i. think. it's an emergency u.n. security council meeting russia's resolution on the investigation of syria's alleged chemical attack falls short of the required majority various counterproposal is in turn vetoed by moscow which accuses washington of reluctance to conduct an independent probe. you have already appointed the guilty party you don't want to hear anything you don't want any investigation. of. a violent standoff continues between police and environmentalists for a second day in france barricades have been burnt and offices of fired tear gas. was discharged from hospital following last month's nerve agent attack exceeding
doctors initial assessment she may never recover. and so joining us this evening watching our international an emergency meeting of the u.n. security council both americas on russia's resolutions on a mechanism to investigate syria's alleged chemical attack neither were passed washington's resolution was vetoed by moscow russia's fell short of the required majority let's get up to date now and cross stateside. as the latest new york take us through today's events. well it's the second day in a row that the u.n. security council has met to discuss the issue of this alleged chemical attack in duma now today russia and the united states essentially cancel each other out they vetoed each other's resolutions before any voting took place nikki haley took to
the floor representing the united states and making clear that she wanted countries around the world to vote against russia's resolution this is nikki haley our resolution guarantees that any investigations will truly be independent of russia's resolution gives russia itself the chance to choose the investigators and i had states is not asking to choose the investigators and neither should russia the united states is not asking to review the findings of any investigation before they are final and neither should russia ok i think we can cross swords to interrupt a chorus one of the killer more been nervous in a benazir. said it to the u.n. he speaking let's listen to remove the new.
news was. standing. near me between which two lines of this resolution nikki haley identified our. our our scheming scheming perhaps the permanent representative of the u.k. they said it best she said that. basically we couldn't adopt the russian resolution simply because it was the right a russian resolution that makes everything clear. you says say that we're playing games that's what you say but. i don't know i am not sure what i am sure is that i am sure of the threat. you are very well it threatening and the threats that you are. and that you are proffering that you're stating syria. should.
should make us seriously worried all of us because we could find ourselves on the threshold of some very sad and serious events i would once again ask you once again. to refrain from the plans that you are currently currently developing for syria. the fact that you didn't approve this resolution means that unfortunately our american partners and colleagues and do not need any real investigation we stated that already today earlier and we regret that this resolution was not adopted although the fact finding mission it is true i hope will reach syria soon and will be able to get to work on.
on what is under specifically in just a wrecked mandate that is to establish the facts that took place in duma. once again i repeat. this is really a very innocuous statement russian the russian military. and the syrian government. will provide support to the mission in terms of ensuring its security i mean i hope that that should lead to any doubts about that is simply something that is necessary to provide for security and weeks we expect that this mission will conduct its. trip if it effectively and within in the need within the nearest time frame thank you very much. just listen to the frustration and say of a sudden event here the fact that the russian proposal was defeated let's go back to new york our correspondent kelly you were just explaining to us about how the
bin those two resolutions defeated today let's get back to you carry on yes walt earlier at the meeting we heard from the ben zia representing the russian federation and he explained why it was that russia vetoed the resolution from the united states this is how he explained it earlier at the meeting this isn't a bad. look. it's a conduct an issue fact finding mission a new mechanism to attribute blame is not required to be needed to put a mechanism to give a make it work why do you need the mechanism when you have already appointed the guilty party you don't want to hear anything you don't want any investigation. now the difference between the two resolutions is quite simple now the u.s. resolution did not require the chemical experts from the o.p.c. w. to actually visit the site of the alleged chemical attack in duma and furthermore
it specified that their task was simply to assign blame whereas the resolution from russia especially you know mandated that these chemical experts if they're going to investigate the attack that they actually go to the site where the alleged chemical attack in duma took place they actually go to the site and make their determination based on what they can determine for themselves not depending on n.g.o.s and different groups that may or not may or may not have political agendas and such and furthermore russia's resolution specifically called for a full investigation into what happened not simply an accusation or a declaration of who is responsible now we've we've heard these strong words from nikki haley and from donald trump and others talking about you know nothing being off the table but then we heard interesting admissions from the u.s. state department it seems that the u.s. state department admits their day don't really know who is responsible for this
