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the e.u. cracks down on the regime in damascus with the strongest sanctions to date comes as the majority of syrian voters say yes to political reforms. while it's down greece's junko credit score was cut again by ratings giant standard and poor's despite a massive bailout finally being secured. also iran's envoy to the un atomic watchdog tells r t the agency is biased against his country accusing washington of trying to influence inspectors. concerns over the global economy the business news is in twenty minutes.
it's good to have you with us today this is r.t. live from moscow with me role research showing damascus has been dealt its toughest blow by the european union with more asset freezes on the country's central bank now hit with sanctions the e.u. continues to execute its strategy of putting pressure on the syrian regime to force president assad from power its all in with a referendum outcome on the new draft constitution where most syrians said yes to reforms. has the story. so as new constitution is not waiting to be implemented the majority of the people voted in favor of the new charter on sunday but it will only come into force after a presidential decree so while president bashar al assad in syria is getting ready
with the papers the rot different prefer races in europe french foreign minister in a speech to the un human rights council on monday in geneva where syria is dominating the agenda has said that the time is common for president bashar assad as well as all the syrian officials both civilian and military to face justice for crimes against their people france wants to see the regime before the international criminal court and urges for procreation is to start paris has also criticised the un security council's impotence on syria its resolution force an assad out of power was vetoed by russia and china calling on dialogue the draft resolution of the un human rights council condemns widespread and systematic violations of human rights and other freedoms here in syria of the diplomats are expected to vote on this resolution on tuesday the un human rights council is also expected to call on syria to stop attacks against civilians here in the country and also to allow
a free access for humanitarian aid to the city of homs and as well as other besieged areas here in the country meanwhile negotiations on if it created the journalists from homs and releasing the bodies of those killed there earlier have so far failed the red cross and reached the city but came back without journalists because in two sources here in syria the turks sold off to the opposition fighters asked. members of the free syrian army to be evacuated as well there was also speculation but they may have kept them hostage to go into their own security the economic pressure from the national community to the regime is also increasing the e.u. has he damascus with its toughest sanctions yet they include more passive. phrases against officials and impose restrictive measures on the country's central bank it's also maintaining support for the syrian opposition recognizing the syrian national council as a legitimate representative of the syrian people seeking for democratic change is
presently russia's prime minister what reporting has said that meddling into other states affairs may lead to a foreign intervention has also stressed that it is that i and attempts to put democracy by force may and very often does the opposite effect what is more if a national reporting right than what i said the western powers pledge support for the opposition they reiterated today in libya style scenario will not be repeated in syria but political analyst and activist to recruit also off says the damascus is already following the same path. as a whole have no interest in a peaceful resolution. of the conflict with syria or are they want to one side of opposition forces deposing the government they want to ensure regime can so that the were made by the government and damascus to see certain degree of power bring into play
a multi-party coalition for example were to reach an agreement with the non violent opposition that is for them to the violence and the gun to some sort of national reconciliation is the purpose in the world the west wants to know the prospects for resolving the issue he's a blue and for a very devout americans that relations syria are not going to be aided by the sort of rhetoric. of the circuits are openly called north very intervention in syria the pattern in this. is why we've seen with the last year a month ago syria the world community. you know who's going to who is going to be tomorrow with. the weapons and the words and i put in the words. political analyst and activist rick ross off talking to us or just a bit earlier from chicago. are now turning our attention to that of greece the european central bank has suspended the use of greek government bonds as collateral
in a regional monetary operations this as athens carries out debt restructuring with its creditors it's all those ratings john standard and poor's dropped greece's credit rating now lower than its original junk status at some picasa five athens as being in selective default after a forced creditors to accept losses and a massive bond swap was part of last week's deal to qualify for one hundred thirty billion euros of rescue cash the german parliament overwhelmingly supported the bailed out on monday after chancellor angela merkel warned lawmakers of the risks of turning away from greece financial adviser margaret a book on reef says the s. and p. downgrade did not come as a surprise in view of current events and even if you like in my opinion over the past and he did exactly what the market is both expected and he needs to do and what the markets are actually doing is certainly waited for although i have to be dotted and all the t.'s to be crossed really came to agreement with private
creditors it's worth the trade to secure our you know the debt deal all ending that had to be was waiting for was were dispatched to be finalized who are they actually put in simply you know when you know it was that has been here for months but that we just needed finalize to gold isn't really what happens now i think we need to start taking a look at countries like ireland portugal spain i mean i think i remember in particular it is very interesting case to look at the word a very similar position and a few years ago and they were able to play by the rules and you know do good within the european union and i think that was the response and it was a reason that means it's because you know one of three is eventually we have to start looking at those countries i do think what this does not buy is the european union will keep going to be very different political and economic state within the next year. live from moscow this is r.t. still ahead for you in the program here are russian election digital of the videos
