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sam is a dime this is al jazeera live from doha also coming up. i am announcing a new strategy to address the full range of iran's destructive actions. world powers to lash out the donald trump's attempt to dismantle the nuclear deal plus. of the subsequent rape of my wife not as a loan action by one guard. the trauma of a family held hostage by groups in pakistan for five years plus i the stars return to a.z. its biggest full time political scandal threatened its future.
now u.s. backed syrian forces are reportedly launched their final push to drive i saw from the armed groups de facto capital of iraq the u.s. led coalition says one hundred i saw fighters have surrendered in the past day fighting to recapture iraq began in june the group has now been confined to a small area of the city straight about an hour who is following developments from montauk here near the turkey syria border let's start with the situation in iraq and one thing we shouldn't overlook as the humanitarian crisis that's developing tell us about that. indeed as the fighting intensifies now in the rock. is about seven percent of requested under the control of the i still. thousands of people have been trapped in those areas many are being evacuated from those areas but there's also another fight which is underway in.
the lawsuit meaning small holes of ice in in syria so thousands of people. fleeing those areas problem is that they get into makeshift camps with no basic infrastructure services poor cold winter is just a few weeks ahead a very difficult situation international aid agencies can't get to those areas barely get access because of the own going fighting all of those areas so this is something that poses a real threats for thousands of thousands now a family is trapped in the midst of nowhere particularly in desert areas between there and also in the northern part of iraq the only concern that we face now is there's also a push by the syrian government from the south to recapture all the areas the syrian army has been saying that it will become everything that lost to the. syrian opposition to the kurds and this could trigger a new exit as of thousands of people to worse the border with turkey. how should
also things heating up in italy province where the turkish troops of course deployed tell us about what's going on their. operation continues now the hundred turkish soldiers and managed to get into syria stationed in an area called. and this is where they were setting up their surveillance post before moving to worst the city of. a new president. free syrian army fighters close to those areas where the kurds also control some territory there's been some clashes between the kurds kurdish factions and the syrian opposition and this gives that could give us an indication about potential confrontation between the free syrian army backed by the turkish army against the kurds the problem is that in those areas kurdish military has been saying that it will never allow the girls to further expand to words. and also to
work. because it might create a state of their own all the border with turkey. they want the terrorist organizations so the potential for confrontation between the free syrian army backed by turkey and the kurds is really hard right there thanks for that has been worldwide criticism of a decision by the u.s. president to decertify deal on iran's nuclear program. ran hasn't lived up to the two thousand and fifteen agreement which restricts iran's nuclear activities in exchange for the lifting of sanctions iran's president has no rouhani has responded to transpose each he called it a pile of delusional allegations and the leaders of france germany and britain the warning the u.s. against undermining the accord reports from washington d.c.
. he's often threatened to tear up the landmark deal with iran but in the end u.s. president donald trump stopped short of pulling out of the two thousand and fifteen agreement to limit its nuclear program for now and even though his own administration has twice certified that iran is complying with the deal he now says he won't do it again i am announcing today that we cannot and will not make this certification. we will not continue down a path whose predictable conclusion is more violence more terror and the very real threat of iran's nuclear breakout that is why i am directing my administration to work closely with congress for months trump has accused his predecessor barack obama of being myopic in negotiations with iran focusing only on
iran's nuclear program but not the financing of groups trump says are causing instability in the region the president has directed the u.s. congress to potentially revamp u.s. law to set up tough new standards. if iran by a late arbitrary trigger point lifted sanctions could be put back in place senate republicans are already drafting legislation supported by top democrats who have always viewed the twenty fifteen deal as somewhat imperfect we're saying if they're not in compliance we're all with together on this where i am the administration also has its sights on another ronnie and target the country's revolutionary guard new u.s. treasury sections are being imposed which donald trump says are long overdue critics say these actions put international relations at risk and could spell the end of the deal painstakingly negotiated over more than a decade this deal was working it was delivering the iranians were living up to it
the i.a.e.a. certified eight times in iran was at hearing today a deal trump took a perfectly working deal and transformed it into a crisis with the decision that he made today donald trump has shifted u.s. iran policy and he's not entirely ruling out with drawing from the agreement all together and make sure that the deal is terrible but for all his tough talk against iran donald trump has for now taken little action ceding that responsibility to the u.s. congress to take the next steps or none at all kimberly helped get al-jazeera washington . iran's president insists his country will remain committed to the nuclear deal as long as it's in tact iran's interest to do so has and rouhani added trance features full of insults and fake accusations chaumont it's what are you worried about iranian missiles what about those weapons you give every day to aggressor countries
i know targeting of the oppressed people of yemen with planes and bombs that you built yourself you don't have any protest about those weapons and that aggression and you targeted our oil platforms you are always the aggressor in this region our weapons our missiles of defending ourselves we have always been determined and today we are more determined to defend ourselves as a investor obvious been following the rain and reaction from the capital. iran's government no doubt waking up this morning congratulating itself for a job well done their pivot to europe paying off the e.u. reaffirming their commitment to the nuclear deal swiftly after the speech by u.s. president donald trump this in bold and iran's government president rouhani speaking shortly after the e.u. address saying that the trump administration speech illustrated that the u.s. president needed list lessons and history and geography the foreign minister tweeted shortly after president rouhani speech last night saying that iranian people will not be intimidated by false allegations against them and just to remind
