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diplomatic deadlock russia says no to regime change in syria as moscow slams a proposed u.n. resolution calling on president assad to step down. the wanted man wiki leaks founder julian assange has to appeal to britain superimportant against his extradition to sweden. and it's really ad campaign in the u.s. backed virus buying a bird only insulting many jewish families across america. ten am in the russian capital you're watching r t with me marina joshua into the program and the u.n. security council has agreed to once to avoid military intervention in syria but
differences remain over the way ahead the u.s. as well as its european and arab allies one president assad out of power for its part russia says the u.n. should be used as a platform for excessive interference in syrian affairs more in a fortnight has the latest from new york. the united states france britain could talk are. all those countries supporting this draft resolution said that there would be no military intervention imposed in syria if the draft resolution was adopted but the most important thing to note is that those spearheading the push for this draft resolution are also calling for a ceasefire in in syria and also calling for a national dialogue between the government and opposition groups these steps these calls are calls that have been made by russia for the last few months russia has indicated on tuesday that it will veto
a draft resolution on syria in which the tax calls for imposes any regime change and leaves a rhetorical door open for military intervention similar to what the world saw transpire in libya now russian ambassador to the united nations vitaly churkin did address the security council indicating that russia is clearly committed to finding a peaceful solution to the ongoing conflict in syria but it is a solution that has to involve the syrian people not a solution that is imposed by outside forces take a listen to what he had to say this unity council cannot prescribe radio disappears for. domestic political purposes it's not in the charter we don't want the security council to poland to fall into the habit because once you start it is difficult to stop then you will start doing what needs to design and you know what prime
minister needs to step down this is really not the business of the security council moscow has proposed its own draft resolution on syria which calls for both parties participating in the violence to come to the negotiating. negotiating table and take part in a dialogue this is an invitation that russia recently made to representatives of the syrian government and opposition groups earlier this week to try to get them to come to moscow and participate in talks in the coming days the security council will be working to try to come to a consensus on the text of a resolution on syria but if the tax remains as it's been presented calling for president bashar al assad to step down and leaving the door open for military intervention this is something that russia firmly will be opposed to right up right now reporting there in the west has made a habit of using the when to legalize and tames of regime change in other countries
so says peace activists jake of hornberger that's the whole idea of these resolutions that there are how tightly they are constructed they will always be construed to do whatever the u.s. government the british government want to do so one thing's for certain this is a problem for the syrian people to resolve not through the u.s. government the british government the united nations this is a problem for the syrian people so obviously that the main thrust of u.s. foreign policy is regime change we've seen them time and time again it begins with sanctions it goes into embargoes blockades but ultimately the quest is to remove a recalcitrant dictatorship install a u.s. regime even if it happens to be a dictatorship so this is another classic example of where the u.s. is but in india other people's affairs when it really has no business doing so. coming up later in the program here in our t. peter lavelle and his guest on cross-talk debate the hurdles in the way of breaking
the deadlock of the syrian crisis. russia to host negotiations between all of the different parties and as we know the syrian national council you know one of the main opposition blocs has essentially rejected that offer possibly with some foreign encouragement behind them because one of the stipulations that they made one of the preconditions for the talks was that. should resign so they wanted on the old come the big ocean the outcome of the process as a preliminary condition and so the possibility of negotiations is very unlikely and from that point of view it's starting to resemble a bit what was happening in libya where the opposition consistently refused to engage in any sort of peaceful negotiations.
while you share your thoughts on the situation in syria so log on to our key dot com let us know what you think and you can also take part in our web site hold right now on the web site there is forty five percent who say it will answer whether russia china veto over a third thinks the u.n. is simply being used by the west to further its aims in syria now less than a quarter believes it will finish with a continued u.s. effort to overthrow biasa regime of that minority thinks there will be agreement on the motion so how to our website to cast your vote and while you're there check out what else we have for you online. enforcing american the laws with russian weapons us police will soon be using guns provided by the firm that makes kalashnikovs. the final verdict is out why russia's martian mission for robots was. and failed to get all the details on r.t.
