Number 10: 'Syria crime mustn't be swept under carpet'

David Cameron and French president Francois Hollande discussed Syria in a phone call this morning and agreed a "firm response" is needed over the situation, Number 10 has said.

They agreed that the failure of the regime to grant UN investigators immediate access to the area was extremely worrying and demonstrated that the regime was hiding the facts and evidence.

They agreed that a chemical weapons attack against the Syrian people on the scale that was emerging demanded a firm response from the international community. This crime must not be swept under the carpet.

– Spokesman for Number 10