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russia launches a criminal investigation into the attempted murder of your screen the daughter of the former double agent who was also poisoned in the u.k. . u.k. foreign secretary boyce johnson claims it is overwhelmingly likely blood in your person was responsible for the attempted murder of the former russian spy. legation the someone called shocking and unforgettable. more than fifteen thousand civilians manage to flee syria's eastern guta as the fighting rages between government forces and the rebels in the stricken region. and the u.s. central command says it has no idea how the resources allocated to the saudi led coalition are actually being used in the war in the yemen.
or broadcasting it live direct from our studios in moscow this is our two international thomas glad to have you with us now russia has announced it has opened a criminal investigation into the attempted murder of yulia screwball the daughter of the former russian spy who was also poisoned in the english city of solsbury tutor explains. 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 u.s. repelled she's 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 to. 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 act it anyway is a glide 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 pilot he 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 said 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 organ. gloria i want is could did a good least on statements by the head of the british delegation they regard our proposal on bilateral consultations as an attempt to procrastinate 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 to. go it's we offered other options if they don't want to talk to us directly we can go through the executive council if we can send our appeal to the executive council of the council will contact us and give a response within ten days 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 so the british are not happy with any of these options they could call a meeting of the highest body of the 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 was that this will require dialogue between russia and the u.k. direct or indirect there are many ways to go about it it is. so you ask so yes when the soviet union collapsed in the early nineties intelligence services took from russia a group of specialists and their documents including veiled mirrors are young of 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. commenting on of the screen paul case former german foreign minister singh maher gabriele has it 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 all reminds me of a bad james bond movie each side is paranoid each side pursues its own conspiracy
theories. and here is what has emerged in place of hard evidence. and i'm afraid the evidence is overwhelming that it is russia and something by the way in the kind of smug sock stick response that we've heard from the russians that to me 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 store it is chemical weapons for. the attack console strip has taken place against the backdrop of
a wreck just happened. over many years russia these cells pretty boys and 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 it's all through us. to say. thank you for finding dr markel
for us again we're off to be taken. another cure for ourselves d.v.d. and cinema have made the secret services 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 bond 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 the story corps practices of the russians who typically or most genetically driven to co-opt. perpetrate international law is being substituted for hashtags hash tag russia did it hash tag highly likely. highly likely is the term britain and its 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 weapons about the nerve agent which is thought to have been used one unknown graffiti artist has. this dine at the russian embassy. that among other items includes. a reference. used against paul and his daughter. takes a look at how the coverage of case is wrapping up in europe. so here are just some newspapers that i saw this morning in paris now and this one is on france which translates as today in france and so you can see it has quite a scary front page which says that the cold war isn't over now we've got here as well with the have blind. spots in the united states with the sound cold war
and we've got another one which is. that cools the russian president vladimir putin toxic putin and. the. poisoning of the. 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 of the worldwide media shares at the same. approach and really instead of waiting for the official confirmation media around the world seem to be competing to outdo one another with the most sensational and. more than sixteen thousand people have managed to flee syria's embattled eastern gooda government forces have been intensifying efforts to retake the area which since two thousand and twelve has been under the control of various is the most and rebel
groups the russian defense ministry center for reconcile. ation claims militants were firing at civilians as they tried to leave earlier on friday and these are pictures from friday in eastern gooda you can see people leaving along the humanitarian corridors declared by the syrian government it is the biggest single exit is since fighting escalated last month earlier on friday un special envoy for syria stuff on the stora gave a briefing to the un security council underlined the importance of holding the cease fire agreement russia helped broker between the warring parties. further meetings have been taking place since. between the russian federation and jay shift in the last few days out. there with these engagement can you project. begin the government russian military and forward to have to continue to. hold for that date no good for the
whole because being a police one good. very bad. 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 and he takes a closer look at the situation at first it was only a trickle of civilians fleeing serious rebel held territory of eastern it's now become a flood thousands have been given safe passage out of the embattled and play. hard.
