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on r.t. tonight the latest diplomatic marathon over syria results in unilateral approval of a resolution at the u.n. security council one of the country's next moves on chemical disarmament. claims of state slavery are fired at qatar as the football community teams up with rights activists over dough are building its world cup dream at a lethal cost to a new group work is. a massive police operations underway in greece rounding up leaders and members of the far right golden dawn party it's a first since the one nine hundred seventy five comment on that coming up this hour . faced with a war of verse public the u.k. eyes are man drones expendable mercenaries and probably a gander now to fire up the nationals spirit.
live from moscow it's kevin over here this hour this is r.t. international our top story the hague based watchdog says the syrian government should destroy all chemical weapons facilities by november it's also giving damascus until the middle of next year to get rid of the poisonous substances it already has developed it's after the u.n. security council unanimously back to resolution requiring syria to eliminate its arsenal and has moscow insisted the document does not authorize the immediate use of force if it doesn't comply the details from a new york correspondent reporting. this breakthrough marks the first time the united nations security council has agreed on a binding document concerning syria the resolution unanimously adopted by the council requires the verification and destruction of syria's chemical weapons
stockpiles however while it doesn't mention chapter seven towards the end of the document it does not indicate that immediate use of force would be allowed and this is something that russia's foreign minister sergei lavrov explained in detail while addressing the security council in your book but the movie was that the resolution does not fall under chapter seven of the un charter and does not allow for the automatic use of force if we have verbs the agreement that the russian american meeting in geneva regarding violations of the use of chemical weapons by anyone will have to be carefully investigated by the security council of the united nations. the council will stand ready to take action under chapter seven of the un charter any incident which is considered to be a violation of the resolution would have to be proved one hundred percent yours is due for any action taken. the resolution also calls for the convening of the geneva two peace talks which u.n.
secretary general ban ki moon says could happen as soon as november geneva two is where the syrian government and opposition are supposed to come to the table together to negotiate a peaceful path towards their future and an ultimate end to the two and a half year civil war taking place in that country russia's foreign minister sergei lavrov says that the syrian opposition as well as the government is up lives to comply with all measures in this care the council resolution is desirable many of them that is the responsibility for implementing this resolution lies not only with the government of syria as opposed to the demands of the u.n. security council the syrian opposition will have to cooperate with u.n. experts to the world. in the meantime u.s. secretary of state john kerry said the precedent setting resolution shows that powerful diplomacy can peacefully disarm the worst weapons however during his address to the security council secretary kerry reminded members that the use of
force against syria is an option that u.s. president barack obama continues to keep on the table reporting from new york. r.t. speaking at the un general assembly before the vote for the world's multipolar place and therefore there's no place for unilateral action against other states with collective approval is in contrast to president obama's theory than of u.s. exceptionalism when he defended on the same stage a few days before the shia political analyst eric draitser told me resulting from america's declining image essentially what we should understand is that the language that obama is using is not only just to make the case that somehow the united states is above other countries that the united states is above international law that the united states is above the very institutions that the united nations represents that it is above everything that has happened since world war two in other words it is the might make makes right principle and you know you
don't want to reduce it down to such a simplistic concept but unfortunately that is the reality of international relations when it comes to the united states and of course their anger with the russians their anger with putin is his and russia's inability to accept this principle and we're seeing a tectonic shift i think in global geopolitics as countries who even ten years ago would never even dare question the notion of american exceptionalism and america's ability and albeit right to assert its military authority around the world now this is being question and this is of course a combination of many different factors not the least of which is america's global pristine in decline. we spoke to syria's foreign minister on the sidelines of the un general assembly told us damascus is willing to comply with the chemical disarmament roadmap but it's worried about possible provocation from rebel forces. control. but we are worried. the terrorist
group also has chemical weapons and they want to use it. to show the west that syria is not committed to its committee you can see the entire interview a series top diplomat on our web site r.t. dot com. the capital of cattle scrolling in leaps and bounds these days gearing up for the twenty twenty two world cup but it's coming at a tragic cost of dozens of lives the football community and rights groups accuse the government of treating migrant construction workers like slaves forcing them to work in humiliating and simply inhumane conditions artie's polyploid here met some british fans for their thoughts on. the choice of cast for the twenty twenty two world cup has raised more than just a few why browse well football fans wonder how they'll avoid alcohol restrictions if they attend the tournament and players raise concerns over the desert heat an
