Russia's Interest in Syria

Secretary of State Hillary Clinton is in Russia for talks on Syria and the United Nations proposal for a government of national unity there. One point that likely came up in her meeting with foreign minister Sergei Lavrov is the issue of Russia providing arms to Syria.

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Russia insists the weapons it sells to Syria cannot be used against peaceful civilians.

The BBC's Steve Rosenberg in Moscow reports on Russia's thinking on this issue.