Part of his speech, as quoted in The Independent:
‘So much of the sentiment in the Western political economy is anti-business and particularly anti-the banks.
But the best long-term policy is almost certainly to encourage business and have the financial sector back on its feet and thriving.
Undoubtedly the predominant emotion in the West today is to stay out of Syria; indeed to stay out of the region’s politics. But as every day that passes shows, the cost of staying out may be paid in a higher price later’.