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Hague: Why UK has intervened in Libya and not Syria

Newsnight's Jeremy Paxman asks Foreign Secretary William Hague MP why we have intervened in Libya and not Syria, particularly in light of more reports from Syria of refugees fleeing from President Assad's troops.

"The difference is the level of international support to take action about it. In the case of Libya, the Arab League issued a call for help to the rest of the world.

"The United Nations Security Council carried a resolution authorising the protection of civilians... No such events have happened in the case of Syria," replies Mr Hague.

Broadcast on Wednesday 15 June 2011.

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