William Hague warns President Assad on Syrian reforms
1 April 2012 Last updated at 10:58 BST
The UK Foreign Secretary spoke of plans for "a managed transition, a political transition" in Syria.
William Hague told Andrew Marr that President Assad was stalling for time and warned the Arab spring showed he "cannot crush the spirit of the Syrian people".
Mr Hague spoke from the Friends of Syria Conference in Istanbul, where 75 nations were meeting to coordinate sanctions and help for the opposition in the country.