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when all koreans could live in freedom thank you god bless you. god bless the korean people thank you very much thank you so u.s. president donald trump addressing the south korean national assembly live in the south korean capital seoul it was a lengthy address to m.p.'s there in the hall not surprisingly focusing on north korea he ended the speech by giving a warning to the north korean leader saying the nuclear weapons that he was acquiring were not working to make him safe but it's putting him in more danger so a stark warning there from president trump he also criticized north korea's human rights record and yet praised south korea's economic achievements and dropping up his visit to south korea with that address the emphasized the role of the u.s. military in the region as a means of ensuring peace and stability to live pictures there coming from the
south korean national assembly the president and the first lady leaving with the south korean president in shaking hands of the m.p.'s they're leaving the hall after that speech particularly focusing not surprisingly on north korea let's join al-jazeera tony berkeley who's been watching the speech from the south korean capital seoul some forceful words there from president trump tony warning that north korea's leader acquiring these nuclear weapons weren't making him safe or putting him in more danger. yes a very very strong words he's getting a standing ovation from the lawmakers in the assembly this is the kind of words they wanted to hear a very lengthy speech very strong speech and as you say criticizing the human rights record but also looking at the strengths of south korea he was very clear in his language and he did say that past u.s. ministrations had shown restraint and if the north korean leader was to think that
was going to be continued that be a very very wrong calculation he said his administration was a very different administration and he pointed out about the weapons that the american disposal but he also held out something of an olive branch and he said that the weapons in acquiring will not make them safer but if he chooses the road that the road to peace and if he stops the nuclear program of the antiballistic missile program then there was a berry bright future despite the crimes that have been committed so very tough language there but there's also you know the stick and the carrot so it really depends what what north korea does and no one here expects them to respond in any favorable way to that speech where it was very strong he was very very complimentary about south korea and the achievements going from nothing in the one nine hundred fifty s. to an aid recipient country to now one of the most powerful and profitable company countries in the world and also
a donor nation very complimentary i think president trump has been very taken by this trip is being given every single protocol highest protocol that south korea can give he's been warmly received even by the liberal president jane who you think would have been at odds with some of the statements that president said in the past but they've had something of what people may describe as a love in very complimentary of each other. the president moves said that president trying was making america great again the speaker of the assembly introduced him as a leader of the world. so a lot of backtracking here a lot of mutual complements but the backdrop is that there's some very strong words aimed at north korea yeah and and he also said tony another significant point is that north korea shouldn't underestimate the the usa presumably a reference to all options including a military one being on the table. yes i think he's alluding to that in
a very more measured way than he has done in the past you remember the fire of fury and the threat to totally destroy north korea he's making it quite clear if the u.s. and its allies were attacked then those means would be used and he did point out the means that they have especially in the theater of operations at the moment nuclear power in aircraft carrier groups they have thirty fires they have a b. one supersonic fighter bomber which is in the air as we speak so he's making it quite clear what the u.s. is capable of doing he said that if anyone is and has any doubts just look back in the last few years and see what america has done he was at great lengths also to talk about the unity between south korea and america something that's very important here because a lot of people are concerned that in the process of trying to get some kind of solution to the north korea crisis maybe south korea would be sidelined and the u.s. would deal directly with china and of course he called during the speech for china and russia to do more probably to stop diplomatic relations and step up and follow
the u.n. resolutions which they haven't been doing he also talked about how south korea and the u.s. shared blood together when the korean war was on in the one nine hundred fifty s. he talked about how they achieved what is now the line between peace and tyranny that is the demilitarized zone he didn't actually go into the history about how china came in and stopped the you would u.s. advance further north without that perhaps korea would be one country but controlled by self so it's a very varied speech i have to say also he didn't actually refer to notes very often so it was very much an impassioned speech one that came from the heart and one very true to his beliefs and it's an important point to make tony about the carrot and stick because trump seemed to strike a conciliatory tone yesterday in north korea perhaps suggesting they could come to the negotiating table. yes he actually hinted there was some progress along those lines but would not elaborate i think before he came after those previous warlike
