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well the cash is slowly running out. and it's turned to syria next as the former british ambassador to the stricken country explains how he sees the events unfolding. today i'm talking to basil eastwood's he's a former u.k. ambassador to syria he was serving in damascus between nine hundred ninety six and two thousand the situation's changed a lot since then and we're going to talk about what the situation on the ground is like now mr eastwood thank you very much for talking to us today now russia believes that asaad deserves at least some credit for trying to instigate some kind of reform do you agree well if he was seriously trying he tried to little too late and his efforts have been totally undermined by the. violence that has been used on the peaceful demonstrators so that for every. death it becomes that much more difficult to conceive of any solution which leaves him and his coterie in power so
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from hey you don't think there's any way back for us at i think no frankly. the best one can hope for is some sort of negotiated transition. might give him a way out. but it's very difficult to see how he can stay in power in the long run in the short run yes by increasing repression he can stay there. but in the longer run it's not viable transition to him that i mean if assad does go is that a genuine opposition that could feasibly take control in any kind of facts that way that is the major problem the nature of the opposition is or the demonstrations is that they have been so largely spontaneous that there is no very coherent leadership and the various attempts to bring together.
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leadership behind a unified proposal for a return of three have so far failed but it's becoming clearer and clearer i think to the man in the street him. syria that they've got to have a good alternative proposition if regime change is to be. not only credible but to happen without massive bloodshed and destruction so that the pressure is on the various. aspects of the opposition to come together and form an alternative proposition so you think that the opposition in syria is less organized and cohesive than it is in libya it's much more complicated certainly. because whereas in libya you have an opposition that is has come together to fight a military campaign in syria you have an opposition version has come together behind calls for peaceful demonstrations with the sole
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aim of now of. removing the regime but that has not require the same sort of coordination that the opposition has to acquire in in libya and what you think of me down from the outside sanctions specifically we've already seen a u.n. paste oil embargo case on syria with threats of further action if the situation doesn't praise what form do you think they sanctions could taken and who do you think that affect amazed depends what the sanctions are i would hope that the sanctions will be rather carefully targeted at particular individuals. and that's the course that has been followed so far except for the oil sanctions basically as the net is expanded to capture more of the the big businessmen who have worked alongside the regime and who have probably tacitly
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supported it in the past. so the tendency will be will be increasing pressure on them. to ditch the regime and find some other way of securing their interests and what about the ordinary man in the streets is there a way to avoid sanctions affecting hair the problem for the ordinary person is that the whole syrian economy is going to be more and more affected by the disruption and the insecurity and the total collapse of the tourism industry for example which is increasingly important in syria. so it is those things that are going to harm the ordinary man in the street rather than targeted sanctions how likely do you think it is that syria could tell into another libya type situation i sincerely hope that it won't what is remarkable so far is the extent to
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which the opposition has remained nonviolent there has been episodes of violence. which is understandable in a country where there's quite a lot of weaponry around. and violence is being used against the people. but so far it has been largely nonviolent there are increasing calls amongst the opponents of the regime saying you know we've got to use violence i sincerely hope they will those calls will be resisted so i don't think it's going to turn into that sort of . civil war type confrontation i also think it's inconceivable that any outside powers would want to intervene militarily in a situation which is so complicated on the ground it's very difficult to see how any sort of outside intervention would help indeed it would probably hinder because it's the one thing that might bring all the syrians together in opposition to outside intervention so i just don't see that happening i think that's well
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realized amongst those who are most loud in condemnation of the syrian regime's activities how do you think it's healthy actuations going. payout for what kind of timeframe for example very good question and i have to say i don't know the answer . the short term i think the regime will probably survive. through increased repression and shown itself willing to do whatever it takes and so far there are no signs of the the core of the regime crumbling. but as the economy deteriorates as the big business which has supported the regime sees that its future cannot live that way i think you're going to see more. defections from the regime and there will come
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a point i would think within months rather than years. when things quite rapidly fall apart. if the opposition can get its act together. then. firstly it may happen slightly more rapidly as people see that there is a return to earth and secondly when it does happen it may stand a better chance of being relatively peaceful roles and bloody chaos when we talk about opposition in syria what kind of people are we talking about what sorts of groups are involved it's very difficult because the the activists who have. led if that is the word the demonstrations on the streets are largely unknown people. with. tremendous courage. and determination but their political views more positive way as to what should happen
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to syria a largely unknown. but i think you can assume that it will not be. sectarian it will. have a. a role in it for the muslim brotherhood. but the syrian muslim brotherhood are relatively modern minded and will be i think prepared to play along with coalition politics. it will i think. be a regime which. is how shall i put it. mainly concerned with its internal problems it is not going to be a regime which indulges in adventurism visibly israel or anyone else.
