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things so cold and game and the procedure of the dialogue as well as promoting as the little settlement in syria was so this breakthrough if it was indeed a breakthrough was the result of russia's long term afterwards and patience when the arab spring began russia was said to be on the wrong side of history to have lost the arab world and the middle east unfortunately at the time our western partners and some of our partners in the region by the way weren't looking for solutions that would help stabilize the situation and help the nations in the region to implement their right to a better life instead they opted for information warfare tactics i'm just stating the facts that's what was happening at the time then up until the beginning of this year but i admit that in the end western partners have come to
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important and wise decisions so the breakthrough was the result of profound groundwork and a second reservation about using the word breakthrough has to do with the future decisions regarding syria and iran far from being fully implemented as for destroying syria's chemical stockpiles everything is going according to plan with minor deviations concerning the timeframe of the interim stages though the reasons for that are objective rather than subjective. i'm sure that the deadline for the complete destruction of syria's chemical arsenal june the thirtieth will be met with us for geneva two we still have a long way to go we don't know for sure that this conference will be successful we can talk about this in more detail later hi i'm sure you'll have more questions on
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this issue. and as regards the iranian nuclear program we've only reached an agreement concerning the first phase we have a detailed plan and technical experts are currently working on a timeframe which very specifically describes all the steps that iran in the international community will take reciprocally but then we need to proceed to the second phase which also needs a detailed plan of mutual steps by both sides until reach a point which we may call final days so now we are at the intermediate stage a lot has been done but it's still too early to celebrate. and there is a lot of hard work ahead of us so instead of celebrating we should probably be thinking how to bring these two extremely important processes to completion to keep . with a lover of let's stay in syria and countries which have pet arab spring revolutions
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could you please elaborate on the balance between democracy and security how difficult this problem is what lessons can we learn from arab spring revolutions what dangers is this region facing today in terms of terror is still there then we shouldn't have seen mention it shows the system got that i think more and more countries today embrace democracy is their way of organizing society and structuring their state russia made this choice a long time ago it is our clear choice and it can be revised if we are convinced that democracy is the way the world in every country should follow but we are also convinced that it is up to each nation to choose a specific model of democratic development and the democratic institutions every country has to make that choice taking into account its traditions history and values yes there are some universal criteria that have been adopted by all i'm
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talking about things like the un charter the universal declaration of human rights signed by old un member states but one in addition to the universally accepted principles which certain countries seek to impose their own system of somewhat controversial values which have only been around for the past couple of decades insisting on them as universal obligations which this leads to conflicts and causes certain nations to interfere with the internal affairs of other countries imposing their motile of democracy on others. this is no longer a democracy this kind of forced democratization results in instability says this happened when americans invaded iraq this happened when made to blame family overstepped the un security council mandate and bombed libya because of that and. then sion is also happening in a number of other countries in the region. the syrian conflict is another example
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of a situation where you have terrorists from all over the world including europe us and russia we are fighting there to turn syria and in fact this whole region into a caliphate that is so forced democratization by outside forces undermines stability and produces new threats. graters the military on the other hand provides the best environment for democratic reforms. so when the conference on syria opens and i really hope that the conference will go ahead as planned on january the twenty second i hope the opposition doesn't come up with some unacceptable conditions contrary to the russian american initiative so i strongly believe this conference should focus on fighting terrorism because this is the main threat to syria and other countries in the region today certainly there
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will be other issues on the agenda including pressing humanitarian issues discussions on the political process organizing the lections provisional institutions for the transitional period but all this should be based on a common understanding between the government and the opposition just the way it was captured in the geneva communique produced at the first geneva conference. so i really hope that our western partners and our partners in the region which have more influence on the opposition than anybody else will make sure firstly that the opposition is properly represented at this conference and secondly that the opposition advance the conference without any preconditions which is the very point of the russian american initiative is that the people of syria should agree on how to implement the principles captured in the geneva communiqué june the thirtieth
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twenty thirteen without any external intervention or any preconditions. but so far unfortunately we don't know what their regimes opponents who have recently formed the national coalition will do. we are alarmed by the fact that the national coalition does not seem to have complete unity and we are also larm by the fact that the national coalition keeps saying that this conference must result in a regime change or their regime changes their perec was it for having a conference this is something we have never agreed to we are also alarmed by the fact that the national coalition does not seem to have complete control over all the groups fighting the regime on the ground is another concern is that we see among the rebels an increasing number of jihadi it's who pursue extremist objectives they want to set up
