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a broker into the murder of an afghan civilians allegedly involving american soldiers is abandoned after the u.s. denies access to suspects we hear from a journalist who says he's got proof that u.s. soldiers are to blame. the special forces and their translators were indeed responsible for these men's feet. the sanctions stay america prolongs the state of emergency and its relations with iran and some won't even tougher restrictions despite attempts to seal the new clear agreement plus. have been a british citizen for at least for a few years in this country so let me tell you who was targeted by a controversial british government campaign so we doubt illegal immigrants.
international news live from moscow this is r.t. with me. thanks for joining us. a probe into the killings of civilians in afghanistan has been dropped after the u.s. refused to cooperate american special forces are suspected of the murders but investigators have been refused access to about a dozen men were detained during u.s. raids in afghanistan's province between october twenty eighth twelve and february twenty third seen them disappeared ten bodies were later discovered just several hundred meters from an american military base the u.s. military insists its troops were not to blame and had to knowledge i had no knowledge of. the journalist about he spent five months investigating the incident and in rolling stone magazine he claims to have seen evidence proving the guilt of
american soldiers. had the chance to ask him what he found. his special forces team the greenbury a team as they're called was deployed to an isolated valley west of kabul where the taliban and other insurgent groups have a very heavy presence and what happened was over last winter the locals are complaining that the special forces team in their translators were murdering people torturing them abducting them and disappearing them just extraordinary allegations that at the time were essentially unproven and after the special forces team was forced out of the area by the afghan government bodies started showing up outside the base bodies that they said were the bodies of ten men who had been seen rounded up by the americans and then were not able to be found either by the red cross or by the afghan government afterward so i essentially investigating allegations of. testimony from locals from officials. also learned about two confidential u.n.
and red cross investigations that corroborated the allegations that suggested that the special forces and their translators were indeed responsible for these men's for a potential war crime allegations that they proved to be correct has there. in any accountability for what happened to matthew well the military says that it opened a criminal investigation so they declined to comment for the story say because all the speech is ongoing but in the five months that i spent reporting the story no single one of the witnesses that i spoke to had ever been contacted by u.s. military investigators so it really does beg the question of whether these investigators are actually going to be able to establish any sort of accountability for what happened there well certainly disturbing indeed but this isn't the first time that we've heard of allegations of torture and abuse by western forces in afghanistan and i wonder if you can sort of speak more broadly about this in a wider context well while the allegations and these incidents are kind of
unprecedented in their severity and scale they do fit part of a larger pattern of recurring abuse of detainees in u.s. and afghan allied custody as well as continued lack of the sort of accountability for individuals were implicated in this kind of abuse of detainees was a recurring pattern of abuse and a recurring pattern of a lack of accountability and this incident really has to be seen in the context of that. then again. tensions between washington and kabul over a joint security pocs that agreement defines the future of u.s. troops other foreign forces was told by the end of next year and american soldiers immunity to know is the most current part of the deal as she's going to check out and explain. afghan authorities have repeatedly asked the u.s. to allow them to question the soldiers at the base but the u.s. repeatedly rebuffed the request u.s. forces are immune from afghan law not full long the immunity issue is the various
stumbling block on the way to an agreement between the u.s. and afghanistan under which some u.s. troops would stay in of ghana's stay past twenty four teen and that's what the obama administration once immunity for the troops so that they can stay beyond twenty fourteen the same agreement that the u.s. wanted with iraq but iraq refused to grant u.s. forces further immunity from justice incidents like the killing of civilians in the word out province make it back much more difficult for the afghan government to justify such an agreement with the u.s. seen front of afghan people. so you have. money woes there's a french farmers to take their lives statistics suggest there's one suicide every two days. but not room one for almost a day. but workers on a council farm in britain it is so bad blight is even was the official figures
suggest our report is coming up in a few minutes. despite an apparent when u.s. iranian relations officially they remain in a state of emergency america's decades long sanctions regime has been prolonged by president barack obama for another year and some lawmakers on capitol hill want even more restrictions put in place. a small. u.s. president barack obama says it's necessary for the thirty plus year state of national emergency against iran to continue due to the fact that relations between washington and tehran have not returned to normal ironically the move comes as the international community continues taking significant steps to broker a deal over iran's disputed nuclear program now although last week's marathon ministerial talks in geneva ended without a deal on going to go between iran and western powers have been praised as
constructive and comprehensive with discussions scheduled to continue next week now the biggest obstacle to a breakthrough has been america's ally israel prime minister benjamin netanyahu has been publicly skeptical ed fiercely opposed to easing sanctions against tehran or unless its nuclear program is legally dismantled now u.s. lawmakers have promised to wait for a rethinking by secretary of state john kerry this week before deciding whether to impose tougher sanctions on iran but in the meantime pro israel groups. really been ramping up the lobbying efforts on capitol hill pushing for more measures now some experts speculate that obama's ongoing state of emergency against iran has more to do with the fusing israel reporting from new york. r.t. and in his daily briefing white house spokesperson jay carney is says the u.s.
