David Cameron threatened to break the European arms embargo on sending military aid to Syria on Friday of last week.
He said if the embargo wasn’t lifted “then it’s not out of the question we might have to do things in our own way”.
Cameron and French president Francois Hollande want to arm sections of the opposition to Bashar al-Assad’s dictatorship in the name of humanitarianism.
But their real concern is that opposition groups hostile to the West may gain control.
They want to arm those elements they can politically control.