possible new nuclear arms control treaty russia says that it reserves the right to respond to washington suspension of the previous such treaty is already expressing concern america's decision could bring the world back to between the two superpowers. refuses to. oust president nicolas maduro. french police are under scrutiny after more than one hundred cases are open into the use of riot. protester who expects to lose his i. couldn't hear the demands of the appeals being made on the streets.
good evening thanks for joining us this is r.t. international. russia says it reserves the right to respond to america's decision to suspend its obligations under the intermediate range nuclear forces treaty earlier on friday the us secretary of state announce the move saying washington would pull out of the completely this summer if moscow doesn't change its behavior . the united states will therefore suspend its obligations under the n f treaty effective february second. we will provide russia and the other treaty parties with formal notice that the united states is withdrawing from the idea of well the u.s. has long accused russia of violating the treaty without actually providing any credible evidence the u.s. is accusing russia of testing it and deploying an intermediate range missile meanwhile russia has actually exhibited the missile and given detailed explanations of its characteristics moscow as strongly denied washington's accusations saying its land based missile fully complies with the ins requirements and u.s.
officials didn't even bother to attend the testing of the missile in december which they were invited to this treaty the i.n.f. treaty is crucial for the balance of powers it was signed back in one thousand nine hundred eighty seven by the united states and the u.s.s.r. and it stipulates that both countries destroyed missiles within the five hundred to five thousand five hundred kilometer range under the agreement now neither the u.s. nor or russia are allowed to produce or test any such missiles in the future russia is saying that the u.s. withdrawing from the street he could trigger a new arms race a moscow has long accused the u.s. of making all to mesdames russian president vladimir putin said the us was searching for any possible reason to withdraw from the treaty first the american side says it wants to leave the treaty then they start looking for reasons why the main reason given is that we are violating something of the same. time no evidence
of this was presented. and now president donald trump goes further and openly suggesting creating its own so-called military response will move forward with developing a response option some will work with nato and other allies and partners to deny russia any mildred vantage from its a lawful conduct so this seems the fall we play into the hands of the u.s. as it develops its own new nuclear weapon and further expands its military capabilities the head of the foreign affairs committee of russia's federation council says that the u.s. decision proves washington's quote intent to finish off a nother crucial part of arms control constantine course the choice of added might pompei or simply made public a decision taken a long time ago and that moscow could do nothing to change it let's bring in our correspondent peter all of a sin berlingot even peter just take us through what's the national reaction.
well it does seem like this was expected like this was the where world leaders were waiting for this decision to be made especially if we look at the statements made by against altenburg the nato secretary general federica mockery in the e.u. high representative for foreign affairs shortly before the mike pompei announcement that the u.s. would be pulling out of the i.m.f. it certainly seems like they felt it would be in coming so we must prepare for the world with out the un if. i want to we definitely don't want to see our continent billion back to being a battlefield or a place where. other superpowers confront themselves this belongs to the fire only history. well straight away after the pompei o announcement stoltenberg tweeted out that russia must use the next six months to get their house in order to needs to comply with the deal the british foreign secretary jeremy hunt also incredibly
critical of russia in the immediate aftermath sending out tweets the german chancellor angela merkel though said that she hopes that her country can play some kind of role in negotiating either a continuation of the i.m.f. or some kind of new deal in the future. it is clear to us the trasher has violated this treaty and that's why there is a need for dialogue with russia proud part the german foreign minister and i will do everything to pave the way for talks within the six month period apart from that need to will thoroughly assess what the u.s. withdrawal will mean it is important to keep the window for dialogue open. the german foreign minister said that this decision by the united states to pull out of the i.m.f. would make europe less secure but did say that the world doesn't need debates it needs well it needs controls on these type of weapons the austrian foreign minister
as well added her voice coming knesset saying that she regretted the u.s. decision but hopes for dialogue and that the i.n.f. treaty can be saved in the future now we've also heard reaction from iran if you cast your mind back to last year the united states unilaterally pulled out of a nuclear deal with tehran what we've heard from the iranian foreign minister is this deal signed with the united states may not be worth the ink. and thanks peter although with the latest reaction from europe peace in berlin for us. so analysis now from mike's will downman is a nuclear policy analyst at the british american security information council very good evening to you x. well this is gestures been made this this might be less so much about the u.s. and russia and as much about china and the fact that it's able to develop a nuclear program without being held back by such a treaty do you think there's any credibility to such a claim or not. so the china case is interesting because russia were actually
