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turkey closes a major supply route to syria's opposition this after al qaeda linked to how to seize control of the key time and rebel forces. meanwhile president vladimir putin mourns against backing extremist factions in syria saying there's no simple way to shoot them from power should they eventually get in. the killing of an arm spoken and a fascist rap ascends greece spiraling into violence with authorities now looking at the suspected murderers links with the far right golden dawn party. the son of ousted libyan dictator muammar gadhafi has his war crimes trial adjourned until december but will still take place in libya despite requests by the international criminal court to ship him to the hague.
international news and commons you're watching r.t. coming to you live from moscow. now the civil war that stirred the state in syria for more than two years has changed extensively from the initial conflict rebel forces and al qaeda linked factions that once fought side by side in the anti a sad push and pitted against each other in violent battles a report suggests that increasingly the more radical elements appear to be gaining ground while in the most recent incident they see the strategic town of as the the turkish border ousting the free syrian army rebels jihadi stormed the area on wednesday in some of the heaviest fighting between the two factions yet the town sits on a key rebel weapons supply route raising fears that arms could fall into the hands of islamic militants or sold by al-qaeda linked extremists have become
a daily concern for syria's kurdish minority as well though the kurds managed to drive them out of a village earlier this week although more than twenty people reportedly died in the clash on both sides some analysts think that the rise of radicals has been sparked by foreign interference. i think a lot of different. people at the table a lot of different countries that have their own interests in what's going on in syria right now that range everywhere from the saudis who are just interested in making sure that shia rebellion is not successful in in any country and in making sure that it's the shias are put down in their own country you have cutter and turkey who are interested in regional dominance and some of the pipeline politics related to some of the proposed pipelines that are going through syria you have israel which is always worried about threats to its own itself from from some of the groups in the area and you have foreign u.s. and nato allies that are always interested in what's happening in the region so you
have a lot of different players that are there for different reasons and then you have these looser fronts and other foreign jihadists that are being shipped in this as sort of the sword of these these different interested parties at the table so it creates a very violent and chaotic situation and to certain extent for some of the interested parties there the chaos is in fact the goal of what's happening there rather than any particular outcome i think that the destabilization is it plays into the hands of many of the people who want to see the syrian government basically thrown off kilter in the stable and while president putin also warned about the rise of extremism in syria the statement came during his address to delegates by conference and western russia. has been following the gathering of the russian president was once again the flamboyant speaker he's known to be talking passionately but to the points not afraid of making jokes even about the more sensitive issues speaking about syria he slammed washington's considerations of military intervention saying
that it's a well known fact that many of the rebel groups are closely affiliated with internationally recognized terror organisations like which is known in washington but according to him what's not known in washington is if i mean the operation does take place what will happen next. yes i think i ought to ask my western counterparts you're essentially backing the extremists ok let's imagine they come to power with your help what are you going to do next newspaper in trying to shoot them from power it just doesn't happen that way i ask them what are you going to do then and their response is we don't know it's an open discussion well if you don't know what's the point of rushing headlong into a fight especially if you have no idea valid might end the way. the whole talk about a possible military intervention there began after the recent chemical attack in late august on the outskirts offered damascus which was now confirmed by u.n.
