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saudi arabia points the finger at iran over last week's drone missile strike on its oil refinery site and the sophistication in the direction of the attack is evidence that iran is to blame also to come this hour an hour see the u.s. keep silent over allegations venezuela's self-proclaimed interim president has links to a drug gang that accuses the country's previous leader hugo chavez who died 6 years ago the saying and a new report reveals thousands of children in nigeria were being held in conditions without trial over their alleged association with terrorists we spoke to one of the authors of the report they describe severely overcrowded cells with $250.00 or
$300.00 it's kept interest that was 10 meters by 10 meters. hello there is 11 in the morning here in moscow you're watching r.t. international now the u.n. has sent a team of experts to saudi arabia to investigate last week's drone a missile attack on the kingdom's oil refineries the u.s. says it's confident iran is to blame and values to impose new sanctions on tehran just to remind you last saturday a dozen cruise missiles and over 20 drones hit a major oil field processing plant in the east of the kingdom the attack which rebels claimed they carried out knocked out 5 percent of global oil supply and saw the price of oil rock it. takes a look at what evidence has been presented so far. it has been decided that iran
did it and that start an opinion or a finding or the result of an investigation it's a decision guilty this was an iranian attack we were blessed that there were no americans killed in this attack but any time you have an act of war of this nature there's always a risk that could happen rob is doing what trump does best signing pieces of paper bringing to bear a slew of new sanctions against iran to come into effect within 48 hours and it isn't done and we'll see what happens we'll see what happens and i think we have a lot of good capital and we have to do something we'll do it without hesitation the americans who weren't attacked of already decided what happened then who is guilty the saudis who were attacked and have all the day bree and bits and pieces of the missiles are still working on technicalities like evidence and proof let that sink in. the attack did not originate from yemen the attack was launched from
the move and was unquestioned be sponsored by iran it's not in the range of yemen's capabilities if it was them who conducted the attack this is one of the missiles we have recovered and we have information that leads us to the source but these kind of components were made in iran so what they found is the weapons were allegedly made with iranian components they were fired from the north the direction of iran and its neighbors so cutting to the chase it was iran that's what you're going to say right. the rain regime and the i.r.g.c. are trying to hide any evidence of the components and the technology i'm sure we will spot a launch site we're working and whoever is responsible about it will take the accountability not once during the presentation that the saudis specifically say
that iran did it and there's no love lost if they could they would say it but technicalities but saudi arabia won't do brave journalists will too happy to undeniable evidence of a reign in aggression it almost has the fingerprints of the revolutionary guard in its influence over the hutu rebels tonight u.s. intelligence indicates the unprecedented attack on saudi oil fields originated from around our top intelligence officials think iran did it and so does our top an intelligence official donald trump course 1 may ask what on earth saudi defenses were doing at the time they've got the 3rd biggest military budget on earth one of america's best clients the countries livid with patriot and other anti missile systems $80000000000.00 a year should protect you from a score of drones and missiles no. the news conference from the saudi arabian
defense ministries press secretary is a catastrophe for saudi arabia they've shown they cannot prove or know exactly when the cruise missiles and drones were made from exactly with that attack was launched or why a defense systems could not prevent that attack the only thing that might be iranian related is that maybe some of the equipment some of the technology that the who these have might have been incorporated into the attack but why why or why is anyone complaining especially the saudis since the u.s. has been providing the bombs and the aircraft to the saudis to bomb yemen for 4 years so the who with these are just responding back then again to those saying it's iran because there are alleged iranian components in the day bri does that mean that the u.s. is responsible for horrific massacre in yemen i mean sure saudi arabia dropped the bombs but those say made in the united states more likely than not
arabia has been clearing the shelves of american arms manufacturers recently by this logic there's no need to investigate or collect evidence it's american bombs it has got to be america for. an entire country reduced to misery and pain untold thousands dead more to die but you know what it's the oil refinery in saudi arabia that book wires vengeance. mark asked if there's been a new twist in the standoff between venezuela and the u.s. with caracas now i would sing washington to reopen diplomatic ties it does come
after president nicolas maduro went into position. between venezuela and the u.s. went down in january and donald trump officially recognized the opposition leader. as the interim president of the country recently being linked to venezuela and drug something washington seems are concerned by these kind of expect. so we've got a tale of 2 venezuelan presidents we've got interim self-proclaimed president one great oh and we've got not nicolas maduro but his predecessor the late leader hugo chavez now both of them are being accused of ties to drug cartels here's a picture of one wedo with the leaders of a drug gang this duo is infamous in the criminal underworld and the photo is dated february 22nd when great it was in colombia trying to sneak across the venezuelan border since it surfaced one kwaito is shrugged it off as no big deal for him in.
