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and our backs we wanted to leave a year and a half ago they wouldn't let us. have we did receive aid they would see that aid had arrived and that they would distribute it in a few days but then they would say they had to keep it for our times when they gave us twenty percent of it and the rest was for the hard times i mean really i don't but i don't like going in these oranges for serving years we couldn't buy them. will. quite impressive. also to see that at the end of the day what is lacking is. the trust between the parties to the conflict also the consideration of the needs of the civilian
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population. the top of the tree for the food for a halt because there has been at least one good news i'm all very bad news. meanwhile militants are preparing to stage chemical attacks in the country to give the us a pretext to attack the government that's according to russia's defense ministry with more on this is more against the. representatives of the russian armed forces have said they have intonation reason to believe that the united states it its as times base in syria has been preparing squads of rebels fighters to stage a chemical provocation a chemical weapons attack in the south of syria in doubt which borders jordan and
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israel they've been provided allegedly as when years twenty tons of nori this one is dead today does defense officials have said that this attack will be blamed on the syrian government and will be used this excuse by the united states and its allies to strike at bush al assad his government did his military directly. the provocations mentioned will be used as a pretext the united states and its allies to conduct airstrikes against military and state infrastructure in syria we're seeing that search strikes are being prepared by warships in the mediterranean the red sea and in the persian gulf at the same time speaking in past a nice segue a lover of the russian foreign minister said that the syrian conflict is beginning to look less like a proxy war than a direct confrontation on the hornets. there are u.s. special forces on the ground they are no longer denying this because they are
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accompanied by the british french and special forces from other countries it's not a proxy war anymore but rather a direct involvement in the war we condemn their illegal presence on syria's territory the u.s. led coalition is not legitimate from the u.n. point of view either we are pragmatic people and we understand that we should not engage in armed conflict with them. well elsewhere in syria the turkish president has announced that the free syrian army backed by ankara has taken control of the center of the strategic northern city of afrin with more on mrs paulus lee. the turkish military and allied forces have taken control of the northern syrian city of afrin and now they took control at eight thirty this morning local time sunday this is after they entered the city before dawn and wanting to reports they met with no resistance from the kurdish fighters who have been holed up there and
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carrying out an intensive battle for the past two months however we are receiving reports that there were a number of these improvised explosive devices and these they had to deal with we have seen a tweet by the turkish defense minister who has tweeted calling his army a hero and saying that it will guarantee peace and security for both turkey and the region turkish president other one has also confirmed his army successes he's also promised that all measures will be taken to protect the civilians of afrin. i want to share good news with you as of eight thirty this morning free syrian army members supported by the turkish forces have established total control of our free city center most of the terrorists will return to you and run away. the fighting dates back to january the twentieth when the turkish government launched a cross border offensive into northern syria now the aim of this operation which they called all of raunch was to quote the turks dislodge kurdish terrorists but
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the very people that the city is terrorists are people that the united states has been helping which is why for the better part of two months the relationship between washington and quest has been extremely tense or leslie reporting now u.k. russia relations hit a new low this week amid the poisoning scandal we'll have a look at the latest on that story just after the break. american man won the melting. of the sack and the radio al. of. bootstrapping anyone can see that america works are so this is a whole group of people all generation in america is saying that there is no melting pot we're not being assimilated there's no opportunities we can't live up so their response essentially is to go into conflict and this is a major. change
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to. begin except to reject. so when you want to be president and you. want to. have two going to be close which is what before three of the more people. interested in the water. britain's foreign secretary has announced the transfer to the organization for the prohibition of chemical weapons of nerve agent some polish used in the poisoning of a former russian spy and his daughter for
