i. i. i i. i. i. i was the double agent. his daughter begin to recover after last month's attack and his niece from russia has refused a visa to britain. also. former director general of the international organization for the prohibition of chemical weapons about this case and also how he was pushed from his seat because he was against the u.s. invasion of iraq. i got
a phone call from washington. to tell me that i should resign. washington. on the u.s. proxy un security council move to investigate the deaths of protesters on the gaza border after at least ten palestinians were killed in a fresh round of violence including journalists. also to come washington will not be offered a military base in the country's president makes the announcement following mass protests it does come as the u.s. and other countries to seek ways to become more entrenched in africa. hello there you're watching r.t. this saturday afternoon worse just turned four o'clock here in moscow in our top story. recovers from last month's attack on him and his daughter in the pretty. the
city of seoul whispery is nice victoria a russian citizen has been refused a visa to visit her sick relatives in the u.k. she says though she was not surprised by the decision she's questioned whether the british authorities actually now have something to hide if they are preventing a relative from visiting with more. imagine your cousin and uncle are hospitalized and in critical condition you'd likely freak out and rush to their sides this is viktoria script all surrogate screwballs nice to do just that she as a russian citizen needs a u.k. visa but she was denied we have refused the visits visa application from that tourist group on the grounds that her appreciation did not comply with the immigration rules victoria says she saw it coming just before the no from the u.k. there was this phone conversation allegedly between the script all cousins want to do you know us with us so you're not of one of the. not of my list of potential
users are. you yet you know we. live in the. newly. more. me of the book that you said the doctor told me in august the book is called almost . the wording it took years to come to a yes no money and yes we don't know if this leak recording is real but it's been shown played and quoted by everyone what could victoria mean by i know perhaps something london doesn't want anyone else to know anyway forget feelings sympathy human things victoria was obviously on a kremlin mission to reach the u.k. that's what you read in the papers in britain croman pawn get it reports are now coming in setting and then sources in british organizations the foreign office there are various theories some even say she was denied an answer because london
allegedly things that week terrorist group also because it is organized by the kremlin that's absurd as long as the british authorities are in top of the whole screwball case and they have the facts what the media says might be irrelevant but basically officials haven't shared any facts that will make you scream russia did this russia did that to now that visa thing the pawn so when did speculation like this become a new british tradition like talking about the weather. powell and his daughter were found unconscious on a park bench in the city of seoul debris on the fourth of march british officials later revealed the pair had been poisoned with the military grade nerve agent named choc a type which used to be produced in the soviet union but at the time that prompted some harsh words from even the prime minister to resign may you said those subjected to such a powerful movie agent may never recover but as we now see both are out of
a coma and in a stable condition the recovery of the scruples has raised questions now about how they managed to survive after reportedly being poisoned by a nerve agent of such strength we discuss this with the former director general of the international organization for the prohibition of chemical weapons goes a stunning. from my point of view. after a distance of sixteen years of course i believe the decision by the u.k. was premature you can decide in twenty four hours what type of poison was used and where it comes from why didn't they call immediately drop the c.w. and why didn't the opposite w volunteered to take action because this is the role of doing decision immediately to go and identify and allies the victims take the blood samples and allies and try to identify because they have the capability to do that there are experts from all countries it's committee of people that are very expert very capable of doing this work so i was surprised and to see that it was so
premature decision to identify the poison idea to find the source of the poison without giving a chance to the spectre's though the international going to which is after all the the national organ with the mandate to do this type of job many questions related to the use of this poison for example how do you control and limit the use of the spores into only two people if it's know of a truck as the announced it was it's not something that will not affect much mini more people. even those who use the guys the poison gas. well jersey for stanley is a brazilian diplomat and was the first elected directly general of the international and has been much speculation into the reasons as to why he quit his seat there just as he was leaving his post and it come to light that washington was upset by encouraging iraq to become
