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president putin says greenpeace activists are not pirates but reprimands them for breaching international law when trying to storm a russian oil rig. president has song rouhani slams the suspicion surrounding iran's nuclear program claiming there is no place for atomic weapons and he is contrary these address to the u.n. general a sampling. and to the u.k. are proof since own citizens people of a tiny mid atlantic island say they're being squeezed down to make room for a u.s. military base. that is two pm in the russian capital you're watching r t i'm marina joshing
welcome to the program greenpeace activists are under arrest in russia after attempting to storm an oil platform in the arctic they insist it was a peaceful protest for the sake of the environment while investigators are calling it a reckless assault president putin spoke about the incident at the international art form or his work is going on joins us live from more on this your so what was the president's take on the greenpeace action there what he have to say. well environmental security in the arctic is what this forum is all about and it's widely understood that the arctic itself is quite a fragile system and any misuse any accidents there would lead to major consequences and last week's incidents with a group of greenpeace activists who tried to board a floating platform in the north of russian were detained was also talked about here and according to the president clearly the activists are not planets but they
still violated the law but nice of us wanted. to. it would be better if greenpeace representatives set with us together in this whole issue and told us what they think about the problems we're discussing they could state their complaints demands and concerns which no one is trying to brush them aside would gather for meetings like this so the civically to discuss such problems but it's obvious they are not pirates but they tried to storm the platform which our security forces and border troops did not know who exactly was trying to seize the platform under the greenpeace guys it's obvious these people by later international laws by coming dangerously close to the platform you couldn't use them enough was according to investigators by attempting to board the floating platform the activists didn't only put at risk the a lives of its workers but also created a threat to the environment they are currently being kept at
a detention center in the northern russian city of more than one ski you may be seeing pictures off that center right now on your screens and they are waiting for official charges first it was believed that they may be charged with piracy or even terrorism but now we're getting reports that the charges may be softer. or eudora what's also noteworthy is the timing of this assault as you know it happened while russia and other arctic council countries were discussing ecological situation in the region what more can you tell us about. well it's the third time that russia is organizing this forum this particular forum and like i said it's all about the environment around four hundred experts from across the world have gathered here we've heard from the president's office russia finland iceland representative of the arctic council as well and the basic understanding is that while the
vast energy resources that are held. within in the arctic are definitely going to be developed there's no no avoiding that but. there the attention which that needs to be done with is quite serious according to the president going to fortune. the companies only only rather the companies with experience and the financial resources have to be allowed to work there since like i said earlier it's widely understood that any accidents or any misuse would lead to severe consequences which would be left basically for future generations of the world to deal with and but it's not only current energy projects but what the experts here are also talking about is the consequences of the cold war
era abandoned to military bases not only by the soviet union but by the u.s. and canada a lot of abandoned military equipment tens of thousands of barrels with fuel that also has to be cleaned up some of that has always also already been cleaned up but this is really the responsibility not of one country but the whole of international community absolutely your thanks very much indeed for bringing us the very latest reporting there. now as a world power is teaming up to security college in the arctic rivalry over its rich oil and gas resources is heating up thousand clues the potential threat of countries increasing their military presence in the region as seaman was a man from the stockholm international peace research institute explains. to talk about about them occasions of their territorial claims they talk about behavior a dig they actually call traits in certain types of sets and rescue and those kind
of things but it's still that you have areas which are claimed by like two or more countries where both countries are more than two countries are patrolling sending ships or aircraft and when they meet each other it's always a little bit tricky what are you going to do how much do you take from the other side and something can actually go wrong the risk clearly an increasing trend to decipher arctic countries to increase their presence to military presence in the arctic. now addressing the un general assam boy iran's president has rouhani says he is ready for a dialogue on the country's nuclear program he's called for a consistent voice from washington on the issue while obama also signal his willingness to talk on the sidelines of the gathering in new york russia and the
