tv [untitled] February 1, 2012 5:00am-5:30am EST
diplomatic deadlock russia says. syria that's moscow's proposed u.n. resolution calling on president assad to step down. the wanted man wiki leaks founder julian assange. to appeal extradition to sweden. and an israeli campaign in the u.s. backed by. many jewish families all across america. worldwide news twenty four seven this is artsy live from moscow with me. the u.n.
security council has agreed it wants 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. shouldn't be used as a platform for an excessive interference in syrian affairs. now 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 attacks calls for imposes any regime change and leaves a rhetorical door open for military intervention similar to what the world saw transpire in libya this unity council cannot prescribe a radio disappears for. domestic political purposes it's not in the charter we don't want the security council to call him to fall into the habit because once you start as difficult to stop then you will start dealing with the king needs to do you know what prime minister needs to step down this is really in 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 with the russian has taken a positive position in the draft resolution most cooper demands an immediate end to the violence and other positive points. is the call for the government and the opposition to sit down for talks that we all want a political solution to the crisis in syria 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 a. reporting right that the west has made a habit of using the u.n.
to legalize its aims of regime change in other countries that's according to a peace activist jacob horn that's the whole idea of these resolutions that they're considered no matter how tightly they are constructed they will always be construed to do whatever the u.s. government the british government want to do but one thing's for certain this is a problem for the syrian people to resolve not for 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 that time and time again it begins with sanctions it goes into embargoes blockade 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. and
coming your way in just over an hour's time here when i see it's going to be paid level and it's guests on cross-talk this time they're debating the hurdles in the way of breaking the deadlock over the ongoing syrian crisis. to hold 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 assad should resign so they wanted on the old come all of. the outcome of a process as a preliminary commission 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. and i heard r.t. we always enjoy getting you involved with news stories here you can share your thoughts on the situation in syria just by logging on to watch dot com right now you can take part in our latest world wide poll here the numbers this is how they stack up this hour forty four percent say it will end with russia china veto over a third things the u.n. it's simply being used by the west to further its agenda in syria less than a quarter believes it will finish with a continued u.s. effort to overthrow the assad regime and just down to the bad nitty gritty just one percent things that there will be an agreement on the motion i do head to our web site r t dot com cost to vote while you're there to have a look at what else we have studied by few right now online for example enforcing american laws with the russian. weapon us police will soon be using guns provided
by the makers kalashnikovs. and why russia. probe. well it's a click away at r.t. dot. the pill that could prevent aids but find out why some medical experts believe it could also fuel. it's good to have you with us here on ars he today the u.k. supreme court is expected to consider an appeal by the wiki leaks founder julian assange against his extradition to sweden of allegations of sexual assault dating back to august two thousand and ten the future of the world famous whistleblower is
as unclear as ever but questions being raised over sweden's legal system and its ties with the united states these details now with tom bot. in 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 swedes or thirty's 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 slow legal process huge arguments have also broken out over the nature of some of sweden's laws on sexual offenses such as those a son faces it's going to be
a closed course and leading up to the trial is going to be held. while the cheap prosecutor asked for him to be held in solitary confinement it's just. so there are so many bizarre aspects to the why in which the amount of matter 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 that the storm raised by our sons through wiki leaks has made him a target for political interference across the atlantic u.s. authorities 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 as to whether certain is an outright country sit in at a very clear cut. proximity and collaboration
