We are fighting terrorism around the world. We have been helping the opposition in Syria and want to go further. We trust the opposition - we do not want Syria to become another Libya.
It is an extremely difficult situation. We have a whole series of reservations regarding weapons exports to the opposition. We have to ask ourselves whether we are not further fuelling the conflict by doing that.
David Cameron and Francois Hollande have failed to convince other EU leaders to overturn Europe’s ban on arming Syrian rebels.
The UK and France have forced an EU discussion on Syria to try and change the arms embargo.