is not in favor of rolling back restrictions this is ministration has imposed the most crippling sanctions in history against us. and we appreciate the leverage those sanctions have given us. he was how they came to try is that washington is still ailing for a peaceful solution to the ongoing crisis around iran's nuclear program and we spoke to us foreign policy analyst and expert on iran so ryan step up to the rake obama's latest move indicates otherwise. i think mr obama is sending a very clear message to. whatever agreement does make with iran in the future it cannot be trusted as it was not trusted in the past negotiations started was undersecretary of state wendy sherman saying this they do not expose does not recognize iran's right to enrich uranium so they are interpreted the nonproliferation treaty to suit their politics i don't think that was ever the real
desire to bring it to a peaceful end to this negotiation. france where he's stuck separate cold air force again during talks on iran's nuclear program and was widely blamed for blocking an agreement international affairs columnist for the ghajini space jonathan steele explained what he believes paris is worried about. prances convinced it is meddling in a region which was traditionally at least in colonial times under french influence i mean syria and lebanon and they feel they took a very hawkish line against bashar al assad the president of syria when the uprising began two years ago the base thought he would be toppled quickly and they feel that it's really thanks to russia diplomatically and iran militarily that assad is still there and they feel very annoyed and angry over that and the second reason i think is quite simply money they see that saudi arabia is also having a row with the united states partly of iran but partly over other issues and i
think they feel that they can get their foot in the arms sales door and take over as one of the major arms suppliers to saudi arabia which of course is a hugely lucrative market. diplomatic wrangling around iran's nuclear program was debated in today's cross talk about his guest just how serious the west was about finding agreement there. i wonder not times. spoke directly saying that binyamin netanyahu will want direct leave off of use that if the deal was a bad deal then there would be immediate action by israel on the certain number of . nuclear plants ok michael it sounds like there was that's extortion right there ok there's heavy pressure not just from the israelis but also from the saudis and other gulf countries warning the americans not to go too far the question for iran arises is the united states really committed to the kind of end game that was
understood or when they began this round of talks and i think that iran may and be wondering whether that is the case i think that's the real danger that. the u.k.'s home office is being heavily criticized for a campaign aimed at forcing illegal immigrants out of the country thousands of text messages were sent to their mobile phones of suspected illegal migrants warning them to leave britain laura smith and vesta gates what effect it had. your phone is a text message a friend may be asking if you. or your mom just checking your ok but no it's the home office telling you you are illegal in this country and have to leave this is the textbook we got fair enough if he was illegal but he's not and he doesn't even
know how they got his details i have been a british citizen for at least for years in this country so. it's all part of a government campaign to weed out illegals first they said round threatening. and now threatening texts although the home office denies didn't want to challenge its triggered two hundred complaints but the government defends the program we are taking proactive steps to contact individuals who record show have novelli right to be in the u.k. some of which date back to december two thousand and eight we believe it's right to enforce the immigration rules chan who's an immigration case officer reckons it won't have any effect on genuine illegals they'll just get a new sim card but will intimidate and alienate entirely legitimate community is pointing to what's there we're not welcome in this country chinatown in london's
west end is where the majority of chants clients work and he says several of them have themselves received messages from the hope that together with a series of surprises raids on restaurants by the u.k. border agency makes the u.k. a pretty scary place to be chinese or indeed any kind of ethnic minority at the moment bans texts and raids all add up say activists to an anti immigrant campaign and jeremy corbyn m.p. who represents a large multicultural constituency says we can expect to see more of it as the general election approach. and it's essentially a battle for political between the right wing conservatives in the u.k. but it's a pretty. this is election. news strike great data is available yet for the forty thousand text messages that it's.
