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one thing only. i. really wanted to. do and. that's what i'm. going to learn. french president kroll meets with political and union leaders house he'd prefer to break his silence on some of the most violent protests in decades in the country with a number of news outlets pinning the blame on social media for fueling the. answer
coming up this hour. france's foreign minister warns donald trump not to interfere in french domestic at first after the u.s. president tweets about the yellow protests saying they were chanting for him we asked people at the rally if they support the american leader trump is rich a billionaire and just like micro for me he's not a politician trump represents the very worst of our own president. could implementing sanctions on nations impact on the global fight against drugs iran claims economic penalties imposed by washington could see a boom in banks migrates on terrorism into europe. and belgians colonial power comes back to haunt it sparked by the reopening of a museum at the democratic republic of congo the return of artifacts seized when it was a belgian colony. twenty
four hour news live from moscow this is r t international my names you know me welcome to the program. france's political elite union chiefs meeting with country's president to manual after almost four weeks of nationwide protests by the yellow vests movement on sunday part of parser left strewn with burned cars shattered glass and rubber bullets in what was the worst rioting there in over a decade charlie dubin ski reports live from the french capital but address to the nation is eagerly awaited by many yellow vest protesters who've been asking for president to speak to him directly since the start of these protests back on november seventeenth this will be the first time that he will directly address the french finance minister describe these protests that have been going on now for the
last four weekends as being an economic catastrophe with france with french economic growth being reduced boy zero point one percent a result of the why we've been describing these protests as being a spontaneous social need when to the last few weeks there is invite something deeper behind it it's social media mainstream media outlets now suggesting that facebook algorithms could be to blame for spreading these protests on twitter yes those pesky russian boats they're at it again with some two hundred accounts retreating or tweeting one thousand six hundred times a day to put in context and so on average eight tweets already tweets per account on saturday i think that tweet at least twelve times so it's not a huge amount that the french authorities have said that they are launching an investigation in to this alleged interfering by russia once again but they said that they won't speculate as to the results of that until backed investigation is
ended that's according to the foreign minister who's also taken out to hit out against donald trump after he sent this tweet on saturday the paris agreement isn't working out so well for. this 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 the president of the republic also told him we do not take part in america's debate leave our nation out of the total trump say that it's we the people on the streets of france and in paris which own thing we want trump well we didn't hear anything such like that but we decided to ask the protesters if they did indeed want trump even to live even the french one revolution they don't want mccrone they want him and the french government to resign. no i don't want trump
all micro it's dangerous i'm not sure who is worse trump is rich a billionaire and just like micro for me he's not a politician no one in france would have voted for trump for us trump represents the very worst of our own president we want. you put we're in france some feel. about equality and we've balanced system something like that. we have a kid and we don't want a king anymore it seems the protesters don't want trump more today he won't. and many will be waiting with bated breath to see what the president will say to the country this evening the protests continuing today in france and yellow vests said out in force this weekend they describing as marked by. well
some news outlets are suggesting social media is a driving force behind the riots and not rising fuel costs they are being suggestions that bad actors are stirring up this part of. the. social media invaders as this scene and many many other instances of the legends and other such things this whole thing has been revved up on the social media and you imagine how this helps you will hundreds of thousands in the streets every day don't forget we've got these massive demonstrations on saturdays every day and thousands of kids and towns across the country got demonstrations i think this is totally irresponsible this is preposterous this is a credible that they even do see this there are so disconnected to search the to do list and the to the they don't assume the responsibility of the has to they have to do since to get going and trying to scapegoat and at the end of course it is this
that is is always the case today when there's a problem the worst then they have to blame at one point russia this is ridiculous and nobody believes that in france today besides maybe a couple people around the room. to another headline stories this hour u.s. sanctions against iran may lead to a deluge of drugs asylum seekers balms terrorists in the west the obvious that warning coming from tehran it says the economic pressure it's facing could affect the fight against drugs on its border with afghanistan the world's leading opiate supplier iran spends hundreds of millions of dollars every year to curb the illegal drug trade and he picks up the story for us from iran sanctions three words all a little too familiar to the world although washington aimed sanctions at terror on its european companies who have felt the impact. sanctions may have closed the door to your pin business says 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 drugs asylum seekers' bombs and terrorism in case you didn't know iran has been a barrier to a deluge of drugs coming from afghanistan fear here 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 is 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 the council narcotics 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 has fast forward to twenty seventeen and the number grows to three hundred twenty eight thousand hex hesse. program undertaken by the united states its coalition partners or the afghan government resulted in lasting reductions in poppy cultivation were opium production so if 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 to wrong is putting in fighting drug trafficking is primarily aimed at protecting its. it is drugs.
