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we're going to find out who definitively did it 1st donald trump believes iran was responsible for an attack on a saudi oil refinery but says the u.s. will respond only one it has definite proof. has i'm sick of this is al jazeera live from doha also coming up. benjamin netanyahu faces his toughest political challenge in years as the israelis prepared a vote in a 2nd general election and less than 6 months. hoping to find a way to end syria's war leaders of turkey russia and iran meet in the search for a political solution. and general motors strike close to $50000.00 employees stop work at america's biggest carmaker.
u.s. president donald trump says it looks like iran was behind saturday's drone attacks that crippled more than half of saudi arabia's oil production but he says he doesn't want to war and will wait to see definitive proof of to iran's involvement before deciding how to respond trump said secretary of state mark pompei will be traveling to riyadh soon to coordinate a response america's close ally the u.k. says it will work with international partners to present quote the widest and most effective response saudi arabia says the attacks were carried out using iranian weapons but to her and maintains it's not responsible yemen's hooty rebels say they were behind the attacks and have warned that more strikes are coming on the begins our coverage from washington. president donald trump says the u.s. is still collecting and analyzing intelligence related to saturday's attack on.
saudi oil facilities but says all evidence gathered dust far points to one country when asked if that country was iran this was the president's response which looking that way will have some pretty good to. have a some very strong studies done but it's certainly looking that way at this moment and. will let you know the spectrum said he does not want war with iran but said his administration would coordinate closely with riyadh and in response the saudis want very much for us to protect them but i say well we have to work there was an attack on saudi arabia and there was an attack on us but we would certainly help them but despite the alliance between washington and riyadh there are doubts about how much clout saudi arabia has to force the u.s. into military action this has been very interested in the past few months. on many issues so the troubled history and the u.s.
in general is looked willing to basically fight a war and we have the sultan's the who the rebels in yemen backed by iran claimed responsibility for the attacks on monday iran's president hassan rouhani flatly rejected the u.s. ascertain tehran was involved saying the who these were behind it and for legitimate reasons. the many people are exercising their legitimate right of self defense the attacks are reciprocal and the main solution is to halt these attacks the solution for the yemeni crisis is also political we believe that. president trump said it was a large attack against saudi arabia but could be met with an attack many times larger this is threatening language trump has used in the past against syria north korea and even iran without following through with significant military action but clearly tensions are escalating trump said secretary of state mike pompei o.
and other administration officials would be traveling to riyadh soon to coordinate a response. al-jazeera washington. he has the view from tehran. latest reaction to this event sort of unfolded is that the iranian foreign ministry spokesperson on post mousavi has reiterated the country's position and that is that these accusations are baseless and it's not the 1st time that iran has received such accusations from the u.s. government the foreign ministry spokesperson up us mousavi said that the yemeni people have the right to the found themselves in the iranians are not supplying weapons to the who see fighters there but that it is saudi arabia who is the aggressor and iran will continue to push for some kind of a peaceful resolution in yemen they've offered in the past to negotiate dialogue between all the parties involved they've stressed that the situation is yemen is critical to the stability of this region but when it comes to the blame that they
are being accused of launching these attacks the iranians say that they have had nothing to do with it and that the accusations are baseless they have yet to the american government has yet to provide any kind of solid evidence or proof that iran was behind such an attack the analysts that we've spoken to here say that these latest accusations from the u.s. come at a time when the u.s. president donald trump is eager to have a meeting with iran's president hassan rouhani at the united nations later this month when the 2 will be there but the rainy and some said that that will never happen until the united states lifts the sanctions that it's imposed on iran since they withdrew from the nuclear deal. our polls will open in the next hour in israel's 2nd general election in just 5 months prime minister benjamin netanyahu is trying to rally right wing voters after failing to win a majority in april it says he will annex all settlements in the occupied west bank but as harry foresee reports now those pledges why not be enough to get an outright
