Douglas Alexander MP, Labour's Shadow Foreign Secretary said:
"All of us want to see the violence in Syria ended. Condemnation from the UN Security Council of the appalling crimes perpetrated by the Syrian regime is welcome but insufficient given the slaughter.
"It was right for William Hague to travel to Moscow today to make clear the responsibility of the international community, including Russia to come together in a stronger and more effective diplomatic response.
"In that regard the importance and urgency of concrete results emerging from Kofi Annan's discussions in Damascus today can hardly be overstated given the appalling violence in Syria we have witnessed in recent days."