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a caliphate and impose sharia laws and basically they're already terrorizing minorities so they have formed what they call an islamic front and some of our partners in the west are even flirting with it even though we know from our confidential contacts with them that they know pretty well that the organizations which formed the islamic front are not much different from. were these lamb extended over iraq and miliband this alarms us incidence of anti-christian violence are happening time after time before the crisis there were two million christians living in syria now there's probably less than a million left so we don't have reliable statistics but i believe it lists a million christians are now refugees we all know about the most outrageous incidents and your channel covered some of them sure there was an incident and sent
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tackler com and when nuns were taken hostage by terrorists this incident happened near the town of malula the only place in the world were people still speak aramaic the language of jesus christ. and we know from our contacts with christian communities in syria and throughout the region that they're very ward because christians have been living in the middle east for two thousand years in now all this can be over so first of all it is necessary to come to an agreement on what the future syria should be like fighting terrorism is the number one priority as far is the political process is concerned the government and the opposition should first of all put on paper their common vision of syria's future that syria should be a sovereign independent country whose territorial integrity is universally recognized
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and where the rights of all the afghani religious and political groups are respected so they all feel secure and they are all involved in the political process. who should be in the government on the other hand and who should organize the elections these matters are second theory is the biggest threat comes today from those who seek to defeat the government on the battlefield and set up a tonsil a different state of course the humanitarian situation worries us as well and perhaps we do more than anybody else to address these problems by working together with the government and un agencies. we are making progress although it is a difficult job after all there is real war going on in a large part of the country we help both there regularly by sending humanitarian
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cargo like medicine food and other things and indirectly by making donations to various un humanitarian agencies and the international committee of the red cross. but some people are trying to take advantage of this humanitarian crisis for their own purposes just like they did with the chemical weapons they get extremely emotional on this issue and like they did with the chemical weapons they blame the government for everything including the humanitarian crisis they had the un general assembly adopt a resolution which gives a completely distorted picture of what is actually happening on the ground this resolution is extremely ideologist so at least a much smaller number of nations supported this resolution compared to a similar resolution adopted a year earlier now they say they will send what they call a humanitarian resolution to the un security council this resolution will demand
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that the government should take certain steps unilaterally and threaten the government with actions based on chapter seven of the unit charter this plan has no future. what worries us is that we seem creased activity on the part of the people who come up with such supporters before the geneva two conference that the opposition says they will only take part in the conference if their various demands are met sometimes they insist on their regime change sometimes they say they need guarantees that there will be a regime change immediately after the conference sometimes they say they will only take part in geneva conference after the humanitarian crisis is taken care of but in reality the humanitarian crisis gets worse mostly because of the militants because of the groups which many countries have officially recognized as extremist
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and terrorist. so we do need to address humanitarian issues but instead of fighting symptoms we should fight the root causes of the crisis and the root cause of the crisis is that the terrorist threat is extremely serious in syria today and the government and the opposition should come to an agreement on the key parameters regarding the future of their country like i said earlier. by the way i should also mention that at the g eight summit in la kern in june all the leaders of the g eight countries urged both the syrian government and the opposition in their communique to join their forces in fighting terrorists you know order to defeat those terrorists and drive them out of syria this i believe is our top priority today that once the situation stabilizes once the rights of all minorities are
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secured once the multi-ethnic and multi-faith nature of the syrian state is secured democratic institutions will follow stability he is the number one priority today. no oh. no no no the north pole has been virtually invaded season occupied and so now santa is living in the occupied territories of the north ball first says they found oil up there rudolph the red nosed reindeer as bed read designated the chair. and a commie. then word any word that sets you off then makes you see the need for the u.s. military to occupy rudolph's oil rich homeland so while you may remember him as the
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to notice. the faces change the world. to picture of today's. from around the globe. brokenly. a superstar that is a just russia is often portrayed abroad as a country that tends to act rashly even though russia's foreign policy is anything but rash when you see that cold war clichés are still a major influence in international affairs today because i'm full of cyclists and i agree that attempts to portray our actions as rash and emotional have nothing to do with the reality this may be part of the information war i mentioned earlier if you look at what we did with syria and iran for example you will get a totally different picture we are always for it magic and flexible we never connor