the middle regime protects the drug gangs so they're trying to divert attention the real question is how they go to hold of that picture thousands of people get the food to stay with me and the images get passed around to and what's not so who was the sense of what's a picture to the leader of the socialist party. now the u.s. state department also says that it is no big deal wedo still receives full u.s. backing but when it comes to hugo chavez the story is a big deal never mind that it's more than a decade old and that hugo chavez is long dead they say that he tried to flood the united states with cocaine and in spain they wanted the head of military intelligence in venezuela extradited but the judge in the case isn't buying it. i couldn't have hoped for anything different i'm innocent they have always made false accusations against me the truth is i'm very happy with what has happened.
as the colombian opposition leader said if a colombian politician were to be seen in a photo with those criminals he would be prosecuted the union his military and bloody media and political circles are trying to make the scandal smaller it's actually huge in venezuela colombia a loss in america. 2 presidents 2 stories and 2 different approaches because why focus on the connections of your ally in the present when you can focus on the alleged connections of your enemy 10 years ago. r.t. new york well r.t. host the next president of ecuador rafael talk to president mature about the difficult period that is going through. letter to. the strategy of building a parallel government of the support of the u.s. and its latin american allies from the lima group has failed it had no chance of success. in
a player can hear that they would or could not believe it even europe in large in europe recognized as president someone who simply declared himself to be so on the streets without winning a presidential election he got. the real power is in the hands of the european only garc extract is who are the closest allies of the us government they are like blood brothers donald trump has imposed his extremist policies towards venezuela on europe. you know in this way that there is a distorted image of venezuela in the international media and there is the real venezuelan which you can see with your eyes it is a nation that whatever happens protects itself like a family but i don't know the state of the economy has an influence on the political situation because ordinary citizens don't know about that and believe what they hear in the media and media does not inform but manipulate venezuela is and are more than just sanctions it is foreign aggression even it were just sanctions what would be the justification in. the end rafael i'll go even further
if we look at modern history we see what happened to saddam hussein in iraq after the gulf war in 19921901 the u.n. security council imposed economic trade and financial sanctions on iraq and on sudan but later the security council allowed him to get medicine and commodities and food exchange for oil tankers venezuela is not under the un sanctions these are unilateral illegal sanctions by the us but we are not being given the opportunity to rock hat. later in the program we look at how cuba which supports me to raise government is now calling trump's blockade against the country a genocide the details on that still to come. in other news an antiterrorist crackdown in nigeria has led to thousands of children being detained that's according to a new report from human rights watch we spoke to them about their findings. since
2013 nigeria has detained about 3600 children and in june a human rights watch went to the northeast of nigeria where boko haram its most active and we interviewed more than 30 children who had been detained the vast majority of these children were never charged with a crime in fact they were never taken to court they never had the opportunity to see a judge the children were denied contact with their families and held in or a book shins they described so little space that they couldn't turn over at night they were you know pile one next to the other they described it like the razor blades packed many of them something began losing hope that they would ever be released some thought that they would die in detention or children as young as 5 reportedly held in overcrowded military to tension facilities on little or no evidence they spent months even years there without charge and with reports of
sexual physical or mental abuse too and of course that overcrowding where the children had been accused of involvement with the terrorist group boko haram the radical islamist organization is based in northeastern nigeria and it carries that suicide bombings as well as on the soldiers throughout western africa in 2015 baka had pledged allegiance to islamic state and he imprisoned children were then rounded up by nigerian authorities during military operations against the terrorists. they are smee if i was a member of booker her and beat me up when i said no they tied my hands and legs and hung me to a tree and continued to flow camy they flogged me and left me tied to the tree from morning to evening one person from my village was killed during the interrogation if you make a noise if you drink water without asking them if you go toward the door to get fresh air they beat you. the soldiers had girlfriends one of the girls from our
village was a girl friend of a soldier she would usually take her out of the compound some ladies got pregnant in the cell and delivered while i was there. all the nigerian authorities have released over 2000 children from detention since 2013 nearly all of whom had been held without charge although it's not known at the moment how many children do remain in custody joe becker again says the government should do more to release them nobody knows the current number of children who may still be in military custody nigerian authorities do not allow the night or independent organizations like human rights watch to access the military detention centers but what human rights watch is calling for is that nigerian authorities release any remaining children in military detention and transfer them to civilian protection authorities so that they can receive rehabilitation help or unifying with their families and
reintegrating into their communities the nigerian military denies the allegations though made against them in the report saying that the children are kept in secure areas and are adequately cared for we've also asked the nigerian ministry of justice for comment on this story although they've yet to respond. still ahead few renowned author wins and then his. ministry awarded because of her active support for the palestinian cause we'll have a look at the details on this both of the stories yourself to. join me every 1st week on the alex i'm unsure when i'll be speaking to guest of the world of politics or business i'm show business i'll see you then.
