Cameron in taks with Obama and Hollande over Syria
The use of chemical weapons in Syria is "completely unacceptable" and will force them to revisit their approach so far, the Prime Minister agreed with Barack Obama tonight.
A Downing Street spokeswoman said David Cameron had spoken to the American president on the phone this evening and that the Prime Minister had emphasised the need to work closely with Turkey, Qatar and Saudi Arabia.
Mr Cameron also talked to French Prime Minister François Hollande.
"They discussed how to build on the non-lethal support recently announced by the UK and agreed that France and the UK would work more closely to identify how they could bolster the opposition and help a potential transitional Syrian government after the inevitable fall of Assad," a spokeswoman said.
The Syrian deputy prime minister earlier hinted that Bashar al-Assad would consider leaving power in Syria, but a commitment to his resignation cannot be guaranteed before talks to end the violence. On a visit to Russia, Qadri Jamil also hit out at the West’s attitude towards the conflict, accusing nations of “looking for a pretext to intervene militarily.
Meanwhile, seven people have been killed and dozens wounded, after fighting between Alawites and Sunni Muslims spilled over into neighbouring Lebanon.