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for me visit our big. breaking news on r c russia's foreign minister says washington is trying to blackmail moscow the u.s. has threatened to suspend what goes through his chemical dissolve and if russia does not support a u.n. resolution that allows the use of force. completes the first step of its chemical design element plan while russia you want a diplomatic progress on these issues overshadowed by french exchanges of agrees to blame for last month's poison gas attack near damascus. also the south poles over in germany's parliamentary election which looks set to see chancellor merkel securing a third of why we have social and economic difficulties that leave many of his illusion that. those germans caused ballance greece await the
outcome of a look at how decisions are made in berlin that will echo in the country where there's growing anger at the severe austerity measures. this is coming to you live from moscow and we'll start with breaking news this hour the threshing that the international chemical watchdog will stop his work and see where his weapons handover if mosco does not support a forceful resolution on c. where russia's foreign minister made the comments in his latest interview and let's now get more details from he's going to join us now live so tell us what else again liberal had to say on this u.n. matter matter of fact a rather interesting interview of course the russian foreign minister has reiterated some points he has already made before about. also has provided
interesting insight into the recent trips made by u.n. observers u.n. inspectors into syria in order to determine who exactly was using the chemical weapons now according to the russian foreign minister the report that the u.n. inspectors have brought back actually did not did not specify whom whom the chemical weapons were used by they've only mentioned the substances that they have found the traces of chemicals and that's about it on the other hand there are russian foreign minister has also. to his own sources coming from journalists and various other people who were actually in the area in syria during the time that the alleged chemical attacks have happened he says. their sources indicate that in fact some of the chemical stockpiles are now situated in areas which are controlled by the syrian rebels there is also another point in that is that the syrian rebels themselves have acknowledged that they have received some missiles from abroad did
not know how to use them or didn't really know what they were by they have proceeded to use them anyways at the same time russian foreign minister has indicated that while russia is pushing towards a democratic solution of the syrian crisis its western counterparts just seem to be more obsessed with that demonstrating their old power rather than solving the crisis and of course there is the state of western states such as the united states and france who are strongly pushing to leave the possibility of the military involvement in syria on the table when the united nations meets yet again in new york in the coming week in order to determine the exact decider and procedure in syria let's have a listen to what the russian foreign minister had to say on that matter. always seems to be. seem to be having some difficulties apologize for that but in
any ways that the this standoff between russia and some of its western counterparts of course is continuing because the russians a start no military involvement is necessary or even possible in syria will only exasperate the matters make them much worse and. as countries such as the us france and the u.k. still think that the military provisions should be left on the table and should be proscribed in the un resolution so the blame game continues as as michael reagan used to now we know reports. as chaos and violence continue in syria so does the diplomatic battle through round and the conflict this week a u.n. investigation concluded chemical weapons were used on august the twenty first the environmental chemical and medical circles that the u.n. investigators collected provide clear and compelling evidence that the surface to surface rockets used in this attack contained
a 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 acid regime for the attack or mention other chemical weapons attacks allegedly carried out this summer russia claims there is still no 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 to the 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 of this material which was killed by syria and the story was discreetly handed over to. the head of u.n. mission here mission of experts which came and investigated the incident but never did so on the three subsequent incidents and then sell straw was asked to look into the and eventually factor this new evidence into the final report of self strums mission it 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 rid syria of its chemical weapons mask is pledged to move forward and has so far complied a chemical weapons ploy if you like by the west and by the by the jihadist was. was countered effectively. russia is not in damascus saying ok you want to chemical weapons you've got the chemical weapons it's interesting the latest is that the free syrian army disavowed any greenwood in the heart of the chain and so it went the other. not to give up their chemical weapons in this whole dispute and then john kerry the u.s. navy 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 said now r.t.