so what we've got to do is identify the threats that we have it's crazy confrontation let it be an arms race off and spearing dramatic development only personally i'm going to resist i don't see how that strategy will be successful very critical time to sit down and talk. exit from fear it's happening. big countries accumulate big positions and go that's an exit from here because we know that over the past 300 years no fear body out survive. and.
welcome back now a famous pakistani novelist has been denied a german literary award over her political activism she has been calling for a boycott of israeli goods one quarter picks up the story from berlin. the city of dortmund has reversed its decision to hand a literary awards to british pakistani author kamila shamsie that she plagiarized something commit a crime perhaps now it's all because she supports an anti israel movement called boycott divestment sanctions at the time of the decision none of the jurors knew that kamila shamsie had supported the boycotts divestments and sanctions campaign in the past b.s. aims to isolate israel economically politically and culturally b.d.'s has a presence across much of the globe but in germany it's had a few run ins with the government the palestinian women's organization recently sued the city of boston for being excluded from a festival and the court ruled that discrimination based on the organization's
belief in b.d.s. was unfair treatment. of freedom of expression includes the freedom to discuss and call for boycott campaigns and is also protected by the european convention on human rights however this case is the exception not the rule the border stock has made it clear they see b.d.s. as an anti sematic movement not just anti israel. the arguments and methods of the boycott divestment and sanctions movement are anti semitic the message of the campaign to boycott israeli activists and goods or i'm innocent of the most terrible period in german history the do not buy a stick is an israeli products bring back associations with the nazi slogan do not buy from jews and similar graffiti in facades and shop windows the law makers concern isn't out of the blue given germany's past but calling the movement nazis could be a bit of a stretch since b.d.'s are mostly left wing activists calling attention to israel's
mistreatment of the palestinian people and the palestinians who are protesting say it's not the palestinians who are doing the oppressing just look at this protest represents the 1st step in confronting the german parliament's motion which is against our arab nation and against the palestinian cause they are part of the. netanyahu axis that tries to crush the rights of our people and the right to return the boy meant to continue and it is supported by the palestinian liberation organization along with youth and student groups around the world more and more politicians are questioning israel's policies as oppressive risking being called anti sematic along the way i can't stand by and watch this attack on our freedom of speech and the right to boycott the racist policies of the government in the state of israel the oppressive netanyahu administration and i have seen this in gaza where families have lived that have been bombed by talkative bombing by israeli
jets what the united states should be doing and of course the trumpet ministrations doing exactly the opposite isn't sort of applauding israel for its actions israel should be condemned germany's past is certainly still haunting to many after all you can't just wipe its horrors out of history but when it comes to israel and palestine it's not a simple as black and white donald quarter r.t. berlin. has expressed anger over the u.s. toughening sanctions on the country its foreign minister says the blockade against cuba is unfair and causes human suffering. the blockade is illegal criminal genocidal it causes human damage it constitutes a massive flagrant and systematic violation of the human rights of cubans the us has imposed it for most 6 decades but it has not been able to break the unity and resistance of our people. or the story of u.s. sanctions on cuba started back in the late fifty's then washington imposed an arms
sale and bargo on cuba a move seen by some as a bid to help rebels overthrow the then current regime next the us cut all diplomatic ties with cuba and banned all exports relations then reached a low point in 1982 with the cuban missile crisis we asked people in half an hour and also in the us what they thought about relations between the 2 countries. it has affected every aspect of our country's economic political and social development there have been 12 u.s. presidents since the blockade started and the situation has not improved because of its location cuber is a constant battleground for american politics from the us government does not serve its own people it serves money the same financial interests that to behind this blockade when a behavior that i'm proud to be a cuban stands as an example of how to stand up to power to the u.s. which imposed on us what is the purpose of the ongoing u.s.