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a week of rising tensions with moscow. in a span of less than a week u.k. russia relations have been pushed to the point of an all out diplomatic war with no one looking ready to back down the screwball poisoning has created this massive divide between the two countries and despite the fact that the investigation is ongoing and scotland yard themselves have said that it may take weeks if not months to complete the politicians were much quicker it is highly likely that russia was responsible we do those russia culpable culpable culpable for the attempted murder is k. is culpable quarrel is with putin's kremlin and we think it overwhelmingly likely that it was his decision moscow was quick to bite back slamming the ultimatum put forward by theresa may and calling the claims a shocking and unforgivable meanwhile one's words has been echoed across the world very sad situation certainly looks like the russians would be ideal with high probability the traces lead to russia the key. everything leads us to believe that
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it's indeed russia that was behind this attempted assassination leads us to believe high probability traces those terms are wearing thin on moscow because requests for evidence have been ignored when it comes to russia the proof doesn't have to be in the putting it seems. 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. when we've received very detailed information about this case which suggests that there is no other plausible alternative explanation. the attack in salzburg has taken place against the backdrop of a reckless pattern of russian behavior much of the case against russia seems to hinge on the nerve agent in question called no we check but everyone seems to have forgotten that a former russian chemist who's accusing moscow of the attack himself published the
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formula in full in a book back in two thousand and eight which is surely one of the reasons moscow has demanded to be provided samples of the agent used to poison screwball and his daughter poisoned with a navi shop a military grade nerve agent of a type developed by russia. if britain so confident that it was know of each other then that means they have the chemical formula so imports and the ability to produce it we requested the russian government to provide an explanation by the end of cheese by the thirteenth of march on how this russian produced nerve agent could have been deployed in salisbury. they provided no credible explanation we are ready for opening constructive corporation we don't speak the language of ultimatums and we won't allow anyone to speak with us this way and similar queries coming from jeremy corbyn in parliament where ruthlessly jeered and shot down by his fellow politicians as the prime minister to. can the necessary steps under the chemical
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weapons convention how has she responded to the russian government's request for a sample has a high resolution trace analysis been run and has that revealed any evidence as to the location of its production all the identity of its perpetrators as a consensus across the butt benches of this house yeah i am really sorry that the consensus does not go as far as the right honorable gentleman. you. could have taken the opportunity as the u.k. government has done to condemn the culpability of russia. at this point london has ordered twenty three russian diplomats and their families to leave the u.k. suspended all high level contacts between the two countries and announced a partial boycott of the upcoming world cup for their part moscow answered in kind when it comes to expelling diplomats shut down the british council and plans to close the british consulate in st petersburg and then of course we have more
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nations ready to impose sanctions in solidarity with the u.k. against russia between flying accusations threats and diplomats being declared persona non grata the question becomes when all this tit for tat and and who will be last standing this is a carefully constructed drama that's part of the propaganda campaign that is building building now for several years in order to justify the actions of nato the united states towards russia why on earth would russia on the eve of the lexer and all the staging the world cup want to destroy if you like it's international low with such a crime but there's plenty of motive on the other side russia being a stick to really push the indoor corner with these accusations is part of our propaganda campaign i can tell you that i'm a journalist who spent almost all my career working in the mainstream and this is
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a propaganda. promoters assertively in the media and make up my. well the russian ambassador to the u.k. has called for restraint in this standoff but while britain's allies have thrown their weight behind its claims some european politicians do remain puzzled by the deepening rift between moscow and london that. is almost like a spiral of mutual accusations and self-fulfilling insinuations it's all reminds me of a bad james bond movie each side is paranoid each side pursues its own conspiracy theories earlier britain's foreign secretary boris johnson claimed that the poisoning is evidently russian in its very nature r.t.g. goshdarn of takes a closer look. novi chalk the new noxious scare a nerve agent with obvious russian ness the chemicals even being featured in a t.v. spy thriller in a standoff between the u.k.
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agents and russians the show is marketed using the slogan diplomacy is overrated the thing is that it's little about some course that it's not because it was and it had to look at all through it. that is the currency. bring it. to. us in the hospital but if you're finding doctor market force again we ought to be taking another tour for ourselves t.v. and cinema have made the secret service's 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
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a case of blatant bone dinners 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 prove poisoning be blatant american this one could stretch this logic beyond any reason and say for example the u.k. has been honing his 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. 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.