you of how president rouhani ended his speech he said that he didn't expect anything better from president trump and in the future would not expect anything from him all these comments are designed to isolate the united states when it comes to the nuclear deal and any future negotiations or policies of the iranian government in the region and no doubt internationally and the idea of that is the iranian government wanted to use this crisis in it as an opportunity to to isolate the united states. how are regular iranian people reacting to this well those that we've spoken to have said that they know that iran is not a political or a social utopia they know their country has problems but those problems are iran's problems to solve by itself and no doubt at the trumpet ministration speech will be serving to unify iranian people behind their government in the face of external criticism. more an international concerns now about the future of that deal from
mike hanna at the u.n. . the security council went about its daily business discussing me and mine a closed session but the abrasive speech by president trump certainly resonated in this building please raise the iran deal was codify did a security council resolution back in two thousand and fifteen at a time the u.s. and the u.n. had different leaders of what has been agreed. if you like to state and european union or certainly when you write you must be fully implemented it is very important to you i'm sorry to see what is now happening with diplomats of today sorry to be are concerned by some of the implications of this statement because we stand by the joint conference of plan of action we judge it to be a good deal which helps improve international security and we want to see it
continue to remain in force. others argue the u.s. cannot unilaterally amend a security council resolution and it is not a bilateral agreement it does not belong to any single country and it is not up to any single country to terminate it it is a multilateral agreement which was unanimously endorsed by the united nations security council resolution twenty two thirty one and the leaders in germany france and the united kingdom added the concern for the deal formally known as a joint comprehensive plan of action they say preserving the j.c. p.o.a.'s in our shared national security interest the nuclear deal was a culmination of thirteen years of diplomacy and was a major step towards ensuring that iran's nuclear program is not diverted for military purposes the leaders added that they were worried and willing to act over iran's ballistic missile program and what they described as its regional activities
iran has sent a formal letter of protest to the un secretary general it says the islamic republic of iran will not be the first to withdraw from the deal but if its rights and interests in the deal are not respected it will stop implementing all its commitments and will resume its peaceful nuclear program without any restrictions the greatest concern that iran itself withdraws from the deal shifting what was an internationally monitored and restrained nuclear process back into the darkness mike hanna al-jazeera united nations. now former u.n. secretary general kofi annan is calling on me and maher to ensuring the refugees can safely return to their homes more than half a million are in neighboring bangladesh trying to escape from the crackdown in iraq
and state kofi annan is chairman of an international commission on the state was established by the mainland government the international community is prepared to engage me him and work on a common road map. used in the reporter there are kind state commissioners to bases and to go for move forward together engage them on all the range of issues we have recommended and try and stabilize the situation because if we don't we are going to have a long term history and problem not be in the region which can be very serious down the line. the u.k.'s ambassador to the u.n. spoke out against what he calls ethnic cleansing i think we have all been appalled by the scale of this manmade tragedy that began with the despicable of attacks by the ira camera hitting a salvation army on the twenty fifth of august and we've all been sickened by the
massive and disproportionate response from the burma security authorizes which has left countless dead and over half a million homeless it's hard to deny that this targeted violence is anything other than ethnic cleansing of the rohingya muslims from rakhine state. still ahead an al-jazeera rescue workers focus on a mobile home park in the search for survivors of the u.s. wildfires and to get the health benefits connected to jogging we'll tell you why it could land you in strife in sierra leone. hello there there's plenty of cloud across the southeastern parts of asia at the moment it's mostly thanks to a tropical system that is up here working its way steadily towards the west but
it's generating old this cloud is working its way further towards the west still and also affecting us even in parts of thailand bangkok has seen one hundred nineteen millimeters of rain just in twenty four hours that's an awful lot of what weather to cause a squat a bit of disruption there now this system is going to stick around over the next couple of days so still expect plenty of heavy rains across the same region to the south of that chilly less in the way of showers here because all the energy is being sucked up further northward so here there will be more in the way of driest spell for singapore and k.l. but a chance of getting away with a dry day as we head through sunday and into monday now a bit further towards the south and we've been watching these roll the live a showers across parts of queens and very wet taya and lots more still to come as well so do expect that to be more thundery showers maybe with more very large hail as well towards the west fine for same perth on sunday but that won't last long with more in the way of trying to rain that's edging its way towards us so for
monday then perth will be rather down put times a little bit blustery as well and a maximum temperature struggling to ninety. on counting the cost of scandal made in japan kobe steel admits that it fakes data on components used by the world's biggest makers of planes trains and automobiles plus bubble trouble why the i.m.f. is signaling danger ahead for the global economy even as growth takes counting the cost at this time on al-jazeera.