experts about the president also reminded it still hasn't been determined which side a use these chemical weapons and thirty magoi. we're always talking about the responsibility of president assad if he had used the chemical weapons but not if the rebels did it what are we going to do with them we have every reason to believe that it was a provocation a smart provocation of course but that they can eat was very simple they used an old soviet missile which is no longer in service with the syrian army the key thing is that the missile carried the label made in the u.s.s.r. . one of the other issues touched upon in the president's address was moral and moral values in general and according to budget of fortune the western civilization which was initially built on the religious by christian values is now witnessing their rapid decline following up on moral values and minority rights as
well the president made a joke in his specific style of humor which involved the former prime minister of italy and the situation around him. is on trial because he lives with woman if he were homosexual no one would leave finger. talking a bit more about minorities the president said that of course all minorities have the right for their opinion and that has to be respected but another thing which has to be respected is the opinion and rights of the majority. well check out our t. dot com to get more on what president putin had to say at the discussion club in valdai still to come this hour though a lack of unity slows nato his push for involvement in syria the kewl more spending says the head of the alliance in an in-depth look at this just ahead for you. now the murder of a prominent anti fascist musician has sent greece into
a frenzy with rise and clashes reported in different parts of the country the killer was reportedly a member of the far right golden dawn party he was membership is the country's economic misery has grown it quickly became known for terrorizing migrants our correspondent. this report basically the large group of protesters that clash with the police the police are holding their ground right now as you can see there's fires behind me tear gas is in the air it's a little bit difficult to breathe here as you can see in front of me the police are trying to hold their territory on the other side there's basically a group of anarchists black bloc kids whatever you want to call them many of the protesters here have been picking up stones along the side of the road in fact if you can pan down you can see someone trying to pull out a fire stones on the ground from the clashes this smoke right here if we can pan to it that's tear gas so we're actually going to move away we don't really have. a
safe safe area to go to are effectively stuck between the. protesters behind us and the ones who are seeing in front of us who are who are throwing everything they can get their hands on really people had come out here to this neighborhood to commemorate the death of a young man a young hip hop artist a leftist leaning i suppose who was murdered on tuesday evening by someone who is a self-confessed golden dawn member that's one of the sort of neo fascist party is that that's been growing a lot more powerful here in greece which provided the fuel for the fired. no pun intended for for for these tense clashes that really developed i mean basically while this is at heart an economic situation this and these economic tensions have really translated into social issues for example dividing communities some people have have been driven perhaps by desperation to join certain parties certain ideological divisions have been hardened and this is their results the result is
a tinder box that unfortunately this particular evening erupted and came to a rather terrible clash well in light of what has happened the greek government is dropping hints it may try to golden dawn the far right group is now the third largest in parliament and said to be growing fast george a professor of constitutional rule believes the rise of extremist sentiment in greece is directly linked to the state of the economy. the majority of the good people of this austerity measures and unfortunately the i'm getting into despair if you did know so little is of the new fascists in the force this is a small minority of people now with more than a massive there must be some of the public sector to really come to be useful and i've course not at all violence the most to some but all of that has been a complete way the murder also young person. knew if i says the group is the only
called for greece is a curse. if it comes back to live a multitude of utopian socialist state. thanks for being with us today we're going to take a quick break now but when we come back a wind of change in iran president rouhani seems to be steering his country to a more moderate few chair releasing political prisoners i'm promising no nuclear weapons that still ahead also the general election campaign heats up with just three days to go before the vote but young people feel left on the margins as angela merkel looks to remain chancellor. wealthy british style.
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you with us he welcome back now iranian president hassan rouhani has pledged a completely peaceful nuclear future for his country the study of mint has been generally welcomed by the international community and is seen as a step by to run towards a more moderate stance on the global political arena. what iran's leader has already done the great empire and its favorite nemesis for decades relations between the u.s. and iran have been ice cold but in recent months attitudes have been thawing as tehran and washington have taken steps to overcome years of hostility to begin with president hassan rouhani as appointment of foreign minister mohammad javad zarif was received positively by western officials this summer as the reef a western educated former iranian ambassador to the u.n.
has been called a worthy negotiating partner the appointment has been seen by some as an olive branch to the white house another optimistic development came in july when one hundred thirty one members of the u.s. house of representatives wrote a letter to u.s. president barack obama encouraging him to use the opportunity offered by president rouhani for the improvement of bilateral relations speaking of letters iran confirmed this week that president rouhani and president obama exchanged written correspondence where contact between the leaders of two nations that cut off diplomatic ties in one thousand nine hundred eighty in his letter to mr obama indicated that the u.s. is ready to resolve the nuclear issue in a way that allows iraq to demonstrate that its nuclear program is exclusively for peaceful purposes and on wednesday iranian officials released prominent iranian lawyer nasreen sick today from prison after being jailed for three years for her.
