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arabic for a visit or a big. dog called. breaking news an aussie russia's foreign minister says washington is trying to blackmail moscow the u.s. has threatened to suspend work and serious chemical design and if russia does not support a u.n. resolution that allows the use of. the sour seaward complete defiance stamp of its chemical design the plan while russia u.s. diplomatic progress on the issue is overshadowed by the friendship changes over there is to blame for last month's poison gas and top of its. polls open in germany's parliamentary election which except to see chancellor merkel securing a said time but growing social and economic difficulties and leave many is illusion . and this dream is part of that balance greece awaits the
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outcome we're getting now decisions made in berlin will echo in the country where there is growing anger and this severe austerity measures. the latest news on the week's top stories you're watching the wiki on l.c. with me and we'll start with breaking news this hour on the u.s. is threatening but the international chemical watchdog will stop its work on sea whereas weapons harmed if moscow does not support a small school resolution on syria russia's foreign minister made the comments in his latest interview let's now get more details from reno going to join us now live from moscow irina hi there so what's how's it sergei lavrov had to say about this matter. well basically the russian foreign minister has resisted some of the points
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that russia has made before but there have been some new bits as well for example at this point the russian foreign minister is saying that russia has concrete evidence that some of the chemical stockpile that belong to syria are in fact contained in areas which are captured by the syrian rebels so that does not rule out the fact that they have actually used those chemical weapons on top of that there's also evidence coming from foreign minister that some of the that the syrian rebels have received some sort of weapons from abroad they have never seen them before didn't know what exactly they were but used them anyways at the same time of course the organization for the prohibition of chemical weapons it has received all the documentation needed from a syria all the information on its chemical stockpile and is ready to get to actually working out a plan on syria's disarmament a very important step and it does look at this point like damascus is actually fulfilling their part of the deal at the same time of course there's going to
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there's supposed to be a u.n. meeting in the middle of the week in new york and a aeris aleutian is expected to be passed on syria however russian foreign minister is saying that at this. stage it looks like france and the united states are sabotaging the peaceful efforts they he says that western powers seem to be more concerned with are using the syrian crisis as a way to demonstrate their own power rather than solving the issue in syria and of course this is something that russia has long been insistent on russia has long insisted on using peace and diplomacy as a way to solve the bloody conflict in syria which has been on which has been going on for more than two years but unfortunately called the police and now we point and brings out in her report sometimes diplomacy just doesn't work out with all the sides involved. that. chaos and violence continue in syria so
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does the diplomatic battle through round in the conflict this week a u.n. investigation concluded chemical weapons were used on august the twenty first the environmental chemical and medical therapies that the u.n. investigators collected provide clear and compelling evidence that the surface to surface rockets used in this attack contain the nerve agent sarin we know the regime possesses. and there is not a shred of evidence however that the opposition does please this isn't complicated when we said we know what is true we meant it but the u.n. report doesn't blame the assad regime for the attack or mention other chemical weapons attacks allegedly carried out this summer russia claims there is still no
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evidence the syrian government is guilty and rather many suggestions the attack was a clever attempt by rebels to push for foreign intervention 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. russia says the u.n. report was rushed and ignores relevant evidence of other chemical attacks in syria the deputy foreign minister called in damascus this week confirmed un inspectors were informed. this material which was collected by the syrian authorities was discreetly handed over to drum the head of u.n. mission here mission of experts which came and investigated the incident but never did so on the three subsequent incidence and then sell strong was
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asked to look into the and eventually factor this new evidence even to the final report of cellphones mission you can never happened in fact still the u.s. is pushing for a response based on this u.n. investigation just last week the u.s. and russia agreed to a six point plan to read syria of its chemical weapons damascus pledged to move forward and has so far complied the chemical weapons ploy if you like by the west and by the by the jihadist was. was countered effectively by russia and damascus saying ok you want to chemical weapons you've got the chemical weapons it's interesting to note that the free syrian army disavowed that agreement and will not . and you know that little in the other forces will not give up their chemical weapons in this whole dispute and and john kerry the u.s.
