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russia warns against placing the blame for a massacre in the syrian city of houla solely on the government saying the opposition gunman may also have been involved. in the syrian conflict drags on it's being fueled by weapons flowing from neighboring lebanon where illegal arms dealers are driven by profit and face. and after weeks of student protests in canada and hundreds of arrests. but it's no longer just about storing free it's.
a very warm welcome to you from all of us here at r.t. moscow i'm rori sushi russia says both the syrian government and opposition gun minutes of blame for the deaths of more than one hundred civilians including over thirty children in the town of houla over the weekend speaking after a meeting with his british counterpart in moscow foreign minister warned against assigning blame for this massacre let's get the details not going off and you go to why does russia's top diplomat say both sides in the syrian conflict are at fault. well russia is calling for an international investigation to be held looking into what really happened in houla and the west including the united states and great britain are pointing the finger at our side and the russian foreign minister says it's too early to make any conclusions especially when it's clear the situation isn't one sided at all. you know pretty good you
the u.n. security council on sunday the head of the international peace mission in syria confirmed there in houla there were signs of artillery and tank shelling but there were also many coops is we've had fired from close distance and signs of a slaughter both sides apparently had a hand in the deaths of innocent people including women and children this is very it is under the control of the militants and it's also surrounded by government troops the u.n. security council has asked the u.n. observer mission on the ground to test to gauge what exactly happened in houla people are moving in there looted from moscow is not lifting the responsibility from our side for the violence but is stressing that equal pressure as to be applied both on the authorities and on the opposition is not only vital for both of them to put the weapons down and peaceful you negotiate but also for the entire international community for all the outside boyer's to reach one unified position
and according to city go i would offer only in that case could be coffee on a peace plan be achieved which is grow you the only possible way out of the crisis and the foreign minister is also outlined that moscow is in contact with both sides of the conflict and there are reasons to believe that some outside players are giving other signals to the rebels and the foreign minister has called on these players to make up their minds if they want to see a stop of the violence or a change of the regime. but if you're going to see enough thank you. well as the strife in syria drags on the rebels are getting strong support from lebanon everything from medical treatment to weapons and as financial reports it's not just profit driving the daily and deadly trade in guns. as solo shows off his goods. this is five thousand dollars thirteen hundred
eighteen hundred and two thousand the seven machine guns between two and a half and three thousand u.s. parks shaadi not his real name also has rocket propelled and hand grenades which he showed me in private. contact me every day we have a revolution next door. talking shop his garage in tripoli lebanon on syrian rebels are his major clients but very popular recently they're looking for really have a star we buy from her and they're ours and resell they have a nerve and they're getting it for free as iran makes their entire story. it'll take no more than ten hours for this shot he says to reach lebanon's conflict and gulf to neighbor since the beginning of the uprising in syria last march arms prices have rocketed for some items the coast has gone up five and sometimes even ten times and the more the conflict drags on the more look at if it is for the
weapons dealers but money is not the key reason shaadi is a sunni muslim and to him it's his holy do you support his co religious fighters in syria for sure we. will help them topple assad they do it in sunni dominated snowflake been on where we meet the arms dealer those who want assad out are in the absolute majority and they are sending their religious brothers in neighboring syria a lot more than prayers. mad twenty nine year old field commander from the free syrian army was wounded during the siege earlier this spring together with other injured f.s.a. members his now having treatment in lebanon but his not stopped fighting entirely. we have supported the syrian ex-pats everywhere in the world or people from britain the saudi arabia also send us money weapons walkie talkies.