human rights work in the past the u.s. fought actively of course a today's release in addition iranian media reports that thirteen other political prisoners rounded up for involvement in the two thousand and nine anti-government protests had been released this comes as he launched a new moderate leader who has promised more freedoms at home and constructive engagement with the world travels to new york for the united nations general assembly debate however on the heels of mr rouhani as a rival the u.s. government is preparing to seize a thirty six storey many heightened skyscraper that prosecutors say is secretly owned and controlled by the iranian government a u.s. judge has ruled that the owners of this fifth avenue building known as the alvey foundation and asset corp transferred rental income and other funds to an iranian state owned bank a violation of u.s. sanctions this seizure could not come at
a worse time considering that the leaders of the u.s. and iran could possibly meet face to face next week reporting from new york marina for niamh r.t. . well let's get more on the story told to the policy director of the national iranian american council thank you for coming on to the program this evening generally speaking positive noises coming from iran is this a new chapter between iran and us in terms of their relations. it certainly appears like it's a new chapter it remains to be seen whether the two leaders will meet in new york next week whether rowhani and obama frankly can hold off hardliners on both sides of the debate to allow for some productive negotiations to take place but right now it looks very hopeful and what you think we can expect from this meeting if it does go ahead do you think it is just a symbolic gesture or come we expect more. well at this point you know there's
a lot of work to be done i mean no u.s. president has actually sat down with an iranian president since since you know the nine hundred seventy nine revolution so i think what we can expect from this upcoming meeting is probably some sort of symbolic handshake or or signal something along those lines but i do think that this paves the way for a substantive meeting between both sides to actually address with these outstanding issues that are on the table including obviously the nuclear issue where rouhani has expressed willingness to increase transparency and perhaps put some caps on the nuclear program but that meeting will also necessitate some discussion of actually easing sanctions on the u.s. side but i think that this is definitely possible with reference to the need clear issue i mean iran has really taken the first positive step in that how likely is it do you think that the u.s. will actually back down in its opposition to the nuclear program given the fact that they've now said it is look completely peaceful. well what do you ron
has said is definitely positive but there is going to be a need for actual steps in that direction to demonstrate to the international community that this is in fact the case that the program is purely peaceful and rouhani has been good on this front his foreign minister has said that the perception of an iranian nuclear pro nuclear weapons program is harmful to iranian interests and both rouhani and his cabinet officials have spoken about the need to increase transparency so if that takes place if you ron can go to the table and say look we're willing to make the program more transparent we're going to accept certain caps on the program to address concerns. at that point the onus is on the u.s. to say ok if you do that we're willing to lift these sanctions and the real test is going to be for president obama because he may be interested in lifting the sanctions he may view these sanctions as
a tool to be lifted once they've achieved their objective the problem is that he's going to face a lot of political opposition here in washington he's going to face members of congress who don't want to see these sanctions lifted who are going to say well it's one thing for iran to increase transparency but we want to not have a nuclear program at all and so there's really going to be a political battle i think for obama to be able to win a nuclear deal and this is a road that's going to be very tough to tell ok we have run out of time there but thank you for your thoughts the policy director of the national iranian american council thank you. nato secretary general anders fogh rasmussen has given a speech outlining the future of the organization he said a stronger nato needs a stronger more unified europe and call for more military spending by the members but we spoke to former and we paid lean forward he said the bloc needs to decide on
a common course of action in urgent matters like syria the problem is not money the problem is lack of political will to actually work together the twenty eight members of the european union are probably collectively the second largest military spenders in the world but the impact we haue with it is actually minimal because for a complete incapable of the military integration and secondly political integration in terms of actually pursuing common goals there clearly are significant divides all of syria but in a sense everyone's going in the same direction but very different speeds and also of course there's a reflection of public opinion very clear in the united kingdom for example that if you want ed miliband stance of opposing intervention is actually welcomed by a large majority of people not everybody by a large majority of people we have for the use of chemical weapons but actually military intervention every time things people do terrible things is not the way
forward. now the son of the late libyan dictator can get daffy has briefly a paid in court with his trial immediately adjourned until december saif al islam is accused of war crimes during the country's twenty eleven civil war the hearings are taking place need tripoli despite the international criminal court's many requests to send him to the hague paula slayer has the details of the case. twenty eight members of the former libyan regime are facing trial among them abdullah senussi who was the former intelligence chief of the libyan leader moammar gadhafi as well as safe who was the heir apparent and also the only gadhafi son to be held in custody now the charges they are facing include murder inciting rape and kidnapping this as well as forming armed groups in violation of the nor the libyan authorities are insisting that the men will get a fair trial but human rights groups as well as many in the international community believe that this is not going to happen that the authorities are actually simply