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state is not even pushing on that instead he is pushing on the u.n. security council to sign a strong resolution possibly even mandating force but recently seems like a small victory for diplomacy in the syria crisis a new road is slowly going back to old ways as washington continues to threaten force and moscow push for compromise the battle continues and he's now a r.t. washington. so as we just heard the u.s. secretary of state john kerry insists there is no evidence to suggest that the syrian opposition has sarin gas and michael maloof who works for the u.s. defense department for nearly thirty years showed us all he claims is a classified u.s. intelligence report stating otherwise. i have. a report from a source who has direct connections with. classified information it's one
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one page i mean expecting others it's classified secret no foreign it's from the n g i c or the national ground intelligence center the us military did an assessment based upon fifty indicators and clandestine interviews that the sourcing of siren originated out of iraq into turkey before some of it was confiscated in may in turkey and that there has actually been a more significant amount of cern production both in iraq and in turkey going to the going to the opposition principally al-qaeda and we've had separate reports now that al qaeda elements are rather significant numbers and have and now have permeated into the opposition so the ability to be able to. distinguish
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who gets what and where is going to makes it much more problematic for this administration meanwhile on the ground in syria the number of al qaeda linked extremists within the opposition ranks is growing rapidly hundreds of rebels from a pre syrian army brigade have reportedly defected to the islamist oh mr froggatt as the extremist element grows and violence turns increasingly sick tyrant see when question is that becoming a frequent target of the rebels oh he's ready if an ocean or a full sound they also mask a brutal jihad to stop time on the ancient village of mali that. 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 jihadists 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 all
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damascus we try to meet them only the third most vocal music stores for us so that . many refused to talk because their relatives remain missing they say is the miss kidnapped people and they fear the skid 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 while working out in the morning by the shards of a log bar closed the doors and all gathered in one room they told us to run there and we won't harm you and one mikel 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 called walters
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those muslims and christians the attack on malala village syrians say was an attack on their country and its way of life. for the family was going to be there a man other than the he had the experience 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 part. here antoine it's father in law is eighty eight years old he says nothing like this has happened in his lifetime or 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 hold in the village often key bodies for further rendition 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
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money whatever they need help in them destroy the country and people of this region special sweet sanctified 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 germans have begun to cast their ballots in the country's parliamentary elections while polls suggest angela merkel's christian democratic union will when there's growing discontent with the mainstream political parties workers have been left unimpressed with campaigns and as her owner reports
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many feel the bulk of the most pressing issues have been left out of the debate. well there's nothing more the politicians can do it's up to the german people now to decide who will be the next chancellor of their country and perhaps more importantly just who will be taking up seats behind me in the german parliament and it's hardly been an election campaign say pulses racing it's been more notable for the major issues that weren't talked about than those that were things like the future of the eurozone in the ongoing crisis within the monetary union were hardly mentioned if at all also germany's role within europe over the coming years how will that change. comes the chancellor for a third time it's unlikely they'll change too much mrs merkel has been the chief cheerleader of all star ity for the cash strapped southern european countries also at the n.s.a. spying scandal now across germany we've seen demonstrations here in berlin as well
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as all of the other major cities by people wanting answers from the german government germany was one of the main countries that was spied on by the the n.s.a. is part of their prism program no answers were forthcoming from either angle or merkel or her main challenger in this election campaign. of the social democrats none of that particularly touched on in the lead up also the current financial situation for germans there's been an increase in the amount of people in the country that would be regarded as working poor pish time to put forward a minimum wage that he wanted to see imposed that was knocked back by angela merkel saying it just wouldn't work now to get into the german parliament any party just needs five percent of the vote in the past this is a lot smaller party to get a foothold within germany politics one party that it seems you may get across that threshold and could have potentially huge influence when it comes to forming future coalitions are alternative alternative for germany are
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a euro skeptic party an anti euro party if they get into parliament well that. could seriously affect just how who comes out with the majority deals with coalitions that are being formed now they say that they won't operate with mrs merkel unless she is being adopted a euro skeptic anti euro policy so that could be all very interesting to see just who comes out as part of the coalition government after this german election the polls close here at six pm local time i'll be bringing you all of the news as we get it throughout the day here on r.t. angela merkel recently described her country as the engine of europe but that might not sit well with many germans and willing to continue bailing out their cash strapped partners and on top of that many are concerned about ever widening income gap and tough job market this and government consultant christe of her still says this has led to
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a say among the german electorate people in germany by a large numbers very frustrated so frustrated that all the media are coming out these days with you know his pleas in the elections daughter who are to go to vote don't stay at home the government is very clearly afraid the whole system in germany is afraid that more than fifty percent of the germans could epstein and that would be a very bad sign for the system obviously right now many germans only move that they would be ready you know to vote for duty or donkey to get rid of the euro eighty percent of the germans don't want to pay any. more tax payers hard earned money into supporting the road the currency euro. and while voting to say germans will not only decide their own country teach us after the break we'll take a note that people in greece think about german policies that have
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a huge impact on that country to stay with us. as the media leave us so we leave the. legacy potions to cure the plague your party there's a good. shoes that no one is asking with against that you deserve answers from. politics.
