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friday is expected to see rare unity of the u.n. security council as its members vote on a syria resolution which has been elusive for years. several russian news services removed photographs from their websites in protest of the detention of a photographer held together with greenpeace activists who tried to scale an arctic boil rick. u.k. ponders the role of the full face veil in british lives with a skeptical public unconvinced by arguments over religious rights and necessity.
this is r.t. coming to you live from moscow with me marina joshing. now there's been a much needed breakthrough at the u.n. security council as its permanent members agree on a draft resolution overseeing syria's chemical weapons disarmament and as russia has long been insisting it doesn't contain any threat of outside military action or he said he's now has more on the deal which seemed to be impossible from the outset . that attack and wrestle ambassador to the u.n. has said that the council couldn't vote on friday on this resolution the five permanent members of the u.n. security council reach an agreement on thursday over the wording of binding and forcible text to eliminate syria's stockpiles of chemical weapons now the resolution doesn't allow for immediate chapter seven action of the u.n. charter which allows for military and nonmilitary action in case of noncompliance but would need to be reviewed and put to a vote if that becomes the case here foreign minister sergey lavrov is allusive go
to the resolution that will be submitted to other u.n. security council members conforms to the geneva agreement on the destruction of syria's chemical weapons it does not provide for any chapter seven actions the resolution includes an agreement that was reached in geneva stating that the security council can go back to reviewing the resolution only in the case of a breach of its proceedings by any of the sides including the opposition or in the case of chemical weapons use by any side if that happens the council can act on those cases under chapter seven as well but only in accordance of the degree of that violation and if it is one hundred percent approved. now as the foreign minister mentioned the draft resolution backs the agreement reached in geneva regarding serious commitment to place its chemical. international control if there's any violation by any party as the resolution calls on the opposition to assist in the disarmament process this is an important point for russia that both
sides hold accountability and really this is a major breakthrough when you think about how less than a month ago it looked like russia and the u.s. would never agree and obama was ready to bomb damascus and it was russia and the u.s. that put forward this resolution on syria and the steps to eliminate its chemical weapons and it's important to point out that it also endorses fully the geneva communique which was put forward in june which for one calls for all members all sides i should say in the syrian conflict to meet as soon as possible to discuss a possible transitional government which have full executive power and that would be able to have members of the current government so really this is a breakthrough in the two and a half year both conflict and deadlock on the syrian crisis. now u.n. chemical inspectors have resumed their work in syria and they are investigating
seven cases of the use of illegal agents and hope to deliver their findings by the end of october the fewer over chemical weapons in syria has taken attention from the rest of the fighting there as anti-war campaigner eugene for a year has been telling r.t. . it shows that we're trending towards a diplomatic solution at least on the issue of chemical weapons but the other issue that still remain outstanding is what will happen outside of the issue of chemical weapons will diplomacy be pursued by the united states or will they continue to find as they have the opposition an arm the opposition of the silicate that are happening and try to deepen the conflict over there were sat in another way i think certainly is a cutie council reconvenes and this chemical weapons agreement is off track we could be in a place where we're going to happen again but i'd like to hope that that's the syrian regime has been far more willing than does the rebel forces to engage in diplomacy on many issues if you remember it was the syrian regime that accepted the russian and american proposal for the geneva two peace talks and the rebels that
rejected it so i certainly think that despite what we hear in a lot of united states media there's no reason to think that syria won't hold up there in the bargain particularly after they so enthusiastically pursued the russian proposal for a diplomatic solution across a neighboring lebanon more than a quarter of the population is now made up of syrian refugees the country has already poured in billions of dollars to try and cope with this massive and and is appealing for help from the u.n. in just over two hours here in r t selfish are announcing talks to former lebanese army chief about how the long lasting conflict in syria is affecting his country. syria shattered into pieces the wall has left nothing in tax little remains of the peaceful pasta little kept for a peaceful future. as rebels fight the government and each other the ones who suffer the people. how does it feel to share the border with
such a neighbor. told to lebanon's ex chief commander. and the spirit of diplomatic optimism at the u.n. also extended to a rare encounter which saw the u.s. secretary of state meet his iranian counterpart for the your country's highest level talks in a generation their meeting centered on tehran's atomic program and it fell within the framework of the seven nation negotiations speaking to the washington post iranian president hassan rouhani expressed hope of more cooperation with the u.s. and that he wants to reach a deal was in months the shift in tone was widely welcomed both sides remain cautious saying actions will speak louder than words at a national law professor and middle east experts doubt said iran is trying to win
