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Published on Jun 3, 2012
Russia's warning that the UN Human Rights resolution condemning the Syrian leadership for last week's Houla massacre risks derailing the peace plan. Moscow called it premature because the investigation is ongoing - and that it's putting pressure on the Security Council, where Russia is resisting foreign military action. On Sunday, President Assad insisted his troops had nothing to do with the slaughter of more than a hundred people in the city. He blamed armed rebel gangs for the attack, and outside forces for instigating the conflict to trigger intervention. Washington, which backs the Syrian opposition and the push for regime change, admits there are plans for military action. RT talks to politics journalist Neil Clark, who's a contributor to Britain's Guardian newspaper. Follow me @taotst on twitter.