investigation by britain's guardian newspaper has uncovered an altogether more serious control of the city for the twenty twenty two host nation according to the publication nepalese migrants working on major infrastructure projects for the world cup have been subjected to forced labor they've been denied water in extreme heat and they were trying to raise of almost one a day during the summer for football fans in london the news merely adds insult to injury often pray to spread to host the twenty eighteen world cup which rejects it so i've come to london so where football fans regularly flood the park to find out what they think. forty four people died in two months you know that's a higher ratio than had almost every damn you know back in the what it was the twenty's and thirty's the night job was first world war standard you know there's a lot of people dying and it sounds like there's not a great deal of governance going on if that's what's happening john who was brought round the world the great campbell china having been the olympics. was that they
should be encouraged to feel that. the same will because of the wrong we're going to the world. the only way to really make it global is to bring questionable countries into the fold in terms of highlighting to the world do you trust issues that go ignored trying to turn those rooms they don't think it's a good thing because you could hardly think since the poster child twenty twenty two supreme committee which is responsible for the organization of the tournament that has said that is deeply concerned by the allegations and has vowed to investigate them but the next police ambassador to canada has already said that abuse of migrant laborers that is so entrenched in the emirates. but it might as well be called an open jail so for those watching from the sidelines here in london or indeed from pubs like these it raises questions over whether or not cast our
should be afforded the privilege of hosting the international tournament reporting from london. when we turn the goal for human rights watch told r.t. that qatar has a long history of neglecting workers' rights the government's job to respond to the allegations and you've got a geisha and are very credible know everyone north of the problem is it's not rocket science and this is not a question of money it's a question of forcing the good laws getting rid of the by applause. prosecuting offenders and the car can do that it's just a question of whether it's willing to go the extra mile and to be caught our leader in the region where we are you know my coworkers rate is a real serious issue that has been for a very long so there have been purity but employers many of them most of whom are county and the results and the pretty horrific abuses which have been reviewed all again. and a story of phone call but no guarantees coming up the presidents of the u.s.
and iran speak directly for the first time in over thirty years bit later than the program we hear how this long awaited foreign relations could be drowned out there by the loud voices of america's. allies. next though greek authorities are conducting a sweeping crackdown on the fire a golden dawn party arresting its leader and a dozen senior officials of members it stems from the murder of a problem that a fascist two weeks ago allegedly by a member of golden dawn the party's become greece's surd largest these days was best known for terrorizing immigrants and attacking political rivals with me now dr alexander because of me as he's a specialist in greek politics and author of a number of articles on golden dawn in leading greek newspapers i say thanks for taking the time to be with r.t. tonight and first of all i gather greek employees enjoy diplomatic immunity so first of all are these arrests that we're hearing of illegal. enjoy
parliamentary immunity not diplomatic immunity as you said in some respects arrests are violating parliamentary immunity but at the same time the greek high court decided under the exceptional circumstance that exists right now in greece it to do so of course absolutely not diplomats or parliament of course are massive or words that earlier on the program professor of constitutional law told us that even if a golden dollar fishes are found guilty the party itself cannot be shut down is that correct. yes there is correct and there is a gray area here as well in so far as the position of the m.p.'s for whom arrest warrants have been issued is concerned in particular the high court in the prosecutor have made it clear that despite the fact that they will be on trial in under arrest they will not lose their status as members of the greek parliament it
is a strange situation there is no precedent to this and the greek government and greek authorities are going along according to the situation as changes on the ground it's a very rapid reaction to a terrible crime that happened nearly two weeks ago into a continuing series of crimes by the neo nazi party golden dawn the other side of this of course interesting sides be running with it been a number of police suspensions arrests and continuing allegations of ties with the authorities and golden dawn tell us a bit more about that how tied in are they potentially allegedly. well yes that is a big question mark it is clear that there are ties between golden dawn and certain parts of the greek state operators in these have been going on for decades they did not just take place recently it is clear for example that golden dawn have had close ties with the greek police there have been arrests of two prominent policeman
so far it is likely that we will see more of that i'm not entirely sure that the greek government will go all the way it's also clear that many police officers have voted in favor of golden dawn elections which suggest that there is a deeper influence by the party in side the greek police there are also members of golden dawn in the greek security services the. greek. security service official who was in charge or monitoring the movements of the party turned out to be in fact a cousin of an m.p. of the party and most probably an informant of the party inside the greek intelligence these links continue elsewhere there are probably some links in the special forces of the armed forces as well of course so seems to be the case if you try and close something down and you drive it underground it thrives conversely. that is correct and i am personally against