he says every day tons of this aid go through his hands but for him it's not enough as soon as he gets better he'll return to syria. is a sellafield a radical sunni group whose influence in this part of lebanon is growing dramatically. their demonstrations in favor of the syrian uprising a role so to support package every ounce. we also made some officiate almighty backley one of the founders of the band islamic group suspected of links to international terrorism but he says his input in the syrian revolt in sending the rebels the ideas and encouragement to achieve the ultimate goal would be to make all the overthrow of the government we will make all the scholars speak for against these issues and make them all again the government and other selfish a can triple the runs this car parts shop he confirms that every
sunni and especially every cell of fist here in lebanon is involved either ideologically or financially in what he calls syrian liberation. already helped the tunisian and egyptian revolutions we want to get rid of this regime. shake marzan doesn't wear muslim white robes and keep his beard secret every sellafield short so as not to draw too much attention he says everybody sacrifices something these days just to see their mission and assad's. syria completed. an r.t. reporting from northern lebanon. and for more on the killings in syria and the echoes of the crisis in lebanon let's not talk to us in the political analyst joining us live from beirut good to see you today if we could let's start with the houla massacre as you heard from the last reporter it's a bit of a game of he said she said some western states appear to be blaming the government and others say blame terrorists at this point who do you think is right who's
behind the massacre. well obviously the first things we have to say we have this massacre against children and we know. the opposition element of. participant on the attack that took place on those people who were killed last. as we saw and witnessed my understanding of the there was four hundred people that most of them from the what they call the free syrian. and it seems this is the act of a terrorist organization more than. government army regular army because most of the people who were shot at close range and some of them were at dark by knives i heard information more so those people who were killed there are
moslem obviously of their shia muslim obviously the. it is not connect obviously we know who could be behind the killing and mostly the. element of the al qaida which this is a really. work of terrorist organization so if i have to cite i have to cite where the government's version could be fighting that took place in the pursuit of fighting they could be other people killed by or. saying i am sorry i mean i want to. do apologize for interrupting you here you're siding with the government blaming armed militants or perhaps terrorist elements for this massacre in houla but why what what what could a massacre like this achieve why commit such an atrocity. well obviously this is this is not new to the what is taken place in syria these
kind of terrorist attack of massacre is happening and regular basis. kind of. going through a lot of part of syria but it hasn't been reported because it has a sectarian element in it a couple days ago and i'll owe it family were were put. by opposition by most of. us i have to say is supported by persian gulf countries and they go and go in and this ugly kind of war there's rape and torture. is taking place and for some reason the syrian knows that and other parties in the middle east know when that but they're not reporting sometime i have to fault the syrian government because they not reporting all the information that they have in their position because they don't want to view it.
secretary and violence but it has becoming a sectarian and we warned about it in the beginning this is will lead to a civil war. if you bring up the issue of a civil war the rebels now say the u.n. back peace plan is dead are we going to see the truce officially cancelled and more uncontrolled violent start of chaos disorder and as you say civil war. well that's what they hoping for a vast what the opposition the hoping for and i said in europe and in your t.v. station from the beginning some arab country don't want this peace process to take place don't want that dialogue to take a place the orders are coming from qatar and saudi arabia continue the violence in syria continues the killing in syria and unfortunately it's not only happening in
syria it's happening in bahrain the same systematic killing that is taking place in bahrain in iraq is taking place now in syria and they try to spread it to this kind of tactic that it has been used by a woman and terrorist organization is not happening in syria but it's many fastenings cells in all the country and for some reason the west are not looking at the facts they are looking out of propaganda and of really term an agenda headed by the american and supporting the goals country and supporting instability in this region so i'm afraid i'm not sure what profit man has to say but he has his people on the ground and he has his facts on the ground and you cannot really hide the truth the people who died. in this massacre most of them are shia. you're suggesting
a lot of ethnic tension amid amid what many are calling already the early stages of a civil war. a life in beirut a political analyst many things for coming on today. thank you. julian a sunshine the occupy movement have much in common they both criticize governments and are often condemned by the mainstream media so now for the first time the world's most famous whistleblower and the leaders of the global protest movement come together here on r.t. it's going to be the latest edition of our signed his very own interview program they discuss the spread of the occupy denver. occupy sort of simmer for a while for the first week or ten days or something until there was violence. well yes i mean one of the police more outspoken on the words we did not provoke like a silence reading or you can record speech we took
a nonviolent direct action we went and we occupied the squares that we could have a general assembly and starts talk about the world that we wanted to live in which we saw is completely antithetical to the world we're currently living in and the structures that governed it so yeah i mean i guess by being there by exercising directly democratic process we're posing a threat and so the police had to respond when there's nothing that terrifies the american government so much as the threat of democracy breaking out in america that are there for to react violently. and you can catch the seventh edition of julian assange series in full tomorrow at eleven thirty g.m.t. here on r.t. that if you want to miss the previous six you can always watch them online at. www dot com. or into the protests now in canada and there is hope the standoff been between students and north already using quebec could soon come to an end with talks due to resume monday thousands strong demonstrations against jewish and fee