rhetoric that president moon was at pains to make sure that he toned down that kind of rhetoric not provoking any kind of incident from north korea while he visited here so it was important for him also i think president moon is playing to his liberal support base also because he was elected on the basis of dialogue with north korea he did say in his comments yesterday that this is probably not the right time to have a dialogue he wants to see the effect of sanctions he wants china and russia to play a bigger role in this but he's come out of this quite well also and there was this secret trip to the demilitarized zone no you may remember that before president some time he was going to go there i think a lot of pressure was put on him not to because it was felt that may provoke an instant well there was an attempt a small inning to go on that secret visit with president moon who went ahead of president trump but because of thick fog that had to be abandoned so i think that
was the only failure on this trip if you like or a tony brooklier in the south korean capital seoul tony thank you well the next stop on trump's tour of asia is china he's also expected to push president xi jinping to take a tougher line on its ally north korea let's talk now to a tongan he's a political analyst and advisor to the chinese government he joins us now from beijing i know how significant is the timing of trump's visit to china i mean he's meeting president xi who was just consolidated his power base and trump will be negotiating with china's most powerful leader in decades. well there and it's it's interesting because on the sidelines of this you have to look at the two governors' races which the democrats have gone and also the issues that are going on with the going russia gate so donald trump is trying to play the foreign policy card he's trying to paint north korea as the enemy as and
vilify them i think some of this is aimed at china because when he comes here you know as he said in his speech how can china possibly you know support this regime or even do anything he also made it very clear that he wants a complete stop to any kind of trade with north korea so i think these are all kind of preparations i think he accomplished what he wanted he wanted to make sure that south korea understood that they were beholden to the u.s. for their prosperity that north korea's bad a short break to advertise his trump golf course and then on to proper properly prepare the ground for what he's going to say to xi jinping and terms of north korea i mean isn't likely to change beijing stance on pyongyang but is there any leverage he can use against the chinese to pressure them to do even more on north korea. well this is one of what more can you do he described north korea is basically
a third world country there's no electricity if you go out into the countryside you see oxen pulling the plows and the vehicles on the road i mean there aren't any vehicles it's just oxen so this is not a country where you should be thinking that some sort of banking regulations or things like this are going to change much for these people so i think there's a misconnected in terms of their understanding of where things are going this is going to fuel beijing's fear that you have to locomotives on the same track going straight out to each other north korea is not based on this speech going to give up their nuclear arms trump made it very clear that the u.s. will not tolerate a nuclear armed north korea that can deliver weapons of this sort to u.s. soil china is trying to act as a switchman to make sure that these two do not collide this speech unfortunately
will not help that particular effort let's just move away then if we can from north korea i mean the other big issue is trade and how perhaps to address the u.s. is big trade deficit with china what sort of deal is coming expect to be announced in the coming days also that. well i think it will be a great desire on the chinese side to treat trump very well and to give him some wins i mean given the domestic situation will be very happy if the chinese going to announce some deals some m.-o. use with big numbers attached we don't know if they will go through kind of like jack ma. from alibaba saying he's going to create a million jobs in the u.s. people scratch their head because he he didn't even have. five percent of that number in china so i mean i think trump is looking for something to take back you need some political red meat he has some in terms of he's forced arm sales on to both south korea and japan even that is creating jobs and things like that he's
talked about trade concessions but it's increasingly looking like he's using his security net as a blunt instrument to extract these kinds of either arms sales or economic concessions in terms of trade all right so on a time going good to talk to you again great to have in the program. from beijing thank you let's move on to some other news now the united states is calling on the u.n. to act against iran over the firing of rockets from yemen into saudi arabia on saturday a ballistic missile was launched towards riyadh's port from territory held by iranian backed the rebels in yemen saudi led military alliance has been fighting the who think since march twenty fifteen saudi arabia which is a u.s. ally accuses teheran of supplying the weapon used on saturday it was intercepted before reaching its target well the u.s. ambassador to the u.n. nikki haley says she has encouraged the united nations and international partners