a member of the o p c w which would mean iraq having to destroy all of its chemical weapons while that was apparently viewed as an obstacle to the u.s. intention to engage in military action in iraq in an open letter supporting the starry many activists demanded to put world peace ahead of us you know that truism is josephus danny again and his account too of what happened. when i became director general there were eighty seven members and when i left it was a hundred and fifty something countries so and in my last term to enlarge the membership of all of the organisation was convincing iraq and libya for example to join in and when i am no system member states it was a shock to the americans i believe. because they had plans already to take some action military action against iraq according to fruition that i had it was obvious that. during the first iraq war everything had been destroyed and there was
nothing left for you dr to be accused of still possessing chemical weapons the accusation was that my management style was not agreeable to the americans the managed to put together a conference that was illegal for the convention and that conference was the one that ousted me for the lack of support well there was one man he was particularly against me being the a.p.c. w. head john bolton who at the time was the undersecretary of state for arms control and international security affairs he's now been appointed as the u.s. national security adviser and was shortly take his post as it stands today says his intentions to make iraq a member of the o.p.c. w. stood in the way of u.s. ambitions. i got a phone call from john bolton from washington the first time i had contact with him it said that i did structures to to tell me that i should resign from the
organization and i asked him why he said your management style was not agreeable to washington to dick cheney vice president cetera said no way i don't accept that so he came to the hague and you keep to my office and he said you have to resign and i give you twenty four hours this is what we want and i said no way i don't have any reason to doubt it over to you i was elected by acclimation by all the member states of a good musician it's only you you out there see if they are challenged my management style and they said but then again i tell you we have already discussed with your government that you should resign and said i don't know of any agreement with my government and then they said ok so they'll be retaliations and appear to do to you to accept the consequences we know where your kids are and that moment of mice kids were in new york the studied united states one of them is american for that matter
was born in new york is a brazilian american and i had another daughter in london. and i said i'm not prepared my family's is my family is is a whale that's going on to spear to face because it was so go ahead he was a little bit shocked that he left his not a man you can have a dialogue with. the news this afternoon at least ten palestinians have been killed by israeli gunfire on the gaza border on friday came after thousands of protesters staged a massive anti occupation protest. it . was.
one of those go through. the. gauntlet. when a wave of rallies did break out at the end of march and are supposed to last for weeks during the past week in fact more than twenty palestinians have been killed with thousands more wounded during what's being called the great march of return but it's not only protesters that are paying a heavy price at the moment several journalists were also injured during a protest in one of them later died from his wounds targa worked for a local t.v. production company garza health officials said he was shot while filming close to the border he was wearing a jacket marked press and was also holding a camera he's writing military hasn't provided any specific comment on this matter saying if i'd only use it called instigators of violence. fourteen
of the fifteen members of the un security council meanwhile back to call for an independent investigation into all the deaths during the protests in garza it was brought by only one nation the united states the u.n. says the use of by the ammunition by israel was unnecessary and could amount to a breach of the geneva convention. an attempt to approach or cross the green line fence by itself certainly does not amount to a threat to life or serious injury that would justify the use of live ammunition the killings and the injuries do actually point to an excessive use of force and in particular lethal force and that's a situation where there was no threat of death or or serious injury the unjustified and unlawful recourse to firearms by law enforcement resulting in death may amount to a willful killing and grave breach of the fourth geneva convention meanwhile a spokesperson for the i.d.f. posted on twitter saying rioters attempted to cross the security fence and also set off explosive devices not attempted terrorist attack and
a tweet from his colleagues sparked outrage online the picture attached to it shows a group of children here apparently clase watched by the i.d.f. the text warns quote those trying to hide from the sites of the forces however are the twitter post from the offices claimed he's trying to highlight the idea that children are used as a weapon by hamas will only we had the opposite views on what is happening in palestine from analysts they talk to infiltrate into israel and they shoot at us and they drove to a role model to all the bottles against us and glued to the. judges which they brought with themselves so i don't believe that any culture will allow such a behavior of a mob nordic or mention that there was fire from the palestinian side there was a few who could be growth the. theme of on different things or.