hikes have been taking place on a nightly basis for over a month but a new emergency law has caused such anger cutting fees may no longer be enough with us reporters artie's guy in a church you can. it's not just about to lucian heights anymore even many of those who didn't care much about the problems facing students in care back have now joined the ranks of protesters. it is something that we should and have to do in this region but that's not yet and we have to be there and we have to make noise it does it's the end of democracy if we keep on this way and the farther on our own colangelo grow closer to the future to ensure. the country in the city you need to tens of thousands marching every day making a noise to express anger at what they see as draconian government measures to suppress people's rights to freedom of assembly and expression earlier this month
the government here adopted an emergency anti protest law to make it illegal to assemble without permission and to insist on a precise road map of any planned march or demonstration. this is a matter of montréal yes that's not going to be always the exact words would think about don't know. are kinda hard to understand or for democracy is very sorry for to be. the first time i have a highly rated narrative or to star in the ads or observe this sort of thing i got a day after the anti protests law was passed a quarter of a million people spilled onto montréal streets in defiance in a peaceful march more than seven hundred were arrested in just one day there were people coming out from the bar actually at that time and they were arrested and they weren't going into the demonstration there or there had been tear gas. a
lot of physical or spatial but the people keep more change and banging their pots and pans each now risking a fine of up to five thousand dollars when there are so many people that get arrested ready to canada's me. d.-a aren't spending much time showing incidents of police brutality. journalists in canada live in which the politicians and a live look good good good good good the gang are making the rules show they don't going to get outside and see what's happening in the streets really and they don't want to know about police brutality did don't want to know about it. you can see how dramatically the protests have evolved over the past three months in february when they started it was the students of kept back versus the government of the problem the gatherings were generally very peaceful like the police reaction was overwhelmingly harsh and as if that wasn't enough to banks leaders thought a quick fix law to quell the protests would spell the end but it did and now
they're facing anger over fees and freedom i'm going to check out on from the streets of montreal canada our team and i don't forget that all of the stories we're covering are also available on our website on top com here's what also is there for you right now have a look at this what you devils do if they get bored with skydiving and bungee jumping these russian adrenaline junkies who call themselves a rope jumpers kind of a heart stopping on so plus no room for heroes meets the american war veterans who felt so betrayed by the system that they threw their medals away in disgust. let's get some other global news in brief for you with the r t well the update now
on the we'll start with former british prime minister tony blair his appearance before an inquiry into media ethics has been interrupted by a man shouting war criminal probe he's looking at the issue of phone hacking by journalists faces. questions about his relationship with rupert murdoch who own the main newspaper involved the news of the world his government was described by a former colleague as being too close to the media giant it's alleged the likes of prince charles and gordon brown were among the victims. i'm going to the international has accused saudi arabia of human rights violations and urged the government to free prisoners according to the group's report hundreds of shia muslims mostly men have been detained without charge since last march after taking part in peaceful protests they took to the streets last february following violence between religious police and pilgrims and medina. the i.m.f. chief christine lagarde has been forced to express sympathy with greece's financial
struggle on her facebook page christine legarde caused outrage after saying she had more sympathy for poor african children than greeks suffering because of the economic problems and she had insisted the greek culture of tax evasion was the main cause of their hardship facebook page was bombarded with tens of thousands of furious messages. you can explain why that's why soon we'll get in a tussle with the business for now though serbia's newly elected president has confirmed joining the e.u. remains his top priority however he told r.t. there are things he won't give up for the sake of membership you can see the full interview are later this hour but here's a preview. of europe is a very attractive partner for serbia and our country should meet almost all the conditions that the e.u. imposes this process should stop only if they ask us to renounce part of our territory i'm referring to kosovo when we talk it will serbia enter the e.u. i don't know first of all they have the crisis of expansion today it's clear that
we will be in the e.u. during the next ten years at the same time they have the existential crisis the euro as a currency the turning weaker by the day on the other hand it's a big question how long is germany going to help members of the union without a say how long should german taxpayer support the countries in crisis. live from moscow this is arts here now the u.s. mainstream media is rapidly losing its audience with the biggest networks suffering from sinking ratings are rising independent outlets and internet sources provide an alternative to corporate controlled news and as r.t. is more important i reports media giants are increasingly becoming obsolete. boy he's the most trusted fictional name in news the lead character of h.b.o.'s upcoming series newsroom is on a mission to tell the truth in the face of u.s.
