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i'm. the u.s. prevents venezuela's president from flying through space and denies visas to a delegation being sent to the stoking tensions between. the blame game surrounding the use of chemical weapons in syria how has the russian american design and play on with fresh changes between moscow and washington over who's at fault. also the somehow of this you were in the opposition's numbers infested with extremists milliken be off some of the rebels see the ancient christian village where people won't leave their homes to protect their rights. and a string of fatalities sees birtles come under criticism for their reliance on also apparently newly tazes to control suspects.
you saw in russia and around the world this is he was me you know should follow a hello and welcome to the program. the president has accused the you are so refusing to provide visas for some members of the delegation going to the u.n. next week nicolas maduro was also apparently refused permission to fly for american as space to get to china and as well as foreign ministries these incidents were an act of aggression and a violation of international arena part not has the details for us. venezuelan president nicolas maduro flight plan to china was denied that's according to foreign minister elliott how he said washington prohibited the plane from passing
through u.s. airspace over to rico forcing the world leader to find an alternate path now while speaking to reporters about the incident foreign minister how i denounce the move as a will act of aggression on the part of north american imperialism against the venezuelan government unquote president maduro was due to arrive in beijing this weekend for bilateral talks with the chinese government and venezuelan officials insist that mr majority will reach his destination despite the interference of foreign minister how argues that no country can deny air space to a plane carrying a president on an international state visit he also added that he expects the u.s. to rectify this situation now the latest this is the latest incident will no doubt bring animosity to of the already strained relations between washington and caracas
let's remember that the united states and venezuela have not had ambassadors in each other's capital since two thousand and eight that's when the former venezuelan president hugo chavez. to back you waited the american envoy from his country and the u.s. responded at the time by expelling venezuela's ambassador and also just a few months ago in july president maduro announced that his government was halting attempts to improve relations with the u.s. now that move was in response to comments made by the newly appointed u.s. ambassador to the u.n. samantha power who told a senate committee that are her new role would include challenging the crackdown on civil society and abroad including venezuela well we've already heard from bill. president evo morales who is called on latin american countries to recall their ambassadors from the u.s. in response to this so he said incident now president morales was caught in
a similar situation this summer when several european union countries denied their at their airspace to his jet now that's allegedly because the u.s. suspected that n.s.a. whistleblower edward snowden was on board president says. airplane now the bolivian leader had to land in austria after portuguese authorities wouldn't let the president's plane land for refueling in lisbon french authorities also wouldn't let the plane enter their heirs free air space mr morale is says the latest incident against the venezuelan president demonstrates that the u.s. is predisposition to humiliate other governments. in appearance own state television venezuelan president insisted he will not stop until they do on these a dispute as a result accusing the u.s. of acting unlawfully and here's what he have to say you know if you implement you're not otoh they've been silly in delegation will attend the u.n.
summit but the u.s. you should conditions see in my visa for one of my ministers why not go into the years as tourists but as there were gates represent no country so the u.s. embassy must issue visas for the entire delegation if i have to take diplomatic measures against the government i will take them to the most critical level with necessary but i'm not going to accept any type of aggression the us government should know they don't know when the un. and dave lindorff the founder of this can't be happening don't believe the incident shows a two faced policy is at play. the u.s. is supplying these trading essential trading with me to venezuela it's not an enemy of the us there's no fighting between the us and venezuela and furthermore it's one of the democratic countries of latin america which was supposedly an important thing to the united states according to my critics and so we're nobody's contesting the validity of this election so the u.s. is denying an elected president the right to fly over one of its colonies in order
to get on a trip to china on a state visit and the u.s. allows dictators president military leaders known to have slaughtered their own people in latin america all those people are welcome to come and vacation in the united states but an elected leader. of a fellow nation in latin america is denied the right to fly over one of our colonies. keeping an eye on tensions between the u.s. and then as well that will bring you the latest on dates and the situation develops stay with us here on out. syria's deputy foreign minister says the nation's civil war has reached a state late stalemate i should say with nye the science strong enough to win this comes as the u.n. security council trying to finalize a rush at us a deal to just choice two as chemical weapons on his post called what's the latest on what's hampering the diplomatic efforts at the moment. the main disagreements
seem to be over the un report that was published earlier this week on the chemical weapons attack in the suburbs of damascus on august the twenty five now the united states along with the united kingdom and france believe that that u.n. reports or the technical details in that u.n. report point to the fact that it could only have been the syrian government that carried out those attacks however russia say that the evidence isn't strong enough to draw any conclusions and that they have their own evidence to suggest that it was the opposition forces who carried out a chemical weapons attack on that date as an act of provocation now as the diplomatic wrangling is continue here's what u.s. secretary of state john kerry had to say to the state department on thursday the environmental chemical and medical therapy that the u.n. investigators collected provide clear and compelling evidence that the surface to surface rockets used in this attack contained the nerve agent sarin we
