the morning they function this could impact on the global fight against drugs says iran can take not like penalties imposed by washington could see a boom in narcotics migrants and terrorism arriving in new. belgium's colonial past comes back to haunt it sparked by the reopening of a museum the democratic republic of congo did mones the return of artifacts the east when it was a belgian colony. and exactly one year
on since iraq proclaimed victory of islamic state in the country a die humanitarian crisis remains we hear from those working to give relief to the volatile nature. some doorstep or slowly recovering. like much school even if it's too heavily destroyed the country has been through more for three years iraqi governments are you. trolling.
a very warm welcome you're watching r.t. international with me thank you aaron great to have you with us this hour our top story french president among whom a crime is expected to address the public this monday after yet another violent weekend of yellow vest protests in paris the capital's iconic chance elisei was left strewn with burned out cars shattered glass and rubber bullets and what was some of the worst rioting in over a decade armored vehicles
and thousands of security officers weren't able to contain the violence now in its fourth week the nationwide demonstrations were initially triggered by a proposed fuel tax hikes which president look for on has now backed down on without move didn't cause the anger it instead spread and inspired others to protest against government policies hundreds of people have been injured thousands
of arrested and property damage caused silently into the millions of euros now muslims action has also seen mccown's approval rating sink to its lowest point below twenty percent some media outlets have blamed social media for being a driving force behind these riots and not french fiscal policy even blaming facebook algorithms and russian bought for fueling the unrest. this is this is being suggestions. act. this part of. the social media invaders or claims of russian interference has prompted the french authorities to open an investigation a cyber security firm tasked with our allies in twitter for the british newspaper the times found two hundred accounts posting approximately sixteen hundred tweets retreats a day photographs of injured protesters were also used to amplify the message of
french police brutality meanwhile of france's foreign minister has given donald trump a warning not to interfere in french domestic affairs after the us president took to twitter to claim the power to climate change deal was behind the protests. the paris agreement isn't working out so well for paris protests and riots all over france people do not want to pay large sums of money much to third world countries that are questionably run in order to maybe protect the environment chanting we want trump love france i am telling donald trump and the president of the republic also told him we do not take part in america's debate leave our nation out of the internet. as you heard that the us president seems to think the french public works chanting for him well asked some of the best protesters in paris if they would throw their support behind. even liberty even the french one revolution they don't
want to grow them all they want him and the french government to resign. i don't want or micro it's dangerous i'm not sure who is worse trump is rich billionaire and just like microsoft for me he's not a politician in france would have voted for trump for us trump represents the very worst of our own president we want. you put where in france some feel. about equality and we have balance system or something like that. we have a king and we don't want a king anymore. u.s. sanctions against iran may lead to a deluge of drugs asylum seekers bombs and terrorists in the west that's the warning coming from to wrong is raise the economic pressure it could affect its fight against drugs on ice border with afghanistan the world's leading opiate
supplier spends hundreds of millions of dollars every year to curb the illegal drug trade and they should be takes up the story. trump iran sanctions three words all a little too familiar to the world although washington aimed sanctions at iran it's european companies who have felt the impact although sanctions may have closed the door to european businesses they could apparently open another to the flow of drugs . i warn those who impose sanctions that if iran's ability to fight drugs and terrorism are affected you will not be safe from a daily dose of drugs asylum seekers terrorism in case you didn't know iran has been a barrier to a deluge of drugs coming from afghanistan fiji is. iran has a lengthy border with afghanistan the world's largest producer of opium destined for
markets in europe and elsewhere in twenty sixteen alone the u.n. estimates that iran seized a hof a million kilos of opium iranian officials say they spent a hefty amounts on enforcement measures barriers canals fences around eight hundred million dollars annually it says on sealing its borders to prevent the transit of narcotics and if iran contra was stopped because of sanctions well you get the picture. you don't weaken iran by sanctions many will not be safe washington claims to have the problem under control since two thousand and two has been engaged in accounts a narcotic program in afghanistan but get this back in two thousand and one before the u.s. intervention poppy field stretched to around seven thousand six hundred and six hundred has fast forward to twenty seventeen and the number grows to three hundred twenty eight thousand hex has no contra program undertaken by the united states its
coalition partners or the afghan government resulted in lasting reductions in poppy cultivation were opium production so there. iran can no longer protect its borders with afghanistan a wave of drugs threatens to engulf europe and beyond another tragic consequence of trump's foreign policy hitting allies instead the effort iran is putting in fighting drug trafficking is primarily aimed at protecting its own citizens drugs effect for two million iranians nevertheless it's also will bring benefits for other countries such as the europeans as well i think with the wrong honey government is trying to do is it is trying to tell the europeans that if the. nuclear deal dies and unfortunately it seems that that is the. not expect for creation on other issues such as fighting drugs in fighting terrorism
and while drugs and terrorism empower iran primarily but we have to remember that they also impact the region because while the transit region is europe. trouble is brewing between belgium and the republic of congo with the reopening of the royal museum of central africa it was supposed to be a new chapter in relations between the two countries but some have lashed out at the museum given belgium's brutal colonial history congolese president joseph kabila is demanding the return of artifacts seized during that era that are on display in the museum when first establish the museum are supposed to shine light on the imperial might of belgium showcasing the best artifacts from the african continent now it says it's focusing more on the works of african artists rather than on the artifacts but it still has thousands of items looted from the congo including the skulls of tribal chiefs despite
