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this is d w news live from berlin at the munich security conference a scathing condemnation of iran from israel's prime minister. mr zarif. you recognize there's been a minute tanya who confronts the iranian foreign minister over a drone israel shot down an israeli air space is wrong foreign minister hits back calling the speech a quote cartoonish circus also coming up hard government and president can do is sometimes in prayers then it's time for victims to be the change that we need to be
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back in the u.s. state of florida grief turns to anger as survivors of wednesday's high school massacre attend a gun control rally close to where the attack took place. and on the run from nazis in modern day europe the first german entry at this year's berlin film festival transfers the plot of a famous novel to the french city of marsay we have a sneak preview of christiane petzold new film the transit. thanks for joining us i'm mary and i haven't seen it's good to have you with us tensions in the middle east have taken center stage at the munich security conference with israeli prime minister binyamin netanyahu describing regional rival iran as the world's greatest threat in his speech at the conference netanyahu. who
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warned that his country would act against tehran if needed he also accused the iranian foreign minister of quote lying with eloquence while to drive home his point to tanya who held up a piece of what he said was an iranian drone shot down in israeli air space. iran also denies that it committed an act of aggression against israel last week that it sent a drone into our earth space to threaten our people well. here's a piece of that iranian drone or what's left of it after we shot it down i brought it here so you can see for yourself mr zarif. you recognize this. you should it's yours. you can take back with you a message to the tyrants of terror and do not test israel's
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resolve that was the israeli prime minister binyamin netanyahu addressing the munich security conference earlier and speaking just a few hours after natalia who iran's foreign minister mohammad javad zarif dismissed the accusations leveled against his government you are. the audience for a cause too many secrets say it is. just this morning. which does not even this. a dignity of a response. well our chief political correspondent melinda crane is in munich covering the conference for us and she joins us now for more so melinda iran's foreign minister didn't respond directly to netanyahu the israeli prime minister but his speech did include a great deal of criticism against israel and other countries tell us more about these two competing philosophies that the two leaders presented today in munich. it
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wasn't only these two leaders in fact it was a whole range of spokespeople both from the region and also including the former american secretary of state john kerry a russian spokesman and the u.n. official responsible for trying to negotiate peace in syria a whole range of voices and essentially two camps to be detected those who believe that a political and diplomatic solution to the conflicts in the region is not only possible but absolutely necessary and those who say no the great risks coming from a country for example like iran cannot be contained and in fact we need a military response so looking more closely at those two camps we essentially have israel on the one hand saying the agreement with iran to try to contain its nuclear
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capacity is not going to stop it from becoming a nuclear power mr netanyahu said in ten years it will be a nuclear power and it will devour the entire middle east he got some very serious pushback following those remarks for example from john kerry who said essentially there is no military alternative if we torpedo the iran agreement we will hear renewed pressure to bomb iran and that will solve nothing melinda today is the final day. of the conference what is the overall feeling and what has been achieved at this year's meeting. the meeting was entitled the overall title of the conference is to the brink and back with a question mark at the end and we just heard the chairman of the conference saying at the closing he had hoped that by the end he could delete that question in other words we're coming back from the brink but he doesn't feel that's the case and in
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fact the hot spots that were named and discussed here range from north korea enormous concern about nuclear proliferation proliferation not only there but because of rising tensions also between the u.s. and russia for example on the use of intermediate range nuclear weapons and whether agreements on nuclear disarmament can hold so that's one whole constellation the nuclear issue then we have still continuing questions about ukraine and tensions there and then of course the middle east so on a number of issues the sense that indeed the world is at the brink and it's not at all clear how we come back all right melinda crane chief political correspondent reporting from the munich security conference many thanks indeed. now in other news israel has carried out air strikes against targets in the palestinian controlled gaza strip the army said it targeted eighteen sites that were used by militant
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groups health officials and goth us that at least two palestinian teenagers were killed during the israeli attacks the operation comes a day after an explosion near the israeli gaza border that injured four israeli soldiers. emergency crews in iran are trying to locate the crash site of a plane that went down with sixty six people on board reports a poor visibility is hampering access to the mountainous area the aircraft is believed to have crashed near the town of seventy roam the flight departed from the capital tehran and was bound for the sun. in city of yes suge at the airport their relatives are waiting for news about the fate of their loved ones most of the iran's aircraft are more than forty years old because of sanctions imposed on the country. to the united states now where president donald trump has slammed the f.b.i. over last week's florida high school shooting that left seventeen people dead in a tweet the president said the bureau missed
