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russia launches a criminal investigation into the attempted murder of your screwball daughter of the former double agent who was also poisoned in the u.k. . the u.k. foreign secretary boris johnson claims it is overwhelmingly likely blood in the approaching was responsible for the attempted murder of the former russian spy an allegation the kremlin calls shocking and unforgivable. more than fifteen thousand civilians manage to flee syria's eastern as fighting rages between government forces and the rebels in the stricken region. and the u.s. central command says it has no idea how resources allocated to the saudi led coalition are actually being used in the war in yemen.
are broadcasting live direct from our studios in moscow this is our to international and sean thomas certainly glad to have you with us all right russia has announced it has opened a criminal investigation into the attempted murder of u.s. crew paul the daughter of the former russian spy who was also poisoned in the english city of salisbury. has a story. the russian investigative investigative committee have decided to carry out their own investigation so they've just launched that regard to the attempted murder of the alaska polities a russian citizen and the daughter of the former spy. now this comes after several attempts by russia to help with the investigation back in the u.k. but moscow says those attempts have been refused by britain so far and following the rejections the foreign minister sergei lavrov has come out and made
a statement. russia has requested that the substance london has been handed over to moscow as per the chemical weapons convention ratified by russia and the u.k. the fact that london told us bluntly that the u.k. wants to talk with russia is a clear violation of the convention which saves that before a state can actually anyway is obliged to get in touch directly with the country which it suspects is the origin of a given toxic agent you can see tensions are rising there and adding more fuel to the already raging diplomatic row u.k. foreign minister bars johnson has come out and even gone as far to accuse president putin of being personally responsible for ordering the murder of three power he's said he's almost over well mainly likely behind the poisoning moscow of course responded to those comments saying that they were shocking and forgivable but as it stands the russian investigative committee are launching their own investigation
how they will do that when they will do that if indeed they will be able to do that given that they need the cooperation from the british authorities we don't know at the moment but we will of course keep you updated russia's foreign ministry spokesperson has that russia has made all its decisions regarding the poisoning incident and they will notify their british counterparts in due course we also discussed the topic with russia's permanent representative to the organization for the prohibition of chemical weapons and ambassador to the netherlands alexander. gloria i want is could get a good while based on statements by the head of the british delegation they regard our proposal on bilateral consultations as an attempt to progress to eight and they urged everybody not to listen to these lies as they say they say russia's intention is to avoid being held accountable but i see it differently and my guess is actually our british friends and partners are just afraid they are afraid that our
experts may analyze those samples and they may see some dirty tricks there or something but our british partners don't want this to happen if they don't produce any evidence we will regard that as they have nothing to show and they will be held accountable for slander. it'll go it's going to put we offered other options if they don't want to talk to us directly we can go through the executive council we can send our appeal to the executive council and the council will contact us and give a response within ten days don't you think there's a third option we can set up a group of technical experts led by the director general and if they are not happy with that they can call a special session of the british are not happy with any of these options they can call a meeting of the highest body of law o.p.c. w. and we can address the issue there so they have a number of different options from it for sure they will not be able to tell where the substance came from that this will require dialogue between russia and the u.k.
direct or indirect there are many ways to go about it. so yes when the soviet union collapsed in the early nineties intelligence services took from russia a group of specialists and their documents and including the deal. and they continued their work with soviet knowledge and we even know in which countries the work continued some of this work was successful and we can find the results openly on nato and e.u. websites. thank you for that and commenting on the script former german foreign minister sigma gabriel has likened it to a lousy james bond film that's. it's almost like a spiral of mutual accusations and self-fulfilling insinuation that it's all reminds me of a bad james bond movie each side is paranoid school each side pursues its own conspiracy theories and here is what is emerged in place of hard evidence.