know the regime possesses. and there is not a shred of evidence however that the opposition does please this is in kabul a good when we said we know what is true we meant it so case closed then according to u.s. secretary of state john kerry but according to russian president vladimir putin who also spoke on the serious subject on the day the issue is slightly more complex with thirty magoo. we're always talking about the responsibility of president assad if he unleash the chemical weapons but what if the rebels did it what are we going to do with them we have every reason to think that it was a provocation a small provocation of course but the technique was very simple they use an old soviet missile which are 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. while another bone of contention between washington and moscow is the wording of a future un resolution that will give the deal struck in geneva last weekend legal backing and support of course that deal that will see geneva that will see sorry damascus destroy its chemical weapons stockpile now the u.s. the u.k. and france when the threat of force to remain on the table if president bashar al assad doesn't comply with that u.n. resolution russia say that that is unnecessary where the united nations security council is set to meet next week to discuss that resolution but it seems that despite last week's breakthrough in geneva the diplomatic wrangling and the high stakes diplomacy looks set to rumble on for the coming weeks and months and inside syria the number of al-qaeda linked extremists within the opposition ranks is reportedly growing and they're not just fighting government troops but also that former rebel allies this is taking place near the turkish border civilians are also
suffering with the ancient civilian village of most just one area to fall into the hands of jihad as are his correspondent in syria and more if international reports from the syrian village of my lula is where the aramaic language believed to have been spoken by jesus christ was in daily use but not so much these days. of the day how does attack this mostly christian village in syria more than two weeks ago local residents were forced to flee the battlefield that was once their native land and calm organized life many of them to graph huge with christian families in old damascus we try to meet them only the thirty dollars vocal has its doors for us that. many refuse to talk because their relatives remain missing they say is the miss kidnapped people and they fear this could put them in
even more danger and these people know well about danger three members of on two on its family were killed on the first days of the lunar siege. in the morning by the shards of a log bar closed the doors and all gathered in one room they told us the render and we won't harm you and tyrannical in charge he went there and surrendered they pointed their guns at them and started shooting i was injured in my chest and. one of them offered to save me but i ignored him and the other one said let them die. hundreds gathered for the funerals of the three men who they now call martyrs those muslims and christians the attack on malala village syrians say was an attack on their country and its way of life. the family was going to be there a mother than to destroy only the current strand of muslims and christians live in ma luna but it's surrounded by four or five muslim villages maybe they see this as
the last obstacle in their path. here and one is father in law is eighty eight years old he says nothing like this has happened in his lifetime. we were living in peace and now it seems they want to throw all the christians out of the country who prayed to god that would defeat them and kick them out another relative who's afraid to show her face says it's hard to say how many people were killed in the lula because militants holed in the village often keep the bodies for further rennison and to instill fear their goal is not assad their idea is to establish an islamic emirate in all of the middle east however fine countries are helping them with weapons money whatever they need help in them destroy the country and people of this region special sweet scented fide bread is served in the family to commemorate the dead in church they held special ceremonies for several days. and again are the syrians equally shocked prayed together for the dead and alive
the ancient language in my lula united people for thousands of years they have now is that it can sustain them for a little longer and all over the country the two and a half year long conflict is taking lives language and shattering people's hope. not see from damascus in syria. and later does a cross talk people about his gas clash over how the refugee crisis caused by this sewer and war is affecting neighboring countries as well as the situation on the ground and here's a quick preview. you think it's a cheap shot to talk about refugees or being terrorists scepter we just haven't seen that except for a few isolated cases there were over two million iraqi refugees that didn't form terrorist cells and in neighboring countries i think we do agree in terms of the long term consequences on human beings if this conflict does drag on for years and years not just in syria but also indeed for the reason i have to say there were you
know the solution in the last forty eight hours of syrian refugees in lebanon who were caught going over the border with heavy weapons to give to the nusra front so you know i don't know that we can really sit here and say that you know that the refugee situation is not going to have a negative impact on the fighting on the ground. as al qaeda related sounds take hold in syria yemen one big terror group is especially strong has just seen a fresh deadly attack at least thirty eight soldiers were killed in coordinated blast the military bases in the south of the country have a clashes are reportedly still underway near a third military cound where a car bomb detonated outside the barracks the yemeni government has been battling the country's are kind of branch for more than a decade declaring open war on the group in twenty ten the fighting has claimed hundreds of lives and displaced tens of thousands of people. has led to the u.s.