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arguments in the election meddling scandal the story corps practices of the russians who typically or more genetically driven to co-opt. purgatory international law is being substituted for a harsh tax our stag russia did it. highly likely. it's just going to twenty five past six here in moscow the main is just a couple of hours left or so before the polls do close in russia will be back with the latest on the presidential election in about thirty minutes from. the far right to britain isn't just on the march it's taking violent mongers action
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i don't like it but. i see those organizations which will usually split in two which would be for a different names how do you view that look. at . the complex web of butchers' fashionable. politicians to do something to. put themselves on the line to get accepted or rejected. so when you want to be president i'm sure. some want to. let you go on to be for us that's what before three in the morning can't be good. i'm interested always in the waters of mexico. city.
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i've played for many clubs over the years so i know the game inside out. the ball isn't only about what happens on the pitch put the final school it's about the passion from the fans it's the age of the super manager killian erroneous and spending two hundred twenty million on one player. book it's an experience like nothing else i want to because i want to share what i think what i know about the beautiful game played great so one more chance with. the base minute.
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welcome to worlds apart u.s. president donald trump has until may twelfth decide whether to make good on his threat to the rand potentially a pending hears of international diplomacy and setting the ground for yet another conflict how seriously is that threat taken intact and should the american bulling be accommodated if peace is at stake while to discuss that i'm now joined by muhammad later johnny had of iran's high council for human rights and deputy off international affairs in the area mr larijani it's a great pleasure great honor talking to you thank you very much for your time thank you but let me start with the news of the day and this is a concern in many corners of the world that the united states is going to read meat on its obligations under the iran nuclear deal the concerned group even more acute
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following the appointment of the new secretary of state in the united states does it make any difference as far as iran is concerned in who has the state department whether it is john kerry rex tillerson or mike compel for that matter. you know the view the drive through you know this is the verses it doesn't matter to march the tactics or the articulation movie are different the. impact on the nuclear deal was done and we are accepted that because you are going to approve of the motor can claim is false rumor of mark following the clear. weapons at all but we have huge capability on the nuclear technology for peaceful purposes but no it is a perv and the americans want to use capability nuclear technologies as
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a pretext to exert pressure most it doesn't matter that we abide by the private market i think it will definitely be not in the interest of united this even america gets out of this part then the fact is this because it is five plus one parked now the current american president expressed he's dissatisfaction of of the oil a long before he took office and yet in more than a year since his inauguration there's been a lot of bellicose rhetoric but the very little in the way off action and your own calculus why do you think donald trump hasn't walked out of this deal already if he indeed intends to do that well there are two fires number one. don't know trauma's amount of bluffing not a man of realize actions so we know we are accustomed with american bluffing for over forty years and this is an extreme one secondly united decision wants to
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extract more concession from the wrong on the regional issues he is absolutely wrong it doesn't help and it was successful and now the american president doesn't exhibit their very reach for a cabbie larry in describing this deal he simply calls a very bad i wonder what words would iran use in characterizing the two thousand and fourteen agreement you spend a lot of man hours negotiating it did it come out as good or good enough for you while definitely we do not consider this pericope. a magazine move to mull position. but definitely is not than i do. the whole logic that we accepted these limitations on our own capability and development is to prove to the world or the american or their western allies claims an allegation against iran is wrong know that it has been proved that they are wrong and the atomic agency in
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more than ten reports endures the arraigning compliance you see that what the american are saying so this is a blasphemy this is corruption and the hypocrisy of the of the american foreign policy but on i want to say that. you know either this theory should not enter the will if they enter the will they would be the loser they would see that very soon well as speaking about the potential loss perhaps for all of us present trump specifically mentioned that he and his soon to be secretary of state mike compare tend to see eye to eye on many issues particularly the iranian policy and back in two thousand and fourteen mr peo advocated military action to fully destroy the iranian nuclear capacity do you see it as a credible threat well i don't think the american are in the position to another
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military engagement in their area already those who have a started before they are unable to manage to get out but to start an attack on iran may not be very difficult task but they won't be the one who will dictate the end of that they will receive a very harsh lesson which may be good for them for the historic a month or so indulging in a military duty against iran is not an easy thing for united states while they are facing ground failures in the region enough on the song in the persian gulf area another this now president trump employed a similar strategy all threats of blackmail about north korea only to announce last week that he is willing to sit down and at the north korean leader do you think the iranian leadership would be open to a similar turn of events