i'm afraid the evidence is overwhelming that it is russia and something by the way in the kind of smug sarcastic response that we've heard from the russians that to me but tokens that indicates their fundamental guilt. france shares britain's assessment that there is no other plausible explanation and reiterate its solidarity with its ally. this is not an isolated incident russia failed to ensure syria destroyed is chemical weapons for. the attack in salsa has taken place against the backdrop of a reckless problem of russian behavior. over many years russia these
cells bury poison everyone seems to have made up their minds and the u.k.'s foreign secretary was blodgett inventive stereotypes in its blatant russian this the nerve agent sends a signal to all who may be thinking of descents in the intensifying repression of putin's russia nobody chalk the new noxious scare a nerve agent with obvious russian s. the chemicals even being featured in a t.v. spy thriller in a standoff between the u.k. agents and russians the show is marketed using the slogan diplomacy is overrated the slip about some. gas that was undetectable like a truck through it. is a coincidence. to see. your rational thank you for finding dr markel for us again we're off to be taking
another tour for ourselves t.v. and cinema have made these. secret service is poisoning people plot an international feature after all even the most british of all agents james bond has also found himself amid some talks and driven storylines. so are we having a case of blatant bone business here but this is of course all fiction it didn't happen in reality you avoid the culprits with the tainted record the one that stands out is the cia one of the key targets cuba has of late come undone t. fidel castro among the hundreds of alleged assassination attempts were cigars laced with poison and a contaminated pen so could these cells brew poisoning be blatant americanness one could stretch this logic beyond any reason and say for example the u.k.
has been holding its skills in the death by chemicals business since shakespeare's macbeth busted blatant englishness the cia james bond shakespeare one thing all of my theories have in common is an insane age of conspiracy we're not taking them seriously neither should anyone but when it comes to russia and proof well we've already heard the d.n.a. arguments in the election meddling scandal but the story corps practices of the russians who typically or most genetically driven to co-opt. perpetrate international law is being substituted for hashtags russia did it. highly likely. highly likely is the term britain allies use in their joint statement alleging moscow's culpability for the poisoning they also want russia to tell the organization for the prohibition of
chemical. about the nerve agent which is thought to have been used one graffiti artist has hit out at russia outside its embassy in london this says dine at the russian embassy and it lists a mock menu that among other items includes novi chocolate a reference to the nerve agent used against paul and his daughter but you know what it takes a look at the coverage of this group case in europe. so here are just some newspapers that i saw this morning in paris now this one is on france which translates as today in france and so you can see and ask quite a scary front page which sas that the cold war isn't over now we've got the month here as well with the hard line that sas against putin united with the sounds cool to war and we've got another one which is not been yawn that calls the russian
president vladimir putin toxic mr putin and rice how the the case of the poisoning of the x. agents in a script sound how played well into the hands of the russian president and has the presidential elections and russia and it's not just the frame but the worldwide media shares at the same why it's alarmist approach and really instead of waiting for the official confirmation media outlets around the world seem to be competing to outdo one another with the most sensational and have. more than sixteen thousand people have managed to flee syria's embattled eastern ghouta government forces have been intensifying efforts to retake the area which since two thousand and twelve has been under the control of various islamist and rebel groups and the russian defense ministry center for reconciliation claims militants were firing at civilians as they tried to leave earlier on friday and
these are pictures from friday. indeed and you can see people leaving along the humanitarian corridors declared by the syrian government it is the biggest single exodus since of fighting escalated last month earlier on friday un special envoy for syria. gave a briefing to the un security council underlined the importance of upholding the ceasefire agreement russia helped broker between the warring parties. that meetings have been taking place since. being between the russian federation and jay shift in the last few days out of. the result of these engagement can you project. begin the government russian military and forward to have continued to largely hold or did they know that if i hold because being
a police one good among very bad. russia's defense ministry says women children and the elderly were among the first to be given safe passage the russian military now also says citizens of another town in the area have expressed their willingness to flee i mean i think takes a closer look at the situation. at first it was only a trickle of civilians fleeing syria's rebel held territory of eastern data it's now become a flood thousands have been given safe passage out of the embattled and play. it just to get out is to just get out more and do more by. mother said. one woman from moody if. you look you know i feel that you know this is the roof.