watching al-jazeera time to recap our headlines now u.s. bank syrian forces have reportedly launched their final push to drive i saw from the group self-proclaimed capital of the kurdish led syrian democratic forces say the battle could take hours or days the fight to retake the city began in june with the backing of the u.s. led coalition world leaders are criticizing the u.s. president for decertifying development deal with iran iran's president house and rouhani says trump is making a pile of delusional allegations former u.n. chief kofi annan is calling on me and maher to ensuring the refugees can safely return home more than half a million are in neighboring bangladesh trying to escape a military crackdown and i can state heads a commission appointed by me and look into problems of the state. the
family freed after being held hostage for five years returned to canada from pakistan joshua boyle and his american wife caitlin coleman was seized by the taliban the link the group while hiking in afghanistan they've spoken of their ordeal. i was in afghanistan helping the most neglected minority group in the world those ordinary villagers who live deep inside taliban controlled afghanistan where no ngo no aid worker and no government has ever successfully been able to bring the necessary help. the stupidity and the evil of the haqqani network kidnapping of a pilgrim and his heavily pregnant wife engaged in helping ordinary villagers in taliban controlled regions of afghanistan was eclipsed only by the stupidity and evil of authorizing the murder of my infant daughter martyr boil as retaliation for
my repeated refusal to accept an offer that the criminal miscreants of the haqqani network. had made. to me. the parents of kate and calm and say they relieved that daughter has returned home it was incredible i've been waiting to hear that voice for so long and then to hear her voice and have it sound exactly like the last time i talked to her you know taking your pregnant wife to a very dangerous place to me and and the kind of person that i am it's unconscionable. venezuelans will vote in regional elections on sunday off to months of violent anti-government protests the opposition is expected to win most seats the poll is being seen as a test of the president's popularity that is about reports. opposition leaders in venezuela are crying foul they've just been told that more than two hundred voting
stations for sunday's local elections have just been. there closing many voting centers around twelve percent of the people in this state have to vote somewhere else and they were only just notified the center was open until last night the voting machines were here. now it's closed. believes this is part of a strategy to discourage people in the state of. what has traditionally voted for the opposition to head to the told on sunday. these elections are long overdue they should have taken place in december last year. for your position has been taken to the streets to demand elections accusing the government of dismantling venezuelan institutions to hold on to power. government rejects the accusations it's told international observers that everything is on track for the vote. relocating voting
centers it's completely constitutional nobody is breaking the law it was announced by the electoral council decided is that in the places where there were incidents in the past. and that is legal precedent has said that the governor selected on sunday will have to be sworn in and subordinate themselves to the constitutional assembly a five hundred member legislative body that was elected almost three months ago he also said that those who are face to acknowledge it could face dismissal but. that the constitutional assembly is illegal because it's election with field with irregularities. for the opposition. are a chance to win some governorships and test the ground. scheduled for next year. the government is where the world will be watching. the using them to wash their face and. that there are elections this is not
a dictatorship and there is no hunger here when all that isn't true. the government insists the election will be free and fair. the opposition will be hoping for some big wins any doubts over the way people with his run and demonstrators will likely take to the streets again. austria's anti immigrant freedom party has ended its election campaign with a rally in vienna immigration has been a major issue ahead of sunday's vote the party's leader heinz christian strage accuse the government coalition of trying to swap out austrian people for muslims the election is being held a year early after the break up of the coalition government on the social democrats and people's party sixteen parties are vying for one hundred eighty three seats in the national parliament liberia's presidential election is likely to go to a runoff next month with provisional results showing former football star george
weah is in the lead at least a third of votes from the five thousand three hundred polling stations have been counted fifty percent of the vote is needed for an outright win we're has won about forty percent of the counting ballots on his nearest challenger vice president joseph is on thirty one percent. so leone's government is banning jogging in groups saying it promotes disorderly and criminal behavior the opposition sees the move as a way to clamp down on its activities before the next presidential election in march. jogging together on the beach it's an act of defiance for a presidential candidate mohamed man sorry and his supporters. running in groups saying it's an activity that leads to unrest and vandalism.
or destroys. and. you know. supporters of the alliance democratic party believe the directive is politically motivated to prevent members of the opposition and their candidate from campaigning ahead of the presidential election into their party headquarters it was set alight when sarah believes the ruling party is behind the fire from political internation with some form of political. and i democracy we need to allow people to speak up. and peaceful ways the government deny any wrongdoing saying it is promoting democracy. in such a large group. the reason why we continue to be the most peaceful country in west africa it is because the citizens all of.