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ourselves like some did more than two years ago when they said that asad was no longer a legitimate and did not represent anyone this was a rash and emotional statement by some of the world leaders how can you see that he doesn't represent anybody while in reality he's backed by a significant portion of the population if not the majority it's due to a number of reasons it's not because he's that's lead toward by the people but because a lot of people depend on him it's not just the minority has a lot of sunni depend on him whatever you might think of it many of them have successfully run their businesses during the rule of the acid family and there are convinced that nikki silva violent regime change without any political settlement their businesses might be taken away from them so acid does represent as significant portion of the populations and statements like he's not illegitimate
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president or you can write him off this is a prime example of hasty and premature decisions. siri inevitably comes to mind no matter what issues we're talking about today currently the attitude of the west is different they're becoming increasingly realistic in their approaches towards the settlement of the syrian crisis whatever their official spokesman say number one problem is the threat of terrorism the threat of jihad is hts coming to power in syria and establishing a caliphate within extremist order the threat of undermining their rights or of or even exterminating the syrian minorities our western partners are becoming increasingly aware that regime change is not a solution white the opposite regime change can make it easier for the terrorists
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to come to power. so hopefully i'll listen partners will do whatever it takes to convene the geneva two conference we've done our share the syrian government has picked it's delegates the opposition has not done it yet so i do hope that has the understanding of the situation in syria and the region sinks in our partners will work hard to complete their part of the job in the way that we have early agreed on talking of russian foreign policy in general we have an all fish ill concept that outlines its key principles we pursue relations with other countries that are equal magic and mutually beneficial. will defend our legitimate national interests in a determined and consistent way too but without engaging in any confrontation. in
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his annual address to the federal assembly russian president vladimir putin clearly reaffirmed our policy in particular he said that russia doesn't claim to be a superpower on the global arena russia doesn't want to lecture anyone but russia wants to be a leader in promoting international law and the principles that are in shrine in the un charter patients are required to achieve success in international affairs to resolve crises like the syrian or the arena one is by saying even if you don't like that i scored a political or could i let's talk about russia neighbors recently we've been hearing empty russian rhetoric in ukraine and some other post soviet countries don't you think it's happening too often. over washington the suddenness to it's sad that we still see these things happening so many years after the end of the cold war the main antagonist who contributed to this coldness in the world are no
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longer there. at least the soviet union and the warsaw pact aragon like me too. but it's not constructive to rely on the phobias of the bygone era it's a shortsighted policy our goal is to live with all our neighbors in peace we used to live as part of one stayed together with them clued in the baltic states and it was thanks to our joint efforts that these countries have a robust production the industries that drive the economic growth and infrastructure. as the soviet union was collapsing our western partners told us that latvia lithuania in these tonia had a lot of flaws be as a regarding the past and that once the become members of nato they would feel secure. it never happened that way it's true we are a developing economic and cultural ties with these countries and we want to see
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them strengthening but when they get together at the nato summit we hear them watching russian fabius here is an example we have a discussion platform called the russian nato council. where we debate many issues including the missile shield of course which is the main stumbling block in our relations with the u.s. we have talked about this issue at length we want to russia nato council to be confidence building till confidence is what we desperately need in the your atlantic the level and volume of our economic humanitarian educational and scientific ties with europe is huge and has grown every year and it's striking contrast to the low level of trust in terms of politics and defense to improve that who have been suggesting sharing information on different aspects advocating
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transparency on military exercises that are taking place near our respective borders. for example during my visit to poland my counterpart has expressed satisfaction with the level of transparency we had regarding the recent drills west twenty thirteen. later in nato how old their staff is jazz twenty thirteen exercise in poland and in the boldak states but unlike west twenty thirteen which focused on comforting terrorism stepha's jazz followed the procedures outlined in article five of the washington treaty which is all about collective defense in the run up to the exercise we asked our nato partners who they were supposed to be defending against it's a relevant question since the drills were to take place next to our borders with the baltic states and poland and we didn't get any coherent reply but
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once the exercise was over poland and the baltic states in earnest that that exercise had demonstrated that the alliance was capable of defending their countries from a threat from the east mr lavrov thank you very much for this interview people watch thank you chris. why is the price of gold so high. demand global demand do you think oldest money. know the value of the only place we have to live of the water that we need to survive it's not compared to bill i mean gold we're not going to eat gold we're not going to bait with gold. we're not going to drink what clearly what amal is and is in a desperate economic situation absolutely right what we're wrong to do is say therefore
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it's eleven pm right now here in moscow this is our to international tonight a palestinian girl is killed and troops and tanks are deployed to the garza strip as israel escalates into the shooting of one of its citizens. dated approach to other countries russia's top diplomat. friends in foreign policy during his visit to. a deadly bombing attack on a police h.q. in each of the country's political crisis is the interim government blames the muslim brotherhood for the attack branding it a terrorist organization. fracking protests against oil corporations aiming for easy cash report on the events.


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