a full band of golden dawn precisely for the reason you outlined in your question it seems that the greek authorities are not entirely clear about what to do so far they are not banning golden dawn because they want to avoid a situation whereby the movement or the organization rather goes on the ground and becomes a more threatening force in greek politics at the same time however they're arresting its members and they're going for something like a de facto ban without a proper legal battle. ok thanks you saw dr xander kusum is lecturing politics at the coventry university thank you. thank you for the first time in over thirty years the leaders of iran and the u.s. has spoken to each other directly following this rare phone conversation barack obama said he hoped the stalemate over to rand's nuclear ambitions could be sold soon but he said there was no guarantee of success and that there are still some serious obstacles to be succumbed america's top ally israel remains skeptical
meantime about the softer approach around voice to the u.n. general assembly promised labeled as a smokescreen and said to run can't be trusted analysts believe the toughest hurdle to a solution is the strong and t. iran lobby within the us the author of a storage old home told r.t. their influence on the president could prove decisive. united states needs iran to help it pull out successfully from afghanistan in two thousand and fourteen recall that in two thousand and one the iranians were very helpful to the then u.s. president george w. bush in terms of helping to dislodge the taliban from power around can also be helpful with regard to the crisis in iraq with bombings at a level not seen since two thousand and six and two thousand and seven the problem is that the israeli lobby in the united states is very powerful not least in mr obama's own democratic party coalition and it is no secret that mr netanyahu the
prime minister of israel is itching to launch military strikes against ron's nuclear facilities given such pressures it's unclear how these diplomatic talks will turn out. historic phone calls cost me some public support back home in time he was greeted by hardline protesters on arrival in turn around some even threw eggs and shoes at his car angered by the apparent softening of the president's stance on washington. coming up a man who's got billions in the bank hates the euro but is a fan of the death penalty week frank stuart he looks set to a way to austria's parliament on the back of a surge of euro skepticism we talked to him but later in the program. firing up the flame of the games almost watch the rehearsal of the olympic torch lighting ceremony from the birthplace of the legendary sporting event.
is a good. shoes that no one is asking with the guests that you deserve answers from. politic only. allow again mercenaries drones and cyber warfare may be the only way forward for the u.k. military according to a study that's been put together for the country's ministry of defense turns out that army chiefs are worried that the british public just won't be sold on war anymore otherwise so and looking at out of the in reinvigorate the warrior spirit as laura smith explains. how to sell a war to a british public that's not buying that's the topic of the latest study by the ministry of defense reacting to what the paper calls a wrong assumption that the british people has become risk averse in
a nutshell the paper says it's not the people don't want war it's that they don't understand how it will benefit them so in an effort to explain war better the think tank makes some recommendations for us to make a large investment into drones suggesting that if people in foreign countries they killed at arms length the british public mind so much second use more contractors aka must raise rather than british soldiers to lessen worries about casualties to use more special forces soldiers because apparently the loss of soldiers doesn't have such an impact on the public because that role is perceived as inherently more risky and full something military families are already calling disgraceful reduce the profile of repatriation ceremonies for sessions of hearses carrying coffins straight to the union jack when bodies are brought back from afghanistan. but
a war weary british public isn't keen on having its opinions swayed and is particularly adamant about keeping repatriation the ceremonies in the public cause i think there should be respected for what they've done and we should be aware that it was just more just the. only thing they can do is. going to publish to write. a thing basically fish should be going to war so it's really trying to avoid war rather than try to make it sound it makes an interesting way the paper appears prescient because it was written before the british parliament voted against getting involved in syria under the immense weight of public opinion but. it seems unlikely that the public will be manipulated into supporting conflict quite as easily as they even the ministry of defense admits that the current version into war is the result of a people that's better informed and an opposition that's more sophisticated.
perhaps drones could be an idea for britain the civilian aircraft at least they don't fall asleep made flight somewhat more than half of the u.k.'s pilots suing the latest survey from their organization admitted don't think off the joystick at least once rather scary but they say it's because they're overworked more about it and i would like also the first side and say us christian group wants the kansas education board in court for teaching children about evolution and global warming says it violates people's religious freedom the genesis of that story then. come. right see. first. and i would think that your. recourse with the. instrument.
