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israel's prime minister prepares to launch a rhetorical bombardment against iran as he begins his mission in the u.s. to force any possible thaw in toronto relations with washington. as prime minister in the country may pull out of the european convention of human rights rulings that ban the deportation of radical islamists and allowed jailed killers to vote can't be tolerated. and convicted activists in bahrain say they were tortured in confinement as part of the government's bid to break the opposition struggle our top stories.
live from our studio center here in moscow where it's just eight pm this is. the israeli prime minister is in the u.s. he says to tell the truth in the face of the sweet talk and smiles which is how he described the iranian leader's recent speech at the u.n. and he was concerned about the consequences of a story phone call between hassan rouhani and barack obama well. joins me live from new york with more on this simmering that he he's going to be addressing the u.n. general assembly but what's his plans for today. well israeli prime minister benjamin netanyahu is in washington d.c. at the moment for a meeting with u.s. president barack obama and netanyahu is expected to bring something of his own offensive warning the u.s. leader not to be fooled by tehran's new leadership israel believes that iran's new president hassan rouhani has been using conciliatory words and gestures as
something of a smokescreen to conceal tehran's intentions on building a nuclear bomb and netanyahu is expected to deliver also according to reports new intelligence that his accusations that israel is going to try its best to persuade the u.s. to maintain its tough economic sanctions against iran sanctions that have caused the distance to suffer for many many years and if the u.s. and its western counterparts achieve some progress with iran in the next couple of months in terms of iran's nuclear program making it more transparent then many believe that these international sanctions and unilateral sanctions that the u.s. has imposed on iran they will ease they will be lifted and this is something that israel does not want to see happen i'm not exactly disappointed the israeli leader much. well prime minister netanyahu doesn't seem pleased that a thirty process years of cold relations between tehran and washington are quickly
thawing let's remember that last week president rouhani and obama spoke over the phone minutes while the iranian leader was leaving in new york it was the conversation between the nation's leaders in thirty four years obama has suggested that a breakthrough on iran's nuclear issue could eventually signal even deeper ties between the u.s. and iran we're already seeing that come to fruition president rouhani is now asking aviation authorities to study the possibility of resuming direct flights between iran and the united states now those flights were halted after the one nine hundred seventy nine islamic revolution we also saw positive words coming out from from the u.s. and european foreign ministers after a p five plus one meeting that took place last week with iran's foreign minister so we saw some positive reaction with that for netanyahu such sentiments many say are something of
a nightmare because for years israel has warned that iran is steadily marching towards development of a nuclear weapons iran says its nuclear program is only for peaceful purposes and is ready to be more transparent and engage more with the international meeting me last year when israel's prime minister was addressing the un general assembly he actually presented a cartoon diagram of a bomb used a red marker drew a red line and he claimed that iran would enter the final phase of weapons production by made twenty thirteen since then israel of course is about to off from that assessment but during his speech to the united nations general assembly on tuesday experts say that netanyahu will make it very clear again that israel and the world at large couldn't in you being on guard against iran and its tensions with its nuclear program in the meantime we should also mention as we're speaking of address. to the u.n. general assembly syria's foreign minister did speak to the world body on monday morning he said damascus is fully committed to its obligations as
a new signatory of the chemical weapons convention last week the u.n. security council achieved a unanimous. victory by unanimously adopting the resolution demanding that see the syrian government's chemical arsenal would be eliminated by the middle of next year now that the resolution was based on a russian u.s. brokered deal that obligates the syrian government to hand over its chemical weapons to the international community so here we have the syrian foreign minister was addressing the international community promising that the syrian government will meet all the demands of it and will continue to engage with the international community moving forward and in hopes of ending syria's civil war thanks very much indeed for that live update there from new york ortiz put not well we spoke to geo political analyst if william who said it's hard to believe iran would try to
attack israel any time soon. i don't think so ron hasn't made a. hostile war aggressive war on any nation for more than a century and a half and i certainly don't think they're insane enough to try to launch a war on israel which is armed to the teeth with nuclear submarines and other weapons would. be really not. going around at all so i think this is a fabrication by a certain international war lobby in washington the perhaps in britain france and certainly around the israeli defense industry and certain circles in this really intelligence around that you know that they want to have iran as a bogeyman to justify the continued support of washington to israel. well step back in time on our website r.t. don't come to see how a year ago netanyahu get iran with his explosive address to the un general assembly
