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Asked why the approach to Libya and Syria was different, the PMS stated that the situations were different but, as the Foreign Secretary said earlier today, the acts in Syria were appalling and such violence is to be condemned and should be stopped. The PMS said that Government would continue to apply pressure where possible.

Asked about discussions with China, the PMS referred journalists to the Foreign Office and stated that the Foreign Secretary was taking action in this area.

Asked if al-Assad should go, the PMS replied that it was not for the UK Government to decide who should govern Syria. The PMS said should the violence persist then those responsible for that violence would be held to account and that no-one would be immune. The PMS stated that Assad was losing legitimacy and should make reforms or step aside.

Asked about the whereabouts of Musa Kusa, the PMS referred the journalist to the Foreign Office.

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