even. in military operations. such campaigns initiated by nato you have for instance. so it's presence in afghanistan you have a clear cut. nato policy on the part of sweden and 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 too little. i think with people ok with. who is a national public polls indicate that very large majorities applaud and support the efforts of wiki leaks the why do worry is that with or without julian asuncion governments around the world who has 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 julian assange 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 r.t. is coming here live from moscow still ahead for you this hour a campaign before of controversy. find out why a series of ads paid for by the israeli government has left millions of american jews feeling insulted now let's turn over to katie with some big news in the realm of business today hi there are you there. that's right today the most anticipated
i.p.o. listing in the last decade is expected by space i plan to sell a twelve percent stake of up to ten billion dollars the question is is that i've already said i have more details for you know about ten minutes time business but most of them. were shot four times in total there where is your. story of the boys are still in my body. and people should be allowed to defend themselves wherever they are gone from the law abiding people are not a problem national rifle association. basically retired
military police. to shoot. i'm sorry if you know that the bullet comes out here and this makes it go bang and if what's in front of here is going to dine that's all the training you really really need raise your hand if you know somebody's been. killing well one of. the streets. until about a hopefully we will never have to use the weapons for self defense but we should be prepared the full class including the teacher i think was. seventeen students. and want to share and or still a lot of. cultures that so much given to each musician on the market theory on the brink violence escalates in the same battle country the calls for strong sanctions and even a military intervention grow in intensity. you know sometimes you see
a story. so you think you understand it and then you glimpse something else here sees some other part of it and realize that everything you. are is a big. part of the hour in a very chilly moscow you're watching artsy inspectors from the un's nuclear watchdog say that iran seems committed to resolving all nuclear issues the statement comes after a three day visit by the i.a.e.a. which tehran's called constructive experts have been attempting to verify the peaceful nature of iran's atomic program the west has recently stepped up economic 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. or its allies the u.s. is beefing up its military presence in the persian gulf once again by sending a third aircraft carrier to the region former cia analyst ray mcgovern says people have been misled into thinking that 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 did the defense ministers of america and israel say they say are they really is working on nuclear weapon no if the arrhenius were working on a nuclear weapon they would have to kick out the hewett inspectors we would know that and they don't want that at all they are not. working on
a nuclear weapon they have not yet decided to do so so the facts are the offense ministers both intelligence agents and say the way they say it is they have not yet decided to do no nuclear weapon will that means to me simple english means they're not working on a nuclear weapon going to war if on a contrived synthetic here you have to take five steps back and say what is this whole about this is about a nuclear capability right now it was about regime change this is r.t. china is the world's fifth largest holder of gold seems to be in the market for a bit more it's believed beijing snapped up around five hundred tons of gold in two thousand and eleven that is double what it brought in two thousand and ten analysts say that china is looking for investment safe havens its use of the weakness of the us don't. china has the largest foreign exchange holding of any country in the
world about one trillion u.s. dollars most of them in u.s. dollar for several years now chinese see how limits wanting the government to diversify is holding of foreign exchange china's economy is. that of the u.s. and china has about nine percent economic growth why the u.s. has about one point nine percent so it is good to diversify some with the foreign exchange holdings into something not a u.s. dollar goal but of course together with. china we would need to have a say in. the global financial situation right now. by europeans and the world. and china has reverted to say in global financial matters and i think that it will have to change expression the u.s.
