William Hague speaks on Syria
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William Hague on Syria ceasefire: 'Very early days'

The UN is preparing to send monitors to Syria to observe a ceasefire the government has announced against opposition in the country.

Special envoy Kofi Annan, who brokered the ceasefire, said he was "encouraged", but said Syria had not fully complied with his six-point peace plan.

British Foreign Secretary William Hague tells the BBC's Katty Kay that a monitoring mission is needed as the first step towards a political transition to prevent wider violence.

"It isn't in the interest of anyone in the world to see the violent overthrow of the regime," he said.

  • 12 Apr 2012