London advises citizens to leave Syria
The British Foreign Office on Sunday advised all British nationals to leave Syria amid the continuing unrest in the country, dpa reported.
Citing "rapid deterioration" in the security situation, the Foreign Office said that "it is highly unlikely that the British Embassy would be able to provide a normal consular service in the event of a further breakdown of law and order and increased violent civil disorder."
British Foreign Secretary William Hague condemned the latest crackdown by the Syrian security forces in which more than 100 anti-government demonstrators were reportedly killed on Friday in the bloodiest day of protests so far.
"The Syrian authorities must act quickly and decisively to calm this dangerous situation and can only do so by responding to the legitimate demands of the Syrian people," he said.