to take all the necessary action to hold the iranian regime accountable for these violations. well with the region in turmoil the saudi crown prince mohammed bin soundman is trying to deal with major internal issues as well he's detained senior princes businessmen and government ministers as part of what he says is a crackdown on corruption with some in the u.s. say the administration should try to rein in the young prince who is now embroiled in numerous confrontations his roles in jordan. the saudi government has been very busy lately and it has foreign leaders and financial chiefs trying to figure out why a november fourth king solomon put his heir apparent in charge of a nationwide corruption crackdown crown prince mohammed bin saleh then ordered the arrests of numerous prominent saudis including relatives such as the billionaire investor prince waleed bin there now being held at the ritz carlton. president donald trump applauded the arrests on twitter saying the king and the crown prince
quote know exactly what they're doing some of those they are harshly treating have been milking their country for years even so the u.s. is calling on the kingdom to follow saudi law we encourage them and i just want to say this one more time to pursue any possible prosecution or corruption cases in a fair and transparent manner however the u.s. says riyadh did not tell it the arrests were coming it also says no one expected lebanese prime minister saad how to evade to resign on the same day there's speculation the saudis pressured to quit in order to send a message to the group hezbollah and to its supporter iran riyadh's regional rival the united states strongly supports the legitimate institutions in the lebanese state we expect all members of the international community to respectfully those institutions in the sovereignty and the political and independence of lebanon we do regard as as you all know has fallen to be a terrorist nation the arrests and the political changes in lebanon calm as been
solid increases his role in the government he backs the saudi led war against the who these in yemen and the ongoing blockade against got done some wonder whether all this could ruin the crown prince's plans to diversify the oil based economy they also wonder if the trumpet ministration which like saudi arabia doesn't like iran might be too supportive of bin solids actions by was advising the president i would say maybe this is the time to use some of that influence he built up with your successful trips to the region your good friendships to try and put the brakes on and stop what the saudis are doing as it happens the president's son in law gary cushion a recently visited saudi arabia white house official suggested it was to discuss peace efforts between the israelis and the palestinians it would be interesting to know if the saudis own foreign policy came up during those same discuss. rosalyn jordan al-jazeera washington the u.n.
has criticized saudi arabia's blockade of yemen calling it catastrophic saudi arabia has blocked all yemeni air land and sea ports in a sponsor of the missile attacks from across the border international aid groups are calling on riyadh to provide access fuel prices in yemen have increased more than sixty percent and cooking gas prices have doubled. the situation is kind of strike in yemen it's the worst food crisis we're looking at in the world today seven million people on the brink of famine millions of people being kept alive by our humanitarian operation so this is lifeline that must be continued every single day if the supplies pipeline comes to a halt food insecurity will deepen and we will be confronted with an even greater humanitarian crisis food fuel and medicine imports must continue to enter the country russia has rejected the findings of a u.n. inquiry into
a chemical chemical attack in syria in april un investigators concluded the syrian government was responsible for the use of sarin gas in the rebel held town of hand-shaking more than eighty people died a third of them children they examine the movements of aircraft the bomb crater and samples of the sarin gas in your report you included a finding that regarding the responsibility of the syrian arab republic you have not determine who is responsible. not within the government or its various departments or ministers but at the same time the character in the logistics of the operation might have involved a whole range of players from various areas. i mean what kind of is this evidence. and then what you wrote is is that it's the syrian arab republic that is responsible an entire state the entire state is found responsible for
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strength of the united states. and the u.s. is calling on the u.n. to act against iran after the firing of rockets from yemen into saudi territory on saturday a ballistic missile was launched towards riyadh from territory held by iranian backed rebels. and the u.s. state department is calling on saudi arabia to carry out its anti-corruption drive in a fair and transparent way dozens of prominent saudis including leading businessmen and princes were detained in recent days as part of an investigation led by the crown prince. now they deposed catherine president catalyst made his first public appearance in brussels and spain issued an arrest warrant his message now appears to focus less on gaining independence and more on regaining the country's strict autonomy from spain generale explains. his place of exile at the heart of europe catalonia used to post lead economist is using every platform he can to issue an election call to arms the word independence hardly appears.