. still to come a nigerian school has turned into a bloodbath by some of america's most radical islamists we report on the terror sweeping the continent and discuss how these networks are globally interlinked. to see. first. and i think you're. going to. be. already at old server trade budget hands sovereignty now europe and britain disagree on how free people also live their lives the prime minister is into the country may pull out of the european convention on human rights saying it's simply
too restrictive instead the prime minister says britain may make a list of its own probably stricter standards. people united kingdom independence party he says it's long overdue. we now come under the jurisdiction of the european court of human rights which is in response for many decisions that british people are very unhappy with like our inability to get all foreign terrorist suspects for example and i accept that we have to give prisoners the vote i've said that we cannot have life sentences for criminals they must be reviewed so our worst and most approach killers will now have the rights to have their life sentences reviewed we have their own courts which have been established over the last eight hundred years we have our supreme court if a british citizen has a problem with the british government and the british states we have our own courts where they can seek redress and we shouldn't have to take it off to a foreign court presided over by foreign judges many of her remarks and simply not
up to the standard of english judges countries will either observe civilized values or they were many countries in the year and not quite up to that standard yet and all this is done for us as actually we've had all these kind of idiotic decisions that we're at last series actually it's. the idea of leaving the human rights convention and slot a new one and has been championed by the united kingdom independence party in recent years but john laughlin he's director of studies at the institute of democracy and cooperation paris says the impact on foreign policy should also be considered here. britain does exploit the issue of human rights terribly in its relationship with russia there was an occasion a few months ago where a recommendation was made to limit the abuses committed by journalists and william hague the foreign secretary said that these measures should not be introduced in
britain because then britain would not be able to castigate russia over its own allegedly of freedom in the media so there's no consistency and it shows how human rights have become a critical mechanism for attacking russia and a hypocritical instrument in foreign policy voters flocked to the right wing in austria's parliamentary election but the centrist coalition gathers just enough support to squeeze back into power by the narrowest of margins that coming up a little later this hour along with other stories. be elusive search for justice should individuals including government officials be legally held to account for starting aggressive force like in iraq is it fair in moral to the bush era officials be given immunity from prosecution if they are not held accountable in who is ultimately responsible. for this is the media leave us
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the central coalition looks to have scraped back into power in sunday's parliamentary election in austria but right wing parties had a field day scooping up a quarter of the overall vote and as peter live reports from vienna it's part of a strong movement towards the right that is sweeping europe. well it looks likely that the coalition of the social democrats and the people's party will continue to rule here in austria however the most interesting thing to come out of sunday's vote was the rise in popularity of the far right freedom party they campaigned saying that they wanted to see an end to bailouts of failing economies in europe using austrian taxpayers money also they wanted to see a restructuring or even a and a but getting rid of the the single currency all of those things appealing to the the austrian votes are right now but it's just worn the old right wing parties across europe that have been gaining popularity now across the european union we've seen in norway
a right wing government there coming to power based on immigration promises promises to cap immigration in the country also in sweden the rise in the right wing we saw just earlier this year riots in the speed region of stockholm they were based on the on the immigration mostly we've seen politicians there campaigning hard on all the anti immigration stand point also in hungary we've seen the the rights of right wing parties what we are seeing is an increase in the right wing parties in countries in europe becoming the legitimate party pushing the the established political status quo all of these though showing that across europe as the eurozone crisis doesn't seem to be going away any where traditionally the working classes who would have voted to the left or the center left and now turning towards the right. of their own barbara colm from the austrian economics center
police people are sick of their hard earned euros being wasted outside the country . well they don't trust the politicians in brussels any more they don't trust our decision makers what they do there they don't believe they find the right solutions when after all it's just. a redistribution on a super national level it's austrian tax euros that go to other countries and are just washed down the drain i think it just said a couple of politicians thinking and overlook their past solutions that after all it has only prolonged the problems this is definitely what the people see and it has not come to any solutions as a matter of fact that that school bigger and bigger and higher so the next generations will suffer and this is what those twenty five percent obviously have in mind. already live here in moscow with the twenty four hours a day coming up search at sea investigate the sky the greenpeace ship involved in
