because. iran admits to accidentally shooting down a ukrainian passenger jet president rouhani calls it an and forgivable mistake and the foreign minister says the chain of events was triggered by u.s. adventurism. switching gears chancellor merkel and president putin meet in moscow at the kremlin and pledged to rescue the iran nuclear deal. and in europe police face off against angry crowds in paris as a rally against pension reform descends into chaos with vehicles even set on fire.
or i'd welcome everybody broadcasting live direct from our studios in moscow this of course is r t international i'm sean thomas and glad to have you with us. iran has admitted to accidentally downing a ukrainian passenger plane killing all 176 people on board the country's aerospace commander has said the armed forces accept full responsibility for wednesday's tragedy he went on to explain that the boeing $737.00 was mistaken for a cruise missile. you know were not heard that the flight to this showdown. with terrible incident. he went on to explain that an air defense system operator had faulty. communications equipment and had just 10
seconds to make a decision the general said his units had requested a no fly zone before the incident but that request was actually denied for on specified reasons as part of the investigation the black boxes of the crash the boeing $737.00 will be deciphered in ukraine with french experts assisting in the technical work tehran's admission that it unintentionally shot down the airliner came after repeated denials artie's don quarter discussed the events earlier with our very own jacqueline. we heard from ukraine's president vladimir selenski who said that he expects he expects iran's take full responsibility and for the investigation to continue without any obstruction earlier today we did hear from iran's president who promised just that and called this a vent and on forgivable mistake the armed forces internal investigation has
concluded that regrettably missiles fired you see human error caused the horrific crash of the ukrainian plane and the death of $176.00 innocent people investigations continue to identify and prosecute this great tragedy and unforgivable mistake now iran's president also promised compensation for the families of the victims and the country's supreme leader has called for the for the findings of this investigation to be made public now earlier we also heard from iran's foreign minister who gave he actually highlighted the nother reason for why this crisis took place. a sad day preliminary conclusions of into an investigation biome forces human error at a time of crisis caused by us adventurism lead to disaster profound regret apologies and condolences to all people to the families of victims on 2 of the affected nations give us a bit of background here what exactly is the foreign minister referring to oh well just last week a u.s. airstrike killed a high ranking high ranking could command. monny and that brought tensions in the
region to a level that we haven't seen in decades this guy was considered a hero to many in iran as he was instrumental for the defeat of isis in syria so the government promised harsh retaliation for his death and that came in the form of several airstrikes against u.s. military bases in iraq that happened just mere hours before this plane went down so at that time the iranian military was intice a painting some sort of possible u.s. response to those strikes which explains why they thought that this airliner could have been an enemy aircraft they said that it was approaching a military installation clearly tensions were very high are there other cases of countries shooting down planes by mistake yeah unfortunately when tensions are this high like you said accidents are more probable for example during the cold war in 1903 the soviet union mistakenly shot down korean air flight 007 thinking it was a spy plane the plane went into soviet air space at the time that a u.s.