they were all the throwing the ball the burden of them the billboard of every israel. while up with the americans the inquiry commission to come to god doing with the gate of the killing of the twenty one. the will and the injuries have been here some of them were actually hamas fighters and bombers. and most of those who were killed last week well among them was people who are paid by the first. to work for hummers. so what do they want to know or attacks against israel. and what the. doing. to morrow if they want to. do. the demonstration. so they have the illegal of market in gaza they have to accept. international law.
and to accept all the i'm going to solution the policy is only asked for justice international law. cash is becoming a thing of the past in sweden where the country is on the path to full digitise sation but not everybody is on board with this idea with concerns being raised that russia may try to interfere. if putin invades crawled along it would be enough for him to turn off the payment system. to live.
tech sector that's leading this rally we've seen for the past five or six years requires a logistics on a global basis to work in perfect sync so there's going to be a fallout if some countries are going to go to war with each other but they can be trade wars which can be cyber wars that means that platforms that require precision and sinking fall out and drop out and crashing in different areas so their revenues have got to suffer as a result. we try to deconstruct all of these manipulated by cuts and he's showing the world that islam is a religion and it's a peaceful religion and it's possible to be
a practicing muslims who believe that the koran is the word of god and that's the same time to be a member of secular societies it is possible. although again in jerusalem thousands of worshippers have gathered to witness the holy fire ceremony it is celebrated on great saturday the day before orthodox easter. from inside the church of the homes that hold their candles from the flame passing quickly at sight of those waiting worshippers believe the fire appears miraculously when greek and armenian patry arcsin pray on the site believed to be jesus christ team delegations from different orthodox churches including greek armenian coptic
and syrian take part in this ancient so. the u.s. will not be offered a military base in ghana the president of the west african nation officially announced on thursday garner has not offered a military base and will not offer a military base to the united states of america. the statement there comes after mass protests in ghana's capital against the military deal with the us the demonstrators were worried that such an agreement would give washington too much influence over the country's sovereignty party's yugas are of looks now at how the u.s. and some other nations to have been trying to gain a stronger foothold in the constant. because sam is wooing africa and boasting about their strong historical bond a family tree washington's key argument is seven thousand strong. scattered all across the continent the impression this mob makes is unambiguous africa is no
one's playpen but america's this impression is wrong though in fact many african nations prefer relations not secured by the u.s. dollar and ghana is the latest country on the u.s. troublemaker list and for washington it couldn't have come at a worse time pentagon understands hearts and minds are there for the taking external actors may diminish u.s. influence by undermining our development and diplomatic efforts in africa nonetheless as the strategic environment becomes more crowded and competitive gauging with external actors like china and russia will continue with an open and clear discussion of intersecting interests and differences beijing's clearly stepping on americans tollways in africa chinese firms have invested billions of dollars into the continent's infrastructure their contribution has been the catalyst for a continental free trade area somewhat equivalent to the european union but much
bigger soft power has got washington in a twist with sales pitches attempting to undermine china's expansion in africa partner with. good governance to meet long term security and development goals. this stands in stark contrast to china's approach which encourages dependency using opaque contracts predatory loan practices and corrupt deals rex tillerson then washington's chief a mystery went on a charm offensive to africa back in march his trip coincided with russia's foreign minister sergei lavrov visit a clear sign more school is that for us to do business with africa to their diplomatic marathon across the continent set off from the same hotel in. but there's no indication whether rex tillerson managed to tip the balance of power during the visit after all why would anyone listen to a man who was shown the door the day he returned to american shores if i were
a betting man i would bet the united states would lose the competition not only with china but with russia and turkey perhaps even with friends i say that because in part united states has a very arrogant attitude that it takes towards people from africa and that's to set aside which is of immense states does not have the economic right nancy to compete with china in any case and then finally there is. nation on the african continent with regard to u.s. interference in the internal affairs of african continents all in all i would say that united states prospects in africa going forward are rather cool. but modern day slavery is on the rise in europe according to report by the council of europe in some countries labor exploitation is even i've taken sex trafficking we spoke to one of the authors of the report. there is an increase in the number of