chemical attack this is officials representing the u.s. state department. now we do know that some sort of a substance was used a chemical was use we're just not sure at this point today exactly what once was used. now at this point the o.p.c. w. is on its way to syria to investigate the allegations of a chemical attack however the u.n. security council representing the united nations the fifteen member body that leads the you know the world and the united nations has not come to an agreement about what the o.p.c. w. will do in syria now russia has said they will provide military protection to the chemical experts in syria and make sure that they can go where they need to go that they can get to the site and do their work but at this point the international community is quite divided about what the o.p.c. w. should do everyone agrees that chemical weapons are unacceptable and that they want to get to the bottom of what really happened but as as we have seen there's clear
disagreement about how exactly to go about that process that the u.n. security council pretty much agreeing to disagree on everything today that was the theme i think thanks for bringing us the latest killam open a correspondent in new york. these are pictures from inside the city of duma the scene of alleged attack russia's military and chemical experts that searched that area but said the found no traces of any banned substances no patients treated for chemical poisoning were found in dumas hospitals either and it led russia to claim that the reported chemical attack was faked. staged. despite the obvious tension between the russian and american envoy says the u.n. before the meeting actually exchanged a friendly kiss those who took for a while was still in a been seated seemingly unwilling to let nikki haley go to chat with a hearty handshake. ginia state senator
richard black told us that the members of donald trump's administration make a military response all the more likely. it is very possible that the entire thing was a complete fabrication and we're not even bothering to we're not even bothering to say was there a murder committed and there's only history of the false flag attacks and another thing that i notice is that the reports that came out of the white house much which are a subsidiary of i'll try to get the same group that brought down the twin towers in new york and killed three thousand americans on nine eleven what bothers me is that president trump has so war surrounded himself by a war cabinet the one exception is general mattis matters
made it very interesting statement and this was just last month he said the anonymous state cannot confirm that syria has ever used chemical weapons this is exactly the situation in duma and the united states has no excuse for going in there meanwhile the e.u. organization for the safety event of a geisha has issued a notification alert saying that all flights in the mediterranean area within the next seventy two hours today exercise caution in planning to to possible the strikes in syria european powerhouses germany france of come out with statements on the situation blaming russia for its alleged obstruction of the investigation. internationally russia has served or been preventing opportunities to examine things and as its own responsibility we don't see this approach as constructive. it can't continue like that because any more on who can't go and
a decision would take will not affect syria's allies but if the decision is taken it will of course target syria's chemical capabilities. meanwhile britain's controversial former prime minister tony blair is bid to push his country into yet another military conflict this time in theory in an interview blair claimed that the u.k. should back a u.s. intervention against the mascot's in the wake of the alleged chemical attack the man who teamed up with washington to invade iraq in two thousand and three had this to say this would be action in support of of military intervention by that the us if you don't respond to this too to the use of chemical weapons against civilians then obviously you know we're ignoring what the international community has said which is that this is unacceptable than those that use such measures methods should be held to account even if we take the action which i think we have to do. it doesn't solve the longer term question of what happens in syria. i gave the order
for british forces to take part in military action in iraq my judgment as prime minister is that this threat is real growing and of an entirely different nature to any conventional threat to our security that britain has faced before. the program in the form that we thought it was did not exist in the way that we thought so i could apologize for that i could also apologized by the way for some of the mistakes in planning and certainly our mistake in in our understanding of what would happen once you remove the regime. for all of this i express more. sorrow regret. and apology that you may have no. will complete. the iraq inquiry also known as the chilcot report was published in two thousand and sixteen and uncovered quote
mistakes in a six year long campaign in iraq the report revealed that there was no imminent threat to the u.k. or urgent need for military action against saddam hussein's government and also highlighted that blair's certainty that iraq stockpiling weapons of mass destruction including chemical and biological agents was unjustified u.k. lost one hundred seventy nine servicemen and women during the campaign it also claimed the lives of hundreds of thousands of iraqi civilians in twenty sixteen a petition was uploaded on the u.k.'s parliamentary website for the arrest of blair for his role in the destruction of iraq on twenty thousand signed the petition before it was removed. military analyst told us that tony blair is just following the western line on syria. this is all about playing to the gallery this is all about headlines twitter and media this is not about syria what was good for syria as far as the u.s. france and u.k.
goes it's making themselves feel good and patting themselves on the back sadly this is a tried and tested formula of the last seven years the west make their mind up even before a minute has passed for any action on the ground and in this case the americans the europeans and the british have always wanted to be the judge jury and executioner and you can't do that any crime that's committed you you need to look at the evidence but if no one wants to look at the evidence then they want to look the other way. which are more news coming up after this short break. thanks.