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a personal meeting with donald trump to renegotiate oh perhaps simply reinterpret the terms of the standing agreement i think a standing argument should be complied fool by you know this that you know i did this news and also some of the european allies like the britain government are following their hypocritical approach to this this pact. both of them are not complying with the. with their obligation under this pact the first establish that secondly we are in no way interested to talk with a year over the government like you know the signature does not have any credibility in his promises and his signatures so. this is another third important point americans are afraid of the m florence of iran in the region. oh influence is not military influence for
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this is a moral political influence it cannot be destroyed by bombs it can not be destroyed by military action i think americans should redefine their interest in the region their interest in the region is defined in a very strong and not feasible way mr larijani you just mentioned that you believe teheran has no interest in organizing this presidential meeting between. the leaders of the two countries but i don't know trump is a very particular character he i think he is very easily influenced by his emotions and your neighbors for example israel is making a good the use of that i know that the reigning diplomacy has a very very good tradition of being very very skillful negotiators don't you think that a meeting between mr trump or let's say mr rouhani could be useful not a new way of renegotiating the terms but simply. trying to establish number four
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well first of all as you mentioned how diplomacy is basic feature is consistency your not absolute around different issues but time we have a vision and we can follow that vision which is corporation and peace in the vision consistently yes we are capable to negotiate to negotiate hard stuff on hard matters but the point is who is the other side the other side is a country which does not have any credibility you cannot you cannot put your finger on any promise to. commit to that so we are think there is no need to this there is no fruit to this negotiation now it is well known that other signatories to the j.c.b. or a including russia. preserve these deal in the in its current form is there anything
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that they can do to encourage iran to respect it even if the americans under the current leadership walk away while one if americans walk away this pact is dead but you can truce with the russia and china no number of other countries definitely we will have our own solution for the problems that we face this corporation want to stop with or without the pact it will continue but mr larijani i think there are lots of people in moscow who would share your disdain for the way the americans conduct their foreign policy but i think that does know that solve russian or ranee and responsibility to being committed to both regional and hopefully global peace should we give it so easily to the americans to rag the result of you know several years of negotiations should be allow mr trump to kill this deal no diffidently we
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should prove to mr frum that he will be a loser and they won't get into march while walking away from this pact we have well known a strength is you we have very much calculated this strategy we can come from the situation very powerful and i think the russian policy both in the region and international community especially reserve you the nuclear part is very rational we support the position we have various close collaboration with the government of russia now speaking about the russian regional a policy there is some concern in moscow the trumpet ministration may choose to try and turn the course of the syrian war by launching yet another unilateral strike on damascus the russians have already said would meet retaliation i'm sure of that we'll see you. a lot of will strike by the united states as an act of
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a russian but i'm also sure that you have little interest in seeing a major clash between nuclear powers in your on your own borders what is your understanding of what a proportional reaction to american aggression in syria could be i think americans and love the european allies of united states very much watching observing that this that that you took to the fate that was cynical the strategy. of this integrating a sovereign country like syria has faced totally i think the collaboration between iran and russia definitely proved both internationally acceptable more or less support of who and very successful one we are we won't be afraid of this type of activity definitively we want to see that as much as possible the number of involvement of americans in syria should be decreased and also should bestow
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american. presence in syria northern part of syria is illegal it is against international law he scored different from the russian collaboration with the syrian government which is based on mutual acceptance reliance. america's one good and the thing by bombardment selective targets they favor is better to manage to favor rather than to advance gresham but mr larijani what i'm asking you about is not so much about the american actions but about what actions should russia take in response to this potential act of aggression you you mentioned that you believe and i think again this assessment is shared by many in moscow that the american strategy in syria has failed but that an argument could be made that that would make the united states even more predisposed to desperate actions or.
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