reconnaissance mission was going on as well and in 1908 u.s. navy shot down and a rainy an airliner killing 290 people because they thought it was in the rainy and fighter jet now at that time then vice president george h.w. bush said he had nothing to apologize for and that he didn't care about the facts regarding the shooting of the plane down. meanwhile a vigil for the victims of the tragedy has been held in iran itself in the capital tehran iran's admission of guilt has shaken the public mood in the country with some questioning why the government did not come clean earlier. and with us on not to talk about it unfortunately when i 1st heard about the plane crash it was said to be a technical issues but the announcement came without any preliminary investigation what it's led to down around the world but now they've done the necessary investigation it was clarified that the plane was hit point the missile we've been
really sad since this morning when we heard the news and we were angry that people told this line about the ocean why didn't you get after our flights should have been cancelled and planes shouldn't have taken off from any air force and that got the most out of all of the country was in a state of war and this mistake could have been made by any country and there occurs self-hate or at the us made a similar mistake after iran hit the u.s. bases we were in total readiness and that's what led to the mistake we have heard opinion from various experts on what exactly happened take a look in times of war and the so-called foggo for unfortunately the reason the raid there yet able to pierce these fog unless the reason the conflicting mechanism so again one can talk about blame and responsibility or accountability the blame is iranian but the responsibility lies on other shoulders
too so iranian defense systems were on alert and they were expecting attacks by u.s. airplanes as a stated in the all force is a statement there have been reports that some hostile objects flying objects have been appearing on radar screens in some of some parts around the country so soon as they. i saw a plane coming to a sense of the fires you see because they have you know rushed to jump through the tongue and fired strategic at has become tactical blunders distracted g. off by that regularly being ordered closing down the space under extreme circumstances called have avoided this whole deal whenever we have a void that dives and that you'll be in we had bound to have pensions raised guns cog coolidge's ready to fight the it will be said that you wish me to be hired to
be the case and the big picture to how to diffuse this and that you on how to be escalated this i believe that on ian's have taken the 1st step by the initiation process of this horrible accident in which $176.00 people were lost was done by the americans at the video and say yes that is true the ukraine airlines tragedy and the u.s. iran standoff obviously the biggest news of the week but it did overshadow a nother important story a meeting in moscow between uncle merkel and vladimir putin the leaders of the 2 countries germany and russia agreed to do everything possible to preserve the iran nuclear deal. russia and germany support further implementation or a joint plan to deal with iran be sure iranians have the rights it's real and the support of european countries that we promised to create
a special mechanism independent of the dollar for trade with iran. as the site of speaking of the crashed airliner iran announced today it was a big error and it's good news that those responsible have been named i think know everything possible must be done to find a solution together with the countries whose citizens group on board that plane to clarify told the situation in iran was indeed in the spotlight during the meeting between angela merkel and vladimir putin even though this meeting mine the 1st one in the kremlin between the 2 with the past 5 years had been prearranged back in december so way before the tragic events in iraq but these events they have brought into the spotlight the reality of a major conflict in the middle east as how it has been showcased so vividly by iran and the united states of america sold leaders talked about all sorts of things like syria like libya and vladimir putin has talked about what sort of consequences
a war in the middle east could have not just for the countries involved not just for the middle east itself but also globally to believe look at us when you do i hope very much that we will avoid large scale military conflicts in the middle east if it comes to that it would be a disaster not only for the region much but for the whole world. for instance vladimir putin talked about the potential humanitarian repercussions and consequences of a conflict in the middle east because while a refugee flow from the middle east to the rest of the world could be catastrophic if anything if a war in the ground was to break out also talked extensively about libya and about the fact how the hostilities in that country should cease in because this was what he agreed. and this is what he discussed and agreed on all with the turkish president pressing. turkey obviously being a major powerhouse in the region but the middle east wasn't the only thing on the
agenda another big point is the nord stream to gas pipelines to gas pipeline currently under construction from russia into germany to provide the whole of europe with the russian with the russian gas it was a major it is i should say a major bone of contention between germany europe and the united states because washington sees that washington doesn't want this doesn't want to see this pipeline it doesn't want this pipeline to be built so it has for instance european countries european contract as the sanctions it has threatened them with sanctions and while european contract has had to pull out in the face of this threat of lattimer putin has stressed that russia is able and will finish the construction of this pipeline on its own you just said that while the finish the end of construction will be delayed by a few months because of that but also angela merkel that she has stressed how important this project for germany and from her standpoint to the whole of europe
to here's what she had to say about it. this is 1st and foremost in a canonic project we consider it to be the right thing to do and after today's discussion with president putin i believe it's possible to complete north stream to despite those sanctions. the tone of the meeting was neutral positive i should say in fact angela merkel she repeated at least twice that it is better to talk to each other rather than about each other so this could be an indication that russia and germany could drift closer towards each other in the near future. the libyan ceasefire which mentioned of their took effect at midnight local time just a few hours ago that was confirmed by the libyan national army led by commander. now according to local media the l m a has already accused to the un back the government of violating that truce but
says their troops are still committed to the ceasefire this week has seen an escalation between the 2 rival governments in libya there have been numerous reports of clashes and airstrikes around the city of sered which dozens with dozens killed. now the cease fire was brokered by the leaders of russia and turkey at a meeting in istanbul on wednesday and on saturday the german chancellor urged the warring parties in libya to find a compromise at an upcoming peace conference in. switching gears to europe now there have been more protests against pension reforms in france rallies in paris and other french cities were joined by members of the yellow vest protest movement which has been ongoing for quite a while now in the capital things did turn violent with police resorting to tear gas.