yes i'm going to live like that but i do not fall for it will not budge i want to stay at what i'm going on i'm not the kind of sound man or you know it. 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 but i mean listen to that key that key for another then as you know climb in the middle to show to your house and you know little money coming in the parliament. and you aren't enough to have a shady accounting that's number one or two and a good thing i don't really i mean i followed your annoying new club us. and then kind of to me if you know and did not look like
a limousine almost with none at all and i have an openness that i did so. i do it i was i. don't see it got a good no i think you could live there libya to attend to than i thought it would do what it would go the push by russia on syria to establish this humanitarian corridor however was snubbed fest russia has called for these 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 kater has significantly stabilized over the past few days but that is far from a. little bit of those as long as people keep leaving the area we will keep on working and stay here until we see the last person leave a more yeah. but it's a ball getting 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 tapes 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 of. mortar rounds landed near red crescent trucks as volunteers unloaded fresh food parcels and bags of flour on thursday the delivery was resumed shortly afterwards the aid convoy brought essential to almost thirty thousand people in the syrian town of. mr goodere 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 whom 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 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 global level the syrian refugees are facing a devastating future. the pentagon's top brass says they had no idea weapons supplies to the saudi coalition in yemen were leading to civilian deaths we bring you the details after a break this is our interest. in 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. nice free money you 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. american. human drug users notion. of yemen. genocide who are gone then just look who is some poor doing who can then british i mean number while the european countries are very generous to support. so what kind of human rights is it we should live a million children a woman does my child. i welcome back this is our team international now the u.s. military has admitted it has no idea how arms it sells to the saudi led coalition
are being used in yemen's civil war. does sit com 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 and i don't believe we are ok the joint resolution on yemen was introduced by a group of u.s. senators last month it aims to limit the president's power to wage war without congressional authorization it also proposes to cut american support for saudi involvement in the yemeni civil war a vote on the resolution is to be held. in two thousand and seventeen the u.s. and saudi arabia sealed
a weapons deal worth almost one hundred ten billion dollars rising to three hundred fifty billion over ten years it has been branded as one of the largest arms sales in american history and here you can see the aftermath of the coalition's latest air strikes in yemen most of the planes at international airport were destroyed and had been closed for almost a year due to the saudi blockade against the country war broke out in yemen three years ago with the saudi led bombing campaign against the rebels claiming thousands of civilian lives the u.n. describes the situation as the worst man made humanitarian crisis in modern history . look at this well. let's. see if.
there are a few men at the crime gulf war crimes against humanity things trying for that are being committed to war. and the u.s. . and the congress in this case the u.s. is a supporter of this coalition. for the u.s. to admit that yes we know what is happening i which is a more likely thing it is. it has consequent even to consequences in addition to their studies u.s. law that prevents come to be off us. weaponry to use it except in self-defense. committing war crimes and crimes against humanity
self defense so there are legal liability both internally and internationally. you tube is 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 to face is strong criticism after it spread conspiracy theories in the aftermath of the deadly school shooting in florida begin to turn down a video like this isn't the first time they have been unable or unwilling to stop the spread of conspiracy theories thanks lou. and for me how much of the. life i'm on here i'm going to be
. what makes this whole thing sort of fascinating and problematic of course is that you know who's to decide what is misinformation you know in two thousand and three before the invasion of iraq as far as the establishment was concerned and 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 seen what we saw in the years afterwards is that that previously conspiracy theory was absolutely true and certainly the powerful of the world to 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 all right i'll be back in thirty four minutes with more news international.
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world to the future can generations to have and enjoy the ocean we have. ambassador thank you very much for joining us at this obviously extremely busy time for you i'd like to get started with your reaction to the measures that theresa may announced did you see them too much given the situation where they proportionate what did you think when you heard the list that she's announced of measures to be first of all i want to see the rethink what was announced by the british government and personally by prime minister to resume. isn't acceptable and justify it and this really is the russian british relations of course the measures are very strong because we're talking about the expulsion of the twenty three russian diplomats this is forty percent of the diplomatic stuff for the embassy and of
course it will definitely make the beauty of the embassy quite difficult but this is the new reality is all these people have to leave by the twenty first of march they go to only one week. and this is life and the embassy will function as usual but of course in the reduced stuff what did you make of comments we heard u.k. defense secretary gavin williamson speaking and he used quite unusual i would say language for diplomacy where he talked about russia needing to go away and as he put it shut up what do you think this is conducive to the situation or is this kind of how things will be from now on was difficult to see but i have some reservations about the political culture and the way whole discussion is going on and of course the way how the.
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