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that. the syrian army says that it is now breached islamic states blockade of. port just a few districts are vying to be liberated in the city that's been besieged by terrorists for three years. but his newly appointed ambassador to the u.s. meets with the american presidents in washington we look at what challenges the diplomat is likely to face. in an exclusive interview given to want to see germany's foreign minister suggest sanctions against russia could be lifted if a proper truce in eastern ukraine is established.
you're watching international. the syrian army says that it has broken islamic states blockade of the military airport in the city of dera zor here the latest pictures from the ground. the syrian army managed to break the siege over the military airports here in dayton but let me fans say something the civilians and syrians all over syria are so had be and they consider it as a moment of triumph on the way to defeat as a leader over these there's this soil of the country. if you are talking about the
military operations state run media reported today that the military operations started by the forces into cemetery in the south was the don't result link with forces holding the air bases of the airports. it's all to mention that this is of course the fairest meeting between these forces within nine months important issue mission i have to mention that this comes only a few days after russian backed forces managed to break the siege over the it was the initial areas here in the result. some analysts and observers believe that this is would be and maintaining points in the war against bolton's goal is to liberate all that is the initial areas that are just viewed as it is then szell areas and districts in the hands of extremists so his goal is to achieve is a ration and to retake this there is then chill areas again. one last thing to
please let me say that civilians live is going to be much easier from now on and their suffering will and. the syrian army has been advancing rapidly in recent months for take a look at our map here or the back in june islamic state controlled rather quarter of the country move forward three months though around half of the territory has since been lost now government forces are on the verge of fully liberating the city of their resort one of the last strongholds in syria we spoke to a syrian army commander about how this military success was possible. the syrian air force played the main role in locating the terrorist forces known as i saw their identify their ammunition warehouses and listened in to meetings in which the terrorists planned attacks inside and around their resort with the help of russian airpower the syrian air force struck these places ahead of the arrival of syrian government troops this weekend isis ability to attack and to call in reinforcements from raca and palmira syrian forces fought fierce battles the terrorists had
planted improvised explosive devices and car bombs all around trying to prevent the army from entering the city in the end the syrian army gained a great deal of momentum and was able to connect there is or with other territories it has gained. meanwhile a humanitarian convoy has reached the city for the first time since i saw three year siege was broken residents queued up for food water and other vital supplies as they did we spoke to some of. people in dairies or on the brink of starvation we were desperate for food and water to reach the city that was all we wanted and thank god help is now arrived. almost died from hunger thing god the humanitarian aid the right we thought we were going to die. we cannot describe how relieved we are people who are dying we would like to think the army and paid tribute to them for lifting the siege. and russia also joined the humanitarian efforts sending aid convoys to the new liberated parts of the city for the past
three years locals have been depending on air drops made today military airfield controlled by a syrian army brigade we spoke to the director of the british think tank which analyzes syria and the middle east are walker says that the breach of airport blockade is significant for the liberation of the city. entire episode of the syrian army reaching the city of daters or breaking the sea and isis forces dias forces you know for this piece and you know no real resistance is a huge turning point in a sense because suddenly the this sort of fearsome enemy is you know fleeing a battlefield and is not you know able to. you know. in a sense incredible. how do you say more our boosting operation the forces that have been separated in the year poured from the main city about nine months ago are now
liberated they've been through terrible ordeal themselves as well to die forces are pretty much those that are the remained inside the city are pretty much trapped between the advancing syrian forces and the river and so liberating the city itself shouldn't really take much longer at. russia's new ambassador to the united states has taken off a sick comes at a time of strained relations though between the countries and italy i'm told off has already met up with donald trump during their meeting their bus to formally presented his credentials to the american president or to correspondents americana explains what challenges the new ambassador is likely to face. well a much anticipated meeting between russia's recently appointed ambassador to the u.s. and u.s. president donald trump has taken place antonov predecessor was constantly targeted by the western media portrayed in a negative light over
a number of allegations given the controversy surrounding the previous diplomat there are now many speculations around the new figure and as with all u.s. russia meetings this one also attracted media attention especially amid rising diplomatic tensions antonov in particular expressed russia's eagerness to normalize relations with washington and russian. relations between the two countries the relations between the united states and russia. international peace and progress as well as strategic stability according to the diplomat the meeting took place in a warm and constructive atmosphere commenting on the meeting the ambassador said that moscow is ready to take concrete steps to improve relations with washington and despite the ongoing diplomatic spat between the countries that saw us russia relations sink to one of the lowest points in history and said he believes the