washington. and as we heard earlier u.s. secretary of state john kerry says there is no evidence to suggest that the syrian opposition has sarin gas and michael maloof who worked for the u.s. defense department twenty thirty years showed us what hit claims is a classified u.s. intelligence report stating other ones. i have. a report from a source who has direct connections with. classified information it's one one page i mean expecting others it's classified secret no foreign it's from the. g.i.c. or the national ground intelligence center the u.s. military did an assessment based upon fifty indicators and clandestine interviews that the sourcing 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 crn 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. elements are rather significant numbers. and have and now have permeated into the opposition so that the ability to be able to. distinguish 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 this free syrian army brigade have reportedly defected to the islamist al nusra front as they extremist element grows and violence turns increasingly sectarian
simmering questions are becoming a frequent target of the rebels' season or if the notion ripples not only also mouth of a fertile time of the ancient village of mali. the syrian village of fallujah 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 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 only because it was vocal music stores for us so that . took them to the many refused to told because their relatives remain missing they say is the next kidnap people and they fear the stick with them in even more danger
and these people know well about danger to the memories of antoine it's family were killed on the first days of iran lula's siege it's not normal now and then going by the shouts of a knock on the doors and all gathered in one interview i thought it was a run that and we won't harm you the lift up and try and make a call and shyly went in there and surrounded by pointed their guns at them and started shooting i was intending my chest and our about that on one of them often to. another one said let them die let down hundreds gathered for the funerals of the three men who've 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. for the family was going to be there a mother that the didn't work in that area that she was worthless and christians live in ma luna but it's surrounded by the not for our muslim relatives my the labor they see their last obstacle in their pocket the stone with here on to on
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 seriously. want to throw all the christians out of the country who prayed to god that would defeat them out another relative who's afraid to show her face says it's hard to say how many people were killed in our new learn because militants holed in the village often keep the bodies for further renovation and to instill fear their goal is not assad there is mr establish an islamic emirate in all of the middle east however find countries are helping them with weapons money or 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 shocked prayed together for the dead and alive the ancient language in marlowe
united people for thousands of years they have now is that it can sustain them for a little longer and old over the country the two and a half year long conflict is taking lives language and shattering people's hope. from damascus in syria germans have begun to cast their ballots in the country's parliament elections while polls suggest anger merkel's christian democratic union will when those growing discontent with the mainstream political parties voters have been left in impressed with campaigns and as i speak to all of our reports 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 were 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 well if i'm going to merkel becomes the chancellor for a third time it's unlikely that i'll change too much mrs merkel has been the chief cheerleader of all star ity for the cash strapped southern european countries also the n.s.a. spying scandal now cross germany we've seen demonstrations here in berlin as as well. 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 particularly touched on in the lead up also the current financial situation for
germans has been an increase in the amount of people in the country that would be regarded as working poor. 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 parties to get a foothold within german politics one party that it seems may get across that threshold and could have potentially huge influence when it comes to forming future coalitions alternative for deutschland alternative for germany or 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 have been formed now they say that they won't operate with mrs merkel unless she adopts the 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's 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 an ever widening income gap and tough job market business and government consultant christopher hurstville says this can lead to apathy and mongst the chairman electorate. people in germany by large numbers very frustrated so frustrated that all the media are coming out these days with you know urges please take part in the elections daughter who are the 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 abstain and that would be
a very bad sign for the system obviously right now many germans are in a mood that they would be ready to get out to vote for dirty 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 the euro. and the while voting today germans will not only decide their own country's future after the break we take a look at what people in korea think about german policies that have a huge impact on that country. of. technology innovation all these developments around russia. the future. wealthy british style.