showing alleged photo of fraud go viral web cams are installed at every polling station to make the presidential ballot as transparent as possible. and once the land of liberty now the home of the investigate why america feel insecure in their own country that's coming your way just a few minutes. the u.n. nuclear watchdog isn't impartial when it comes to iran this according to the country's envoy to the i.a.e.a. . told us here at r.t. that the u.s. which suspects iran is seeking nuclear weapons is trying to influence the agency's work the i.a.e.a. criticized iran last week for not allowing its officials to visit a key military site but says that such an expection would undermine the agency's credibility and threaten iran security. they said that they will
respect their national security but at the same time following the american allegation they want to go to the military side without any restrictions. against iran the issues are regarding the me size explosive which is nothing to do with the mandate of i hate. to use that you should only money toward nuclear material not to see what kind of a country has that is something which is due a link from their mandate and of course embed the can in trying to push in order to intrusive include being increased the intrusiveness beyond the national security of the member states it is not good for the credibility of each com they said i apologize he forgot to go to an end the place last time we told them that they can choose anywhere in this site and they chose it and the former director general when i was with him in fact that the evening after two times
a visit he said and declared that their parting is part of the story now how come they're just requesting again still we are not ruling out access to military sites including parching provided that everything goes right down. and you can watch the full interview with iran's envoy to the u.n. nuclear agency that is coming your way next hour here on out. why israel says it won't warn the u.s. if it decides to launch a strike on iran you know nuclear facilities israel which believes toran is a threat has been ramping up belligerent rhetoric in recent weeks despite warnings from washington but his arteries are you know reports more immediate threats may be dangerously overlooked. love their neighbors as the biblical saying goes but in the case of israel there is not much love lost between the jewish state and the countries closest to it while authorities in jerusalem in fierce and feyerick is
ations at iran some wonder if in their empty tehran frenzy they may have overlooked other troubles bring much closer to home to carry the roof of my euphoria and as roll call the result hostile activity there is no terrorist activity. other than the hamas. the gaza strip. in fact the post conflict has long been a source of problems for the israeli government but recently seems the issue has all but been forgotten some believe this blinkered approach may end up having dire and explosive consequences for israel with the rise of islamic tendencies in the wake of the arab spring states which until now have been tacitly benevolent to what israel may do it turned around in fact such changes already evident in egypt the muslim brotherhood which holds the majority of seats in the parliament has already threatened to break peace accord but this israel as a response to pressure from the us and crackdowns and. it's
even worse egypt when they go tremendous changes egypt will stand behind hamas one day hamas may attack israel as it did in the. two thousand and eight the question is how would egypt react to such a conflict that i think is an imminent threat iran is not an imminent threat. but could also be an imminent threat some believe is the situation in syria which seems to go from bad to worse with every passing day. centralism in the mess because. of the presence of terrorist groups that may operate the good steve israel meanwhile israel's most placid neighbor jordan may seem to be a bedrock of stability but experts say that isn't so because the media the neighbor to be used it's a country that israel has a peace relationship with it also has the longest border with and i think it is
most vulnerable to. destabilizing influences from almost everywhere else spillover from syria spillover from iraq there are very serious problems and jordan one look at the map is enough to show that israel's position in the real. could be described as potentially problematic at best however israeli authorities seem to be less concerned with reinforcing good relations with neighbors or preparing for those relations to worsen instead they are certainly continue to confront iran but the worry of words for now in tel aviv it is a ghost go right to. come into your life in the heart of moscow almost every polling station in russia now is equipped with a web camera just days ahead of the crucial presidential vote now the measure was introduced to secure maximum transparency after last december's parliamentary election triggered allegations of vote rigging got
a postcard from now explains exactly how the new web system will work. with a video that went around the web alleged the merry go round of voting prevented at one of moscow's cooling stations during the recent parliamentary election. is among those on the recording he claims for a promise to be ward from the city district of tories he was given ten completed ballots to stuff in the box in favor of a certain point he will do the alleged plotters know was a journalist on an undercover mission your possible seculars i was shocked by the cynicism of the situation i mean what's the point of the vote all the other if you could easily give out filled out ballots the whole groups of people scores of similar videos have been posted on the world pushing tens of thousands to protest many cases or under investigation with to prevent a repeat during the presidential vote the sunday newly all pulling stations across russia are being equipped with the web cameras post
a dog the idea is not only to prevent stuffing them but to show on camera the results in each polling station and they could then easily be compared with the final figures on line this is maximum transparency committee. each polling station is being equipped with at least two cameras one with a general shot of the ballot box and the other with a close up of the slot all videos will be fed to local data centers after computer processing they'll then be sent to seven large storage and distribution facilities via cable radio and satellite and these centers will then broadcast the information to several web portals for everyone to watch online these are the servers where the data from all the web cameras will be processed to rolls and rolls of heavy duty where in order to work for around five hundred years of information that's how all this thought it would take to watch all the videos from beginning to end.