people who fall victim to this to not know there are a number of countries where labor trafficking emerges as the main farm in the u.k. a party girl cyprus a few other countries there are more victims of labor trafficking now being in a defined then section so this is a new trend and the report is actually talking about this well the report does cover the period starting from january last year mentions forty seven countries in total migrant workers are mostly at risk with male victims found in sectors like culture and hospitality and women in domestic or care work roma people and homeless children are also reportedly susceptible to being exploited the report calls for countries to improve their lot as well as work with n.g.o.s and businesses his picture is that over again it's not really these are people who want they come from countries in europe countries where the canonic problems currently make a lot of people unemployed and the problem is often they have debts they have
example accumulated debts in order to travel to another country. or they paid some fees through the agency which employed them their passport is taken the way they're not made the salary never promised or they're not and anything they're made to work very long working hours there are a lot of people who are from within the european union countries who move to other kind of the same bulgarians going to spain well mainly astutely but they're also people come from countries in africa and asia and latin america so to draw a transnational phenomenon. and i'll bring you up to date with the news so far this hour but before we go we have got time for a cute story from kazakstan. your
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get down going let's go. alone. and i'm really happy for joy and out to fall of two thousand and three in the world cup in russia meet the special one i was also pushes me to just take the reader p.r.t. team's latest edition to make up a bigger certainly better just look. he sees being treated as a major incident involving attempted. administration of a nerve agent it is now clear that mr script common to store were poisoned with a military grade nerve agent of the type defendant by russia this was attempted
murder in the most cruel and public way if russia is behind this is a brazen. war the government has concluded that it is highly likely that russia was responsible for the act against said ok and to the script can we just stop russia today broadcasting it's probably going to mean that we need to continue seeking a robust dialogue with russia rather than simply cutting off contact and letting the tensions and divisions get worse and potentially even more dangerous we got into a big night tonight to clear up the matter of russia used radiological substances and its barbaric assault on mr litvinenko there is no alternative conclusion other than that the russian. the state was culpable for the attempted murder of mr scrooge tyler and his daughter and for threatening the lives of other british citizens insoles including detective sergeant nick davies of the united kingdom will now expel twenty three russian diplomats who have been identified as
undeclared intelligence officers. welcome to going underground special on a historic day for london moscow relations in the wake of the atrocity in wiltshire in the south west of england in a moment we'll hear from the chair of politics society in political journalism at the university of sheffield professor peirce more robinson but now i'm joined by broadcaster and former liberal democrat member of parliament member to pick them big let's just start with what you thought of tourism is performance in the bus for you i was in parliament it was let's use the going word today robust she made it absolutely clear that she's pointing the finger of blame for the incident and souls free all at russia and not just at russia but at the russian state she left no doubt at all that she's made her judgment a point when we still haven't had any legal investigation no formal inquiry but quite clearly the prime minister and her advice is have decided this is the time to
take on putin directly and try to provoke some kind of either a justification a confession or denial the the national security state getting more efficient than when the atrocity happened in mayfair in central london because jeremy corbyn. from him and his spokespeople they still seem to be expressing some doubts over the w m d use yes well there's a big schism going on in british politics now on the one side you've got the government and some labor m.p.'s saying well russia is to blame take our t.v. off air let's get the sanctions going and then you've got a more cautious jeremy corbyn who spokes person previously said and i think opens back this up well this is a time to build our relationship with russia rather than simply to condemn russia as guilty for this crime we can assume it was a crime i think that that's undisputable but to simply.