illegal immigrants of behave as a result of that it's cheaper than full simply removing them apparently but at the cost of the goodwill of immigrant communities. and also if you live in the u.k. noise. you could. find it. behave. exactly what happened i don't. for a crime i did not do. we have numerous cases where police officers lie about polygraph results. listen people to the police officers don't beat people anymore i
mean it just doesn't happen really. in the course of interrogation why because there's been this is like no because the psychological techniques are more effective in obtaining confessions than physical abuse they were taking they could do what they wanted they could say what they wanted in there was no evidence of what they did or what they said.
had again this is the welcome back the president of poland has apologized for an attack on the russian embassy it was carried out by national sports has this week when an independence much spiraled out of control and turned violent that's now get the details from paul scott how to pull so looks like it's a little bit embarrassing situation for the polish authorities there so what happened well the polish president has apologized on behalf of the country for monday's incident which the country's prime minister has described as an unacceptable act of aggression on monday was poland's independence day and to mark the occasion a march was organized through the streets of warsaw but it was hijacked by far right nationalists who bombarded the russian embassy with stones and firecrackers and slogans and banners with the russian. sentiment some protesters even attempted to scale the walls of the embassy before the police dispersed the crowd with pepper spray and rubber bullets and around a dozen people were arrested in total now the incident has prompted the polish
president bronislaw komorowski to suggest the changing in the polish law so that protesters are prohibited from covering their faces future demonstrations and he also claims that some are using this incident it is just that poland is a russophobe nation and that is something that he strenuously denies. polls can lie paula thank you very much indeed for that one day we appreciate it. now plain old can sometimes be simply criminal. so the unique style of a spanish pianist ends in the seven good trail sentence for offending her neighbor's sensitive ears and there are more details on this on r.t. dot com. and america's sweeping surveillance could backfire
washington is a war that the n.s.a. xox if it is could be they probably cation for new terror attacks overseas and the danger is coming from one of its closest allies find out which one by going to web site. right to see. her street. and i think the true. on our reporters would. be. is america's ongoing drone war defeating terrorism or merely slaughtering civilians later on r.t. of a monsoon takes on this issue in today's breaking this at. last night georgetown residents got an exclusive screening of a new drone movie outlining the human cost of this covert warfare that wasn't in
a theater though instead it was on the side of the home and how did it by department of homeland security nominee jay johnson yes code pink organize the event in order to bring light to the fact that johnson is one of the main individuals behind the legal justification for these unmanned killer robots and while it's true that many people are responsible for the creation and codification of the drone program one historian argues that the buck stops where we at the white house is name is lloyd gardner is the author of sixteen different books on u.s. foreign policy is the latest is called the killing machine the american presidency in the age of drone warfare so lloyd your book is a strong indictment of obama's presidency in terms of foreign policy what has obama done to exacerbate the war on terror well that's a very complicated question he obviously inherited a very bad situation in iraq remember obama said he wanted to change the mindset he
not only wanted to change getting into the war why we got into the iraq war but the mindset that got us into the iraq war and many people assume that meant he was going to change some of the basic american foreign policies the george bush to push the limit well certainly did change that mindset and now we're completely detached from any sort of warfare or foreign policy that we are perpetrating around the world. in britain causing a nuisance may become a crime punishable by jail terms or unlimited fines the u.k. lawmakers are considering a bill to toughen the response to antisocial behavior even true as young as ten could be charged under the new legislation and also allows punishment for activities carried out in public which can be quality of life or for those living nearby the bill's vague phrasing and tough approach has sparked major criticism
among civil rights activists and kerry and mendoza is one of those who launched an online petition to stop it from coming into us. attempting to do is give the police the also to make any lawful protest immediately illegal simply because i quote this directly from the legislation may. always likely to cause nuisance or annoyance as you can imagine the whole point of protest is to cause nuisance an annoyance is to get in the way to disrupt people in their ordinary daily lives so that you can have them focus on an otherwise ignore. issue which is really important what's even more unnerving about this piece of legislation is it also allows the police to then bar people from what they call a pallet and locality hasn't been defined so it could be a city. a country nobody nobody really knows how to get the
