Skip to main content

tv   Headline News  RT  September 20, 2013 7:00am-7:30am EDT

7:00 am
leaving. the u.s. preventive in is on this president from flying it sort of says space and denies seizes to a delegation big send to the stoking tensions between the two and. the blame game surrounding the use of chemical weapons in syria was the russian american design would fly on with fresh exchanges between multiple and washington over who's at fault. with the super in a position of numbers infested with extremists. of the rebel siege of an ancient christian village where people will fools to flee their homes to protect their faith. plus a tale of cool sugar and your pool rules you are up against pursuing a stereotype all the same claiming that another point on
7:01 am
a million will end up in poverty if god was doubled listen. russia and around the world this is with me you know thanks for joining us but as well as president has accused the you are so refusing to provide visas for some members of delegation going to the un next week nicolas maduro was almost up when he refused permission to fly through american aspace to get to china and as well as foreign ministries these incidents were an act of aggression and a violation of international law oh she's wearing a part not a city's. venezuelan president nicolas maduro flight plan to china was denied that's according to foreign minister elliott how well he said washington
7:02 am
prohibited the plane from passing through u.s. airspace over the 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 won't 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
7:03 am
let's remember that the united states and venezuela have not had embassadors 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 now the u.s. responded at the time by expelling venezuela's ambassador and also just a few months ago in july president maduro and now instead 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 him. president evo morales who is called on latin american countries to recall their ambassadors from the u.s. in response to this incident now president morales was caught in
7:04 am
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 morales his. 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 air sprees airspace mr morale is says the latest incident against the venezuelan president demonstrates that the u.s. is predisposition to humiliate other governments in apparence own state television they were in israel and president insisted he will not stop until the u.n. face a dispute as a result accusing the u.n. if the u.s. around the axing a new fully and here's what he had to say you know you're not oh they've been silly
7:05 am
and the league will attend the u.n. summit but the u.s. you should conditions soon that my visa for one of my ministers will 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 if necessary but i'm not going to accept any type of aggression the u.s. government should know they don't know when the un. and leaned over they found this can be happening dot net believes the incident shows a two faced policy is at play. the u.s. is supplying if it is 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 supporting democracy and so we're nobody's contesting the validity of this election so the u.s.
7:06 am
is denying an elected president in their right to fly over one of its colonies in order to get on a trip to china on a state visit and yet 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 and he's keeping an eye on tensions between the u.s. and venezuela will bring it to latest updates as this is ation develop stay with. serous deputy foreign minister says the nation's civil war has reached a stalemate and stare may may would not assigned a strong enough to when this comes as the u.n. security council tries to finalize a russian u.s. due to destroy syria's chemical weapons on his post count has the latest on what's hampering the diplomatic efforts at the moment. the main disagreements seem to be
7:07 am
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 and 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 fair balls 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
7:08 am
know the regime possesses. and there is not a shred of evidence however that the opposition does please this is in complicated 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 but 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 but 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 used an old soviet missile which are no longer in service with the syrian army the key thing is
7:09 am
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 u.n. 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 bill number of al-qaeda linked to us trimmest within the opposition ranks is reportedly growing and they're not just fighting government troops but also their former rebel allies where the fiercest battles taking place near the
7:10 am
turkish border civilians are also suffering with the ancient christian village of mali just the one area to fall into the hands of jihad it actually is correspondent in syria notion of weapons. in the syrian village of my luna is where the aramaic language believed to have been spoken by jesus christ was in daily use but not so much these days. after the jihadists attacked this mostly christian village in syria more than two weeks ago local residents were forced to flee the battlefield that was once the native land and calm organized life. many of them to graph huge with christian families in old damascus we try to meet them on little thirty dollars vocal music stores for us that. many refused to talk because their relatives remain missing they say is the miss kidnapped people and they fear this
7:11 am
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 wireless siege . in the morning by the shards of a not clear at the doors and all gathered in one area i told on the run there and we won't harm you and one may kill and shyly went there and surrounded they pointed their guns at them and started shooting i was intent in my chest and our way down 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 called walters those muslims and christians the attack on malala village syrians say was an attack on their country and its way of life. what can be their aim other than to destroy in the correct 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
7:12 am
part. here and one it's 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 pray to god that will 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 bodies for further ransom 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 helping them destroy the country and people of this region special sweet sanctified bread he serves in the family to commemorate the dead in church they held special ceremonies for several days and again are the syrians equally
7:13 am
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. from damascus in syria and later saying cross-talk piece about was gas crunch about how the refugee crisis caused by the syrian war is affecting neighboring countries as well as the situation on the ground and here's a quick look. i think it's a cheap shot to talk about refugees as being terrorists that 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 release of the safe there were you
7:14 am
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 affiliated cells take hold in syria in yemen where the terror group is especially strong has just enough time at least thirty eight soldiers were killed in coordination blast on getting military bases in the south of the country have a clashes are reportedly still underway near said military cound where a car bomb detonated outside the barracks begin a government has been bottling the country's all kind of branch for more than a decade declaring open more on the group in twenty ten the fighting has claimed hundreds of lives and displaced tens of thousands of people war on al qaeda has led