us because of the history we had with the conflict in the ninety's the decade long civil war that left fifty thousand dead in the one nine hundred ninety s. still haunts your leone the police are taking extreme measures to avoid violence it is possible to run in groups it requires the prior permission from the inspector general of police. he says this isn't a political decision but one to guarantee public safety human rights organizations are not convinced with this argument some lawyers are now challenging this ban. says it's unconstitutional he believes running or gathering in groups are fundamental rights there is a need for people to express themselves he says in order to avoid mistakes of the past. afraid of instability but that doesn't mean people don't want to express themselves i think over the years and then as i become very experts perceive society where they try to vent out their anger on just a media and talk about things that they don't like about their government president
koroma has been the country's president for a decade and will not be standing for reelection you candidates are emerging wanting to run for office and setting the pace for what will be a hotly contested election because hawke al-jazeera freetown now rescue workers are worried about the number of people still missing in the u.s. state of california wildfires there of killed at least thirty two people it's believed to be the deadliest series of blazes in the state's history thousands of homes have been destroyed emergency service workers are focusing on a destroyed mobile home park as they search for survivors. we start over three hundred missing people so we want to get to the target searches of known missing persons unknown addresses and we can come back to this area and go through again. if we get out of this with two missing people we'll consider ourselves lucky on this asia's biggest film festival is opened in south korea a year after
a political scandal almost threatened its future former president park geun hye and blacklisted artists critical of the government filmmakers boycotted last year's event in protest but with packing pinkston out of office stars are returning to the red carpet as robin bryant explains from the sand. on the red carpet there were stars and glitz in abundance but the opening was still a little time i this is the first busan film festival since the full extent of the so-called black this controversy was revealed. movie makers are still coming to terms with it. i believe no matter what happens the freedom of expression should not be controlled late last year it emerged then president park geun hye was operating a blacklist against artists she saw as hostile to her government
a number of them in the film industry they religiously denied public funding and showing their work was discouraged. an investigation of the scandal has led to ministers and senior officials being prosecuted while parker's self is behind bars . the control of the arts was a historical regression that impacted the creative real of the filmmakers and undermined artistic freedom. one of the highest profile victims was this documentary about the saywell ferry tragedy that killed more than three hundred passengers most of them schoolchildren in twenty fourteen the film laid a lot of the blame on government negligence supporters of president tried to stop the documentary being shown here when it was shown its place in the past of on budget was cut for the punishment. filmmakers to boycott this event they say with
government interference. the festival has begun to recover helped by a new government in power and like any good plot the organizers see this as a life changing episode which makes it strong. why did the festival or suffered difficulties but in overcoming them we can take pride from not succumbing to political oppression we have pulled the festival together and move forward. hoping to emerge the hero and the happy ending mcbride al-jazeera busan south korea . and let's take you through some of the headlines here now to syria now the u.s. bank syrian forces have reportedly launched their final push to drive myself from the group self-proclaimed capital the kurdish led syrian democratic forces say the
battle for iraq could take hours or days the fight to retake the city began in june with the backing of the u.s. led coalition. as the fighting intensifies in the rock this. is about seven percent of rock are still under the control of the i still thousands of people have been trapped in those areas many now are being evacuated from those areas but it is also another fight which is under way in. the last remaining strongholds of ice in syria so thousands of people. fleeing those areas more turkish troops are vented syria's northern italy province after a cross border deployment began two days ago about twenty armored vehicles crossed the border to join troops already inside syria they were inspected by turkey's top general before moving to take part in forcing a so-called deescalation zone world leaders are criticizing the u.s.
president's decision to decertify the nuclear deal with iran the us president says the iranians are not complying with conditions of the two year agreement britain france and germany there are warning the u.s. against undermining the accord with world powers iran's president says trump is making a pile of delusional allegations former u.n. chief kofi annan is calling on me and maher to ensuring the refugees can safely return home more than half a million are in neighboring bangladesh trying to escape a military crackdown on state and heads a commission appointed by me in my last year to investigate problems their family freed after being held hostage in pakistan for five years is returned to canada joshua boyle and his wife caitlin coleman was seized by the taliban linked to the group while hiking in afghanistan liberia's presidential election is likely to go to a runoff next month vision results show the former football star george weah is in
the lead at least a third of votes have been counted fifty percent of the vote is needed though for an outright win. the news continues after counting the cost so stay with us. china is holding what appears to be its most significant communist party congress in decades with president xi jinping keen to consolidate his power what does that mean for this country and indeed the rest of the world join me brown for live coverage and analysis here. i'm adrian finnigan this is counting the cost on al-jazeera your weekly look at the world of business.