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government will be dealt with as one declaring war against riyadh plus. we're trying to see whether we can get our normal access restored and we're hopeful that we will be able to continue our normal operations the u.n. raises other law aid efforts and we haven't suffered due to the blockade by the sound of that coalition. donald trump's hawkish stance towards north korea's nuclear threat in the spotlight as he heads for seoul also. i'm just feeling i'm saving nine lives right now so. yes i think anybody that. think about it it's a dog eat escort service passengers take stray dogs from mexico to new homes four thousand kilometers away. welcome to the news our side eurabia says lebanon will be dealt with as
a government that has declared war against it is a major development amid escalating tension in the region between saudi arabia and iran in comments to the state media the saudi minister for gulf affairs referred to the role of iran within lebanon to be. that the lebanon based iran backed group hezbollah has committed acts of aggression saudi's foreign minister is accusing has been are launching a ballistic missile targeting riyadh on saturday that says the missile fired from yemen was supplied by iran and this all comes after lebanon's prime minister saad hariri resigned on saturday during a visit to the saudi capital he blamed iran and hezbollah for sowing strife in the region then a harder reports now from beirut. this wasn't just an opportunity to talk the meeting between the saudi king so man and saddle had edi was as much an attempt to deny reports the lebanese prime minister had been detained by authorities in the
saudi capital after he announced his resignation on saturday how did his political opponents have been suggesting he was forced to step down and is under house arrest in riyadh how did his decision to quit as prime minister brought down lebanon's coalition government a government that included hezbollah did blame hezbollah and its patron iran for meddling in arab affairs this plunged lebanon into a new political crisis and there are fears it may be at the forefront of the regional saudi iranian rivalry. and lebanon are divided in. similar parties to similar talks one is. and the other is this which means if things will be worth it means that can lead to confrontation between the two parties like what happened in two thousand and six two thousand and seven two thousand and which can happen so that's why we should find
a solution to keep or to save the decision. it might be a while before that happens lebanon's president michel aoun has been meeting with representatives of the country's security agencies he is supposed to be holding parliamentary consultations to appoint a new prime minister but the constitutional process is now on hold. we have been told by the president that we won't take any decision before know what the circumstances of her leader's resignation from the prime minister himself. it will be hard to find a prime minister to replace her leaving according to lebanon's power sharing deal he must be a son a muslim and if internal stability is to be maintained he must be a consensual figure able to bring the rival parties together but this is not just a lebanese internal matter the saudi minister for gulf affairs ephemera upon says lebanon will no longer be the same after heady days resignation he says lebanese
leaders have to choose between peace and terror in other words they have to move away from hezbollah a party that has allies members in government and parliament as well as an armed wing the risk of an open ended political crisis is real and with that lebanon risks again being a battleground for others wars. beirut. and crystal is a fellow at the world policy institute and specialist on u.s. foreign policy in the middle east joins me now from new york good to have you with us here live on al-jazeera i mean what does the statement by the pentagon reveal about the way riyadh and washington seem to be working together on several fronts when it comes to. iran and their foes in the region. well you know i think that the pentagon and riyadh have had a good relationship for a long time and certainly the thrust of the administration's policy in the region is maybe not direct confrontation with iran but certainly a more hawkish position on iran and so anything that saudi arabia does that is
perceived to be or sold as or genuinely done to counter ron is going to be met i think with positive positive views both in the white house and the defense department which is not necessarily always the case when it comes to policy in the region do we see the way that for example president trump has been tweeting about the issue. both the white house on the pentagon on message and speaking or singing from the same hymn book right so i think that that is one case where it is a bit different to so when trump tweets more overt support for some of the actions taken in saudi arabia the recent actions by mohammed bin solomon the crown prince i think that is where you see a bit of a divergence between the white house and the pentagon particularly when it comes to