dot com. and a pill that could prevent aids but find out why some medical experts believe it could also fuel n.h.i. v. epidemic. the u.k. supreme court is expected to consider an appeal by the way to make founder julian assange against his extradition to sweden over allegations of sexual assault in august two thousand and ten the future of the world famous whistleblower is unclear as ever questions are being raised over sweden's legal system and its ties with the united state artiest on bart has details. the face that launched a thousand leaks julian a son does exposure of tens of thousands of secret documents has embarrassed governments the world over but the wiki leaks phenomenon is no longer his most
pressing concern the swedish authorities want to question a songe over allegations of sexual assault dating back to august two thousand and ten prosecutors have been criticized by a son just supporters and international civil libertarians with allegations of a cumbersome contradictory and slowly build process huge arguments have also broken out over the nature of some of sweden's laws on sexual offenses such as those asylum faces it's going to be close to course and leading up to the trial is going to be held. while the chief prosecutor asked for him to be held in solitary confinement it's just. so there are so many bizarre aspects to the one which the matter that is being conducted up till now. from our perspective i just can't see how he would get a fair trial. others have gone beyond legal arguments saying the storm raised by
our sons through wiki leaks has made him a target for political interference across the atlantic u.s. or thirties enraged at having their secret documents exposed may seek to have a son extradited there to stand trial but surely sweden's famed neutrality would stop such a thing i would disagree whether it in is an outright country sit in a very clear cut. proximity and collaboration even. in military operations. such campaigns initiated by nato you have for instance. so its presence in afghanistan you have a clear cut. nato policy want to participate in that it's not to try to do with some u.s. politicians branding a son a cyber terrorist and calling for the death penalty it could get
a lot worse for the wiki leaks founder the problem is not that we have too much wiki leaks we have too little. i think most people agree with us for who is a national public polls indicate that very large majorities applaud and support the efforts of. the why do worry is that with or without julian asuncion governments around the world with something to hide will now launch full scale assaults on internet freedom in order to keep their secrets secret but for now the focus is on the man not his website cheering us on just connections with sweden have raised many questions about what really happened in august two thousand and ten but now with the sun just future as uncertain as ever questions are being leveled at sweden's legal system and its relationship with the united states which could prove crucial to the fate of the world's most notorious whistleblower tom
watson r.t. stockholm sweden so i have for you this hour here in our teeth at campaign full of controversy find out why series of ads paid for by the israeli government have left millions of american jews feeling insulted. that china is the world's fair florida's holder of gold and seems to be in the market for more analysts believe beijing snapped up around five hundred tons of gold and twenty eleven double what it bought in two thousand and ten all it's now to. more on this the chinese economy with france's law and managing director of lansing holdings ltd there long thanks very much indeed for being with us here in the program so could you tell us why does china have such a strong interest in gold in particular and also what it means for the rest of the world. well actually for several years now. critics. economists chinese see how limits one to the government to
diversify is holding of foreign exchange china has to largest foreign exchange holding off any country in the world one trillion u.s. dollars most of them in u.s. dollar. actually. two thousand and seven there have been course that china should buy some gold. to diversify its holdings and it was not until two thousand and ten that china actually bought some go and the price is already much higher than at two thousand and seven which was something like seven hundred u.s. dollars. to go that would be high price but still you because during this time. the u.s. dollar versus actually. fifteen percent so
it is good. policy to diversify some of the foreign exchange holdings into something not a u.s. dollar based like. i think because of china's buying of. the price of go. forward to something like one thousand five hundred dollars. it looks like it's profitable for china well against the backdrop of economically weak europe and the united states china seems to be emerging as the number one. economy however would interesting in the pans on imports to europe now how does that add up. well china's economy is still. that of the u.s. but of course china has a much better. balance of payment and much larger foreign exchange holdings and.
in fiscal deficit it's much much smaller and the national debt is much smaller and china has about nine percent economic growth why the u.s. has about one point nine percent so it is really only a matter of time fifteen china overtake the u.s. as the largest economy of the world and of course together with that china would need to have a say in. the global financial situation now. by europeans and the world. because it's china has riveted to say in global financial matters and i think that we'll have to change expression the u.s. and europe. if you want china to participate fully in the global financial system. need to bring china into d.c.
