Sept. 5 - British Prime Minister David Cameron arrives in St. Petersburg for the G20 summit. Rough Cut (no reporter narration).
British Prime Minister David Cameron arrived in the the Russian city of St. Petersburg Thursday (September 5) for the Group of 20 (G20) summit. The meeting of global leaders will attempt to forge a united front on growth, trade, banking transparency and fighting tax evasion. The club that accounts for two thirds of the world's population and 90 percent of its output is divided over issues such as turmoil in emerging markets and the Federal Reserve's decision to end its programme of stimulus for the U.S. economy. But no rift is wider than the one between the U.S. and Russian leaders on possible military intervention in Syria to punish President Bashar al-Assad over a chemical weapons attack that killed hundreds of people on Aug. 21. On Wednesday (September 4), Cameron said he believed the Syrian government would use chemical weapons against its own people again if the United States stepped back from taking military action against it. Cameron repeated that Britain would take no part in any military action against Syria after he lost what turned out to be a vital parliamentary vote on the issue last week, but said the world still needed to take a tough line on Assad's "revolting" use of chemical weapons.