was. was was. was was. was further west in the country specifically in the city of non anger also boiled over onto the street resulting in violence police used water cannons to disperse the crowd almost 3000 people took part in that round of. unions say some half a 1000000 people demonstrated across france they are angry about government plans to raise the retirement age and to unify pension system on friday the government
introduced its bill but said it was open to alternative ideas the unions for their part are continuing their strike action over the issue. to take a swing or. around the globe some other news making headlines. activists have gathered outside an air base on the italian island of sardinia it is used to. nato forces protesters are demanding an international military presence on the island. hundreds of mourners have attended the funeral of soldier. who died on friday at the age of 79 he was very popular at the time of his death and he had cooled the gulf nation since 1990 making him the longest serving leader in the middle east a stabilizing presence his cousin has already been sworn in as of the new.
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a cameraman who contributed to our team working in the iraq city of basra has been shot and killed very sad news his colleague a reporter from a local news agency was also killed in the shooting which took place on friday parties are among cost of reports. we're talking about 2 reporters one correspondent for a local t.v. channel his name is ahmed abdul some odd and camera man who also contributed soup artsy that's. both a little bit reporters were. said in their in their car by unknown gunmen as they were leaving the site of the protests in basra were reported earlier that there are protests going on all across iraq and of course basra is just one of those places local reports suggest that there reporter died from a gunshot wounds to the head right there at the scene meanwhile. he was it's taken
to the hospital he received at a gunshot wounds to the body and that's where it he died and fortunately as well. like i said. works contributed to our t. he filed a police to 30 reports for our channel and i believe that we can take a look at some of those reports right now ah the old law and at the law at least the night of the 'd island so far we've heard from the committee for protection all for journalists international ground station they've called for they've called on the iraqi authorities suit investigate this as soon as
possible to find out who exactly wore those gunmen and so why those journalists. to die. unfortunately this is not the 1st time an artsy contributor dies i have after working of course back in 201725 year old a syrian reporter khalid's i was at the also died after i say this attack them with a rocket fire and of course we talked quite of quite a lot about that so unfortunately in this day and age it's. not safe for reporters to be working either or even places or you know it doesn't matter where they you're at war or you are in the city anything can really happen and of course what's expressed condolences to the family to the loved ones. and the camera. donald trump
has claimed the u.s. is doing a good job in venezuela he was speaking almost a year after the white house recognized opposition leader as the country's president although nicolas maduro is still in power then i have we have a good strategy but we're taking care of people helping people colombia's helping a lot of people some of the nation surrounding and helping people but where i think we're doing a good they have a system that right now is very broken we'll see what happens stay tuned. meanwhile the u.s. secretary of state has called for a swift negotiated transition to democracy in venezuela my pump aoe said the government and opposition need it to form a transitional government and hold a free and fair elections on tuesday was sworn in for a new term as leader of the national assembly that was after a standoff with soldiers who tried to prevent him from entering the building why
they declared himself the country's interim leader last year after branding the material presidency illegitimate meanwhile as before to resign. journalist paul dobson believes the u.s. does not seem to have any clear plan for venezuela. it's very difficult to understand the u.s. strategy in venezuela if it was very clear that their political goal in the country in 2019 were not achieved they did not achieve regime change they did not achieve ousting where they were from power and the comments coming out of the white house in the last few days seem to suggest that there is some computer and about the current u.s. strategy that we saw secretary of state. talking about a dialogue transition which is a significant step down in the rhetoric regarding venezuela however only today we
saw earlier the abrams the special u.s. envoy to announce whaler bringing the issue of military intervention back onto the table so these 2 comments taken nearly 24 hours apart really show that there is a process a revision of the u.s. strategy in venezuela going on behind closed doors in washington and that there are certainly different things of opinion as to what the way forward to achieve these strategic objectives which is very much centered around getting nicholas mother out of power. back with more news of top of the hour this is international. wrong.
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