good food russia sharing goodness. a motorway bridge collapsed in the northern italian city of genoa sending vehicles plunging one hundred meters thirty five people confirmed dead at this hour. police in london confirmed treating a car crash in westminster as a terrorist incident vehicle. parliament during the morning rush hour. in washington gets the cold shoulder for imposing sanctions on middle eastern nations. there will be no negotiations with the u.s. . still. talks.
iran the clock across the world this is r.t. international from the team and myself you know neal welcome to the program our top story a major motorway bridge collapse in the northern italian city of genoa sending vehicles plunging one hundred meters below emergency services say thirty five people are now confirmed to have been killed including a child. cable
steve breached like a general wound that would be highly patch on or that we when he is slow week the problem is that the concrete that is will be probably already cracked and the or solution dog or natural we blow we please release the risk of griego fracture so you have this kind of structure it is something of a highly destructive maintenance of such that we should be as it is highly costly there works. for the maintenance and where the problem is he sent but the program even was unpredictable on a such return structure different would be managed by doing and. that would be overly so was afterward and rebuilt. to another headline stories that are police in britain have confirmed there are treating
a car crash site parliament as a terror attack the vehicle crashed into security barriers after injuring cyclists on pedestrians jewing choose the morning rush hour the driver was the tane by armed police who rushed to the city. was the was was. was. was. was well around seven thirty a in the morning a silver a hotch bike drove a speed through the westminster area before crashing into borrowers side the houses of parliament but for parliament's summer recess it really would have been
a bustling government area all. but with landmarks nearby big ben the westminster abbey it's always very popular with tourists well police have now lifted the cordon from a run in the area and say intelligence indicates there is no further danger to the public we know that three people have been injured two hospitalized but none life threatening injuries their driver was arrested on suspicion of terrorist fences and they said to be cooperating however it is believed he's from the city of birmingham in the midlands following the incident extra officers are patrolling the streets of england scotland wales and currently a government emergency committee known as cobra is holding a meeting on the matter on the sea a truckin reports now from westminster we are as close as physically possible to the houses of parliament that area is now cordoned off as you can see behind me
while police now investigate what it is exactly that happened what we do know is about twenty minutes before eight in the morning what is being described as a silver ford fiesta had hit cyclists and then crashed into. curity barrie is right outside houses of parliament again parliament right now is in recess so no m.p.'s were present there at the time and we know that armed police had arrested one man and taken him to into custody to a police station in south london where he is being questioned according to scotland yard however this amount is not cooperating with authorities quite yet this is what they had to say the driver of the fiesta he was alone in the vehicle was arrested at the scene by armed officers who were already knew. the man is in his late twenty's and he's been arrested on suspicion of terrorism offenses and has been taken to a sample of the police station where he remains in custody. given that this appears
to be. the method and this being an iconic sites we are treating it as a terrorist incident and the investigation is being led by officers from the counterterrorism from the two people were injured and taken to hospital it's understood that they're not in critical condition and are going to be fine following this attack and we've been talking to a witness here a local resident who saw it all with his own my eyes let's take a listen to how he described what happened i've seen. a car driving erratic lead towards i was apartment and the bridge be. the one of the big logs the barrier is did you see the man who was in the car for the rest i. think he was quite a dog. a. year or two and he seemed quite . calm to meet didn't seem. i didn't see him i didn't hear him screaming or
anything will show in and didn't resist there is this is worrying because i'm a father of two young sons you know age almost seven and five in the hoffman worryin i mean but these. this is like this is one of the this is like the the number one city in the world in my prince of london you know you so many tourists come here throughout the year and you know it's beautiful wherever and you know another thing i understand all the m.p.'s are on holidays. i don't know what it's all about well if confirmed by the police that this is a terrorist attack it's going to turn out to be the first one this year but unfortunately one of the several have taken place recently. you won't succeed and you want to fight us we will be cowed by terrorists.
you will see over the next few days i mean creased number of. across london. the attempts to. make countless acts of kindness that brought people closer together. and. they continue to be visible patrols around manchester which include the deployment of offices. in london as we'll see an increased police presence today and over the course of the next few days no reason to be a lot. of people in
a. london as we'll see an increased number of visible police officers. well we discussed this morning's incident with former intelligence officer charles sure bridge and x. british police officer roger gray. there's no question that intelligence is key to foiling sorting and i believe in preventing these attacks taking place and in that respect for example as we've seen today if the intelligence systems fail to the extent that an attacker actually gets through to his target today it was against a hard target but it wasn't to be a softer target in terms of civilians in the street for example tourists and so on then of course there's nothing can be done at that stage and very little can be done to actually protect them should this indeed turn out to be
a terrorist attack but of course it's too early at this stage at least to speculate about today's incident and whether any of those considerations were actually applied but generally speaking of course intelligence cooperation between the different intelligence bodies and trust that's needed between those intelligence bodies to actually share intelligence in a meaningful way and in a timely way rather than just sitting on the intelligence is absolutely vital and not just between europe in another partners but between the intelligence services and the police in the countries themselves including as has been a problem in the past in the united kingdom to there's a danger of overreaction as well london is congested enough as it is it toyman if we start being more thought of no go zones that we're. going to become worse and also we don't want to give any terrorist or oppressor any sense of success in carrying us into doing one thing or the other the result of their actions so it's something we should be considered but why very carefully. so other world news this
hour around supreme leader say's he won't negotiate with washington after president trump's latest offer to talk about improving types at the same time president ertl one has announced that turkey will boycott u.s. elektra like products picking up the story caleb market. donald trump not known for his modesty never stops bragging about the fact that he wrote the art of the deal seems that when it comes to his role as commander in chief he sees himself as almost the great negotiator and when it comes to north korea you could argue that his approach kind of worked he is a sick puppy rocket man is on a suicide mission for him so. this not make it even worse threats to the united states. they will be met with fire fury. like the world has never seen since taking office donald trump has played up the so-called threat of another geo political rival of america threat posed by
