Nations mulling action on Syria

2012-02-23 10:28

London – Britain’s foreign secretary today confirmed that nations are considering action against Syria in meetings on the sidelines of an international conference in London.

William Hague said that he would be “discussing today with Hillary Clinton (US’s secretary of state) and many of the Arab League leaders what we can achieve”.

Officials say Britain, the US, Turkey, Qatar and others plan talks in the margins of a conference on Somalia.

At a major meeting tomorrow in Tunis, Tunisia, more than 70 nations are expected to look at ways to help Syrian President Bashar Assad’s opponents, who now include defected military officers and soldiers.

Hague told BBC radio that military intervention was very unlikely, as “the consequences of any outside intervention are much harder to foresee”.

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