the hearts and minds of people worldwide. in a fairly comfortable position they felt that the policy of. the previous i thought of mr rouhani was not helping at all from a legal standpoint iran feels that it has done everything it could and if there is anything it wants to gain public opinion it knows that the need to waged a war against it it has verified it is the revolution and it has portrayed it in a position of a threat to the international community now it is trying to make a case to the international. changed the tone and the british judge has forbidden a muslim woman from covering her face while giving evidence in court for instance again for kills the debate over just how far religious rights can be stretched
a recent survey found that sixty six percent of british people oppose full face veils leaving little doubt as to the public stance so what's the solution to find out gauged opinion in london. two weeks ago students at a college in birmingham accused their teaches of religious discrimination when the college try to impose a ban on full face veils nine thousand students signed a protest petition and the ban was subsequently dropped but the war of opinions isn't dying down i don't think it helps their integration by using a full face veil you know as long as the face can be seen. to some extent you know expressions country a lot they shouldn't be judged because you can't see their faces just their religion and that's what i do and that's what they want a resolution they don't wear it in english bonnet so it's. it's it's up to the people or they were it's just any and like any other type of clothing yeah i think
there should be a law for example airports or even just shop which places where the interact with people especially people who don't know this because it's it's very difficult to speak to buying the sort of surface you you want to speak to someone you know want to speak just starts to talk about the issue i'm joined by columnist and be live from danny to be there france and belgium have imposed blanket bans on the cab in public spaces but britain prides itself on being a multicultural nation how do you think the government is supposed to respond on the issue here well the experience in france has proved to be a complete failure it has really pitted communities against each other and it has led crucially to an increase in the suspicion and indeed hatred against muslim communities and i firmly believe that it's not in the d.n.a. for me put it that way of the british. to indeed stifle liberties do so the banning itself is an assault against fundamental human rights but surely this isn't
a religious issue this is a professional issue and surely there are some circumstances when a cab simply isn't appropriate for example when you're teaching children providing evidence in court or treating a patient in hospital i'm by no. means an advocate of the niqab and i do think that this should be reserved restrictions against in the curb in certain situations like you've just pointed out and but we were talking about is the expression of prejudice against a religion. there's a tiny minority of women wearing the niqab that it would be ridiculous to legislate against an entire religion effectively nebular and any thank you very much for your comments well while britain prides itself on its individual rights and ethnic tolerance the debate is waging on and the government may find that it can no longer maintain an official silence on the issue reporting from london i'm poly boy. while
britain ponders what to do with a full face veils other e.u. states are much less hesitant some have outright ban the cobs while their neighbors are looking to follow suit your english who takes a look. could have expected a dress code to become such a heated topic of political debate and yet the issue of the muslim veil and variations thereof has gripped not one not two but several european states france home to the largest muslim community in western europe with some five million followers became the first country to ban the full face veil in public places in two thousand and eleven a new woman breaking the rule faces a penalty of around one hundred fifty euro and a lesson in citizenship those forcing a woman to cover her face or looking at a much stiffer fine of up to thirty thousand euro neighboring belgium followed suit just months afterwards with a similar ban on the muslim veil that covers the full face though the fine here is slightly lower than maximum punishment could result in a seven day jail term
a similar belen face covering in public is to become effective this year in the netherlands home to roughly a million muslims although scholars say out of that number only a few hundred women wearing the cobs of workers which either leave the eyes open or cover the entire face within three and three and a half million muslims live in germany the second largest islamic population in europe after france there is no universal ban here but this it has to be bounded civil servants from wearing head scarves and veils following an eight year old ruling from the federal constitutional court which left the issue up to individual states to decide both in spain and italy moves have been made in the past to outlaw the carbs and workers as well as head scarves for muslims but in those both predominantly catholic countries supreme courts or legal ministers have thrown such propositions out citing them as unconstitutional and then this was cunto enough to chino two thirds of the population voted in favor of a ban on face covering veils and the ban is currently waiting approval by the
federal parliament these developments across the european continent are raising the question is there a broader clash with the liberal values themselves when the right to religious identity is. and against the need for all to respect the law as france's president announces aya water in cuts to next year's budget more and more it's to this point a finger europe blaming the e.u. for dragging down friends that's coming out layer. and believe us president calls for barack obama to go on trial for crimes against humanity he explicitly tells our team was behind his harsh accusations that's obscene. there's a media leader so we leave the media. by the same motions she threw in the play your party years ago. where shoes that no one is asking with the guests they deserve answers from it's all politics. are today.