majority. benjamin netanyahu had rarely if ever looked publicly angrier than he did on the 30th of may this year defeated in his effort to form a coalition government he rented anyone else from being given that chance by forcing through an unprecedented election rewrote it's unbelievable other door lieberman is now part of the left the sense of betrayal was at his former political fixer former foreign and defense minister ally and enemy for more than 20 years avigdor lieberman professed reason for keeping his secular right wing party out of government with his opposition to ultra-orthodox jews being exempted from military service something that in yahoo's ultra orthodox political partners would not concede. nurit kadar spent 5 years following lieberman for a documentary released this week finding him a highly guarded interviewee but he says it was clear that whatever the ideological differences between him and netanyahu that divorce was deeply personal the only
thing the only sentence. he said was that friendship is something it's for life you know it is some foundation that it really go through all life. and it was broken and it was shattered and you know what the woman hasn't explicitly ruled out joining a netanyahu led government this time around but his policy demands make it unlikely at best and with his secular stance boosting his position in the polls his status as kingmaker has been strengthened netanyahu spent the last week talking in terms familiar from previous campaigns of threats and promises the threat of iran's nuclear program the threat requiring police of polling stations of palestinian israeli voter fraud the promise to annex the jordan valley and parts of the occupied city of hebron all of it designed to motivate his right wing base. but netanyahu reelection offers
a better chance to fight off 3 looming corruption cases the parliament all knesset could even vote to grant him immunity but the polls suggest there could be a similar outcome to last time with netanyahu is likud party running almost even with the opposition blue and white led by former army chief benny gantz as a good chance neither will have enough support from smaller parties to piece together a majority coalition some predict months more uncertainty while each side tries and fails to form a government increasing the pressure on netanyahu is an indictment is expected to happen in the 1st half of the summer that would be during the 2nd period of 6 weeks in which a candidate would be given a chance to form a government and if that indictment happens then the league could well then realize ok we don't like overthrowing leaders but now we have no choice israel 2nd election in 5 months is unlikely to be the finish line in the contest to govern the country rather the starting gun for the next round in a fight hurry for said al-jazeera west jerusalem hong kong leader kerry lamb says
the government will start talks next week in a bid to end the protests the pro-democracy demonstrations began in june and on several occasions turned violent lamb says the public will be able to sign up to attend the dialogue sessions. china's government has called protesters in hong kong despicable for appealing to the territories former colonial rule of britain for help. i just want to say that those people who went to the british consulate general in hong kong and requested for the rights of citizenship in qualification i wonder if they can still be called the real chinese for chinese person to big foreign government to interfere really despicable it's definitely not something you can be proud of an american soldier was killed in afghanistan on sunday at least 17 have lost their lives in action there this year meanwhile the 1st televised debate before the presidential election later this month did not go quite as planned but
mcbride has more from kabul. this event has just come to an end what was billed as a bit of history in the making the 1st time the 2 presidential candidates out of a field of 17 were due to meet on a stage in a live face to face televised debate to be beamed across afghanistan the 2 men in question of course the front runners in this race the incumbent president ashraf ghani and his chief executive from his government dr abdullah abdullah a man with whom he had shared power uncomfortably in the last 5 years of their so-called unity government of course this election comes against a worsening security background here in afghanistan along negotiated peace deal with the taliban was called off at the last minute the afghanistan government committed itself to going ahead with this election on the 28th come what may there
have been threats by the taliban to disrupt these elections when dr abdullah arrived here and talked to the stage it soon became apparent that his opponent ashraf ghani was going to be a no show no reason was given for him not attending this event but certainly dr abdullah was quick to capitalize on the non-appearance of his opponents. today he should have come here to answer the nation i came here on time and he cancelled at the very last minute. there then followed some angry scenes of supporters of ashraf ghani then accuse dr of dull of insulting them and dr abdullah and his opponents were known repentant and leaving dr abdullah basically to debate with himself and with an empty lectern this doesn't seem to bode well for this election process as afghanistan lurches towards its election day all right still ahead on al-jazeera.