a russian oil rig protest earlier this month that authorities say endangered workers and equipment that story coming away very shortly. a bloodbath at a college in nigeria soar up to fifty people executed during the night with gunman walking dorm a treat to dormitory as panic students ran for their lives it's believed to be the work of boko haram nigeria's dominant islamist terrorists the group has increasingly been targeting schools and is believed to have killed upwards of eighty people last week alone moving right through from african conflicts analyst who's worked with the u.n. says the wave of attacks on the continent can be traced back to saudi arabia. i think we haven't tackled the central or the terrorism central which is derived from saudi arabia the ideology and the logistics are all coming out of saudi arabia and the world wakes up to the fact that we have to go and tackled this at the root of the problem then we'll see an increase off attacks across africa like we've seen
recently in kenya and now in nigeria they are different groups they're probably drawn to cooperate within africa but that they are being supplied logistically in terms of training and fighting now inspired by a central group in saudi arabia including members of the monarchy i might add well with this attack the book of iran has again lived up to its name the literal translation is western education is a sin but the militants haven't shied away from killing islamic scholars not radical enough for their liking either thousands have died in the group's attacks since two thousand and nine when it launched an insurgency across north eastern nigeria. share activists sentenced by bahraini court on sunday have accused the government of beating waterboarding and electrocuting them but the authorities say they're all part of an illegal opposition group linked to terrorists twenty of the fifty people put behind bars were tried in absentia while those present planned to appeal so you do see if after head of monitoring
a bahrain center for human rights told r.t. what the group discovered about police tactics. we as a human rights group on a daily basis is the. security forces in a bigger house on a daily basis. to get people in their homes. and also what's happening on the. police kidnapping to put this stuff. in the sixth. and seventh and you know. all those people who want to be good now. they are subject to this if. they are not there now talking to their family. for a maybe a symptom from. nobody knows about. well the
reform movement has been alive in bahrain for more than two years now and here is how it's been fairing over this time almost a hundred people have been killed in violence and three thousand arrested the first major anti-government protests started in february two thousand and eleven on the wave of the arab spring uprisings the authorities broke it up with force apparently the unrest was so bad bahraini rulers had to call saudi arabia and the united arab emirates to ask for military help well in april the sunni led government then ordered a demolition of shia mosques fueling the anger of the shia majority new protests led to the authorities banning all demonstrations in october twenty twenty six people were arrested for insulting the king on twitter well the opposition was also outraged by a decision to allow the return of the former one grand prix accusing the government of using it as a cover up for abuses more than one hundred of the most prominent activists have been put behind bars including. same as the main protest figure that he got
a three year sentence. well you can find more on the story and much much more in our website putting a lid on it almost thirty years after the chernobyl. protective. spread of radiation and very bad memories of the. you can see the. put. the health service crucifixion. to the streets of manchester in the u.k. a proposed public service cuts. investigators have searched the ship greenpeace activists used during a protest in the arctic sea earlier this month logs and equipment were confiscated from the vessel and thirty were arrested after they tried to board
a russian oil platform. the investigation is still continuing we understand that specialists from the investigative committee of the russian prosecutor general's office. are searching the ship they've already seized documents and equipment on board that ship to determine what the intentions of the greenpeace activists were on september eighteenth when they tried to board the oil rig in the sea they also shed some light on what exactly happened then according to the security forces at the oil rig when the boat when the arctic sunrise breached the five hundred meter perimeter around the oil rig the security asked them to turn back and that they were actually breaching private property the arctic sunrise ship refused to do so and then the activists tried to get on board the oil rig. you had to use force and detained those activists then as it stands they are accused of piracy they're not officially charged with piracy yet it is