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a photographer who took pictures of the greenpeace activists attempt to scale an oil rig in the arctic ocean is being held in remand was an environmentalist most of whom will remain in custody for two more months planning an investigation got it she can joins me live now with more on the story. and so diana thanks very much for joining us so do tell us what's happening and what's the pro this to aftermath unfolding and how is it unfolding rather. well marina as of now twenty two people who were onboard the arctic sunrise will remain in jail for the next two months says investigation continues then that's not a sentence that's basically time that the court gives for investigators to do their job and present their case that there will be another hearing on monday as we understand in the court in the city of more months will decide what to do with the other eight members of the proof it would be safe to assume the same decision will be made with regard to those individuals russian investigators explained that the activist will not necessarily have to spend exactly two months in jail they could
be released. earlier it all depends on how fast the investigators should go see the judge decided against releasing the individuals on bail citing a concern that they could leave the country before the investigation is over we know that the detained activists refused to answer investigators questions invoking the right under the russian constitution to remain silent and not to testify against themselves on board the greenpeace ship the arctic sunrise there were thirty people citizens of eighteen countries among them was a russian photojournalist then his is seeing a call for a he was detained with everybody else on board the ship a number of russian media outlets have blacked out all photographs on their websites this friday in protest against senior call for a rest over three thousand russian media workers russian journalists have signed a petition to release the photo journalist say he was doing his job there and one
russian online news outlet that are you claim seen it off was on board the ship on their doing their assignment the greenpeace activists were detained last week having ignored russian authorities warnings while trying to climb the platform the russian oil platform greenpeace says they acted in peaceful protest against oil drilling in the arctic question authorities believe whatever their intentions the activists technically broke the law russian authorities maintain the greenpeace international ship. had ignored many warnings including not to enter the restricted more than see you grew to end at a decision was made to detain the activists when they started to climb the oil platform using ropes and grapples of course having carried out this protest greenpeace has drawn a lot of attention to their calls and some suggest they probably knew what to expect given given multiple warnings but the activists went on anyway possibly
knowing how much public attention the action good general. it and it has generated a lot of attention especially ahead of the arctic conference this week where the leaders of arctic may truce together with experts from will industry we're discussing ways to explore the resources in the arctic as well as ways to minimize the damage to the environment to the washroom present was asked about the detained activists and he said there of course they're obviously not pirates he said but greenpeace had clearly violated international law by sending activists from the ship in inflatable boats to try to board the plot for years or with a russian oil platform and the president also suggested that the activists she choose other forms of dialogue. are going to thanks very much indeed for bringing us the developments on this case going to check on reporting there. and britain's got an idea that some military make believe will make wars look less lethal the ministry ob defense hopes that using drones mercenaries and any seen
a curbs losses among soldiers will convince the public into supporting conflict more on that on line and. mars really crude be the web planet nasa curiosity rover finds water in martian soil cubic food which is enough for a couple bottles of liquid r.t. dot com has the details. of. how barack obama must go on trial for crimes against humanity says believe us president at the u.n. general sambo in new york ever more always blame his u.s. counterpart for his aggressive foreign policy are to spanish channel spoke to him
shortly afterwards here's what he said. the. i want to remind your that when obama was elected president is able his aim was to end all wars but during a time of his presidency the number of wars only increased libya for instance the us organized an outrageous military intervention that was followed by the killing of the country's president and after that libya's oil wells have fallen under their control the finance rebels would fight against the rulers and don't support imperialism and capitalism on top of that the run a worldwide surveillance network we need to establish a court where world powers and international human rights organizations take the rule of judges we need to file a collective lawsuit aimed at putting an end to this genocide i think of the threat exists for any country with vast natural energy resources especially willing gas i understand that this is a direct threat to venezuela in order to secure energy resources for his own
country obama will invade any other country but he's not the leader of the world or else some other news from the world now the final six hostages being held by muslim rebels and is on longer in the philippines have been rescued the city was stormed by what's thought to be a renegade faction of the m.i.l.f. which has fought for an independent islamic state for decades one out of the ninety five hostages have now been accounted for after three weeks of fighting a drawn out rebellion in the southern philippines has killed one hundred twenty thousand people in the past forty years. a bomb on a bus has killed seventeen local government officials in pakistan dozens of others were wounded when the device exploded at the back of a vehicle which was taking employees home peshawar is still reeling from sunday's christian church massacre the rise in violence in recent months is being attributed to unsuccessful peace talks between pakistan's president and the taliban.