you watching the we can you analyse with me you know move on now the deadliest assault on civilians in a wrong place yet us claimed the lives of at least ninety six people after a string about tungsten has shed muslim neighborhoods the majority were killed one suicide bombers attacked a chef you know and the cops aren't evil acts mr richard back up from the us a comedy show 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 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 demolish the state of existence and said in that 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 responsible and graeme 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. on our website for you bro independence comes to edinburgh ahead of next year's referendum that had tall invision section at home just in the whole thousands of scots have stressed their cultural identity saying no to a centuries long time with a lot of. russians female soldiers proved bad just as male counterparts they showed off their skills during special forces training we've
got footage on battle in motion how to log. in a stair is a trick in greece people are closely following the election in germany athens needs another bailout to keep going which depends in large part on what georgians have to say about this account for their reports now from the greek which. when it comes to finances decisions made in germany are often felt right here in greece and the outlands 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 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 despite to apac just west of 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 it's all a third term for chancellor angela merkel meaning more austerity as well starship for greece and how do people here actually feel about a potential change in leadership in europe's largest creditor nation we decided to hit the streets of athens to find out take a look at your money tell you. this if you. believe it's in there. in the local markets policies hurt the greeks as well as the germans but regardless of the result would be bad for us because our politicians are weak at
least released bluffer to intervene so much in my country that it feels like greece is controlled by foreign politicians germany in general that's a good. comment. i don't believe but it's a great season but. this is good 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 for future spending cuts and whichever way germans and up voting it certainly is likely to be felt right here in greece reporting from athens from r.t. on this the council of. greece has seen violent prashar as this week following the murder of a prominent left wing activist who was allegedly killed by a month claiming to be a member of the far right golden dawn policy which has been riding a wave of popularity i mean growing economic troubles in the country and george could regardless a professor of constitutional nor believes there's
a direct link between antos sterritt anger and the rise of extremist movements that . the majority of the good people in this austerity measures that unfortunately the anger and despair we did not so good eyes of the new fascists in the forces a small minority now with. a massive demonstration of the public sector a very. useful and of course not at all violent demonstration but all of that has been eclipsed eclipsed by the murder also i don't personally. know if i should be only called for greece is that the reverse. of all this will come back to the remote or 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 a new president has become especially noticeable this week and here's
a move at some of how sundry on his moves that may be signaling as saw that and first in a recent interview he made it clear iran will never pursue nuclear weapons adding that his government might be ready to strike a deal with the west rouhani further address the topic of corporations and he made his case for putting and then to frosty relations and in gauging in constructive dialogue an open letter to the washington post and in a conciliatory gesture iran's release almost a dozen political prisoners this week two of them renowned human rights advocates and at the core this push to defrost relations is an exchange of letters between rouhani and president obama. while the white house indicates the can meet although not formally at the u.n. general assembly next week. the policy director at the national iranian american council shares his thoughts on what can be expressed expected from this potential landmark me sane. 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 this is all see and chest ahead we'll continue with our special report that looks at the victims of friendly fire and.
we talked before about people getting in trouble throughout the u.s. city just for gardening in fact according to the christian science monitor a couple of florida has been fined five hundred dollars a day until they dig up their vegetable garden which is on their own property and mediately people who write these articles draw comparisons to communist russia where people weren't allowed to grow their own food unless not state allowed it yes the revolutionary period in russia forced agriculture to change rapidly and often against the will of many of those involved and this did lead to starvation revolution isn't fun but what about after that while stalin and khrushchev gave out a lot of doctors which are private summer houses where people garden and also there were markets in the soviet union where people could bring the food they grew to sell do you see all these pictures behind me these are people. selling food they
produced privately and legally but there were some moments in soviet history when there were some taxes placed on the sale of your personal goods from your personal labor which according to russian website history of taxes was around ten percent whether you love or hate communism more than anything doesn't matter there's half truth about shooting soviet gardeners burns like wildfire on the american side of the internet the real truth is that in fact when the u.s. government for every reason in various forms clamps down on private gardens it isn't the same as communism but it's actually technically worse than communism for the majority of its lifespan where you could guard it up as you like excluding the brutal revolutionary period but that's just my opinion.
today. these are the. operations or. the research of dr scott's not a retired lieutenant colonel at the harvard business school highlights the difficulties in determining both the cause of and criminal culpability in friendly fire incidents so friendly fire have a perverse relationship with friendly fire paratrooper and eighty second airborne division was a victim of friendly fire in operation urgent fury in grenada and so for you.
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