the g.c.c. crisis where the defense department and the state department have a different view and i think want to push back or are pushing back behind the scenes in a way that when it comes to confrontation with iran they're not necessarily and i think part of that is the defense and state department's position that. the crisis with qatar is pushing qatar closer to iran and so the bureaucracy the foreign policy bureaucracy sees that as a negative in terms of the way that riyadh is trying to counter iran through lebanon i see is not the primary goal at the moment because it's saudi arabia certainly. so many fronts open at the moment as you say has the g.c.c. crisis of the moment centered around qatar but also yemen it is a huge headache for saudi arabia at the moment yes i mean it's very interesting to
me that there seems to be this desire in riyadh to take on so many major new challenges now i certainly understand i think it's not a totally unreasonable position for saudi arabia to try to prevent iran from having a sort of almost quasi had monic position all the way to the mediterranean so i think that there is a degree of sense there but on the other hand there's only so much that that one can accomplish and you know it's hezbollah has been a fairly imposing power in lebanon for some time they weren't defeated they haven't been defeated by israel they haven't been defeated by their internal enemies and i'm not quite sure what sort of resources the saudis are going to be able to put behind this when they're committed in so many other places and some of their top people on some of these issues are being sort of locked up in the ritz
carlton well for the moment we'll have to leave it there john linguist in new york has been great speaking to you thank you for your time. well shares in several saudi arabian businesses have fallen in the wake of the arrest sun detentions of high profile figures as jonathan just mentioned the growing list of princes and ministers caught up in the purge is widely seen as a move to consolidate the power of the crown prince mohammed bin salon u.s. president donald trump has voiced support for the action by saudi arabia's leaders by tweeting i have great confidence in king solomon and crown prince they know exactly what they're doing he added that some of those they are harshly treating have been milking that country for years. has more. the streets of riyadh may still look the same but this week saudi arabia is significantly different than the one the world knew before the weekend saudi arabia has always been an absolute monarchy but within its political system there was
a degree of power sharing between different branches of the royal family businessmen and religious institutions in order to ensure stability and security in the early hours of sunday however all of that was destroyed or royal decree ordered the arrest of several ministers princes and multibillionaires it was seen as the latest step by crown prince mohammed bin solomon in his quest for absolute power even. indicate. that it's clearing the ground for him. as. being absent and he is not a dollar a thing any. it can only relate to minor princes it came less than five months after the thirty two year old prince orchestrated a coup against his uncle mohammed bin nayef replacing him as heir apparent that move followed the much hailed riyadh summit with u.s.
president donald trump notably those detained in this latest crackdown are being held at the same venue where trump was hosted. among those arrested on sunday was prince and why leave been a billionaire whose assets include shares in twitter fox news and apple one of his company's kingdom holdings has reported a ten percent loss in value since news broke of his arrest. is also the owner of rotana media group one of the arab world's most popular media outlets detained with him are the heads of other mass media corporations including n.b.c. group and a our team all of them arrested by the same royal decree saudi arabia's crown prince now has a large section of the entire arab wald's media at his disposal muhammad bin said man has spent the past two years positioning himself as a visionary willing to transform saudi arabia into a modern and liberal state he's pushed for a review on the ban on women driving cars and has addressed several economic reforms in
a bid to lure foreign investors but he's also spent millions of dollars on a devastating war in yemen that has achieved little aside from an outbreak of cholera and the deaths of thousands of people unemployment in saudi arabia remains high which is troubling considering the majority of saudis are under the age of thirty five and according to financial observers the kingdom's economy is in recession been sandman's policies may be bold and brave as his allies and supporters described them but those actions have also been criticized as the stabilizing and potentially very destructive. the united nations says it's concerned on a blockade around yemen that could further have a humanitarian efforts saudi arabia has cut a land sea and air access after hitting rebels fired a ballistic missile towards riyadh on saturday diplomatic editor james bays how small. the humanitarian situation in yemen is one of the grey vista in the world