intervention of a court of law. china is seeking to diversify its economy with more emphasis on markets and the private sector it's a new direction from the country's ruling communist party under specific details when they're announced could affect the entire globe let's now get more on this with china expert andrew k.p. mistake k.p. welcome to r.c.s. great to have you with us so what impact could how could could this have on the china's massive economy. well this is a really really a milestone change in the development of china because the past more or now focusing on. a matter of factoring export and the internal consumption is israel limited and also the society becomes greatly equal and the
share of the government overshadows the private sector so all these are coming to a head in a sense that if china doesn't change and china would be stuck in in in the kind of lower level of development in the middle income trap as it were so i think that this is a carry and call for the father leadership to enhance them to see the need to create and more open more transparent more market oriented economy and also upgrading the you know the the them for manufacturing process the whole economy. and a middle income consumer oriented and more innovative economy and society and very briefly if you may does that mean that the communist party is changing its economic role here. yes there are also though they are not changing the eco
political role of course that has to be maintained but on the other hand the economic. influence of the state is likely to be way more of a role played by the private sector so we're going to see for example reform our plan market giving land rights to. half of the population who are farmers who are persons because they used to enjoy only use a rice bowl for their land by giving them titles and they bring them to remortgage their land to transfer them and this would unleash the kind of purchasing power in the hands of the masses which would help transform the economy towards a more wholesome of all the society and also by corrupting the economy inference of the local authorities. for example opening up the economy for the power sector and also. giving more room to small medium and the prices
and this would a pause. promote the growth of the economy and the masses but but most of all trying to for example and reform the financial services enabling their women bayed to the to grow into an international economy this would of course link charlie even more to the group economy and as you said have a great impact on the rest of the world about what the driving force behind all these change is what the driving force is a kind of internal common dream which is happening we just building up over these years as i was saying for the past thirty years china's more is built on an energy intensive lol where you can economy and and then as a profit. margins are being squeezed by google as asian. hole goes as the common
increase in the un's that's the level of particularly with the probable we just cancel t. and of course pollution and rising this content because of the inequalities so all these are you in total drivers for change in the world to maintain the parts readership in order to hold the legitimacy of the party right and you're. trying to exploit mr lynn thank you very much indeed for your for your perspective thank you thank you. and it's a lot of international news in brief for you this hour in egypt dozens have been injured after clashes broke out between supporters and opponents of president mohamed morsi at a higher is when the syrian diversity both groups threw stones flares and mortar cocktails at each other forcing police to intervene with tear gas shop windows were smashed cars destroyed and a guard office set on fire and restaurant and shortly after the government lifted
a three month curfew and a state of emergency. around a hundred demonstrators marched through the hague in protest against the racial violence the protests broke out ahead of a visit to the netherlands by french right wing leader mary less than was made with her counterpart protest as a ride through the city chanting and holding out hunting racism. and up next on our say the fight has turned accounts of those who survived the blockade of letting grant you're in world war two in letting brett see two reflections. negotiations continue but that is not stopped the blame game from raging we were told or ran in the western powers are on the verge of even agreement regarding two rounds nuclear program then the talks stalled into the familiar stalemate the
enemies of diplomacy appear to have the upper hand is war the only option left. is obviously more for the ladies because it's pink. women wanted to avoid rape they really need to buy guns environ how to use them. this is the one that i want to go with them once again it's the fear of friends oh. definitely a target of the gun lobby and one you don't want to kill them not one that killing money would have somebody with you with this with her. i'm noticing more and more is this really scary marketing tactics which implies that women have some sort of moral obligation to own guns to protect their family and young girls shoot out here too so we do have a pink or. more kids young kids choke on food than are killed by firearms if being armed made us safer in america we should be the safest nation on earth were clearly not the safest.
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