stepping up its targeted killings with unmanned drones and given its territory but some reports suggest civilian is falling victims tox as well as a minute. this is still ahead for you this hour iran seemingly holds out and all of branch to the west will look at whether washington is willing to grasp it and then ties with his leg that it would flee with the islamic republic that have been severed for decades. the russian car has gone to the border greenpeace shape up to acts of its attempt to disrupt. what i want to rake in the same that's much more off of the bag.
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this is r.c. welcome bank it runs recently elected president has offered to oversee tools between the syrian government and the opposition has some rouhani and dresses the western world an editorial for the washington post calling on countries to focus on the future and not past frosty relations the apparent regine is so iran's new leader to engage has given hope for a foreign relations with washington but that's not an easy goal to achieve and let's now take a look at the tensions between the two and the pas decades so a year after the cia accused iran of having one of the world's most active nuclear programs then president george w. bush named iran in his infamous axis of evil causing outrage to run in two thousand and five came the frust of several statements and which bush hinted at the possibility of using falls three years later president bush described iran as the
world's leading state sponsor of terrorism saying action was needed before it's too late in two thousand and ten the u.s. and israel stepped up cyber war efforts aimed at destructing one of iran's main nuclear power plants in summer twenty twelve the u.s. imposed some of its most crippling sanctions banning wild banks from completing oil transactions with tehran a few countries were examined in return for an agreement to counter oil imports from iran and just this september president obama hinted that pulling back on the air strike against syria doesn't mean he would do the same when it comes to iran and in light of iran's current apparent change of tone he's a nice a know it takes a look at how responsible america is likely to be. the u.s. and iran haven't had diplomatic relations for over thirty years but recently both sides have suggested that steps could be taken to change that next week the new iranian president will visit the u.n.
general assembly and the obama administration is preparing for high level talks between a rainy and u.s. officials possibly even a direct exchange so could this be the beginning of a far after three decades of failed foreign policy towards iran well joining me now to speak more about that is hillary mann leverett and flynt leverett co-authors of going to tehran why the united states must come to terms with the islamic republic of iran. who's seen as much more open to work with the u.s. he has a softer line on israel he has come out and said that iran is not going to seek nuclear weapons is that enough to change u.s. policy towards iran the obama administration is very fortunate in terms of the incoming that the new iranian administration both president rouhani and his foreign minister mohammad job in syria have a lot of experience dealing with the west dealing with international law they both have ph d.'s in international law they we work very closely i in particular i
personally fall i was working for the state department negotiated with the iranian officials including the foreign minister zarif over afghanistan to overthrow the taliban set up a new government there the problem really is on the u.s. side you don't have that on the u.s. side you don't have a real serious understanding of what iran's interests are what their needs are how to work with iran in the framework of international law the u.s. makes demands for concessions that have no basis in international law so in to there can be a real change on the u.s. side to work with other countries especially iran within the framework of international law i'm afraid any negotiations aren't going to get far i think that particularly for president obama it's been it's been two things one is a sense that he doesn't really appreciate that. at this point the united states needs an improvement in relations with iran at least as much as iran can benefit from an improvement in relations with with america but that gets to the second big
flaw is obama really prepared to examine the islamic republic as an enduring and legitimate political entity representing legitimate national interest if he is then the possibilities for improvement in relations are. but if he's not prepared to do this you know whatever nice meeting he might have with rouhani next week in new york whatever other nice exchanges there might be that's not really going to be substantive well we will certainly be watching very closely next week in new york thank you so much for your analysis like i said in the spotlight next week very much so iran and the u.s. people experts will be watching very closely to see if possibly a step towards diplomatic relations is possible reporting from washington and he said no way archie. and that's our website a u.s. drone at times have caused outrage because of the number of civilians they kill but