or to moscow. a plot to assassinate prime minister vladimir putin after the presidential ballot has been uncovered by special forces if you go to r.t. dot com you can find all about this joint operation between russia and ukraine who did catch the suspects red handed with explosives the suspects saying the plot to be masterminded by russians the most wanted terrorist out of. one of the suspects is alleged to have studied security arrangements and had videos of the premier's motorcade on his computer also online for your. child's drawing father behind bars find out how the dad of a four year old girl was looked up off through his daughter drew a picture of a gun at school the full story also standing by for you right now out on.
following the nine eleven attacks national security became a fact of everyday life for americans but it wasn't only the police who were expected to serve and protect u.s. citizens were also asked to play big brother and i thought he's more important i reports from new york it's a role that's leaving many people even more afraid. the united states of america is home to over three hundred thirty million people we are a country known for freedom. that was then this is today it's. kenya sure report suspicious activity of the authorities the land of liberty is fast becoming known as the land of fear and suspicion there are individuals in the united states who seek to carry out acts of terrorism a post nine eleven slogan born in new york city has been adopted nationwide don't assume it was left by accident if you see something say something this see
something say something american campaign depicts terrorist scenarios and encourages members of the public to keep watch on well other members of the public according to f.b.i. pamphlets distributed to local businesses potential terrorist activity indicators include always paying with cash wearing backpacks and baggy clothes and the discreet and prolonged use of cameras for note taking even the cybercafe owners are encouraged to keep watch on any customers overly concerned with privacy even just trying to shield your screen from others can make you a suspect. for sharing government policies or making anti-war statements can also land citizens on the u.s. watch list as of two thousand and nine the u.s. defense department categorizes public protests as low level terrorism we live in a military dominated society. the people are aware of it
that there. terrorism is a threat you know on nine eleven his career level. has been exploited and. sustain the n.y.p.d. under fire again for its intelligence gathering campaign involving muslim americans and illegal surveillance scandal erupted in the big apple after police officers were caught spying on mosques and muslim communities according to the associated press thousands were under surveillance with no evidence or even allegations of criminal behavior we have to keep this country safe this is a dangerous place many of us hear that with america's escalating definition of suspicious activity the government's expanding how it's remained the biggest threat to people security arena we're not artsy we're. just turning twenty minutes past the hour here in moscow this is on t.v. and just a few minutes away for you now is that of aiding controversy. india wants to be
treated with equal india doesn't want to be treated any more as an infant child being told my mother how to do things it offends a many indians and angers most britons but london's aid to new delhi keeps flowing anyway find out why that shortly here on r.t. . are not as good to the world update for you some of the global headlines in brief this hour police in full riot gear have removed occupy london tents outside some paul's cathedral this kmart of the high court gave the green light to clear the protest site twenty arrests were made as some protesters tried to block officers from dismantling the camp demonstrators inspired by the global occupy movement are being camped outside the iconic london landmark since october. eighteen people traveling on a bus in northern pakistan have been shot dead after their vehicle was ambushed by
militants around twenty seven other passengers were spared in in the incident which took place in the district the victims were all shiite muslims a minority in the country frequently targeted by sunni extremists the taliban has already claimed responsibility for the killing. an explosion at a chemical factory in northeastern china has left thirteen dead and over forty injured the blast flattened nearby buildings and broke window panes within a radius of two thousand meters tremors caused by the incident were felt in several villages near the plant the factory specializes in the production of chemicals that could be harmful to human health if inhaled. a fishing boat reached the stranded costa cruise ship and its one thousand passengers in the indian ocean is being towed rather towing it to a nearby island the line was sailing from madagascar to the seychelles when a fire broke out in an electric generator on the blaze that was extinguished but of
course the loss of power at this point no reports of any injuries. well they say that charity begins at home but it may not always be the case when it comes to aid sent by the u.k. to india the former british colony recently called donations peanuts saying there's just no need for them anymore but the u.k. government keeps the cash flowing while at the same time cutting public spending as artist laura smith reports. the street they can see used to the pounding of feet with demonstrations large and small. don't spend our money on foreign wars don't cost our public services these people are saying that although the government. sending millions to india one of the fastest growing economies in the world is absolutely crazy really