for two million iranians nevertheless it's also bringing 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 at. the cannot expect iran to corporation on other issues such as fighting terrorism and while drugs and terrorism impact iran primarily but we have to remember that they also in the region as well the transmission why your switches europe. trouble's brewing between belgium and the democratic republic of congo with the reopening of a museum dedicated to central africa it was supposed to be a new chapter in relations between the two countries but somehow flush toilet given
belgium's or brutal colonial history. congolese president joseph kabila is the month in the return of items seized during the era which are on the splay in the museum located in europe brussels when first the stop push the museum was supposed to shine a light on the imperial might of belgium showcasing the best start of facts from the african continent seven congolese actually died there and eighteen ninety seven after being put on show as living exhibits the museum says its focus is more in the works of african artists but it still has thousands of items looted from the congo including the skulls of tribal chiefs despite sixty years of independence the horrors of belgian rule are still remembered there are warning the following clip contains some disturbing content.
well in a statement the museum acknowledged the mistakes of the past while visitors on opening day were divided on the controversy because that is really interesting to see our cultural history i think because of the fact that the museum is still managed to by by white people who are still in. that it is still a wide vision. but on a good movie 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 you see i used to come here as
a child so i'm curious to see the end of a museum i don't feel concerned by the controversy which i think it's ok that this artifact the here in belgium a museum is a museum it allows us to see what happened while the friends of the congo group believe that in order for a new chapter to open all the looted artifacts have to be returned. have a situation where through colonialism european communes will. be. destroyed african societies and now we've gone to a 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 advance expand the
museum in. other artifacts however the primary concern is the return of the cultural legacy of the africans but if you'd like to know more on the story you can watch a special report on how colonial rule impacted upon the african country at times throughout the day here on r.t. international you can also watch anytime congo my precious online at r.t. dot com. a young boy and devoted fan of football star messi has been forced to flee his home for the second time after threats from the taliban the group that confronted the seven year old after a picture of him in a homemade messy shirt made from a plastic bag went viral you may remember it but his family now i fear for his life after the little boy's fame led to the on want to the tension.
hour. that he's done but. the cash i was sent to just in the slot machine should. i say. that. the killing of a mentally disabled palestinian man during a raid once again parts the israeli military in the spotlight will have about story after this short list of bricks. when we all make this manufactured consensus public wealth. when the
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seventeen minutes past two pm here in moscow welcome back it's been a year since a rock the third victory over islamic state the defeats of the terrorist group came a few months after a rocky armed forces secured control of major urban areas in particular the country's second largest city of mosul the humanitarian situation however remains dire as pointed out by the norwegian refugee council in its latest report it says millions are displaced across the country many of them in need of aid they also say thousands of children born under islamic state rule are still all recognized by the government we spoke with a member of the aid group. god iraqi security forces are still active in some parts of iraq 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 i am 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 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 the where the needs are the biggest and this governor eight counts to ten percent of the population of the country so it's far from being an of god. it is essential that international the international community community invest as much in the country in the records 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 you can we spend on bombs but not on human eternity and reconstruction their work is far from being done and as of today when i discuss with iraqis in in the terms they really tell me their lives. since the islamic state so this is not the time to i've been to new york. a ruinous civil war broke
out in iraq in twenty fourteen leaving the country exposed to the tyranny all this law makes state let's recap how things unfolded since then. it will take time to read a case of cancer like i said we will conduct a systematic campaign of airstrikes against these terrorists. working with the iraqi government.