situation is mendable provided there is enough will to cast aside political differences and work together now this is all quite a positive shift from the rhetoric we've been hearing from both sides lately and it seems that improve relations between the two countries seems even more promising considering the new russian ambassador was actually a key member of the team that worked on the two thousand and ten new start bilateral nuclear arms reduction agreement. like a dialogue on the possibility of a further escalation of tension would benefit neither russia nor america scored into political analyst. it's really difficult for me to understand why our either side is going down this path i mean you know we could quibble and say you know in terms of our population we have a larger population that you could come back and say well we have larger territory and whatever but i mean this is really you know i have two children and a case that occasionally when they would fight over small problems and or great opportunities you know i would try to teach them
a lesson or two i'm not saying and try to regard the united states and russia as children but you know with all the problems we face around the world in particular our joint problem with radical islamic terrorism. and economy that seems to be still that finding its full potential like you go on and on and on with all those problems with with so many shared interests i fail to see the wisdom of going down this path. germany's foreign minister has moved to the top of the latest approval ratings in the country edging ahead of anglo american now despite the fact he expressed his reluctance to become chancellor after germany goes to the polls in two weeks' time is a look at the country's current favorite. i
was close to being arrested in the wrong china. as i visited those countries i like to think i'd be able to refrain from triggering any foreign policy crises of my words. to becoming the country's foreign minister gabriele stepped down as the leader of the social democrat party although he still remains one of its members parties the closest rival to the ruling christian democrats headed by chancellor merkel in an exclusive interview told of his view on the upcoming elections. russia.
the voice of i was very happy when two days ago the russian president vladimir putin oil publicly announced plans to request a u.n. mission of course the conditions proposed by russia are not the same as the ones we or the ukrainians proposed but i consider it a good first step and what we need to do now is negotiate with the goal of establishing a cease fire and pulling back heavy weaponry and now we have an opportunity to do that and if we manage to implement the truce at least the political process of reconstructing done bass may start then we can start lifting sanctions against russia and i was criticized yesterday for my position on ukraine but i still believe it's correct. i want people to vote in germany's interests and in their own interests we want this country to prosper and that's possible only within the united europe that those who are turning against europe will weaken our country in the long run but it. wasn't always had i think russia is just as concerned
about islamist terrorism as we are and russia like us is concerned about the proliferation of nuclear weapons if north korea continues down this path and other small countries follow we will want the same thing as russia arms control nucular disarmament and measures to ensure peace establish trust and defeat islamist terrorism our countries have plenty of shared interests. saudi arabia has suspended all dialogue with count on a static atari media were accused of misreporting phone conversations between the emir of qatar and saudi arabia's defense minister urged the gulf states to night against iran and expressed his willingness to act as a b.d.a. to between doha and riyadh early though the us president alleged can't always sponsor terrorism. if i can help mediate between creator and in particular the u.a.e. and saudi arabia i would be willing to do so the nation of qatar unfortunately has
historically been a funder of terrorism at a very high level don't troll made those comments back in june when four countries in the region first cuts their diplomatic and transport links with the gulf nation saudi arabia egypt bahrain and the u.a.e. all accuse count of supporting terrorism the us itself has its largest air base in the middle east even cattle around eleven thousand american troops are stationed just weeks after the blockade president trump approved last fighter jet deal with doha with twelve billion dollars tehran university politics professor side one hundred round it believes the u.s. just wants to boost its arms sales the trump really is completely discredited outside of the united states behaving in a provocative manner across the globe trump is very unpredictable so. therefore it's very difficult to say what he's up to and therefore what the position of the
united states will be in the future but obviously one of his of objective is to milk the countries in the persian gulf region there they are poor seeing that the kuwaitis to buy more weapons the perrys to buy more weapons the about a nice in the emirates and the saudis supply more weapons from the united states russia's foreign ministry strongly condemned the demolition of a memorial to red army soldiers in poland we'll bring you the full story after the break. in case you're new to the game this is how it works now the economy is built around . preparations from washington to washington media the media the. voters elected to business to run this country business because. you must it's not business as usual it's business like it's never been done before