a rowdy reception forces boris johnson to flee a news conference leaving luxembourg slated to deliver a few home truths. the innocent victims of a growing reliance on dams families left homeless in the drive to provide power to india. hello again it's good have you back well here crossing it states of course we had been watching hurricane humberto but now that system is making its way towards the northeast towards bermuda so the danger there is going to be increasing over the next couple days we'll be watching the path very carefully but expect to see more storm surge and clouds as we go towards mid week well for the rest of night states things not looking too bad here across the southeast though temperatures are on the rise dallas $35.00 degrees on tuesday atlanta $35.00 degrees as well but out here
towards the west it is going to be the fire danger we're going to watch over the next few days all of nevada parts of colorado as well as california are in the risk as we go towards midweek and see how dry it is by the time we do get towards wednesday for san francisco a nice day $21.00 in los angeles at $26.00 degrees there well for the southern part of central america a lot of rain in the forecast over the next few days anywhere from parts of panama up here towards managua as well over here to assent and may go as well as parts of kingston expect to see those afternoon showers but for the bahamas things are looking better a few mostly cloudy conditions where temperatures into the low thirty's then a big temperature change here in the cincy and we're going to see a temp has come down you were into the low thirty's but by the time we get to tuesday it is going to be 25 degrees there and rio a nice day for you at about 32 degrees for you.
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oil production but tehran maintains it is not responsible yemen's hooty rebels say they were behind the attacks. polls will open in the next hour in israel 2nd general election in just over 5 months but mr benjamin netanyahu is trying to rally right wing voters after failing to win a majority and he says he'll annex all settlements in the occupied west bank. hong kong's leader says the government will start community talks next week in a bid to end the protests that have hit the territory chief executive kerry lamb says the public will be able to sign up to attend the sessions. i want on our top story the fallout from the attack on saudi arabia's oil installations the reuters news agency is reporting it could take months for saudi oil production to return. to norman already it's been forced to shut down one pipeline to behind the uncertainty triggered a spike in oil prices up 19 percent the biggest single day increase on record it's
still trading at more than 12 percent higher than its price before the attacks happen and this could all hurt investor confidence in saudi aramco upcoming public listing which the kingdom hoped would generate up to $100000000000.00 before say the saudi government are considering going to laying the i.p.o. obama cavanagh is an oil and gas industry expert he says saudi production could be affected for months the interesting thing that i saw today in the satellite photographs that were that were disclosed was the perception of the attacks the vessels that were hit were hit precisely in the same place in a line these are in the quad truck quad copter drones that someone bought from amazon these are precision military weapons that were used to hit these facilities and they were hit in the in the precise area that would knock off about 50 percent
of their production so it's surprising that the attack by drones that were undetected could do this kind of damage but i'm very concerned about how long it's going to take to get the production back on aramco announced today that it could be they went for weeks the talking about possibly months before the production was brought back on saudi has a strategic reserve the u.s. has a strategic reserve but if this goes on for more than 3 or 4 weeks i could see a sustained level of higher oil prices for quite some time until norm the production in saudi arabia is normalized. the turkish president richard tired of war and says there's been progress towards a political solution to the war in syria has been hosting russian and iranian leaders in ankara for talks focusing on adlib that's the last rebel held province home to many people who've been displaced from other opposition areas it's under attack from syrian government forces and russian warplanes jim attaché our reports from that summit in ankara. a re emphasis on the policies pursued by
turkey iran and russia underlined by the opening statements of the respective presidents in this 5th round of trilateral summit that's trying to find some sort of a solution through the almost 9 years now war long war in syria the turkish president focusing on his country's menu truth namely that of the syrian refugees almost 3000000 that have been living in turkey now for several years and the need to establish a buffer zone or a safe zone on the syrian side of the border up until the east of the euphrates river inside syria if we could maybe divide the issues that are being discussed here in this summit into 3 categories short term medium term and long term short term the most immediate issue that the 3 leaders are talking about is the issue of it live the last remaining stand for armed opposition groups opposition groups