well staying involved region the killing of a mentally disabled palestinian man in the west bank was once more the actions of the israeli defense forces into question a video of the incident has appeared partly showing him being shot in the head the following images are disturbing twenty two year old mohammad. ali and be seen lying face down bleeding he was pronounced dead later in hospital with hundreds of tending his funeral in the us but we spoke to muhammad's. and so by the tragedy. he 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 but we saw on the t.v. that the three israeli soldiers shot him at close range. that he got a call saying 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 faction he was a very simple person jew to his mental disability. and the i.d.f. say its soldiers were responding to dozens of palestinians who were hurling rocks and using in response riot dispersal means on live fire they have now launched an investigation israel regularly raids the west bank searching for suspects wanted for terror attacks or illegal weapons possession last year over one thousand palestinians were arrested on twenty eight your previous cases.
while mohamed's father remains devastated by the killing of his son and opened up to us about his lost son who he believes is to blame. almost gone we don't know the israelis claim that they have been investigating the three soldiers who shot him but i have no idea if the investigation will continue he's a big loss to everyone 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 bears
be over that's shaped friend stuart of course is it time for mccrone to go speaking of time to go with the break looming is teressa maze time up to also my campaign wants to remake. i am delighted to give my best wishes as a summer break the seventy seven first city is one of the most exceptional documents ever conceived universal declaration of human rights i've seen on the seventieth anniversary of the un declaration of human rights were going underground for british based chile to the saudi war in yemen on the ever growing history of britain's secret human rights abuses for this going underground special i'm joined now by one of the world's great chroniclers of anglo-american secrecy and lies the
author of secret affairs britain's kalu. with radical islam and the great deception anglo-american power and world order and many other works mark thanks so much for coming on just before we get to the seventieth anniversary of the un declaration predictable that there was almost universal media derision and political derision that jeremy corbyn for raising poverty instead of the important issues like breaks it only important to raise a wave of really doesn't surprise me of course been received a lot of criticism for that because he's raising an important issue and it has to be said much of the british media and a lot of british parliament don't seem to like important issues actually being raised in public they seem to be much more content often with debating fairly marginal issues rather than issues of real public importance i mean for example where is the real outrage and accountability for the prime minister over war crimes in yemen at the moment for example why is there not very much attention on that in the political scene or in the media scene i would have thought that that is an
absolutely fundamental issue in terms of britain's role in the world in terms of how we interact with people around the world and you know that complicity in war crimes in yemen is simply not being addressed to anything like the level it should be and we have to ask ourselves a question why not what is it about all political and media system that doesn't focus on the really important issues to be fair there has been some media attention i think you would recognise but this on the seventieth anniversary of the universal declaration. often says it's a key phrase usual that had the international rules based order which britain is a promoter what would you say the u.k. has report card of seventy years is today well it's exceedingly poor my view looking at the going through the declassified files looking at the evidence on british foreign policy over the last seventy eighty years since the end of the second world war is that britain is a systematic violator of human rights of the un principle. yes this is systematic
supporter of repressive regimes of systematic promoter of wars and i think that this is been largely kept from the british public. you can go right the way back to the late one nine hundred forty s. when britain was engaged in of really brutal war in malaya terror bombing vast areas of a war which has been described as a kind of liberation for the for the malayan people right the way through to the current war in in yemen and many episodes in between i think highlight the fact that britain is not a promoter of human rights and not an op holder of international principles it is a serial violator of them and it's easy to find this out actually doesn't it's not rocket science to actually find out what britain is doing but it is largely kept from us i think by media by the mainstream media and by a political system which doesn't seem to want to uncover the really important
things that britain is actually doing in the world ok well many in the foreign office may agree with you and say it's rail politic and that it was diplomacy and people might know about the a gander coup chile in seventy three the iraq obviously one moment we surely have to be proud about is role not in going to get love the wilson labor government that seems to be a kind of article of faith you you've seen other documents it seems that the only thing that the media can ever say about britain's role in the vietnam war in the one nine hundred sixty s. is that britain didn't send troops to vietnam but actually britain did send troops in the in the early one nine hundred sixty s. there was a covert operation by the british in north vietnam to link up with rebels who were fighting against the north vietnamese regime admittedly that did end in around one thousand nine hundred sixty three and not very much information has come out about that program but it is revealed in the declassified british files but in the late one.
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