a very serious charge in russian dealing up to fifteen years in prison punishment and when to stand at the greenpeace organization themselves they are staunchly denying any kind of accusations saying that this was a peaceful protest they were not trying to deliver any harm to the oil rig while the investigators have every reason to believe that their actions could have led to serious threats to the lives of the employees of the oil rig and to its equipment so eventually charges may be replaced with breach of private property and endangering the lives of the personnel of the oil rig of course we'll see how that unfolds in the next seventy to seventy two hours this will be more or less clear meanwhile thirty greenpeace activists from maine in detention in the mormon screeching and those are those in the citizens of brazil the netherlands sweden the united kingdom and ukraine so it's an interesting story but of course we're keeping track of what's happening in the northern russia and we'll update our viewers with the latest details as we get it. next. time now for
a look at some other global headlines now u.n. inspect. it is investigating allegations of chemical weapons use in syria have now left damascus reporters expect to be issued by the end of october and the team face sharp criticism over an earlier investigation of the twenty first gas poisoning near damascus with moscow saying it was not enough the attack was used by the u.s. as a reason to plan the strikes against syria. al qaeda members disguised as military personnel have taken over an army base in yemen's port city. at least three soldiers have been killed and several hostages taken a senior commander among them reinforcements now have the facility surrounded just ten days ago fifty six yemeni soldiers were assaulted and killed by al qaida the decision to resort to a sturdy has returned to bite the coalition government portugal who've suffered defeat in local elections the country is likely to see a third consecutive year of recession and tax hikes and job cuts are forcing people
to find new ways to survive sarah furtherance. alan taiji a sparse beautiful part of portugal and one of the country's poorest regions the rural communities here are used to people moving out economic flights having been a reality here for many generations but since the crisis hit villages like hamill rayas have seen people moving in here a small communes formed. anna and her two children have been here for a year her story is one that will be familiar with many families not just in portugal but all across europe. and. the money that. it's nothing to do. evil to pay the mortgage on her house and sought help from a charity called gaia they put her in touch with this small commune he found her
free accommodation in return for working on the house. turning the table trying and underway around seven families a part of this group and all members of the commune chip in. and brick by brick and her family of building a new life here we're told the community here is based on a mix of free enterprise solar darity communal sharing and co-operative trade move from the city to here a couple of years ago. so we are still like trying to find our place here we have a well we have this little jobs of course it's very. real it's not something that you have a strong link to a source of income you are like. spring it's time to.
retire we got by going your own feet in living off the land might seem a delicate but that's the thing about this situation is that many of the people who have come here like our ordinary people he stated the extraordinary difficulties the euro crisis the presented them with so alternative ways of getting by and much like the euro crisis itself but showing signs of slow recovery the big question is is this sustainable it's clear this is no easy existence money's tight and children have to travel thirty kilometers each day to get to school there is to hospital one hundred kilometers away remote regions like this have been hard hit by cuts to public services. like this that i i i'm surviving not leaving here and when i ask if she misses her old life and her job as a lighting technician in the theater yes because when i have the opportunity to
make something near to my area of work. i feel that i can do it. well and actually really say to. people to pretty for me. the. works like this the people who. don't have. to do the things the their life more. so of r.t. portugal's island takes you region. so the turbines up to date for the moment i'll be back with a news team with more for you in just over half an hour from now in the meantime it is cross talk and peter lavelle and his guest debate why the u.s. state department is trying to protect former government officials from prosecution over the war in iraq but debate after the short break.
recently the ministry of internal affairs of russia declared that they're going to drastically increase operations in and around the moscow subway system with a major emphasis on illegal immigration there's an odd paradox when people talk about dealing with illegal immigration in terms of what the police should do people want the police to deal with it but any means of trying to actually do anything are generally taboo any form of asking people to see ideas viewed as an invasion of privacy or racial profiling well i don't know how exactly anyone can prove they are or aren't a citizen without id and if you're looking for people who are foreign and thus different then how can you go about looking for illegals without looking for people who are different profiling if you were looking for a criminal of slavic origin in uganda when the police be wrong to stop me due to
standing out from the crowd i don't think so that's not racial profiling it is just common sense obviously it is best to fight the causes of illegal immigration rather than asking for id in moscow subways but they have to do something so i guess id checks are here to stay but there's a big difference between looking at someone's passport and doing stop and frisk or involuntary blood and urine tests that is what immigration control goes over the line but that's just my opinion. this being an expensive car so.