incapable of being able to do this since the capture of them in the hague has repeatedly castigated the live in authority for not handing them over to face crimes as well as crimes against humanity if the trial and when this trial goes ahead in libya it is in direct defiance of international criminal court rulings and the court can complain to the united nations security council for what is interesting is that it was the libyan rebels themselves before they came to government and with the forefront of calling for the united nations to order the international criminal court to action and this is what many analysts are saying when the rebels were fighting the gadhafi regime they were very quick to curry favor with the international community to call for the gadhafi family to be put on trial at the hague but no sooner do they themselves come into power then they're turning their backs on the very same community that they were cooperating with very few people believe that safe will get a fair trial this case is a really taken
a very long time and also the fact that they're not prepared to hand him over to the hague does suggest that all the schools with the gadhafi family are being settled this is being called the trial of the century but even those who are trying to organize it on capable of doing so so let's take a look at the international criminal court pursues its side. since the start of the libyan revolution in february twenty levon six months into the unrest the i.c.c. issued arrest warrants for both colonel gadhafi and his son on charges of crimes against humanity the war in libya ended with the death of moammar gadhafi at the hands of the rebels in october twenty seventh the i.c.c. then started informal talks with saif al islam urging him to surrender himself to the hague however he was captured by libyan authorities while trying to leave the country in november shortly afterwards the government announced he would go on
trial for war crimes in tripoli rejecting the calls i c c's calls for his handover saying it had no jurisdiction then in june international criminal court officials were detained by a libyan armed group for several weeks after visiting him accused of conspiring against the state since then he hasn't had access to a lawyer in libya sought the i.c.c. approval for its domestic trial of gadhafi son in may this year but that request was rejected john jones the i.c.c. appointed lawyer for. artie's sana boyko in her talk show worlds apart and explained why he says there's little chance of a fair trial in libya. what do you think is the most realistic scenario what do you think is the most likely fade that key can face if he's delivered to the i.c.c. . world standard good chance of being acquitted and being being freed because you can have a fair trial before an international court you can have
a trial in circumstances where there isn't gadhafi on in the country the i see credibility at this point of time is pretty tarnished not only by be wholely be in a fair because the i.c.c. played a very destructive very politicized role in this whole a libyan controversy and the lead up to the. ouster of more market a few but what do you think will be his most realistic fate if he is tried and. convicted would receive the death penalty only couple of weeks ago former education minister mr ibrahim was sentenced to death after a very short process. and. he could easily suffer the same fate. just go back to your point about the i.c.c. and i think one has to distinguish the different organs of the i.c.c. you can talk about the prosecutor. who she chose to indict and that's a political decision or not but when we're talking about
a fair trial you're talking about three judges have been chosen for their independent. expertise and i'm confident that he would have a fair trial before the i.c.c. . worlds apart a little later on the candidates are making their last appeal to the public before germany's general election on sunday it's an important day for the country of course but also for the rest of europe still mired in economic strife and as a piece of all of our reports germany's young people are feeling increasingly sidelined it's electioneering kicks into high gear. political promises ahead of the general election in germany just plain patronize ing said the country's young people according to a poll of the next generation of voters less than a quarter of those asked believe the social democrats can challenge angela merkel and only three percent would vote for mrs merkel's current coalition partners the
free democrats. are about the political what's best for us they don't listen to us and we don't trust them there isn't one person and that represents. those with their fingers on germany's political polls say those who use needs a very clear they want education they want jobs as well as other cultural and leisure aspects this wishes aren't being addressed by the main parties past exit polls show the average german voter is around forty five years old and that's the demographic. christian democrats challenges the social democrats of focused on. for the most part their parties of all the males dealing with the issues that the fact all the people they're the largest bloc of votes and that's why they get. a prime time televised showdown between mrs merkel and s.t.p. attended. which had been billed as a clash of the political titans barely touched on one of the key issues the n.s.a.
spying scandal and the topic of surveillance and the problems of surveys for the future of democracy is my nothing my concern now young people especially in the future so that's why i'm in the green party when germans go to the polls on the twenty second the major political parties probably shouldn't rely on too much support from the country's young voters peter oliver r.t. germany. the kaiser report is coming up next here on r.t. max and stacey would investigate the property bubble that seems to be building in the u k. i got some angry but polite messages after i came out in favor of the foreign adoption ban of russian children by people in the usa this is not a dig on america i think russia or any country that respects itself should export
any children to anywhere at all people tell me that i'm paranoid that the decision to stop the foreign adoptions punishes the children while a massive reuters investigation called the child exchange has exposed some dark secrets about adoption of foreign children they expose it often by using the term re homing which is normally about finding new homes for animals people are basically advertising adopted children they don't want like baseball cards on e bay reuters found out that on just one yahoo group of child a week was offered up to the public my wonder what kind of people want to discreetly get children off the internet the thing is that in the us adopting a child from overseas is hard but transferring them to someone else later on is a breeze all you need is a notarized power of attorney document to clearing the child is another adult's care so for those of you who think that i am a cruel nationals because i support russians the option ban than take a look at the child exchange and you might just start to see my point but that's just my opinion.
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