Commenting on the violence in Syria, Foreign Secretary William Hague said
“I am appalled by the continuing heavy violence in Syria and the murder of peaceful protesters. The situation in Homs this week is particularly disturbing. The regime has killed over 1500 civilians and has blood on its hands. President Assad claims that he is holding Syria’s different factions together but his regime’s brutal violence in Homs and other cities risks inflaming these tensions.
“We will continue to seek support for a UN Security Council Resolution calling for an end to the violence.
“The Syrian people are calling for peaceful change and an end to violence. President Assad must listen to them.”