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Russia Digs in Over Syria

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A protester loyal to the Shi'ite Muslim Al-Houthi group, also known as Ansarullah, wears a headband with a picture of Syria's President Bashar al-Assad as he attends a demonstration against potential strikes on the Syrian government, in Sanaa September 6, 2013. REUTERS/Khaled Abdullah (YEMEN - Tags: POLITICS CIVIL UNREST) - RTX139T8

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Vyacheslav Nikonov is the former deputy head of the Russian parliament's Foreign Affairs Committee.

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This story is based on a radio interview. Listen to the full interview.

He speaks with anchor Marco Werman about Russia's position that Syria rebels are responsible for poison gas attacks on civilians.