the us to criticize china and i think to feel constrained by the treaty in terms of china russia has many more countries that border it with intermediate range missiles and the us recently. came to the same conclusion that it feels that chinese are constrained by the treaty and that some john bolton national security advisor has been hammering away at this two thousand and eleven i think with this reveals here is that this dispute isn't so much about the missiles of the technical elements of the treaty but is actually part of the broader political dispute between u.s. and russia so there i think you know this treaty is comes from the cold war all treaties are products of the time but that doesn't mean if you want to engage with china you have to rip up a treaty you know states the u.s. and russia should be thinking about how they can bring other countries into arms
control and not thinking about leaving arms control agreements why this is going at the moment that the treaty is basically going to be frozen and six months from now it could be whipped up but we heading for a new arms race. so i think the next six months will be really really important to see that we don't head in this direction of a new nuclear arms race i think i think many european capitals will be incredibly hesitant to host i an f i later missiles i think we need to think of these next six months as an opportunity to see. compliance concerns as i said this is a political dispute more than anything there are all pathways to compliance for both parties to demonstrate that they are compliant. and tonight show and demonstrate faith in credibility in the treaty so here i think there are a number of measures that the us russia could take to restore faith in the
treaty and the european parties can promote to lead that ok i want to have a listen now a lot of what might pump is said about the u.s. making every possible effort to try and save this deal. we've had conversations at every level at senior levels at technical levels conversations about the nature of these systems. there's no mistaking that the russians have chosen to not comply with this treaty and. the the u.s. have taken a position on several treaties that were already in position since the terms of mr gratian came in we know that john bolton said he didn't like in the past he didn't like this treaty they did it with the iran nuclear deal they tried to negotiate a better deal could this be more of the same this the u.s. trying to just try and get a better deal for america. so i think the i.n.f. treaty it's important to note that the obama administration held russia in
noncompliance and on the balance of evidence european partners have come to the opinion that russia is noncompliance so this isn't necessarily just trump ripping up almost control although i think that the approach that the trumpet ministration has taken has taken a lot of european allies by surprise so here again you know there are pathways to compliance that this is a technical issues about missiles there are ways that. parties can demonstrate compliance compliance in the treaty i think it's important to know if you're going to leave alms control treaties i think it's incumbent on you to demonstrate new ways that you're going to manage that nuclear risk because as you leave an arms control agreement that brings new nuclear insecurities with it and we need to think about how we can manage a moderate. should we at this point be hearing more from the u.s. of ways forward let's sit down and talk as opposed to what we're phrasing this deal
i mean do you see that there is a possible positive cooperation way forward. yes so i think there are another a number of ways that we can get out of the out of this dispute one is i think all parties need to stop political posturing about this and demonstrate restraint if this is about the i.n.f. treaty and the missiles this is a technical issue so that russia alleged the us all potentially in violation of the m k forty one launches on the us hold russian violation over the developed missile so let's have mutual inspections and that both parties would be given an opportunity to demonstrate that they are in compliance with the treaty. inspection stopped in two thousand and one under the treaty provisions let's restart that and failing that even if we do get into position in six months time where the i.m.f. falls apart russia has said that it would only deploy missiles if
the u.s. deployed missiles in europe and europe and nato has said that it didn't in visits that they would deploy deploy missiles in europe so let's have restraint on both sides let's have an agreement that neither party wants to develop or deploy these missiles in europe there are a number of pathways for us to get out of this problem what role can european leaders play in this because that we heard from some of them already they clearly concerned about the way this is said and what can they do to improve the situation . so i think european european governments complain important role between russia and the u.s. as moderators in this in this dispute i think they could play a special role as well in suggesting mutual inspections of systems given that. given that these are only only your ping continent and more widely in of the catering and. advocating for restraint with the u.s.