to organization well that's not how currency issue is that the euro has been on the role of the house right for quite some time and the dollar is quite weak so china has been pushing for its currency even want to become one of the world's reserve currencies what are the chances that this actually might succeed. i don't think he would have paid the next five years because chinese policy makers fear that if you. open the gate. of. the country that you create is the ability to write the policy because. and so because of the last five years since the un started to flow. seven team to say there's a. new spirit. in
the. us dollar and. cause for him to internationalize the i. movie and so do we freed the next five months all right france's loan once you holdings ltd managing director thanks very much indeed for sharing your views of us here on r.t. . iran says it's held three days of constructive talks with inspectors from the un's nuclear watchdog the i.a.e.a. is attempting to verify the peaceful nature of iran's atomic program the west has recently stepped up in amik sanctions against the islamic state suspecting it of developing nuclear weapons washington's intelligence chief has warned of an increasing likelihood that iran could attack america or its allies the u.s. is beefing up its military presence in the persian gulf by sending a third aircraft carrier to the region former cia analyst ray mcgovern says people have been misled into thinking iran is a clear and present danger. if you look at the polls seventy percent of the
american people believe that iran already has a nuclear weapon that's exactly the same percentage of people in two thousand and two who were persuaded by what i call the phone in corporate media to believe that saddam hussein was working on a nuclear weapon it's bizarre what do the defense ministers of america and israel saying they say the readings working on nuclear weapons know if the marines were working on a nuclear weapon they would have to kick out he would inspectors he would know that and they don't want that at all they are not working on nuclear weapon they have not yet decided to do so so the facts or the offense ministers both intelligence agency the way they say it is they have not yet decided to do no nuclear weapon will that means to i mean simple english means they're not working on a nuclear weapon going to war if on
a contrived synthetic if you have to take five steps back and say what is this whole about this is about a nuclear capability but it was about regime change also take a look at some other stories from around the world and pakistani fighter jets have bombed two militant positions along the afghan border it tax killed thirty one suspected insurgents in the tribal areas of iraq sigh and karama this comes just one week after soldiers and militants clashed at a mountaintop in karama killing over sixty people the pakistani military has launched a series of a fanciful against militants in the tribal regions and the past few years. dozens of people were injured in clashes outside egypt's parliament in cairo where protesters have gathered to demand an answer to military rule they were stopped from reaching the doors of the building by supporters of the muslim brotherhood which hold the majority of seats tensions are high between islamist supporters and protesters who accuse the movement of siding with the military and betraying
revolution that toppled former president hosni mubarak one year ago. the stem people are missing after a cargo ship capsized off the coast of turkey the combo de unregistered vessel was sailing from russia to turkey's poor but sank off the town of songs before reaching its destination two crewmembers have been rescued search teams are continuing to look for those still missing authorities say it's likely the storm caused the ship to tilt to one side and take on water. at least sixty people have died in eastern europe after a deep freeze and blizzard swept the region the drop in temperatures has prompted several countries to deploy the army and set up emergency shelters the highest death toll was in ukraine were thirty people died after temperatures hit minus thirty three weather forecasters say the subzero conditions are expected to last until friday. and ad campaign in the u.s.
paid for by the israeli government has angered manny jewish americans throughout the country the commercials were designed to encourage israeli jews to return to their roots suggesting that america's jewish culture has weakened but as polis leader now reports the ads seem to have done more harm than good. the big commons could be the family featured in an advertisement recently pulled from american t.v. the goal is israeli married to do an american jewish woman what it was saying is that my husband shouldn't have married me but the emotional response was just. this is one of three ads sponsored by the israeli government and eight across the united states that evoked more than just an ouch from american jews when who is really grandparents ask what festival it is the american granddaughter happily on says christmas instead of the jewish festival of hunger the implied suggestion was that jewish identity has been diluted in america and that angered many jews who live there. and support cannot loads of points
or. missiles and so for them. shows a toddler calling daddy daddy to his napping is really expected father who finally wakes up only when he son switches to hebrew american jews felt insulted by the suggestion that israeli jewish identity was more pure than american jewish identity i think that that's really what bothers me about the ads is that they came from a place of almost fear mongering you know they were almost kind of trying to scare people who are living here israelis who are living here the ads were designed to encourage israelis living in the united states to come home but critics complained they smacked of arrogance ignorance and cultural disrespect for america instead of giving positive reasons for expects to return to israel they fail to address why many had left in the first place i think a lot of american jews look to going on israel was developing in the parliament particular in the feeling strongly alienated from that and they say to themselves