according to a former u.s. air force general the one thing they come to get as successfully as enemy aircraft the full story online or. on the motion section of the website you can see the full version of this dramatic footage of a fire in golfing an oklahoma chemical plant after a series of explosions it could get away to the article. at least twenty seven greenpeace activists have been arrested by the russian crew was trying to disrupt walk or an oil platform when they all take security forces boarded they more mentalists a ship off the ignored warnings and refused to stop the authorities say the actions of the oxalis were dangerous and threaten the lives of the rig curry. greenpeace say that at the moment thirty or so of their activists are being held at gunpoint all their boat the arctic sunrise in the barents sea they say that
fifteen mosques men with guns that they believed to be from the russian security services stormed their boat and arrested them on it that comes after dramatic scenes yesterday as four greenpeace activists tried to board the oil rig up there it's owned by gas from its gas from first attempt to try and drill for oil in the barents sea greenpeace say that that operation threatens very dangerously a very delicate environment up there shots were fired across the bow of that that greenpeace ship up there and those activists were removed from from that from that oil rig the foreign ministry takes a very different view to greenpeace it calls their activities aggressive and provocative and says that it threatened people's lives on board that oil rig and
that is why they took the action they did there is also another potential dimension to this is that the the arctic sunrise that greenpeace ship is flying under a dutch flag the dutch ambassador has been called to the foreign ministry in moscow over the issue and the dutch foreign ministry says that it is giving this issue its full attention greenpeace has in the past been criticized by various governments for some of its more direct protest methods. tazers out fired up to five times a day u.k. with british police increasingly relying on arsenal a fifteen thousand high voltage weapons thora to say they save lives but after a string of fatalities human rights activists have grave concerns over their will extend of the dangers they pose. for. imagine the feeling of fifty thousand volts coughing through. people who have been tasered say it's
a massive shock that starts in your liver and kidneys courses through your hearts and your brain it feels like it's being for all right well feyerick it's been cold and yes instances of tasering by police all the time in the u.k. more than doubling between two thousand and nine and two thousand and eleven that's of great concern to human rights groups who say tasers all the more. than the police seem to think they are but a potentially lethal weapon being rolled out to huge numbers of offices you have to have a dish fifty. and it's not like a little trick. of trying to get from. a stranger around the field it's much more serious than that and that's one of the big concerns because in the hands of people trained to the sufficient level and you risk. tasers were originally only given to highly trained marksman but they're now being issued to
specialist units and the beats a total of fourteen thousand seven hundred offices amnesty says the training calls for a new taser carrier is woefully inadequate it only lasts three days but the association of chief police officers insists they are adequately prepared so tasers are being fired more often but there are loads more of them to be fired and there are up to five instances of taser use a day now and the more tasers out there the higher the potential for accidents ten people have died since tasers were introduced in the u.k. in two thousand and three one man exploded in a fireball off to dousing himself in petrol and in the us they've been linked with more than sixty deaths human rights groups say it amounts to the police being biased. elph and worry that the negotiating and volatile situations will be noticed and be replaced with shock now ask questions later. and cutting away other
moss who looks at how anon accused of being a war criminal has become lecturer and this is you know bastow new york breaking the set is. as diplomats grapple with the complexities of dismantling syria's chemical weapons all sides in the conflict continue to escalate the carnage on the ground or the western powers truly interested in negotiations with the assad regime or are they biding their time searching for new opportunities to bring about regime change in damascus. the fish needs to refuse economic ups and downs in the find out monday for the
london new york sang i and the rest that life will be taking will be everything on the. right the same. first trip. and i think the church. on our reporters twitter. and instagram. be in the know. on. what's going on guys i'm having martin welcome the break in the set so if you haven't heard it x general david petraeus has a new gig as
a professor he said in public policy at the city university of new york and put it lightly students aren't exactly happy to war criminal is now lecturing them on conflict resolution and fact of the past few weeks dozens of students have protested his crossover in academia. well. that's right. you know. what a warm well deserved welcome from mr petraeus and just last night students held another demonstration against the retired general calling his arrival at cooney a move to militarize university despite the fact that this provides a peaceful protest when the n.y.p.d. is involved things tend to get a little out of hand. you over her.