like so appreciate your time good to speak to you michael down is my guest nuclear policy analyst at the british american security information council. thank you. so venezuela now where the self-proclaimed interim leader one guy has appeared on u.s. television he's been explaining how he intends to oust president nicolas maduro and he did not rule out using support from the pentagon i just want you to tell me whether you would support a u.s. military intervention we are doing everything to be able to put as much pressure as published so that we do not get into that kind of a scenario in which nobody would wish to have of the u.s. backed opposition leader brown's maturer and his regime a dictatorship president maduro is accused of attempting to stage a coup with the help of washington as the situation intensifies what's happening in venezuela will appears to have similarities to some events from the past as explained by. they greedy think the whole world is too fullish to notice either you
stand with the forces of freedom or you're in league with his me i'm where we stand with the syrian people or with their oppressors the former dear regime has oppressed its people for years repressive regime of bashar assad the tyranny of the now defunct mature regime the assad regime its brutality and repression active threat to the entire region growing threat to regional peace and security it is time for meant to go it's time for assad to get out of the way the stories of syria venezuela and the protest movements there are from two separate books but can someone tell me why anyone who's in charge of america always reads off the same manual when their national interest rate or spots another regime change opportunity let's go through the steps that are a must venezuela versus syria some great examples for you.
people in american politics have a special sense for legitimacy what if they have a device for that or something from our perspective he has lost legitimacy he has failed to deliver on the promises he's made in its role as the only legitimate branch of government duly elected by the venezuelan people the national assembly invokes the country's constitution to declare nicolas maduro illegitimate and the office of the presidency therefore vacant you see the manual so great that even donald trump couldn't help picking it up after hillary. yes the idea is not just to start backing the opposition you physically got to be there with them. oh.
now that's a classic what could be more classic it almost makes you imagine that as kids all american politicians are told when you grow up you'll never succeed unless you sanctions and filthy regime syria check venezuela. check will keep increasing sanctions to cut off the regime but the money it needs to survive we're going to announce sanctions against patro is to venezuela associate the name were paid a vase as it's known by its spanish acronym the state owned oil monopoly since the opposition in places like venezuela or syria are pretty much aware of the contents of the manual they know when it's the right time for them to start asking for weapons arming the rebels defected soldiers there will always be those who would be happy to get new guns that are going to spend its way down so much that we make
a request to the us he says to support us in logistical terms with communication with weapons so we can realize done as well and freedom what we need is. and until the science back to the states and the people in charge there when you're only one step away from sending your old army in to get the job done don't forget to say that all options are on the table that you're very much which is all options always all options are on the. you know what all of this was an intentional never planned. game to topple the regime and overthrow the government strokes we cannot resolve someone else's civil war through force is that also in the manual. syria might not be the only example the us is sending its involvement in venezuela almost eight years after it turned into
military action in libya critics want to repeat of that scenario must be avoided. the. main aim is the. we must avoid the mistake. over this well it has the world's biggest oil reserves and it's no coincidence that the same countries behind the libyan catastrophe stand to gain this time a game that's according to the host of auntie's will depart on a boy because she spoke earlier to my colleague andrew farmer one of the things that many people draw attention to was we bizarro easily extractable large reserves very easy to capitalise on baghdad if you remember the countries that pushed the most for that military intervention were the countries that benefited the most from the levy in all sectors was france and the united kingdom this time around do you see the trumpet ministration officials being pretty often about. all the reserves and their eagerness to one thing that absolutely amazes me is that there is
absolutely it nor lack of consideration for the consequences neither now nor back then and one would think that the obama administration people at these top consider levy as one of their mistakes president obama was actually fairly honest in saying that. he's mean regrets was never thinking about day one in libya while we are not hearing anything from the obama administration officials in fact they they seem to be very eager to join the trump administration when it comes to regime change in the giving of it speaking having the daughter of the security chief for the deposed libyan leader moammar gadhafi. she's a very interesting personality she was essentially raised by the gadhafi family and were friends with many of his children and obviously she did not benefit from the events in two thousand and eleven and let's listen to what she has to say that's happened in. other country only maybe in syria or.