spain has carried out a coup de tat against the legitimate government our colleagues who are now in prison have been subject to mao treatment by the spanish authorities and spain must now respond to international justice. the change of tone reflects how much and how fast things have changed for the independence movement in the bend and it's going to have a secondary role i mean this doesn't mean that people are going to forget what happened the last month but of the same time in the minds of the politicians. we are starting to think about this process as something that you need more time. to make the underpinnings of the neo con trip that new country now under the thumb of central government the independent republic they proclaimed less than two weeks ago. the most urgent task now lifting direct rule by madrid restoring
catalonia is autonomy before deciding what to do next much will depend on the far left coupe party supporters of independents and previously kingmakers in parliament who may yet decide to boycott all disrupt december's election but here too the tone has changed and you. are people aware that this is very difficult right now yes but people are also aware that the way to achieve our sovereignty is with the republic it does seem that those who support independence in catalonia are beginning to accept that their dream remains a distant one journal al-jazeera barcelona the french prime minister has publicly back to the satirical magazine sharply door to punish those of issued death threats towards the magazine over its latest issue. was attacked in twenty fifteen after
publishing cartoons of the prophet mohammad the latest edition features a sexually provocative depiction of tariq ramadan he's a muslim scholar and professor at oxford he's taken leave of absence following allegations of sexual misconduct including rape. new information continues to emerge on the gunman who killed twenty six people in a church in the united states according to a local t.v. station in texas devon kelly escaped a mental health facility five years ago he was sent there for beating his wife and stepson kelly also made death threats to military superiors and tried to smuggle guns into an air base while serving in the air force and as rob reynolds reports despite all this he was still allowed to buy an arsenal of guns. a bureaucratic failure by the us air force allowed the texas church gunman to buy an assault rifle and other weapons despite a conviction for domestic violence devon kelly beat and choked his wife in two thousand and twelve while serving in the air force and struck her toddler son so
violently he fractured the child's skull kelly was sentenced to a year in military prison and given a bad conduct discharge the air force should have provided kelly's information to a national criminal database listing those convicted of violent offenses who are prohibited from legally buying guns but for unexplained reasons it failed to do so that blunder ultimately allowed kelly to buy multiple firearms which he used to kill more than two dozen people in the small baptist church in sutherland springs on sunday roseanne so elise survived my with hiding under the benches and i could feel when i'm with you one hundred back and forth and i know i know i was going to call that ball the air force says it has launched a review of how kelly's case was handled police say the killer was embroiled in a dispute with his is strange to second wife's mother who sometimes attended the
church but was not present during the rampage two men chased kelly from the church until he crashed his car and shot himself dead mass killings on this scale inevitably lead to call for stricter gun control laws president donald trump on a visit to south korea dismissed the idea out of hand there would have been no difference three days ago and you might not have had that very brave person who happened to have a gun or a rifle in his truck go out and shoot him and hit him and neutralize him. and i can only say this if you didn't have a gun instead of having twenty six dead you would have had hundreds more dead so that's the way i feel about it in the past eighteen months there have been more than five hundred mass shootings in the united states with nearly seven
hundred people killed and thousands injured a record of violence unmatched by any other developed country robert oulds al jazeera springs texas the democrats have won the governorships in two key u.s. states and what's being seen as a rejection of donald trump's policies democrat phil murphy took the swing state of new jersey replacing outgoing republican chris christie and in virginia ralph northam will take over from a fellow democrat maintaining the party's hold on the state victories are a moral boost for the democrats ahead of midterm elections next year might come as more now from washington. it's a significant victory for the democrats in virginia democrat candidate ralph nor them winning the race for governor of the state and a defeat for the candidate who was supported publicly by president trump earlier in the day however in recent hours president trump appears to have withdrawn the