and foreign aid of course is one of the few areas that the u.k. purchase actually increasing substantially over the next three or four years but money could make a huge difference if it was for example spent on tax cuts for low paid workers or you could make a huge difference if it was spent in the right tree. but that's part of it makes a service but just that one. billion dollars. to india which now has more than britain and the indian economy will grow by seven percent this year compared to a measly one percent here it's already got. the ninth largest gross domestic product in the world and it's got the space program immense wealth rubbed shoulders with crippling poverty though and defenders of the aid program point to india's six hundred million poor people living on less than two dollars
a day the government says the aid is carefully targeted investment into education for women and children and helping the private sector create jobs and growth it is wrong to portray this as an indiscriminate about the money being given to the indian government he could go and spend it on. space or indeed other things this is a very concentrated. talk today programme and i think on that basis given he's been talking to some of the poorest people in the world. i'm happy to defend the aids concentrated on the three poorest states in india but if the government thinks that'll help it reach its goal experts say it's mistaken the problem is. particular have also got some of the worst problems with corruption and poor governance in india i mean that's one of the reasons those are still struggling states is because they have a very bad government so the idea that somehow this is going to be different this time it is different it's only in the fact that the indians have said they do even
want the eight the foreign ministers dismissed the monies paid us and the recent decision to buy french rather than british fighter jets shows the cash doesn't even matter according to indian journalist mayhem he says it's up to the four hundred million wealthy indians to help their impoverished country men were not patronize ing post-imperial britain we are showing how good we are this is the way to do it and this is what you should be doing in fact it produces the opposite effect it makes them resentful it makes them feel they are not taking indian seriously india wants to be treated as a world power india want to be treated with equal india doesn't want to be treated any more as a little child being told by mother how to do things within a decade economists predict india will take in the case become the world's largest economy while british great stagnate it's time to take commentators for britain to build all relations with the new powerful india before the eight days to start
flowing in the direction. r.t. . or other let's go for some markets now we've done your the business card on your hello to you are so what's the latest with the ups and downs of today been up and down today but let's start with europe and have a look at how they're doing in the e.u. it's holding on to gains just at the moment but downgraded greece to selective default and fresh spanish deficit concerns all keeping investors on go. here in russia markets started brightly but they've slipped back in the afternoon moskos been struggling for direction all day seeing contagion from continuing all certainty in asia and the us let's check some major movers here today rose nerves higher on the back of resolving this whole supply dispute with china more on that a little later take firm citroen expelled from earlier losses it's among the main game is this cell that's off the report is going to the list from the russian market and discount retailer dixy is slightly higher as it's announces eighty eight
percent sales growth in january year on year. now all futures there in the red snapping a recent surge this threatened global economic recovery continuing concerns over middle east supply keeping prices high and staying with oil russia and china have sealed the year long price dispute with moscow agreeing to cut a dollar and a half barrel from the price it charges beijing in turn china will settle its hundred thirty four million dollar debt for previous all deliveries the main supplier to the far east is rules lift and we do expect it to benefit from the stability as the deal provides experts call the new agreements a victory for russia as china wanted a ten times bigger discount on the currency is now in the euro's gain enough to germany's parliament approved greece's bailout package. that fears as we can see the russian chorus is extending previous games against the dollar now on the twenty ninth to the greenback and it's slightly low against the euro below thirty nine we spoke to the chief economist of kriti
a bank he says next sunday's presidential elections all helping the ruble. what we're looking at is some sort of a pre-election really in russia when investors have more confidence that stability will be insured and for that matter you know the the risk investing in russia might be lower than interest rate or i'm not sure how long it would last mind you that if there are reasons to expect the ruble to move in another direction towards being becoming a bit weaker central bank will not intervene as well in large volumes so what we're likely to see is much more volatility and. from the business that there's more of fifty minutes headlines are next to a nazi. if. you .