wasn't an easy before the. egypt. under control. syria now it's you see what's happening in syria but i think. the. bombing from. start to being. that they want to save some people civilian people that's not true the libyan intervention didn't and then they faced a problem that is a huge migration way from libya is still a problem now in europe i've seen many black american countries. but isn't there a possibility that they could suffer too because if things turn ugly venezuela will be the united way as well and i really like this question that you're posing because i think many people are absolutely ignoring it i mean warmer graffy one he was alive was very open warning the european officials not to jump on this nato intervention bandwagon space specifically because of the risks of opening the
floodgates to you for all the latin american and north american countries are absolutely oblivious to the risks of migration that could represent if it falls apart we are talking about meaning millions of people the continent is pretty unstable already. jonas max blumenthal asked members of the u.s. congress if they think that america is meddling in venezuela's political system be thinking u.s. is meddling in venezuela there to manage our around the world i would work for what i think is there to support even if it's a pretty much the deciding now needs to be things that have a chance i think that's good for our kids we are that freedom. that you know i and maybe you. know many countries including china and russia continue to bang the madeira government there like why does envoy to the final
assembly approval the opposition leader himself is now calling on beijing and moscow to come over to his side journalist and for n.e.p. here's agreat warns it may be dangerous the truss quite those words my liberation lead to nothing is it. is not a condition. to discuss this question restrain are there with that in the with russia the quest to ease their. decision will not pick and great weight will be taken by the state of the united states. is the seizure and the. effect in the relation between china united states and the ash. tree and probably it will be. france's spray sing for fresh yellow vests march this saturday but this time with a difference people won't just be calling for reform the law so pay tribute to
those who were injured by excessive police force the previous rallies. but. what you were deliberately chose a five two on the to route which is not much compared to what we did before but we're going to have some injured people all the injured will be there the start of the march will also be sit ins and speeches. the next day when i woke up from the operation i looked at myself in the mirror and said to myself it's not me it can't be me today i do not dare look at myself in the mirror for me my life is over it's destroyed. more than one hundred investigations have been opened against french police over their controversial use of riot guns in recent months leading rights organizations in the country want a complete ban on the use of the weapon which fires golf ball sized rubber bullets it's already caused serious injuries at yellow vest protests.
sister channel r.t. france are spoken to protest to jerome adri guess he suffered a severe eye injury reportedly from a police rubber bullet during a rally last week he says that the government is not listening to the people. i understand now that the government is deaf to us that they couldn't hear the demands of the appeals being made on the streets but now i see why you lost annoyed that they are completely blind even on the basis of the videotapes they were unable to accept responsibility for what is happening our efforts are peaceful that's my
slogan i'm a humanist i want protesters to be protected and the greatest gift to me was when during act nine children came to kiss me to shake my hand they were happy to come to the protest with their parents so why call for an icky why call for everything to be broken it is not in our interest we are reasonable people we will not destroy our own country. britain and the here in the midst of a bitter divorce with brussels politicians adamant that they will not allow a last minute brags that renegotiation by prime minister to resign may nevertheless among the hostility politicians from the u.k. and germany have found common cause even exchanging some remarkably warm letters. explains. well it may seem to like such a far off prospect for such a long time but perhaps it is actually happening very soon just next month and in
what looks like final throes of affection before stepping into unchartered waters we're seeing an exchange of quite emotional letters between britain and germany we saw a group from britain would include in people such as former england footballer gary lineker and m.p.'s from both labor and the conservative party addressed sadness to their german coley about the imminent departure and saying they would like to stay friends forever we still want to be friends we love you your food some of us even like your cooking given the challenges we face we need to stand together to champion the values of tolerance and openness that you see a whole mark well this came as a follow up and was published in a german newspaper to a letter that came from germany to britain just a couple of weeks ago saying to britain don't go we'll miss you please come back. to black humor and going to the pub after work hours to drink
a nail. to you with milk and driving on the left hand side of the road nude missing the christmas but more than anything else would miss the british people friends across the channel well exactly what shape this future friendship is going to be taking remains to be seen with the press it's now expected to still take place on march twenty ninth with time ticking away for politicians to figure out exactly what it is going to look like and you're watching aunty international functions joining us this evening i'll be back with updates at the top of the hour.
streak of the stealing country's oil you know just touch on this for a moment charlie i mean scotland does have a lot of oil and the whole thing is mightily confusing so the us could consider invading britain right now during this breaks it for fossil and take control scottish oil i mean i'm all for that. with this manufactured incentive to public wealth. when the ruling closest to protect themselves. in the final merry go round be the one percent. we can all middle of the room sick.