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a signal sent by the shooter because agents were too focused on their investigation into russian interference in the u.s. election well meanwhile students survivors and teachers from the school where the attack happened have been attending vigils and a rally calling for tougher gun control. just days ago these students were running in fear from the florida high school the latest scientific mass shooting in the united states but at the rally they express their anger at the predictable political response to the massacre. and. i thought oh no cuts in here is. how staggs all of it we need to make actual sheet there's only so many words that can be said before things move on before the press gets tired of seeing us on the news before people just change the channel. they're calling for talking to controls on the sale of semiautomatic weapons such as the fifteen the rifle used in the attack many of the students said
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they thought that the country had reached a tipping point. i didn't everybody here and as awful as all of this is the fact that we are here right now shows that this is nothing like anything we've ever seen before. but at a gun show being held nearby there was some very familiar scenes dozens of assault style rifles are on display organizers resisted pressure to cancel the event in light of the shooting while visitors said the guns themselves were not to blame for the tragedy. back at the rally one of the speakers took aim at president although trump she criticized him for focusing on mental health issues rather than the easy access to dangerous weapons she also attacked him and others for taking donations from powerful gun lobby groups. but we need to pay attention to the fact that this isn't just a mental health issue. that
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she was taking donations from the n.r.a. shame on you it was a powerful message that resonated with the crowd was these young americans will now be hoping it makes it all the way to washington was. german soccer news now in the bundesliga evolves for it entertained by in munich a club brimming with confidence and cruising to another league title but saturday by and had to claw back from a deficit. byron's midfield star tiago making his return from injury with our tour of the dell suspended the spaniard started in his first appearance since november your pint is back after missing again with the flu left several of his top stars on the bench. but it was valborg who came out of the gate stronger daniel did
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making one million in the eighth minute the world's top scorer winning the aerial battle against one very not and just managing to head past spent. and that was the score at the half time break. by and looks set to erase the ball sports lead in the fifty fifth minute when renato stephan feld caught in time to the so in the box up steps are in robin but the dutchman was denied by contest deals still one nil then less than ten minutes later robins cross found sandra wagner and he headed home in style i'd was the second goal since making the move to munich from hoffenheim in january. prior dominated the possession battle and eventually got a bit of luck as well bobs boards teenage defender john look at it booked for bringing down robin in the box some would say he deserves an oscar for his acting
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here substitute robert levin duff scheme made no mistake as he power the penalty beyond castillo's reach to seal a two one victory for the bavarians the twentieth goal of the season for the league's runaway top scorer. by aaron extend their enormous lead at the top of the table while the wolves remain dangerously close to the drop zone. and at the winter olympics a chunk austria's marcel here sure has won a second gold medal confirming his status as one of the best downhill skiers in history pressure put on a master class performance in the men's giant slalom this after earlier picking up gold in the men's come. in competition fears are won by more than a second over two runs which is a huge margin in this event norway's henrik kristofferson finished second the gold rush could continue for here sure in south korea he said to compete in the slalom on thursday. the berlin film festival turns its attention today to the plight of
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refugees in the shape of this year's first german entry transit is based on a novel by a german writer and as they go about exile during the second world war and in a bid to show how little has changed in the last seventy five years director christian petzold transfer the novels plot to modern day marsay. director christian petzold is almost a fixture at the balanced film festival has a film in the competition for the fourth time this is based his movie on his favorite pick on a seekers transit of us would be. on the run from the nazis in march say he goes into hiding. hoping to catch a ship to mexico before the city falls to the approaching fascist. he falls in love with marie also on the run neither of them are welcome here nearly tolerated.
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linger not always on the run but also doing a lot of waiting. i think our characters look very tired and exhausted. petzold set the story in modern day france in this manner on a seeker's world war two novel becomes a drama for our time. yet. we here in germany have an asylum law based on the fact that we had refugees the one nine hundred forty s. . i was interested to see if we could stand the judgment of people who couldn't escape and whether we did right by them. also said the right to asylum is today being curtailed something he completely disagrees with. it's a political statement that could play well here at the balland film festival and perhaps also with the cheery when it comes time to awards the bears. and that's
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