top down is yes i'm going to hide i live but why do not follow through know that when to say it will handle another chance on me and already in a way. and it was a struggle initially some of the militants were reportedly threatening to punish those trying to leave and shouting the path to safety there are even accounts of insurgents hiding in civilian houses taking people hostage and using them as human shields plannin little soul that he that he could not imagine a climb in the middle to show to your house when a little money can do in the parliament. you know to have a shady accounting that's number one or two and a lot of the army followed him or annoying new club s. . and then kind of to me if you know and did not look like a limousine almost with normal tall eleven. so it's no good i do is your logs are less. than zero got a good no idea if you could live their lives at their living but then it would do
what it would go the push by russia on syria to establish this humanitarian corridor however was snubbed out fest russia has called for the use joke like humanitarian corridors russia needs to. just do what the united nations had agreed to and voted on and that is a countrywide cease fire the russian military says the situation in parts of eastern ghouta has significantly stabilized over the past few days but that is far from the. as long as people keep leaving the area we will keep on working and stay here until we see the last person leave or more yeah but it's a bargaining game at times the syrian government and russia have how to agree to allow safe passage to rebel fighters in order to get the civilians out it's hopes that the rebels crumbling grip on power in the region along with
a deliveries and evacuations will soon bring to a close one of the most brutal chapters in the syrian conflicts. right now getting aid into eastern good is proving as difficult as getting residents out. mortar rounds landed near red crescent trucks as volunteers unloaded fresh food parcels and bags of flour on thursday delivery was resume shortly afterwards the aid convoy brought essential to almost thirty thousand people in the syrian town of douma. eastern good or was seized by rebels in late two thousand and twelve and since two thousand and thirteen has been under siege as the syrian army tries to recapture the area the assad government has now succeeded in driving the insurgents who it sees as terrorists into three small pockets regaining much of the region but the situation for many civilians in the area still remains dire we asked phyllis
bennis a political analyst and author to comment on the issue there is no place for them to go the country of syria has been decimated by these seven years of war and people have been moved from one place to another looking for safety and not finding it those who have been driven out of the country are finding the gates of other countries closed against them most notably of course the united states which has prohibited refugees coming from syria all together in the context of the so-called muslim bans that donald trump has imposed but even the countries close are the countries right in the region who are already taking care of hundreds of thousands in some cases more than a million refugees in in lebanon for instance is a very small country one out of every four people in that country is now a syrian refugee in jordan where there's over a million refugees but there's simply not enough water available so the humanitarian crisis is is massive on
a regional level certainly within syria is the most serious then on the regional level and on a good. level the syrian refugees are facing a devastating future the u.s. military is facing pushback over its weapons supplies to the saudi coalition in yemen's civil war we delve deeper into that story after a short break you are watching our two international. committee sure the. very artful policy. where he used the steps of great relationship with food and. mistakes the. relationship between russia and china. quite a lot it could be quite a movie very difficult to undermine. the good and the bad you need capitalism to work both winners and losers you can't
bail out every single bank that gets into trouble you can't bail out every sale the nice free money you've got to let the system weed out the losers otherwise you end up with you know a state controlled state maintained price fixing regime by the state that resembles all failed such experiments in the past why not just let the free market be the free market. whether watching from laredo texas or from right here in moscow this is our view international we're glad to have you with us now u.s. central command has admitted it does not know how resources it gives to the saudi led coalition are being used in the conflict with yemen. does set time track the
purpose of the missions that it is refueling what targets it strikes and the results of the mission senator we do not ok reuters recently reported on a saudi coalition air strike in late february that killed five civilians is centcom able to tell whether a u.s. fuel or u.s. munitions were used as part of that strike. center no i don't believe we are ok last month a group of u.s. senators introduced a joint resolution on yemen it aims to limit the president's power to wage war without authorization from congress and also proposes to cut american support for saudi arabia and disentangle it from saudi involvement in the yemeni civil war another vote on the resolution is to be held soon. in two thousand and seventeen the u.s. and saudi arabia signed an arms deal worth almost one hundred ten billion dollars
it was described as one of the largest arms sales in american history and this is the aftermath of the saudi led coalition's latest air strike in yemen a dozen air raids were carried out against the airport destroying the most of the planes war broke out in yemen three years ago with the saudi led coalition bombing campaign against the rebels claiming thousands of civilian lives now the u.n. describes the situation as the worst manmade humanitarian crisis in modern history and. look at the longer. it was released.