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but it will be a regime that is finding its way under very difficult circumstances and you talked about big business supporting the regime in syria but we all say some support coming from the outside particularly from iran how do you think that will play out in such an unstable region well it's one of the things that i think has been spelt inspired e.g. the saudis to come out in criticism of the regime that. they many of the governments in the middle east are profoundly worried about iran. and don't like the extent to which what is happening in syria might increase iranian influence but i have to say that. the iranian government itself does not like to be seen as being the principal supporter of a secular regime that is using violence in this way and there have been signs of
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a ring in embarrassment so. i don't know quite how this one's going to play out but i don't think it's a clear cut situation then leading emerging market economy brazil russia india china and south africa they all oppose they western approach to what's going on in the moment do you think that the arab spring in general will result in division between the old and the new economic powerhouses many of the states in the united nations representation us. feel i'm happy about the way in which. the resolution of the security council which authorized all necessary measures in relation to libya. was used by nato particularly france and you. with american support as justification for. activity and support which has in fact led to regime change and i think
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a number of other governments feel that this is a worrying. precedent. but it does not mean to say that. in any way favor. either could offer this regime in libya or what. it is doing in syria. thank you very much you know the top pleasure.
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breaking news on our team new york police get heavy handed on crowds of angry protesters demanding social and economic reform in the u.s. thousands are rallying in the biggest gathering of a three week long demonstration dubbed occupy wall street. back from the dead the syrian woman reported as the first female victim of the government's pro-democracy crackdown shows up alive and well forcing several media into. after giving her supposed death saturation coverage. violence flares up during a twenty four hour nationwide strike in greece with police resorting to tear gas to disperse crowds the latest protests come as workers grow increasingly angry with biting austerity comes. more news coming your way in less than a quarter our first dimitris up with the sports news.
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you know they're welcome to do sports updates you know three things putting our species of first let's take a quick look at our top stories. hearing up russia's football team prepare for a massive week of action wins against the barca and will guarantee them a place at euro twenty twelve. on top of the west and they're all big tree. in their oats man at the summit of the conference. and player power of the end they stopped dancing couldn't cope with bride to meet with the commissioner david stern to try and save the trying to eleven twenty twelve season. so it's all too hard for russia's footballers this week with your return to twelve qualification. charges takes on slovakia injured in on friday before home clash with dora on tuesday automatic qualification will be made certain by winning those two games the manager of a cot saying if they achieve that aim the players can't quote drink as much as they
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want towards that's in response to criticism leveled by some of the players reportedly doing just that before a world cup in slovenia two years ago advocaat also saying he will quit his post should russia fail to make next summer's poland and ukraine finals. on to the us now where in the kontinental hockey league dinamo moscow have gone top of the western conference following a narrow two one home victory over scott st petersburg that opened the scoring midway through the first period and managed a brilliant inspired error easily beat their defense and on the back of the net straight to the second period where the muscovites doubled their lead through captain alex sick with a sharp left to keep and no chance for pace precise shot from post. range criminate states of the visitors had a chance of a massive free power play which was successfully converted by tony. to one the
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final score here in the russian capital which puts on top of the western conference . now to tennis where russia's ladies will fight for the last quarter final sports of the china open honest and maria kirilenko still in action for russia suited for teens but the czech will meet second seat and world number three victoria azarenka prepares to play to mirror. off to between two until eleven years who can chip in some of the stalls in the second round. to take some dominik it's a book about slovakia and current world number one current results will try to overcome a stolen car on the way to the last eight. in the men's game the only russian representative. today sees a review through to the last eight but there are some places who are yet to qualify for the quarterfinals spain it's on called for and must start the day that. will test china now the second round match. takes or father the name
