William Hague: I'm not condemning Israel over 'attack' on Syria
31 January 2013 Last updated at 18:50 GMT
Syria has formally complained to the United Nations over a reported Israeli attack within its borders.
Syria's army said Israeli jets had targeted a military research centre north-west of Damascus on Wednesday. Israel has declined to comment.
UK Foreign Secretary William Hague said that rather than condemning the actions of Israel, attention should be focussed on addressing ''the root causes'' of the crisis in Syria.