a sixty years of independence the horrors of belle general are still remembered there a warning the next clip contains some disturbing content. in a statement the museum acknowledged the mistakes of the past but despite the uproar in the media visitors had a different opinion. that it's really interesting to see a cultural history i think because of the fact that the regime is still managed by
by white people who are still in power. that it is still a wider vision. on british it's a new vision of africa it's different to the one that existed when i was a child i'm going to discover it just when i think i used to come here is a child so i'm curious to see the innovative museum i don't feel concerned with each other so much is that think it's ok that these artifacts are here in belgium a museum is a museum it allows us to see what happened we discussed the controversy with maurice carney from the friends of the congo advocacy group he believes that in order for a new chapter to open all the looted artifacts have to be returned. have a situation where through the belgian colonialism european colonialism. destroyed african societies and now we're going to point where africans are
making the demand they come and say well you don't have the infrastructure to accommodate the materials that we deluded in order for a new chapter. to be opened the thousands of artifacts in the museum need to be returned to the congo now it's found they can. expand the museum and. other artifacts however primary concern is the return of the cultural legacy of the africans. it's been a year since iraq to cloud victory over islamic state the defeat of the terrorist group came a few months after iraqi armed forces secured control of both been of major urban areas particularly the country's second largest city mosul the humanitarian situation though remains dire as pointed out by the norwegian refugee council in its latest report it says almost two million people are still displaced across the
country with eight million more in need of humanitarian aid they also say thousands of children born under islamic state will of still unrecognized by the government we spoke with a member of the aid group. the iraqi security forces are still active in some parts of europe there are still operate i'm going to get rid of what is left of islamic state groups one hundred ten million are still displaced across the country one year on five hundred thousands are in panic only for twenty eighteen eight million iraqis were in need of humanitarian assistance iraqi government face tremendous challenges big country has been through this war for three years what we need to focus on today is to ensure that millions of displaced iraqis are able to go home the need to rebuild schools the need to rebuild all spitballs the some parts of iraq are slowly recovering.
like most all even if it's still heavily destroyed but other parts like sanjoy for example are still destroyed to up to seventy percent with a total lack of service is the budget for the country for twenty one thousand is currently being discussed and the overwhelming to allocate only one percent of the budget to the river to mosul which is the city where that where the needs are the biggest and this governor eight accounts to ten percent of the population of the country so it's far from being and of god. it is essential that international the international community community invest as much in the country in the record friction and in the stabilization of the country as they did in the fight against islamic states it is indeed an except to know and to think that millions can respond to it can we spend on bombs but not on human eternity and
reconstruction work is far from being done and as of today when i discuss with iraqis in in the terms they really tell me that if your happened and since then the feats of islamic state group so this is not time to abandon iraq. a u.s. led coalition invaded iraq back in two thousand and three setting off a chain of events that may attribute to the rise of i still in the country here's the timeline of how things unfolded. the night i am announcing that the american combat mission in iraq has ended and the iraqi people now have lead responsibility for the security of their country.
time to most still to come this hour and. the killing of a mentally disabled palestinian man during the raid putting the israeli military back in the spotlight when how the details for you after this short break. what politicians do something to. put themselves on the line. to get accepted or rejected. so when you want to express an interest. or some want to listen. to the right to be first this is what the fuck are you more than people. interested falls in the waters of. their city.
welcome back the former soviet republic of armenia one of the oldest christian countries in the world has declared a landslide victory in its parliamentary election this monday morning prime minister nicol passion younes alliance secured over seventy percent in the vote the reformist the anti corruption leader who took power after spearheading the country's peaceful revolution earlier this year have called the election years ahead of schedule he was looking to bolster his all thora t. and form a parliament that he says will better serve the country's interests in a distant second place was the my step alliance then the prosperous armenia party which won eight percent of the vote in the former ruling republican party of armenia won only four percent about fifty irregularities were reported but no serious incidents were reported. the killing of a mentally disabled palestinian man in the west bank has once again brought the
actions of israeli defense forces into question a video of the incident has appeared showing him being shot in the back the following images are disturbing. video on social media shows mohammad. ali lying face down bleeding from the head after being critically injured by the gunshot the man was rushed to a local hospital where he died hundred to tend at the funeral in the town to occur in the west bank where muhammad was killed we spoke to his parents about the tragic events. it was on the way home from work and happened to come across some israeli soldiers he was then shot and the bullet hit between his eye and his nose you could see that his eye was swollen it said that he was shot from far away we saw on the t.v. that the three israeli soldiers shot in a close range. not
a car scene that had been shot and is now in hospital his father rushed there only to find he was already dead. my son was not related to any political function i was a very simple person to his mental disability. israeli defense forces say soldiers were thrown into a number of palestinians who were hurling rocks during the raid on nearby properties they used to live ammunition i mean ition rubber bullets and tear gas israeli forces i get to comment more on the instance but launched an investigation my father opened up to r.t. about his son's death. israelis claim that they have been investigating the three soldiers who shot him but i have no idea if the investigation will continue is a big loss to everyone but he was special and different all his brothers he was my right arm and help me with everything i want to repeat that the israeli army has full responsibility for the death of my son. a young afghan father of a football
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