being. the dress rehearsal for lighting of the sochi twenty forty winter olympic torch has taken place in green ancient olympia it's the final preparation before the actual ceremony on sunday to fumble was that. actually watching the rehearsal for some ceremonies here actually impede the birthplace of the lympics two and a half thousand years ago and this tank size will actually herald the start of the next billion pics and that's because the little people claimed she twenty fourteen and it will get them to print stuff since you can see here practicing what they would do on sunday in this marriage law if you two should the first torchbearer who like addition is always the greek and he will then hand nancy the russian torch bearer if you on this occasion will be a little star alexander ovechkin he would say gently has been released by the
washington capitals one weekend only to carrying out his sauna that'll then go on a seven day tour of greece before ending up in ashton's next weekend would then be taken to moscow for the russian leg to relate well i lied so limpid torch marathon across russia will include the bottom of lay by the highest peak of europe and outer space as a bit of for the last few days the torch will fly into the eye assess next week and be taken out for a space walk in a spectacular out of this world show we will of course be watching the sermon and we'll bring you the pictures. when austrian vote in the parliamentary election on sunday it'll be an unusual ballot for europe because they're doing it while they're enjoying a fairly robust economy even so the euro skeptic parties are polling strongly and could get a third of the vote peter all of
a caught up with the flamboyant billionaire leader of one group. the latest polling information ahead of sunday's election here in austria suggests that the country will see a return of the so-called grand coalition between the social democrats and the conservative people's party however this election has seen a rise in the amount of people turning towards euro skeptic parties now to talk a little bit more about that i'm joined by the founder of one of those euro skeptic parties mr frank thanks very much for talking to me why has your skepticism caught the imagination in austria we are nuts get this for me this. i'm very much for european unity and so on which is always thought that come with currency doesn't make sense it's economically viable and all the science at that doesn't work now do you think that brussels currently has too much say over the sovereignty of nations like austria while a candid. perrie's and because each country has
a certain culture for hundreds and thousands a year as an each country must govern down destiny on the other hand the european unity would be that people can move freely around and in products could be moved around freely but again the currency just doesn't work now how important to the rest of the e.u. is they selection taking place in austria well. i don't think we will get a majority at this time but we have set principles and dollars for pete tax reforms and parliamentary reforms and parliamentary reform so we hope to reduce the power of politicians and. citizens representatives will have more say in government thank you very much for talking to me frank stronach there the founder of teen stronach party running in this year's
austrian elections. ostrom i will be covering a safe passage for the south and through europe's financial turmoil but as you'll see in the kaiser reports not in one thousand things we empty. jolting the global world of business. ben moshe c.e.o. of ai g. the insurance giant which took eighty five billion in bailout money from the american taxpayer said that congressional outrage at the ensuing bonuses paid to these executives in a failed fraudulent phony financial products unit was quote just as bad as the deep south lynching. that cracker on wall street sees a kinship with the way blacks were lynched you know here's what i think black america should do in light of this revelation they should demand reparations for having built the united states of america they are owed by some calculations that this was
an issue a few years ago five to seven trillion dollars in cash right now black america this cracker thinks you know what it is suffering of taking billions in bonus money is equivalent to you building the entire country that he now profits from i'm a victim i was the first of billions of dollars of buddhism you know i can't stand it. marks a coherent just over to a couple of world news stories next though i'm greek roads in bahrain of clashed with security forces in protest of the arrest of probably the opposition figure former m.p. color of my resume chris taken into custody charged with inciting terrorism cliches tear gas and water coming to disperse the thousands who tried to get into pearl square the cradle of bahrain's long running rest the opposition's demanding human rights reforms and accuses the government of conducting a ferocious crackdown. security forces and sit down and open fire on demonstrators
killing another four people in protest of rage all week rest is rooted in the cuts in fuel subsidies approved last week by president bashir rights groups believe a total of fifty four people have been shot dead so far driving on grover the police's increasingly lethal crackdown calls approaching from the shooting which is almost a quarter century and. up ahead russia's growth plan get started by people of own is guess the latest edition of on the money that sonic's program. i bet anyone who lives in the united states knows a few people or just dismal geography a certain small percentage of the country just can't get it that canada is above us
but how important is doing geography anyways what one author on the washington post blogs recently wrote that knowing geography really doesn't matter that much he was writing in response to the game where is damascus which challenges people to find syria's capital on a blank map he said that whether americans can find here on a map doesn't affect the wisdom of a punitive strike meant to uphold international norms against the use of chemical weapons and often disasters draw our attention to places we'd never heard of before like pearl harbor or columbine or syria but let's look at this way i don't exactly know where persons kidneys are or how exactly they work so by all normal logic that means i'm not qualified to have an opinion about whether we should remove john doe's kidneys my opinion doesn't count because i am kidney ignorant so if you know so little about syria that you can't even find it on a map then you are more likely to believe from a guy in a suit on t.v. that there must be an intervention to save the people there you have no idea who they are or why they are suffering or how to save them but gosh darn it that intervention sounds nice knowing at least where a country is.