and europe in such dire financial straits. all right before we get to the business news with katie let's do the r.t. world update some other international news in brief starting with pakistan now some fighter jets from there have bombed the two militant positions along the afghan border the attacks killed thirty one suspected insurgents in the tribal areas of. at this comes just a week after soldiers on militants clashed on a mountain top in killing over sixty people the pakistani military has launched a series of offensives against militants in the tribal regions in the past few years. dozens of people have been injured in clashes outside egypt parliament in cairo where protesters have gathered to demand an end to military rule they were stopped from reaching the doors of the building by supporters of the muslim brotherhood which holds the majority of seats tensions are high between islamist
supporters and protesters who accuse the movement of siding with the military and betraying the revolution that toppled former president hosni mubarak one year ago. eight people are missing after a cargo ship capsized off the coast of turkey cambodian a registered vessel was sailing from russia to turkey's port but sank off the town of gold back before reaching its destination three crewmembers have been rescued and search teams are continuing to look for those still missing or already say it's likely a storm caused the ship to tilt to one side and take on board. at least sixty people have died in eastern europe after a deep freeze and a 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 is in ukraine where forty three people died after temperatures hit minus thirty three
weather forecasters say the subzero conditions are expected to last at least in till friday. ad campaign in the united states paid for by the israeli government has good many 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 artie's paulus leo reports the odds seem to have done more harm than good. the big comments could be the family featured in an advertisement recently pulled from american t.v. the goal is really married to an american jewish woman but it was saying is that my husband shouldn't have married me but the emotional response was just kind of ouch . this is one of three ads sponsored by the israeli government and aid across the united states that evoked more than just an outrage 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 the lords 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 bothered 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 failed to address why many had left in the first place i think a lot of american jews look to it's going on in 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 love where 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 these really palestinian conflict still shows no signs of compromise and consecutive israeli governments have been unable or unwilling to reach agreement with the palestinians. even 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 tell of a nonstop position in tenders for thaws and more homes to be built across the green line evoking anger and condemnation from the international community. as many as a million one in eight 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 r t tel aviv. or are you going to stay with us here at r.t. now it's the business. of the business program is also to be the most hyped i.p.o. in years facebook is expected to file the paperwork for its public listing in new
york as soon as today the social network will reportedly sell a ten percent stake to raise up to ten billion dollars this will be a record for a technology company but as with other high profile internet. costs the head of market research at north capital says this one looks overvalued. this is. probably the future for. more inclined to talk about present or definitely phrasebook is not deliver of this much mind you right now so. my be yourself my big. exaggeration of the market well you're both. march march. at the mouth. in a further effort to crack down on corruption president medvedev has ratified the o.e.c.d. convention against bribing foreign officials and business transactions this is also
a key step in russia's accession to the paris based organization for economic cooperation and development according to a study by transparency international russian business men among the world's greatest bribe givers second only to chinese. prices to point the beginning of the end of the financial world as we know it this is how a new report by saxo bank sees the future the reputation for having some of the industry's top alice marina causer of our takes a look at what's in store for the financial world in twenty two. since the sovereign debt crisis is one of solvency not liquidity and the leaders have failed to address that we can expect to see a systemic collapse and this will involve a liquidity freeze across the board and a sudden drop of at least twenty five percent or europe's i could markets. the growth outlook for europe has obviously got its of so let's move on to asia more
disappointment there as china is expected to face challenges in rebalancing its economy but better news for us where economic growth is expected to be better than anywhere else. interest rates will go up and budgets will come down the public sector will have to face the harsh reality of wage costs and shrinking overnights. all of the above could be good news for the save haven currencies the us dollar the japanese again the norwegian krohn but a bad year for the euro the swiss franc and the chinese yuan the experts outside the bank believe it's only a matter of time before the perfect financial storm hits and they do offer a warm consolation that it may force the authorities in to take in the right action for a long term solution. thanks marina let's have a look at the markets now the european markets are. doing really well the first
thing is that one and a half percent imposed territory and the dynamics is even better off one point eight percent they opened up they remain up we'll be monitoring that all throughout the day knowledgably because the european central bank could help reduce greets debt by returning gains of greek government bonds it cut just a discount so for now they're up in moscow the markets have bounced back from losses both e.r.t.'s and the mice are in positive territory the r.t.s. just flat to positive on the my stakes is over one percent. in the black let's have a look at the biggest movers on the my sex and energy majors are mung the biggest game is this hour lou call up one percent from is also high up is net profit rose over forty one percent in the first nine months of last year and all pipeline monopoly transnet is gaining as well the company plans to invest thirteen billion dollars into its infrastructure and twenty twenty. will take
a look at those or markets crude is now on the rise after china's manufacturing index unexpectedly rose boosting speculation that the world's second biggest crew consumer after the u.s. is was standing europe's debt crisis. take a look at those exchange rates now fear is gaining just a not to get the dollar and the russian ruble is lower against both european and the u.s. currency is after seeing some gains in previous session. so for now i'll be back with more market news more business here on r.t. in fifty five that is.