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and finally in the latest clash of the day south african kevin anderson world play i'll bet one ton of spain. america's national basketball association labor dispute between owners and players shows no signs of resolving anytime soon the leak canceling the rest of the preseason games with a proposed event but start a series don't boston celtics stop or peace attending those negotiations. and the house of the stars derek fisher one of the more vocal players representatives but that reporters were all the way to the arrival of his high profile lakers teammates kobe bryant rumored to be working extensively to sign with. no common ground between those big names and. today we're all be you know announcing the. cancellation of the rest of the exhibition season by monday we will
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have no choice but to chance of the first two weeks of the season. that's where we are we. are engaged in more. you know intense discussions today to see if we could close you know we're remains to be a very large gap between. you know the n.b.a. and b.p.a. and today was not a day. to formula one now where with the best of all but securing this season's crown the man who sits second in the standings has guaranteed his long term future with current team mcclaren thirty one year old jensen boxen who want formula one in two thousand and nine commits think is driving future by signing what the team called a multi-year contract to traverse current agreement was set to expire at the end of the season but is it really battling for p.c.'s crown would have to win all five remaining races and with red bulls fast still not scoring a single point so it's really now all about trying to twelve and beyond for britain
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. over to go off now white tiger woods is going to make another return to the sports he'll take part in a p.g.a. tournament in california remember woods hasn't played since missing the cut at the twenty seven p.g.a. championship earlier this year but the former world number one says he had a lot of time to practice during his absence. it's always easy to come back from a layoff when you're already know what to do that's very simple. i've done it before and there are bunch of times but i'm implementing in new golf swing. in order to do that you have to get the reps and i haven't got the reps in. thousands of balls to do that and work feels natural. done that now which is good. unfun russian professional golfer maria tees off the latest event in south korea this week and our correspondent consensus but top of has been finding out about her
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colorful life to returning here in moscow. might even is arguably one of the biggest commercial attractions in women's golf since you turned professional in two thousand and six did you do any five year old muscovite remains the first and only russian plane fi time european tour following an impressive amateur career that included victories in the russian austrian live and slovenian championships fish because i got it i got on tour and i was the only russian player and i was there all the girls were half of them were english british and australian and it was quite tough to get myself like good mates and you know in the end of the day they're playing elsewhere that jorma showed great improvement in her second year on the tour career best finish tied for fifty cents being and boss of victory a little round of sixty six in dubai as a result finished fifty fifth in the door rankings in two thousand and eight to do
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her best placing so far and despite having some injury problems she's doing dishes and has lots of goals to achieve with her new coach definitely play for another five years because of my back i don't know how well my bout will give me a chance to play golf but there we set out some goals when he went to the eighty and hopefully get tail wind down there with a major i can go. professional golfer who spend most of their time travelling from one tournament to not it can be the hardest part of their job however well in search of success some ladies european tour many funny stories have a reason they're said to make area i don't mind to say the kid is a cheap hotel and i put my pajamas on i want. to throw came back and my room was completely locked throw inside so he had to go because it was going away out so i went outside and all the guys were like oh of course you go through this now. despite bringing mourners to results over the last two years. the chairman
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stays optimistic and focused on golf however the one meter seventy six told brunette directs a lot of attention not only with her performances on the prior waves but obviously also because of her appearance i'm not trying to attract more attention i'm trying to bring something more in go and that the girls who are low play females that live here and is again better and better now so only go as attractive girls beautiful girls get into girl their joinery isn't the pioneer in a sport which is widely considered to be a hobby for wealthy people in her homeland and there is still a long way to go before being accepted as a mainstream sport in russia but with the likes of virtue and work the country couldn't ask for a better ambassador to lead the way. for a t. ok that's all from me for the moment not sports news from around the globe into us time here not a button. typee
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new york police get heavy handed with thousands of angry protesters demanding social economic reform in the u.s. . back from the dead the syrian woman reported as the first female victim of the government's pro-democracy crackdown turns up alive and well forcing several media into backtracking. greece crimes to a halt the biggest twenty four hour nationwide strike in law has turned violent that cuts deep deep while the cash is slowly running out. and in business russia's currency lose over thirteen percent against the dollar since the beginning of september but is likely to strengthen by the end of the journey for a full business bulletin and twenty minutes.


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