u.s. also continued their work on a consensus over syria artisan he said our reports. at his debut speech at the u.n. iranian president hassan rouhani stressed iran is not a threat but made to be won by other countries to promote interests in the region he said no military solution is acceptable in the region and the syrian crisis is a result of external influence to change regional order now rouhani talked about how people in the world are tired of wars and violence and how moderation is needed he added that iran is ready to cooperate he once again said iran is not seeking nuclear weapons and is ready to help quell concern over its peaceful nuclear program but only on c. you're on iran's nuclear program and for that matter that of all other countries must pursue exclusively peaceful purposes nuclear weapons and other weapons of mass
destruction have no place in iran security in defense doctrine and contradict their fundamental religious and ethical convictions. as expected he had a much softer tone than his predecessor but the israeli delegation was not present for rouhani speech in fact in an interview after his speech he did to talk about the holocaust saying that it was a horrible crime against jewish people much different kind of rhetoric than we heard. from. in his speeches at the u.n. the u.s. was present for the speech a lot of hope of course that this week could see a reset of u.s. iran relations no direct exchange between the president but the highest level meeting since one thousand nine hundred seventy nine will be held as of now on thursday between foreign ministers now on the sidelines of russia and the u.s. continue their work to try and find consensus on syria sergey lavrov and john kerry confirmed the meeting was constructive of rove says there is
a mutual understanding that the next step is to move forward with the geneva two format but do you. is now pushing for a stronger u.n. resolution on syria that would call for the use of force if it doesn't comply with plans to get rid of syrian chemical weapons russia is very weary of any kind of mention of force in resolutions because it believes it counters hampers diplomatic efforts and also wants to push for all chemical weapons on both sides both the government and the rebels to be destroyed the u.s. pointed out it will still act to protect its interests in the mideast in fact obama in his u.n. speech said the u.s. is prepared to use all elements of power including military force to secure these core interests in the region and that's not a very good sign for diplomacy barack obama also stressed that president asad staying as it had of the syrian state is not an option saying you would create an
extremely violent space for extremists to operate and i were activists brownback or believes washington is just looking for pretax to push through a military solution to the conflict but the united states and what france are trying to do at the security council is to bully russia and china in order to get wording into that resolution that would authorize them to carry out military action under the rubric of the united nations but clearly the obama administration says it has the authority to act unilaterally but it would like to have some sort of shield or at least a mask for that sort of unilateral operation chemical weapons in this instance are a pretext for an escalating intervention the obama administration's can dispense state because of global opposition including massive domestic opposition in the united states they're trying to come back but they're in a weakened position right now it's a double standard it's hypocrisy the united states is trying to bully the u.n. security council to do what it really wants to do which is to escalate the conflict
in syria to overthrow their government. now iran's president has known rouhani has said expansionist strategies in the region cannot be masked by a humanitarian brasserie he stressed any use of force would only deepen the syrian conflict and that's just one of the many points of contention between america and iran but is there a chance of open dialogue between tehran and washington well some answers to that question coming up your wing crosstalk at eleven thirty am g.m.t. . it's sites that need to compromise it's not just washington iran has a whole history of deceiving the international community about its nuclear program it's documented it's on record this isn't information that should be debated i think that you need to come to terms with what is actually real and what is not and there is no there is absolutely not one iota of truth in what you just mentioned iran has always been transparent about its nuclear program. under pressure from the
united staes the start helping iran they pulled back it's never been secret and this is just in accurate. well we are closely following all the developments out of the general the sandwich and we've got all the details for you online so to listen to all the speeches by the world leaders and more of you can log on to our website r t v dot com and coming up later in the program be olympics goes out of this world as a cosmic trio heads to the international space station on a mission to pull we take an olympic torch word has never gone before. but all told about language at all but i will only react to situations i have read the reports i'm likely to put in the know i will leave them to the state department
to comment on your latter point. to secure a car is on the job here no. they do no more weasel words. when you need a direct question be prepared for a change when you know you should be ready for a. critical speech and a little bit of the freedom to watch. right sixty. first street. and i think you're. on our report.