human rights groups say security forces have killed at least fifty protesters during demonstrate. cross today and they see lanny died by gunshots to having chest reports are now emerging that authorities are shooting at demonstrators in the east of the capital hard to the rallies began earlier this week against fuel subsidy cuts but have since widened with angry citizens calling for an end to corruption and the sudan's president to quit. kantians are mourning there more than sixty victims of the horrific terrorist attack at a shopping mall in nairobi in the next hour t's crossed on discusses how such a deadly assault could have happened i think we have to look at this in two ways first told as a somali issue going on here and then there's an international issue if you look at the statement made by al-shabaab about the westgate attack one thing was kenyans you better get out of somalia close your face more than this and the second thing was the international community here but
a substantial support in that kenyans and supporting the others in fighting in in somalia we are meddling and somalia targeted assassinations air strikes drone strikes all of affected to billions there. they've scattered islamic groups but also created new ones and clothing al-shabaab so yeah the idea of blowback here is a surprise we are we are seeing. the remnants or the outgrowth of what our policy in the united states policy it's been in the last twelve years there. and the french president announced this week that he'll go to fifteen billion euros from next year's federal budgets from salon's already facing mounting pressure from the right over france's relationship with europe as the economy shows precious little sign of an upturn as tests are silly reports french
citizens are markedly glum about the grim outlook. but you know. where your promises are in the long run. the boiling over frustration caught on camera priority is employment we need to eat but at this point the bad news no longer come a surprise to many french the popular self-styled mr normal condemned for having no power to stop economic uncertainty from becoming the new normal at the resentment is palpable with only eleven percent of the french thinking their economy will improve over the next twelve months running out of economic initiative at home alone recently unveiled a three point five billion injection into thirty four key sectors hoping to spur a third industrial revolution. ordinary people have managed to survive the crisis because france has been a rich country for the past ten twenty thirty years and older generations have proportionally more money than the younger ones so in the family the transfer
phenomenon is common meaning the grandparents are helping their grandchildren finances studies but we can't go on like this for much longer. and then there's your skepticism it's rises reflected not just in opinion polls but increasingly in the election outcomes as well so i asked the president to hold the referendum in january two thousand and fourteen and i asked the french do they want to stay in the european union do they want to stay with this do they want european lewis to be stronger the national polls. it is right here the decisions on everything from public finances investment unemployment and the euro zone are debated and made the problem seems to be that there are more debates than decisions prompting the french foreign minister to say that this place needs a boss but france cannot afford to stall as french president francois hollande is still under great pressure from berlin and brussels to deliver on his economic
promises in a draft text in april alone socialist party attack merkel and her selfish intransigence and called for a confrontation with germany over policy reforms. if the economic situation in france dramatically worsens compared to germany it will take france from a different political course that will diverged from the german one this will create a complicated conflict inside the e.u. if that happens tensions will get worse a collision course that will rock on already unstable boat as germany itself is dealing with a growing add to your frustration over having to bailout the now actually on healthy neighbors. we seem to stick to germany only because anglo merkel never said publicly the fronts belongs with southern europe not yet at least to us or cilia r.t. paris. up next larry king speaks to former labor secretary under bill clinton about social inequality and the american dream.
. the consensus to. choose the opinions that invigorating to. choose the stories that in life choose be access to your office. in a wakeup call to america for the labor secretary robert reich takes his lifelong fight for economic fairness to the big screen in the documentary inequality for all he believes the growing income gap threatens the american way of life unless citizens
take action to lay out the problems the potential solutions that explain why the stuff is things are still optimistic about the united states robert reich on politicking with. politicking with larry king and joining me from new york old friend robert reich she was bill clinton's secretary of labor also served under gerald ford and jimmy carter and he's now professor at the university of california berkeley and the bestselling author of more than a dozen books and the start of a brilliant new documentary inequality for all inequality for all opens across the united states this friday has already picked up a special jury award at the sundance film festival we'll talk.