Hague: UK to work closely with Syrian opposition

William Hague has said that the actions of Isis militants "powerfully demonstrates" why Britain needs to support the Syrian National Coalition, the country's moderate opposition, as he welcomed the election of Hadi a-Bahra as its new president.

There can be no peaceful settlement in Syria if the Syrian people are left only with a choice between a brutal regime on the one side and terrorists on the other.

The UK will continue to work closely with president al-Bahra and others in the national coalition and interim government to help achieve their aspirations for a democratic Syria.

– Foreign Secretary William Hague