. as long as you run support still the intel international community to say to run this is not acceptable you should stop fine on this in. perspective it's those ballots hamas. doing the place but this is something that i believe israel should see to good with. the states and it's not just you know small easily problem. which is foreign ministry how strongly condemned the demolition in poland of a memorial to red army soldiers on the move is
a clear demonstration of russian rhetoric by the country's authorities claiming it showed total disregard to the memory of the war and its heroes the memorial had stood at the site of a mass grave of soviet soldiers who died freeing poland from fascism. for him. or interest . russia recently accused poland to receive phobia after warsaw barred moscow from an international project to build a memorial at the former soviet war nazi concentration camp in poland the site operated for a year during the war around a quarter of a million jews from poland france and the soviet union were murdered their camp was closed after a large uprising led by a soviet officer and about six hundred prisoners attempted to escape only
a few dozen though lived to tell the tale meanwhile the polish foreign minister has recently demanded from germany war damages of a trillion dollars and warsaw isn't only knocking on the door politicians believe that russia should be paying reparations to them as well the polish deputy minister of justice said russia should be held responsible for what he did to poland referring to the war between the two states that dates back to nine hundred twenty one however that ignores the facts the existence of poland and its current borders was formed as a result of conferences back in one nine hundred forty five where the soviet union backed polish interests referred to bring a diverse cape fessor at the national institute of languages in eastern civilizations he believes the current generation of politicians have been taught the wrong history. after in one thousand nine hundred eighty nine de destroyed quite a lot of monuments especially to monuments of general conyers crowd which
surely berated the town some monuments were left and now would be i can say they finished the joke if you ask people in under street in poland what they think about doubt dating its purity and alice but you know way media polish media and government is working they don't talk about dural of this soviet army in deliberation of poland the problem is with new generation because the new generation where growth of the schools where they teach history do away i told you about poland would be very little very tightly without. border soviet union helped poland to house ushered second. ok can see behind me now live pictures coming from florida we're showing you this because these are the first signs of the arrival there of hurricane you can see the gust building officials are warning of a large scale catastrophe in the offing the storm has weakened somewhat to
a category three but it is expected to strengthen once again so every day one of the most powerful and take ocean hurricanes in recorded history has been also battering cuba which lies around four hundred kilometers south of miami and has left a trail of devastation in its white. heads towards the southern u.s. sky. panic stricken citizens have begun to flee. too many state highways were clogged with thousands of vehicles and gas stations have been running out of fuel the traffic nightmare. and it is being getting steadily worse.
the florida governor's warned people in the leave. residents you've chosen to stay are taking precautions to try and avoid the damaged includes boarding up their windows. donovan has more. in the morning we think anybody on the street. building a boarded up. is going to be. all. that comes with. it. right at the top of the field in.
a. pretty. big. construction site. not only that but all of the. sco is marking eight hundred seventy years since the city was founded widespread celebrations has been held including special workshops exhibits and sports events and what's not a city day ended with a grand fireworks display in the heart of the capital.
a riot of noise and color a little the night sky in fact more than thirty thousand fireworks were used to mount moscow's big day and to entertain the thousands of revelers stood out in the city's streets to watch the spectacle. as part of the city day celebrations the authorities opened huge new parks ariadne it's called it's the first major new park in moscow for fifty years and it was part of the mir putin's initiative built on the site of a vast soviet era hotel that was pulled down in the early two thousand the president himself visited the newly opened park kartik responsively patrol went to see what's in store. would you believe that i'm in the middle of a typical russian forest well the trees around me will tell you that it is quite possible but actually i'm just two hundred meters away from the domes on red square. and moscow's brand new that i had to park.
in. the history of the place is really complicated for centuries this area was a bustling city water with narrow but busy streets until what is basically the poor of moscow's old town was completely demolished in the soviet times what the build here was a real blog on the city landscape hotel. which was basically a massive box of concrete and steel then finally in two thousand and four they realized the heart of law school was no place for that kind of architecture and that the moscow government ten years to come up with the brilliant idea let's just have a park here. so what are the highlights of that ad which is the size of about thirteen football fields as you
walk through the park you'll find yourself in four different washing climate zones you've already seen the siberian forest there also the northern plains cold tundra plus when it's much warmer southern plains the steps in finally what's known as the wetlands and right now also you'll play starts definitely the favored spot for most people here it's called the soaring bridge which ironically won't take you to the other side of the river but you'll find yourself at moscow's new selfie central. new. to check that out before the summer renzo you will check us out about with the latest news headlines see you at the top of the hour.
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