there are crying a few men at the crime gulf war crimes against humanity and trying for that are being committed in the war on the imam and the u.s. . and not congress in this case the u.s. is even supporter of this coalition. for the u.s. to admit that yes we know what is happening i would choose a more likely thing it is. it has consequent even to consequences in addition to their studies u.s. law that prevents countries off u.s. weaponry to use it except in sensitive friendlies. committing. war crimes and crimes against humanity. so they're legal liability both money
and time actually thank you thank you to be stepping into the ring in the fight against fake news but it's choice of sparring partner has drawn a barrage of criticism. conspiracy videos. so inspections of people who don't understand that watching science fiction you face a strong criticism after it spread conspiracy theories in the aftermath of the deadly school shooting in florida to get filtered down with video like this isn't the first time they have been unable or unwilling to stop the spread of conspiracy theories thank you for. information coming. to light i'm sure you agree with the piano out of.
know in two thousand and three before the invasion of iraq as far as the establishment was concerned it was a conspiracy theory to say that there were actually no weapons of mass destruction and that the invasion of iraq was was you know based on a bogus pretext cooked up beforehand by bush and his cronies what we've said what we saw in the years afterwards is that that previously conspiracy theory was absolutely true and certainly the powerful of the world do conspire a lot of the time to try and make sure that they're interested in what happens in the world so this is an inherently complicated and messy area i would say. our that does it for me this i'll be back in about thirty four and a half minutes with a full of hatred you are watching our two international stay with us.
below unwelcome across top where all things considered i'm peter lavelle the firing of rex tillerson at the state department surprised a few how he was fired is something well completely different tillerson was often described as bland and on numerous occasions out of step with his boss donald trump the nomination of my home pale to replace him is anything but bland. talking foggy bottom i'm joined by my guest michael flanagan in washington he is president of flanagan consulting and a former congressman also in washington we have morgan much nick he is
a republican strategist as well as founder of the mtu group and in williamsburg across to andrew langer he is president of the institute for liberty as well as host of the andrew langer show on w b l baltimore all right gentlemen crossed rules in effect that means you can jump in anytime you want michael let me go to you first in washington well we know what kind of secretary of state donald trump doesn't want does mike pompei o fit the bill of a secretary of state do you think he does one go ahead michael thanks peter i think yeah i think trump is a dynamic person there's a lot of energy in what he does whether you like the energy or not it's up to you but there's it's not a. a circumspect approach to problems like maybe obama had or even bush it's much more energetic it's much more lively and promptly oh certainly fits that character better than rex tillerson just from a from a sociological point of view if you'll permit morgan you know i've looked at.
history former military many actually graduated first in his class at west point. obviously he was in congress but he says he's not a very diplomatic guy who gammy his statements in public life are very very strident is that is that the kind of person the united states needs it at foggy bottom go ahead morgan well in terms of the united states needs or not that's open for debate i agree with your former speaker that it's what president trump once i think president trump is very much of the mind set of being a proactive problem solver and i think you can make the argument that if you look back through generations and generations of diplomats all being the sort of prototypical diplomatic figure not making waves and you can say sort of look where the world is you know north korea isn't any closer to being resolved you know you were on deal we can talk about that and you know what i wanted to let me as in order to meet you and yes i let me let me ask you something real quick because i think.
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