Damaged houses in Karm Al Zaytoon, a neighbourhood of Homs
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Former ambassador says the West needs 'dose of reality'

EU foreign ministers have introduced fresh sanctions against Syria in an attempt to stop the violence against protesters.

They include a freeze on the assets of Syria's central bank.

Security forces are continuing to bombard the city of Homs and appear to have widened their attack.

BBC Radio 5 live Breakfast spoke to Sir Andrew Green, a former British ambassador to the country. He said that Westerners needed a reality check to understand the situation.

To hear other 5 live interviews, please visit the best bits page.

  • 27 Feb 2012
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