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internationalist and to our top story in the alleged chemical attack in the syrian city of doom of these are pictures from inside. at this scene of that attack russia's military chemical experts searched the area they say they found no traces of any banned substances whatsoever this is said they found no patients being treated for chemical poisoning in any of the hospitals and doom and it's led russia to claim the reported chemical attack was fake and staged. begin a guest ivan eland defense analyst joins me on the line could have you on ivan the events today at the u.n. security council they say that they agreed to disagree the u.s. russia a few others really just failing to establish just how any investigation of what's happened in duma should go forward what do you expect now to be the next course of action from the u.s. . well i'm afraid it's probably going to be military action i think russia made
a big mistake by vetoing that resolution because i think just a geisha is what's needed to see what happened there are photographs of you know people foaming at the mouth and that sort of thing bodies lying all over so i think the investigation is better than war and i think. war is definitely not the thing to do that is to say in a u.s. attack or a multilateral attack it's going to be least britain france and the u.s. but i think the rush russia would have been better off to accept their investigation into the. whole incident i mean my understanding of today's events is that they've been basically squabbling over just how the investigation should go forward but i believe that the opi c.w. are sending offices that they're going to be. getting a military school from russian troops there to ensure their safety so they should return some information some facts once they've investigated that would be better
more prudent to await to see their findings rather than rushing to military action . oh yes i think any form of independent investigation is much better than rushing into military action and you know if they are going in there that maybe some break on the military action i don't know trump is very unpredictable as everyone knows and who knows what he will do but certainly inspectors or investigators i guess we should call him in this case. that would be a good thing if they were going in there. let's say from the british ambassador there's a lot of talk at the u.n. security council but even from the u.k. let's hear what was said. can firstly by the two ing question has crossed a line in the international order. so strong words what exactly do you think
the british ambassador meant the bike but crossing the line. well i think it goes she meant that syria violated the chemical weapons convention which says you can't produce use store or chemical weapons of course the the what's in doubt here is as to what happened and if it did happen he did it and of course that's why you need an investigation i think by independent people who can make an assessment so that there is no doubt about what happened let's also this is what nikki haley had to say was quite critical about just how useful the u.n. is in times like this. yesterday i said that history will work or at this moment when we either lived up to our responsibility as a security council or showed our complete failure to protect the syrian people today we have our answer. do you think that's always going to be the case though on
the on the big issues that with the five permanent members that are always going to be somebody vetoing well maybe not always but most of the time this is what's going to happen and they'll fail to find a consensus well i mean has a problem with the u.n. the u.n. is driven by the five permanent powers on the security council and always has been ever since its inception in the one nine hundred forty s. and great powers it's been a playground for the great powers. ever sence now the un does do you know some humanitarian work and that sort of thing which usually doesn't get up to the security council but of all security. issues they have to go through the security council any issues of importance in the security area and therefore you have the you have the potential for if then he went on the five great powers disagrees this case russia and china disagree with the rest of them and therefore action is
the problem is i think in this case if you don't investigate it there's probably going to be in it some sort of attack from the western countries that at least britain u.s. and that france would. so the as we understand the o.p.c. to the members they are going to go in they are going to investigate do you think washington will hold off because they must know if they just hold tight for if for whatever a few days maybe a week it and how long this investigation will take they will be better informed surely at that point than they are now but will will be us hold off. well there i don't know that's. we don't know that because trump is very impulsive and that sort of thing and now we the united states tends to rush things like this especially if that's what they want well that's what the government wants to do but i think the bit there has to be some legal basis for these investigators to go in