support saying that he never embraced him as president but also major gains for the democrats in the state legislature they picked up a number of seats there including a very significant victory danika rome the first public transgender person to win a seat in the assembly she defeated day long term republican candidate who was known for his strong opposition to. people so there's some of the democrats saying there are signs of a trend a rejection of the trump administration and great hope ahead for those crucial midterm elections next year to chile now where presidential hopefuls took part in the last debate before the country goes to the polls later on in the month eight candidates took the stage focusing their attacks on the current front runner sebastian pinera who's topping the polls in the area of the right wing candidate faced a barrage of criticism in the debate onlookers are worried that
a low turnout would pave the way for the billionaire businessman to win a second term in office pollution in india's capital new delhi is hitting dangerous levels with some reading so bad they go off the air quality scale young children won't be going to school on wednesday and older children won't be allowed to play outdoors the president of the indian medical association is calling it a pollution epidemic. twitter is doubling the one hundred forty character limit that means longer tweets for all those struggling to condense their messages the company announced the changes which are effective immediately hoxha has more. have you ever struggled to write a tweet in just one hundred forty characters and would a few actual letters help you express yourself better that sentence was the length of a standard tweet one hundred forty characters now though twitter has doubled the number of characters available to its millions of users to two hundred eighty characters
twitter said that those who tweeted in languages like japanese korean and chinese were able to express themselves in around double the amount of information with a single character compared to uses who spoke in english spanish portuguese or french the carriage expansion follows a series of trials by twitter during which product managers notice longer tweets so more likes retreats and using gauge went but is this twitter expansion a sign of a crisis of identity in one sense yes it changes twitter in another sense it doesn't i think the biggest issue that surprised a lot of people though is this is where twitter is putting its energy in truth twitter is facing stiff competition in the social media world set up in two thousand and six twitter currently counts three hundred thirty million users but this pales in comparison to the new kid on the block instagram which has more than twice the number with eight hundred million users but this pales in comparison to the king of the social media world facebook has around two billion uses its hopes
that twitter is evolution will help attract more users and increase growth unlike twitter facebook is considered more accessible because of its lack of constraints but that doesn't twitter's most chronicled user donald trump since election november two thousand and sixteen the us president has tweeted two thousand four hundred sixty one times and as of choose day including retreats and deleted tweets this adds up to on average about six to seven tweets per day hannah hawks out there. all the news of course on our website there it is on your screen the address al jazeera dot com that's al-jazeera dot com. recap the top stories then u.s.
president donald trump has warned north korea its nuclear and missile programs are putting it in grave danger trump has wrapped up his visit to south korea with an address to the national assembly. today i hope i speak not only for our countries but for all civilized nations when i say to the north do not underestimate us and do not try this we will not allow american cities to be a threat with destruction we will not be intimidated and the u.s. president was earlier forced to abandon an attempt to visit to the korean demilitarized he tried to reach the area by helicopter but was forced to turn back due to bad weather the convoy waited for the fog to clear but a second attempt at the surprise trip was eventually cancelled the demilitarized zone is the boundary separating north and south korea the u.s.
is calling on the united nations to act against iran over the firing of rockets from yemen into saudi arabia on saturday a ballistic missile was launched towards riyadh from territory held by iranian backed movie rentals. the u.n. has criticized saudi arabia's blockade of yemen calling it catastrophic saudi arabia has blocked all yemeni and land and sea ports in response to the missile attacks some across the border international aid groups are calling on riyadh to provide access fuel prices in yemen have increased more than sixty percent and cooking gas prices have doubled. your state department is calling on saudi arabia to carry out its anticorruption drive in effect transparent way dozens of prominent saudis including leading businessmen and princes were detained in recent days as part of an investigation led by the crown prince mohammed bin south mine russia has rejected the findings of a un inquiry into a chemical attack in syria in april un investigators concluded the syrian
government was responsible for the use of sarin gas in the rebel held town of khalid shaikh hoon more than eighty people died third of them children examine the movements of the aircraft the bomb crater of the sound gas well those were the headlines the news continues here on al-jazeera. that's a lot of my phone off.