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three. three. three. three. three. video for your media. free media the r.t. dot com. you're watching the weekly here on l.t. with me here national power hour let's move on now they deadliest assault on civilians in iraq they see a house claimed the lives of at least ninety six people after a string of attacks stopped at shi'ite muslim neighborhoods the majority were killed when so side bomb was attacked a chef you know in the capital baghdad antiwar activist richard back out from the also coalition believes the bloodshed raging in iraq is just an echo of the u.s. led invasion. the fundamental cause of the ongoing violence in iraq is the us
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invasion and occupation which tore iraqi society apart and in which at the time of the occupation the us occupiers favored certain groups in the population against others demolished the state had existed and said in that place in it's place we are going to give you something new and better democratic and wonderful and in fact the tearing apart of iraqi society back in two thousand and three. is still. reaping the kind of consequences that we saw the horrible consequences that we saw in iraq and i think that. we responsibly for this claim for this has never. been attributed in the mainstream media in the united states to those who are responsible and that is those who created this war the bush administration and all of its agents. and on our website for you a last pro independence ride
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in a status is trick and people are closely following the election in germany athens needs another bailout to keep going which depends in large part on the germans have to say about said this account of reports now from the greek. when it comes to finances decisions made in germany are often felt right here in greece and the albums may be the birthplace of democracy ballots cast by german voters have a huge role to play in this country's future that despite two bailouts and across the board spending cuts greece is still struggling through one of its worst recession since the second world war unemployment just soaring and two thirds of young greeks are without work and despite two aid packages for some two hundred forty billion euros revenues are still short of expectations what's more the growing consensus is that greece is unlikely to get back on its feet without more help so little third term for chancellor angela merkel mean more austerity as well as harsh for greece and how do people here actually feel about
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a potential change in leadership nation we decided to hit the streets of athens to find out take a look at your money. you see you can. do with it it's in there just in the local you know markets policies hurt the greeks as well as the germans but regardless of who wins the result will be bad for us because our politicians are weak when the solution with huge blunder was not intervene so much in my country that it feels like greece is controlled by foreign politicians germany in general that's a good. comment and i don't believe but it's a great season to. just do so as you just heard a mix of views there although germany contributed to to bailout loans to greece models austerity policies are widely blamed her for huge spending cuts and whichever way germans and up voting is certainly is likely to be felt right here in
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greece reporting from athens from r.t. on this the counting of. greece has seen a violent prize has this week following the matter of a prominent left wing activist who was allegedly killed by a monk claiming to be a member of the far right golden dawn party which has been riding a wave of popularity and had growing economic troubles in the country and george could regardless a professor of constitutional law believes there's a direct link between until stare into anger and the rise of extremist movements that. the majority of the good people is exacting these austerity measures and unfortunately the anger into despair is feeding also that eyes of the new fascists have been the first is a small minority of people now we've got a massive demonstration of the public sector a very confident peaceful and of course not at all violent the most serious one but all of that has been a complete eclipse by the murder or saigon person babies are no fascist group the
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only hope for greece is to reverse this a steady. income but to have a multitude of european socialist state. iran seems to be offering an olive branch to the west ahead of next week's un general assembly meeting a change of tone that first appeared with the election of the new president has become especially noticeable this week and here's a look at some of how soundly honeys moves that may be signaling saw first in a recent interview he made it clear iran will never miss you nuclear weapons adding that his government might be ready to strike a deal with the west rouhani to further address the topic of corp when he made his case for putting an end to frosty relations and engaging in constructive dialogue in an open letter to the washington post and in a concert and then in a gesture iran released among a dozen political prisoners this week two of them renowned human rights advocates and at the core of this push to defrost relations is an exchange of letters between
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ring on it and president obama while the white house indicates the pair can meet although not formally at the u.n. general assembly next week and policy director of national rain american council shares his thoughts on what can be expected from this potential landmark meeting you know there's a lot of work to be done i mean no u.s. president has actually sat down with the 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 some of 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
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easing sanctions on the u.s. side but i think that this is definitely possible. and some other news in brief this hour starting with pakistan was suicide bombing at a church in the northwestern city of the shower has killed fifty six people including women and children thirty more were injured in the explosion that happened while people were leaving after sunday service no one has claimed responsibility for that. so military reinforcement of how to live at the scene of the ongoing standoff between kenyan security forces and al shabaab militants in nairobi gunfire has been heard from inside that shopping mall that was seized by al qaeda militants on sunday. on saturday i should say around thirty hostages and ten to fifteen gunmen are reported to be in the mall the death toll from the assault meanwhile risen to fifty nine with one hundred and seventy five injured somalia based al-shabaab says the time
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was in response to the presence of kenyan troops in their country. and china's former top politician she lie has been sentenced to life in prison he was found guilty of bribe taking bets on land and abuse of power downfall the once rising star of the communist party began in february last year she alive was accused of interfering in the investigation into his wife's killing of a british businessman. and if i had how special report looks at the victims of friendly fire in the u.s. on me. her. lead. her. face just leaves the economic ups and downs in the final months
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