this is not the israel that we are in love with this is not israel that we want to defend american jewry has always been more liberal than israeli society they traditionally voted democrat and often open to a list off the docks practice of judaism then the israeli counterparts. for years a rift has been growing between the two much of it based on the aggressive policies of tel aviv towards gaza and the occupation the israeli palestinian conflict still shows no signs of compromise and consecutive israeli governments have been unable or unwilling to reach agreement with the palestinians leaving many american jews feeling more and more alienated from israel does some of what's going on in the israeli public sphere troubled some north american jews troubled them very very greatly i have no question but that's the case since the late one nine hundred sixty s. israel has built hundreds of thousands of homes here in the whispering more than half a million people now live in settlements and just this month tell of a nonstop was issuing tenders for thoughts on war homes to be built across the
green line evoking anger and condemnation from the international community. as many as a million israelis live outside the country in the last five years the number of people who choose to leave the holy land has outpaced those wanting to come and live in israel and although the ads are no longer on the air the reasons that they provoke such a backlash in the first place are far from resolved policy r.t. television. whereas up to date here on our ticket is next with his. allies you are welcome to the business program here in r.t. the chiefs have not warnings from iran that the decision to impose an embargo will lead to skyrocketing oil prices the organization things that. branch should be about one hundred dollars david the global director of all that industry research is why the worry is not so much crude prices will hit one hundred fifty dollars
a barrel but that actually all. most of the people we've talked to in the market don't expect oil to get anywhere near hundred fifty anytime soon in fact the concern is really rather that oil will fall below that saudi arabia which of course has the greatest reserves of oil it can bring to market in the event of a disruption has made constant assurances that it's going to be able to fill any gap left by the iranians even if they attempt to close down the strait of hormuz which looks increasingly unlikely as the weeks go by right now there appears to be plenty of supply available in the event of a disruption and of course there's a lot of stock to hand as well a lot of countries have been busily stockpiling crude oil and they've been well aware of tensions ruptured for the better part of a year now so the market is positioning itself to withstand the supply shock so much so it might be oversupply the short term a lot of watchers are concerned that the price of all my fault rather than rise it may be be a case of being a little bit overprepared here for what might come to pass. ok so that's what's
forecast to happen what's happening now let's have a look at those oil prices crude is trading their its lowest price in more than a weight that says demand for fuel is slipping in the u.s. a report by the energy department forecasts to show the higher crude supplies and in person on oil also government statements that consumer confidence is appalling and business not to pretty is killing in the world's biggest crude consumer the u.s. of course positive figures for now and now on to the act is asian stocks are mates with china's growth under the trade a spotlight after two reports of factory outs of two showed different results with official data showing a modest improvement while the private survey by hate as these see revealed a slight fall so investors are dealing with those two results having to digest what's going on there because right now as you can see we've got gains and losses and both the nikkei and the hang sang a swinging saying positive and negative results here in moscow the markets are
now open i have opened. the r.t.s. is dropping point seven percent more than my sex is losing just a notch that lucky had to be coming at trade day on monday from a clue to says after a strong start to the year caution is the better part of our. new fad of how to get ready for russian act so since we're here so you know i would be quite cautious bearing that in mind and i would be looking for companies that display a few characteristics that generate free cash flow that i know have generate generate money. that don't have a lot of debt to pay dividends to investors or the have lots of equity and quite safe so for me companies like ours probably very confident this kind of environment i'll be looking at quite safe stocks like my pa to publish on the victim's house just raise all those defensive characteristics and that's
a source of probably buying this one. i'm moving on to other news mining giant rio tinto has teamed up with the russia's e.s.d. group to school the country's resources group is owned by billionaire alexander near says he also owns a major shareholder employee mats all russia's top silver make up the new jail logical exploration venture rio tinto yesterday has already bought a license for possible deposits in the far east. the winds of change is coming to the global economy a new report by saxo bank says the crisis will reach a peak the share provoked major changes in the structure of the financial system in the opinion of the bank to further state intervention only finds diminishing returns with europe unable to solve the debt crisis such as a bank predicts european stock markets will dive twenty five percent the euro zone will show zero growth this year with the global g.d.p. to increase just three percent we all thought of the report seen jacobsen explains
where support cast in the current situation. in my opinion my personally i have fifty percent in cash twenty percent in gold and then i have thirty percent in corporate bonds and that is said divided into two currency parts one with fifty percent in dollars and one fifty percent in scandinavia and in terms of whether as a class i like i like bonds because bond in itself is a put on the i could see more good when you see the stock market goes down the bond goes up the one place in the market where is the biggest capital dislocations in the corporate bond market so in the corporate bottom line you can buy yields of ten fifteen percent in currencies like swedish kronor and that's why i think the real gains would be this year you should be both be taking care of the currencies but you're also certainly be investing because in terms of crisis you have the greatest overture and it's ok that's all for now i'm going to be updating these markets back fifty five minutes to the.