General Sir Mike Jackson, former head of the British Army, told ITV News that the situation in Syria is "worse or at least as bad as Libya".
In response to Tony Blair's comment to ITV News that "all options should remain open" in Syria, he said:
There is nothing I would take exception to. A decision to do nothing is a decision and it is a course of action.
Syria is worse or at least as bad as Libya was when Nato action was taken."
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"Africa is very important for the United States."
The incident happened at around 8pm local time on Thursday evening.
The Foreign Secretary said "good connections" were important, and suggested the Channel Tunnel might simply be "a first step."