corporate and commercial pressures are you aware of what makes the laws the greatest country in the world i don't know what you're venting their lives and their work in the world of nonfiction morgan holding its annual shareholders meeting america's corporate owned news networks that rarely challenge the status quo might want to take some cues from h.b.o.'s fake show and iron ore awards last month cnn's readings dropped to their lowest in a decade here on the nominee in march fox lost nearly twenty percent of their viewers and for years and as n.b.c. has consistently remained least popular among all three if you went into the board rooms in the executive suites of these media companies they're in a panic about this. peter hart is the activism director at fair a us media watchdog group he says an increasing number of americans are abandoning mainstream media for alternative independent or foreign news outlets once people
shift and say c.n.n. is not for me fox is not for me on this and b c isn't doing what i really want them to do or need them to do then it's hard to get them back how do you convince somebody that your media system works when their experience tells them that it doesn't when last autumn's biggest global story was born in new york city it was largely ignored by most mainstream news outlets but. disorganized one of the protesting nobody seems to know until it became impossible to suppress. this spring the fight against corporate greed is still being waged but at this event in times square demonstrators are surrounded by news tickers but no mainstream t.v. camera. the occupy movement is it waiting for the almighty powerful networks to show up that reports about their demonstration instead the grassroots group doesn't need immediate distribution of part of its campaign reading newspapers like this
one which report about political financial and social stories that are either blocked out more rarely addressed by most in mainstream news outlets the first amendment just keeps shrinking in importance as a handful of profiteering corporations who don't care a lot about journalism don't care a lot about democracy have taken control reporting the truth means risking all the dangers of digging too deep cost america's legendary newsman dan rather his coveted chair at c.b.s. the trusted journalist was forced to resign after reporting that george w. bush went missing during his national guard service to avoid being drafted to vietnam. because i and my team reported the story was a tough story a story a lot of people didn't want to believe that it was subjected to a terrific propaganda barrage to put it to a case in which art is imitating life is becoming. a life now seeing
more americans turning to the alternative marina port i.r.t. new york. or turn on a cross over to be on to a business that's going to toss your standing by and a big hello to you it does seem the more and more foreigners are now coming to work in russia absolutely that's according to the latest study by headhunter all the details in a couple of minutes but first let's check out the equity markets and let's start with europe since the european story is really driving the global sentiment and as you can see there the equity markets are doing quite well mainly that is due to all the positive news coming out of greece the latest opinion polls there show that the greek people are really ready to vote for the probe a loud new democracy party the next month's elections and that means that there is hope for the austerity measures and force they in the euro zone but of course the
appetite for risk is really tade by the spanish story shares of spain's troubled bank bun keil slumped twenty eight percent on the news that the spanish government might have to inject twenty four billion dollars into the bank making it the biggest bailout in spain's history eles now move on to the currency markets and as you can see all those good news really pushing the euro higher it's currently gaining against the dollar and the russian currencies trading mix to the major currencies it's gaining to the dollar but losing value to the european currency and that brings us on to the russian markets and they are narrowing their gains in afternoon trading but still looking very robust almost one percent for both the my sex and the r.t.s. the latest data shows that the country's economy attractive thirty six billion dollars of investment in the first quarter and that's
a neat hundred percent drop compared to the same period last year and the biggest movers on the mindsets here they are. as you can see these bare branches burbank is doing quite well as market players are expecting some news about its purchase of a turkish banking sector player and new coil is also on despite the fact that it's a net profit is down eighteen percent and t. and p. is shedding a value almost three quarters of a percent in the news that its c resigned on monday a bit more on that resignation the chairman and c.e.o. of the russo british french freedman gave no reason for his resignation on monday he was one of the company's shareholders who blocked the arctic deal between a ross nafta and b.p. claiming that it was violating the existing agreements of t. and k b p c even as one of our richest people with assets in banking a retail and telecom sectors and remove those resigning other people of finding
jobs and russia it looks like the russian job market became more attractive for high skilled foreigners last year the country's top recruitment service had hundreds says the number of job applications by ex-pats rules by eleven percent most of the applicants are native english speakers looking for positions in the oil and gas and the banking sectors analysts say russia's growing economy looks like a promising workplace certainly compared to all the financial problems across the globe and now on to the oil market which obviously is one of the pillars of the russians the ability and at the moment is doing quite well all of these positive news the really driving while higher and that's all i have for you this hour i'll be back in about fifteen minutes i'll see if i could very much we will see you next hour. all right so still to come here on ars he will go to the