iran whose chief exports are violence bloodshed and chaos all nations of conscience most worked together to isolate for a minute it started to look like things were cooling off and maybe talks were on the table i believe in meeting i would certainly meet with a room if they wanted to meet and ready to meet anytime they want to but he runs the supreme leader wasn't having it but i mean look there will be no war nor will we negotiate with the us it is impossible even if someday the government of the islamic republic of iran were to negotiate with the us regime it would never negotiate with the current government of the us. and then there is turkey and its detention of pastor and brunson turkish authorities say was tied to the twenty sixteen who attempt now trump says he wants him released. the united states will
impose large sanctions on turkey for the long time detainment of pastor andrew brunson this innocent man of faith should be released immediately i have just authorized a doubling of terrorists and still and with respect to turkey as the currency the turkish lira slides rapidly downward against a very strong dollar our relations with turkey are not good at this time. but turkey is going at a budge and just like trump era one knows how to talk tough not talk about we are partners in nato and then you step your strategic partner in the battle we will do as the law dictates you cannot simply make sure you can bow down or by bus on us around meanwhile russia is not exactly caving in the face of sanctions yes it was possible which the but if some ban on banks operations or on their use of one or another currency all it would be possible to clearly call it a collaboration of economic war and it would be necessary to react to this war
economically politically or by other means we do that in our american friends and i need to understand this let's remember that those sanctions on north korea were not unilateral they were actually imposed by the united nations but when it comes to the rest of the world trump is on his own it seems that his reputation as a great negotiator is on the rocks. r.t. washington d.c. well former u.s. ambassador to croatia peter galbraith told us it is unclear whether sanctions will have the effect that washington is seeking. the case of iran is completely different from that of north korea first these are unilateral u.s. sanctions and they are that the entire international community except the united states thinks they are inappropriate that they're wrong and in the case of iran iran feels that they had a valid agreement and that there's no lawful basis for doing it it's very hard to
coerce people to do something which they think is in fact lawful and goes against their their will so i think you sanction the u.s. sanctions which are unilateral opposed by the rest of the world there are unlikely to be sanctions on turkey like the sanctions on iran i think will cause real economic pain. but again as to whether they will accomplish their purpose that's very unclear although in the case of turkey it's a little more complicated because there was a deal to refer to three reverend brunson and turkey simply got impatient so it's quite possible that something will be worked out on that one the taliban's making troubling gains in afghanistan as we get into out in ninety seconds plus plenty more besides.
join me everything on the alec simon show and i'll be speaking to us from the world of politics or business i'm show business i'll see you then. what politicians do. they put themselves on the line they get accepted or rejected . so when you want to be president. some want to. have to go right to be cross this is what before three of them or can't be good.
why it so far they've chosen not to respond. tell about militants have overrun a military base in northern afghanistan killing seventeen soldiers and that is as the un confirmed over one hundred civilians were killed in the latest clashes between the taliban and afghan forces in the city of galveston let's take a look it's long been considered a strategic area situated on the road connecting the capital kabul fighting there escalated on friday when the taliban attempted to storm cows me and take control taliban fighters have been blocking the roads in not of the city to prevent the afghan military getting reinforcements residents have described seeing dead bodies on the streets and buildings on fire and he looks at how almost two decades of the american led war in afghanistan has failed to make the country it appears and he
say for. this is what's happening just a little more than one hundred kilometers from the capital kabul there's barely a camera in gaza any available to film this dreadful battle locals say there are stronger descriptions than simply the tele band is back in action and if it wasn't for u.s. air strikes the afghan army could have been in far worse trouble so it makes you wonder do american diplomats and their military keep in touch. there is nothing that precludes us from in gauging with the taliban we're doing everything we can to ensure that our actions help the taliban and the afghan government does the same table everything they can only a few weeks ago the state department said talking with the taliban was a good idea and regardless of how hostile their actions the extremists say they're
forward to this is what we wanted and were waiting for to sit with the us directly and discuss the withdrawal of foreign troops from afghanistan the rumor is there's already been some direct contact at least we know for sure alice wells went to qatar last month where the taliban's got a political office i'm confused the armed group has all but regained its might which not so long ago are in them a reputation of outright islamist barbarians in america and pretty much all over the world we acted and the taliban no longer is in power in afghanistan which is not only good for the security of the free world it is incredibly good for the people who suffered in afghanistan on the barbaric rule time flies us administrations come and go fair enough but the things the people in charge say about insurgents today could be totally different tomorrow taliban this taliban
that the taliban are fighting isis and we encourage that because isis needs to be destroyed. oh so they're good for something at least if it's about knocking out islamic state yet just a few months earlier general nicholson said the taliban's fight against dyess was a piece of russian propaganda we see here a narrative that's being used that grossly exaggerates the number of isis fighters here this narrative then is used as a justification for the russians to legitimize the actions of the taliban and provide some degree of support complicated hol of ghana's stan business as usual and the american strategy for afghanistan see above the american strategy a strategy from the beginning of the so-called war on terror which was launched after the september eleventh attacks as this war has turned out to be an utter failure. you know i was we all know it was in
a stronger position than it ever was in two thousand and one. so hence i think it's proof that the u.s. has been pursuing a wrong strategy in defeating terrorism on the contrary i think that the u.s. involvement up until now when the focus on military force in the region has looked to the growth of terrorism the taliban is not just pulling out a gun it's firing it it could be time for the pentagon and the state department to hunt for ideas together and be more precise. new stories look for know but next one of the most racially divided cities in america since louis in missouri is the focus of today's documentary on our block lives begins in moments.
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