economic blockade of cuba what is the purpose. of history i guess you know obviously everyone wants to see progress but i think sometimes all beef gets in the way well we're probably trying to make this a country where there's socialism right and we don't want these people coming in so they're blocking bracket was actually never great anyway there doesn't seem to be any stated foreign. or international purpose that the assad ministration seem to have it it seems its main endeavor. is clearing up one problem. or mess every 5 or 6 hours in your so we're overwhelmed by that there's not really i think a good focus on what's happening internationally acutely including cuba. now the teenage face of the global climate change movement has been giving the u.s. congress a dressing down 16 year old get
a thumb told members to listen to the scientists and also to take real action surely met with the former president barack obama underdressed the senate don't invite us here just to tell us how inspiring we are without actually doing anything about it because it doesn't lead to anything i know you're trying but just not hard enough sorry while she is in washington for a few days ahead of a global climate strike planned for friday she will also address the un climate action summit in new york on monday the youngster became the face of this year's climate protest by taking part in global school strikes held by students around the world scientists there are warning of a growing number of youngsters being treated for anxiety after being exposed to dire warnings about the earth's environmental plight britain's climate psychology alliance says that children are being prescribed psychiatric drugs to cope and wants the problem to become a recognised condition. young people are naturally very empathetic to the state of
the environment most going on in the wild at the moment we're talking about their future of course they perceive this as a real threat to them so i think it's perfectly understandable that they are really quite stressed and distressed about this this is a very emotionally healthy response to the new exhibit well the man and a recount ignore what's going on in the news because graphic images are funny thing are really quite frightening i would be very concerned to hear that said children's just gestures being medicated away as i said you know their emotional responses make perfect sense in their lives what's going on in the wild so the 1st thing we need to do is listen to them talk to them and help them process these complicated feelings it's really important to tell children the truth and not hide the truth from them but tell them about these things in ways that they can understand don't exaggerate. because both. just stress and would cause problems not
bring up to date with high things looking so far today have an r.t. we're back again at the top the. process of constructing this was to implant degradable scaffold which is porous and when this is inserted beneath the skin when the skin is suctioned over the scaffold over a period of about 6 months you have tissue in growth investor eyes eisen occurring in other words the cells in you all in your body grow into the scaffold it grows its own blood supply so now this is fully integrated as part of my arm it's a living part of my own.
they all see themselves as dying swans in their dreams. but only one in the cells will ever make it to the till. they're ready to give their lives for the chance to die on stage if only once. not even broken wings capital of the. 4th generation of the marine. ballet sweat and tears. so what we've got to do is identify the threats that we have it's crazy. let it be an arms race is on often spearing dramatic to follow through the only closely i'm going to resist i don't see how that strategy will be successful very critical time time to sit down
even. to conceal don't with diplomatic platitudes has this form of the brahmins course or others frictions on the country an indication that it's working well to discuss that i'm now joined by alexi klebnikov middle east expert at the russian international affairs council alexey it's good to see you again thank you for coming over to the phone right now anyone who has been following the ask in the proceedings knows that the previous meeting in february was marred by the tensions between russia and iran the reach now seem to be even more overshadowed by the more pressing disagreements between russia and cherokee how would you describe the state of affairs among these 3 unlikely partners. well i would put it as a marriage of convenience which applies to both relations but here in marriage of convenience a love triangle love hatred and depends on how you look at it if you look at this
from by the true times perspective then it's more of a marriage of convenience if you look at that from original perspective in how the 3 countries act in direct in syria than it's more frango. i so you're right recently that the after the platform has started to lose its steam and that russia is now more actively trying to get the arab states involved in managing what essentially is an arab problem being now mediated by non arabs has there been any progress on that front well from the very beginning actually jordan joined the ass in the form of back in 2018 i believe and was the 1st arab observe a state now in beginning of august there was and roundabouts in the talks in the. iraq and lebanon joint so basically now we have all countries neighboring countries
taking part in this process except of course taking part or simply sitting on the sidelines and watch it's important to send a signal to the arab audience to the arab street that these 3. actors russia iran and turkey understands how it's vitally important to get on board arab states and i think that the and distended being that it is inevitable that sooner or later countries like egypt with about 1w1cw people and important actors like saudi arabia or you a york. i have ultimately be on board with this new original magnesium original platform so i think that understanding is coming more and more to the aleuts now from my perspective i think the founding members would also benefit from a new company.
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