, quoted by state news agency SANA.

"It is an illegal decision and an act of aggression."