welcome back now washed by the atlantic ascension island is a distant remnant of the british empire it's still home to hundreds of people though the population has severely reduced over the past decade now let's take a look as you see this tiny dot here is extension island it's situate a roughly midway between the horn of south america and africa it may be small but for the island there is a problem it represents is huge residents and human rights activist accuse the british government of squeezing the life out of a cannick island and the reason america wants to expand a military base there are days or smith investigates. it's a tiny island in the mid atlantic made of volcanic rock and covered in pitch and water no but to eight hundred people. but now the story of ascension island
hole marks the beginning of the diego garcia the british owned indian ocean islands whose inhabitants were forced to leave to make way for a u.s. base despite having lived through generations islanders accuse the governments of. reaching families who've been there for more than a century ten years ago an old so difference person was promised democratic institutions for the islands a legal right to live and to own property it wanted a viable community that but today the populations already decreased by. with communities replaced by contract work has retired or on employed people eighteen had to leave and the similarities with. the dominant feature on the island is you guessed it an american base heavily used during president obama's recent trip to africa there are also satellites and submarine tracking stations and one of
those now infamous listening posts run by g c h q the british government now conveniently insists ascension has no indigenous population and many residents believe they intend to evacuate the island completely and abandon it to the americans from the dreams of a permanent home they had a decade ago. to hold in the special relationship. and earlier r.t. talked to david lindsay whose family originates from beyond he says it's outrageous that british citizens could be forced out on the whim of the us military. i have been there several times and as i say most most people on ascension out of our of central indian origin in my family seven years ago i was born there there is a very very strong sense that ascension island as being one might almost say starve to death and there is a precarious kind of political representation there is the absence of guaranteed
property rights or indeed a very much property rights at all people are born there people do live their entire working lives there people do wish to retire there but cannot do so may not do so is not permitted if this is because once we think there's any serious doubt because of pressure from the american base there which is largely intelligence related and it is a serious question to be asked about why on british territory british citizens living there these are full british passport holders of why these peoples are being treated like this for the sake of a station a base which is almost certain you might know more of the details of this in fact engaged in the activities that have been such a huge global story in terms of spying on pretty much everyone but that is happening on british not american territory and a british population there is being mistreated. and had online to get the latest from our web team including naming investigative journalist tackle the secrecy of pakistan drone strikes to find the real death toll over u.s.
warfare. ending green army is under fire over allegations of maybe training members of the far right organization golden dawn all this and more is just a click away on our t.v. . well they say education is the best investment but it could prove a costly one for the students in france scared away from the job market by record unemployment figures mannie prefer to stay at university but few can afford it and even for those who can do are still the question of what to do with their skills are just as are sillier reports. the point of view of six million unemployed youth has been well documented to date in france it's above twenty six percent and in deprived there isn't the contrary it could go as high as forty percent the chances of getting a job are so slim some have opted to go back to school but even that is proving to
be problematic as students fall back to university campuses like this one for another academic year student unions are sounding the alarm over the cost of funding one year of study away from their parental home they say they'll have to shell out between ten thousand five hundred euros and fifteen thousand five hundred each year a very steep price they say in addition to what they see as a bleak future ahead of them. today the students from working classes have less possibility to access university education because of course the university tuition fees are not very high but the cost of living is very hard returning to university this year is going to be difficult because of the fixed prices of food health we called mandatory fees for social security all of it is going out in the month of september for the new school year he says is once again synonymous with sacrifice and financial hardship something that is all too familiar with
a working student completing her degree and fitter her story is not uncommon finding herself in a vicious circle of ashley puts it trying to reverse a one man series i'm an optimist but it's so complicated to think about my status and at the same time having to work you have to find a job but even if you find one there is no stable salary without a stable salary you can't rent a room it's not such an extreme idea that. treats their own public servant accommodation but never enough to meet demand government funding the number of public housing doubled by twenty twenty but does little to ease the present burden of an already lost general. there's a bit of good news though the budget for student scholarships has been increased to one hundred eighteen million euros starting this month which student unions hope with me better university access and experience of the country's poorest. and for many heading into higher education that extra cash is vital to allow them to make
the most of their studies and if its many students get part time job to pay for their education that's ok if they were less than twelve hours week but any more the education suffers from this is experiencing an economic crisis and we need to have more graduates for the future it's urgent that the public power acknowledge the problem before it becomes catastrophic assuming one does not it should get an education it goes back to the question and managing to do something with it getting a job when there are no any tests are so you are to paris. now take a look at some other stories from around the world a more than two hundred people have died in a powerful earthquake that hit eastern pakistan aftershocks caused thousands to collapse in a remote area near the iranian border claiming matthew lives tremors have been reported across the region and hundreds of kilometers away in india's capital new delhi the quake was so strong that a force a new island to rise from the sea off the southern coast of pakistan.