it's so bad a child under the age of five dies in the country every ten minutes from causes that should be preventable twenty million people out of a population estimated at twenty seven million are in need of humanitarian assistance but it appears for now all international aid is being cut saudi arabia has announced it's completely blockading the country cutting all air sea and land links its reaction to a missile fired towards riyadh by the who these who control a large part of yemen including the capital sanaa to u.n. flights into the country have already been blocked and we're trying to see whether we can get our normal access restored and we're hopeful that we will be able to continue our normal operations we once more. underscore to all parties the need for regular humanitarian access to all parts of yemen that are in need when the u.n. says it's hopeful its aid can soon resume that's only based on the fact that the
saudi's current blockade is said to be temporary when you look at the words the u.n. is using it's clear they're treading carefully the reality is that saudi arabia has been making restrictions on the aid medicine and food allowed into yemen for years after facing turmoil conflict and an ongoing cholera epidemic the conditions in yemen can only be described as dire and they look set to worsen even further jamesburg out jazeera at the united nations. meanwhile hooty forces are warning saudi ports are within firing range and could be targeted next. year you know what. we call on all passengers an airline not to be at any saudi are you a airport as they are legitimate military targets for our missile and we shoulda nor responsibility after such a warning the continuation of the aggression against the forces is to search for
strong and diverse ways to respond to such aggression and deter it well plenty more ahead on the news hour including. i don't really want the answers saying she was just a child. children increasingly becoming collateral damage in the philippines present because the tatties war on drugs. from donald trump's commerce secretary to britain's queen elizabeth report on the explosive offshore financial information leaked in the paradise papers. and in sport will find out if the international friendly could soon be a thing of the past. the us air force is investigating how it handled the criminal records of the gunman behind sunday's church in texas it says devon and patrick kelly's domestic violence
offense was entered into the national database police say kelly had sent threatening text messages to his mother in law in recent days and she was a member of the congregation at least twenty six people including children were killed in the attack heidi jo castro reports from sutherland springs in texas. inside the white steepled sanctuary of the first baptist church of sutherland springs a scene of horror unfolded on sunday morning survivors described a young man wearing a skull mask and dressed for combat walked in and opened fire on men women and children the youngest victim killed was just a year and a half old why this tree why would you do this to people like that that are just praying there just were speak why would you attack them on something said on the sunday when their defenseless police a people had nowhere to flee more than two dozen are dead and another twenty
injured the victims account for a start only ten percent of the small town's population leaving a gaping hole in the community i've cried so much that i don't even have the need to hear the last two local men are credited with ending the gunman's rampage they shot and chased him from the church as i did what i thought i needed to do which is they said that there's a shooting i pursued and i just did what i thought was the right day the gunman identified as twenty six year old devon kelly crashed his car and was found dead inside next to a cache of weapons police say they're narrowing in on a motive there was a domestic situation going on within this family. the suspects mother in law attended this church we know that he had made threaten threatening she had reset threatening text from him military officials say kelly received a bad conduct discharge from the air force three years ago after serving
a year in jail for assaulting his then wife and child his parents in law were not present at sunday service today with rapid firing to three of. the f.b.i. continues to process the crime scene outside of the church agents are now using metal detectors to sweep for discarded gold. it seems it is startling to see this scene unfold on a field normally reserved for picnics and games but life in this community will never be the same again a time of peace a memory. castro al-jazeera southerland springs texas. now the college in texas is just the latest mushy thing in the united states the response is normally routine shock prayers and then vigils and the refusal by politicians and lobbyists to seriously debates the core issues particle hain takes a look back at the history of gun violence in the u.s.
and what it could mean for the future this is a couple of dozen more states that are running out of the school and it wasn't the first mass shooting but it shocked the country columbine high school in colorado thirteen dead you are getting a shot already really good that was nine hundred ninety nine these scenes only continued to the point it can seem that nowhere is safe not a movie theater twelve an army base thirteen casualties a holiday party fourteen killed. a navy yard in washington d.c. twelve more victims shot dead. a college thirty two killed it is an act of evil on a scale that we've never seen in this country before.