and there isn't because there's no security council resolution so you'd better if there was some sort of a security council resolution to go under there and there are investigations do you think tom will be being being pressured to take military action and did it do you think he might be thinking it's in his interest it seems like his popularity is biked in the past when he's when he launched any kind of the military action. well of course. that's always a problem for leaders that they get in trouble at home is to launch some sort of an attack to divert attention i don't think that would work in this case because the investigation that trump is under is very serious and also it relates to russia so . and so i'm not sure that that would work but that he may be tempted to do something like yeah yes ivan appreciate you joining us this saving ivan eland my guest u.s. defense analyst thank you thank you. doctors
in seoul spree have now confirmed that you described as being discharged from hospital following last month's nerve agent attack she's asked for media to respect her privacy the father said again is also on the mend but at a slower rate. no discharged from salzburg district hospital. has asked for proof from the media and i want to reiterate a request her father has also made good progress. on friday i announced he was no longer in a critical condition. although he's recovering more slowly at the new year we hope that he too will be able to leave hospital in due course while the soles vary hospital has issued short statement confirming that you need a scrip al has indeed been discharged and they said that this isn't the end of her treatment but it marks a significant milestone report suggests that she left last night that she's been
taken to an undisclosed location where she can be safe from the media the foreign secretary boris johnson has tweeted saying congratulations that is wonderful that you out of hospital and his to have a full and speedy recovery and there's already been reaction from the russian embassy here in the u.k. saying that we congratulate you on her recovery but we need urgent proof that what's being done to her is being done according to her own free will now the medical recovery that you scripts are and to a lesser extent her father have made is being presented as nothing short of extraordinary given the severity of the nerve agent that they were said to have been exposed to five weeks ago. were found slumped on that park bench in seoul's glory and very soon afterwards the british government announced that they had been poisoned with a deadly nerve agent one that the government laboratory have porton down had
identified as not of the chalk and throughout the media scandal and the in searing diplomatic all out the medical notes this for the script files was catastrophic grave many cameras. called weapons experts saying that they wouldn't survive and media reports in the first few days some of them even jumped the gun saying that the script had been murdered and when she pointed the finger of blame at moscow the prime minister to reason may was also pessimistic when talking about the script pal's condition and sadly late last week doctors indicated that their condition is unlikely to change in the near future and they may never recover fully but despite the hospital releasing this statement saying that you. has been discharged the story here is already being spun in a particular way it's being spun in
a particular direction again some of the media reports here now a keen to make one thing clear to paraphrase a b.b.c. report from this morning the idea that yulia and her father again to make a full recovery is wrong they're going to be permanently damaged by what's been done to them. all these compounds were said to have been exposed to a poison from the nova chalk class of nerve agents developed in the soviet union although it was never called by that name this group of poisons is said to cause permanent damage or death and is believed to be the most deadly set of substances of its kind british foreign secretary johnson claimed the government's porton down military lab it managed to trace the agent back to russia something later though denied by the labs chief. look at the the evidence from the people from from porton down the were absolutely categorical or asked the guy so i said are you sure and he said there's no dark to be clear you're not able to say where it is from we haven't
yet been able to do that we spoke to a live picture from the foundation for strategic research who believes this type of nerve agent is extremely damaging. is supposed to be very toxic highly toxic five to eight times more toxic than the x. which is already very very toxic so a small amount should have killed. people for sure but what is still very. difficult to assess today is how the navi chalk was delivered to the victim so before we know exactly how the nerve each up was delivered to the victim it's very difficult to assess the amount of the chemical agent that was in contact with the victims. thank you stay with the saving on our team to nashville also from a month to chill continue this busy news hour in a few moments. for
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when the whole make this manufacture come sentenced to the public wells. when the ruling classes protect themselves. with the final merry go round to listen to the one percent. time we can all middle of the room sick. i mean really need. to drive towards war against syria is unmistakable the pretext is still another alleged chemical attack as usual no evidence is presented as usual conclusions are drawn before an independent investigation we live in a very dangerous time. join me every. guest.