there were. many as president has announced today and through the rescue operation in their robbie's westgate mall the scene of the country's worst terrorist attack in fifteen years five members of the al shabaab militant group responsible for the assault were killed during the standoff eleven others are in custody at least sixty seven people died in the hostage crisis was around one hundred seventy injured at least two americans and a british citizen are among the al qaida linked insurgents that carried out the assault a u.s. led investigators in claims a plot was hatched weeks or months ago in somalia where a team of english speaking foreign fighters were selected and there are reports that a british woman may have spear had of the attack. the such a twenty fourteen winter olympic torch is boldly going where no torch has gone before and will be taken out of space walk by two russian cosmonauts or did
a blast off from earth on thursday paul scott has more on the historic mission. russian cosmonauts culture of and resent scheme along with american astronaut mike hopkins the trio are about to embark on the thirty seventh expedition to the international space station but along with carrying out the usual array of hundreds of scientific and medical experiments present skin culture of have one more unusual task to perform november become the first people in history to carry the olympic torch into open space. whose deal is at the correct you as a community to make it as beautiful and spectacular as we can we want to make it memorable millions of people around the world will be able to see us at work and see what we do you'll be able to see the old side of the earth in the background we aim to make it a visual spectacle but we don't want to give you all the details just yet the torch
will follow the crew to the i assess on a specially branded rocket once the russians have taken it on its unprecedented space walk it will head back to earth with returning crewmembers ready to continue its relay across russia. starting in moscow in early october the torch is to travel sixty five thousand kilometers around the country and will be carried by fourteen thousand bures two of which will be on the i assess although it won't be late twenty's on skin culture of got their hands on it the very same top will be used to light the cauldron during the games opening ceremony in february the crew of expedition thirty seven a relatively inexperienced only commander cult of has been to space before and he's providing a reassuring presence for the newest members of the space community but i'd also like to say i feel very competent and part of that comes from our commander who's obviously very experienced tubes in the spacecraft but as you can see here in the
press conference as well always has a calming presence after launch the soyuz spacecraft is set to over the four times before docking with the eye assess the entire journey taking just around six hours the crew set to remain on board until late march michael fossum who would turn from the i s s two years ago and one day hopes to go back and explains what they can expect i'm very excited for my concern again is that as they look forward to their first flight they have dreamed about this like all of us really from the time of childhood and now they're preparing to live that dream they're a little nervous they're a little excited and they're professionals they're looking forward to doing the job for which they've trained for many years while following the final preparations in the testing center behind me the rocket has now embarked on its journey to the launch pad and although this train track is only five kilometers long the journey is taken around two hours it has done a walking pace as not to damage the technical equipment inside and although all
does look set there's plenty more final preparations to be done in the few hours ahead of launch. some of those preparations include cooling the rocket with nitrogen to minus two hundred seventy degrees to stabilize and keep the four hundred tons of fuel cool so that come the early hours of thursday morning this rockets can deliver the i assess its recruits pull scott's altie by colonel. and some news just in here on our t.v. stars are no u.n. inspectors arrive back in syria and right now you're looking at the latest footage from our video agency ruptly dot t.v. so leon inspectors are due to complete their investigation into the panting allegations of chemical weapons use in syria will keep you on data on all the very latest developments that come out of the country. and now from
prisoners to human rights activists we continue to take a look at the lives changed by guantanamo bay prison the second part of our special report is coming your way right now. to the future. to small technologies the name in aviation is the game which is late he still might succeed in the much noble pose so springs innovations new heights
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