7:15 am
to the you are stepping up its targeted killings with unmanned drones on yemeni territory but some reports suggest civilians our fallen victim to such a time as well as a minute. this is see and still ahead for you this hour iran similarly holds out an olive branch to the west and they could whether washington is willing to grasp it and mend ties with the islamic republic that have been severed for decades. and russian. border greenpeace straight after acts of his attempts to disrupt and work of an oil rig in the arctic sea that's a. well that's right. well good. science technology innovation all the least i'm elements from around russia we've got the future covered. wealthy british style.
7:16 am
markets why not. come to. find out what's really happening to the global economy with mike's cars or for a no holds barred look at the global financial headlines tune into kaiser report on our.
7:17 am
this is the welcome bond iran's recently elected as president has offered to receive talks between the syrian government and the opposition has some reality address the western world in editorial for the washington post calling on countries to focus on the future and not past frosty relations the apparent regine is who runs a new leader to engage has given hope for a somewhere in 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 in the past decade or so a year after the end after the cia accused iran of having one of the world's most active nuclear program bush w. bush named iran in his infamous axis of evil causing outrage into iran in two thousand and five came the first of several statements and which bush hinted of the possibility of using force them three years later president bush described iran as the world's leading state sponsor of terrorism saying action was needed before it's
7:18 am
too late in twenty ten the you are sunnis are all stepped up cyber war efforts aimed at disrupting one of iran's main nuclear power plants and in summer two thousand and twelve the u.s. imposed some of its most crippling sanctions binding world bonds from come from completion oil transactions with tehran a few countries were examined in return for an agreement to cut oil imports from iran and just this september president obama hinted that pulling back on a strike against syria doesn't mean he would do the same when it comes to iran. in light of iran's current apparent change of tone and you so now it takes a look at how responsive 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.
7:19 am
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 as three 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
7:20 am
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 and 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
7:21 am
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 in the interest 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 r.c. and that's how websites try to togs have caused outrage because of the number of
7:22 am
civilians they kill but according to a former u.s. air force general the one thing they count on it as successfully is enemy aircraft with the full story online. and only emotions section on the website you can see the full version of this is from months of footage of a fire and golfing in oklahoma chemical plant a series of explosions you can get all that and more as. at least twenty seven greenpeace activists have been arrested by the russian coast guard after trying to disrupt a walk on an oil platform in the arctic security forces boarded the environmentalist's shape after it ignored warnings and refused to stop the authorities say the actions of the activists were dangerous and threatens the lives of the rig crew bottom half. 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
7:23 am
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 their own 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
7:24 am
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. inequality unemployment soaring debt and europe's had its share of troubles in the five years since the financial crisis struck the growth of us territory program itself secure the ailing economy appear to have made everyday life worth and a new report suggests almost a third of europeans will live in poverty by twenty twenty five the details now from our teams in this account. it's a prediction of a bleak future for europe twenty five million more people living in poverty by twenty twenty five now that is according to
7:25 am
a new report from oxfam the charity warns that europe's unchecked austerity programs could spell a lost decade for the continent and entrenched poverty for an entire generation now bailouts of europe's financial institutions may have helped save the banking system but they've also pushed the public debt the assumption was that balancing budgets would give confidence to markets that in turn was supposed to allow credit and investments to plough making a condom use grow and creating jobs but in many countries that simply hasn't come to pass now at issue are deep spending cuts to public services like education health and social security many european countries have been forced to slash public spending in order to balance their budgets in ireland for example they have cut public spending by forty percent of its g.d.p. roughly twenty percent in the baltic states twelve percent in spain and so on but those numbers have a very real effect on people and they mean fewer services available to those who need the most according to oxfam this will drastically increase poverty and
7:26 am
inequality across the continent not just now but for years to come now in these economic times having a job itself doesn't mean you're in the clear in fact almost one in ten working households in europe now live in what's known as in work poverty now they may bring home a paycheck but it simply doesn't buy what it used to and that is because the value of wages has actually dropped in countries where spending cuts have been the harshest prices go up salaries stay the same causing many families to struggle just to get by now the spending cuts also mean fewer jobs unemployment in the many european countries is hitting record highs and the report notes that women and young people are often most effective what about those who lose their job only just spend months even years looking for another in ireland to greece and spain the long term unemployment. it has quadrupled between two thousand and eight and twenty twelve so how to stem the tide of rising poverty and growing inequality while oxfam
7:27 am
argues the poor shouldn't pay for mistakes made by bankers it's called for attacks on the transactions of big banks that could deliver billions of dollars of help to ordinary people but even lawmakers have said that such a tax would be illegal oxfam is also calling for areas like health and education to be protected from cuts the group claims that europe can afford these measures but whether finance ministers agree is a different question this is r t moscow. up next a look at a phenomenon no friend of you find our special report. 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
7:28 am
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 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 doctrine ben then take a look at the child exchange and you might just start to see my point but that's just my opinion.
7:29 am
army grieve the loss of every soldier. his mother father brothers and wife will forever grieve as was. grief that was compound about the failing of his army. we have a duty to all families of our fallen soldiers give them the truth the best to know as fast as we can.


info Stream Only

Uploaded by TV Archive on