Expressing scepticism at an extended ceasefire deadline given to the Assad regime, the UK Foreign Sectretary, William Hague, expressed further cyncism and warned that the regime would be held accountable.
“President Assad and his cronies should be under no doubt that they will be held to account for their actions,”
“There is no evidence so far that the Assad regime has any intention of adhering to any agreement it makes,”
“We continue to support Kofi Annan’s efforts to implement the plan he set out. But if this process fails, Britain is ready to return to the UN Security Council to call again for a united international response to this clear threat to international peace and security."
“We will be ready to intensify our support for the Syrian Opposition, and to support others seeking to do the same. And we will begin the process of seeking the referral by the Security Council of the situation in Syria to the International Criminal Court.”