through the regime of bashar al assad turkey wants to ensure that there is a total halt to russian and syrian air strikes on attacks on this issue not only to ensure the safety of the people there now and that they don't leave and to try to keep but also to establish that saves on that i mentioned so that syrians in turkey can actually start moving back and that brings us to the last point which is the longer term issues and that is what will happen post conflict how will syria be governed and here in the summits we understand that there will be a discussion about the formation of a constitutional committee to draft the documents that would help post war syria be governed but it is difficult to see how an agreement would be reached considering how much blood has been spilt in this war. brings prime minister was booed by crowds are still holding talks in luxembourg a frosty reception for spice johnson to abandon a joint news conference that would allow. prime minister at such
a butler has more. the it was an extraordinary end to an unusual day british prime minister boris johnson walked out of the prime minister of luxembourg's offices just minutes before the 2 leaders would do to hold a press conference. a crowd of anti brogues it protesters chanted him booed as he went left alone at the podium exactly a battle was physically frustrated he met johnson to discuss berg's it but said the british leader had offered nothing to convince him and other e.u. leaders to reopen the withdrawal agreement for me i just have to go on with strong agreement on the table and the storm from last year there are no changes there are no concrete proposals for the moment on the table and i won't even agreement to ideas. we need written proposals and the time is ticking so she stops speaking the
act johnson said it left because of the noisy protest he disagreed with battle that no progress had been made on briggs it i think we've got just the right amount of time to do it do we now in the 17th 18th table but as i never tire of tell you if we can't do due by the office we won't worry about it because then we'll make sure that we come out on the 31st of october do you made it before his talks with exactly a battle boris johnson had met the head of the european commission. for a working lunch but it seems the back meeting didn't go very well either after the 2 hour lunch in a restaurant the european commission released a statement that said the british leader had failed to offer any new alternatives to the irish backstop part of the with all agreement the jobs board scrapped outside the restaurant pro e.u. demonstrators it gathered many of us lived here for many years. but we're still
deeply concerned by what is currently happening. and what potentially in the no deal except for the e.u. will mean to the country the horrendous it is a disaster it will be a disaster for great britain and it's also not good for the e.u. as a whole the 2 sides did agree to continue and intensify talks said that europe never loses patience but the day's events suggest that the use good will be running out the al-jazeera luxembourg haiti's capital is at a standstill as violent protests there continue over fuel shortages and anger police brutality police are accused of shooting and killing a man during a protest in port au prince roads are blocked off and banks government offices and schools were closed on monday protesters are also demanding the resignation of president morsy fuel suppliers are refusing to make deliveries until the haiti
government pays its debts. about 50000 general motors workers in the u.s. will continue their strike for a 2nd day because between the union call make a fail to reach a new contract you know the strike is hurting general motors with stocks falling about 4 percent back to go high and has more from the company's headquarters in detroit. in the shadow of the iconic headquarters of general motors their workers now off the job and really in the public. passing by with peeps of support daniel rider should be making engines but he's here and he's angry i'm also angry about the profits that they said. continue asking us to give give give the giant automakers asking employees to pay more for their health insurance but the union says there are bigger issues they want more money fewer temporary workers and a slowdown in downsizing g.m.
has plans to close 5 plants in north america this one is closing in january taking with it chaz acres job installing headlights. every car keeps coming down the line we have a certain allotted time for each and every car there is no stopping there's no sitting down we stand up and move 8 plus hours a day the closures have angered president donald trump and he's been rallying against him on twitter and in the white house that continued on monday we don't want general motors building plants outside of this country and we're very strong on that he hasn't been able to stop them but these workers are betting that this strike can the negotiations are ongoing at this hotel behind me in the background of all of these talks those going to be what happened at the beginning of the great recession general motors was going bankrupt so federal taxpayers gave the company $33000000000.00 since then they've been making tens of billions of dollars in profits we sacrificed a lot for the bailout and now they're getting the profits and then i get nothing in
the province g.m. says they've made a strong and good faith offer but some here say it's not even close to enough. thing in the last anywhere from a couple weeks to a couple months because they're so far apart that will cost g.m. billions it will cost him thousands and if it goes on long enough it could potentially cost the broader u.s. economy as well political hane al-jazeera detroit michigan. the u.n. is warning that range of muslims who remain in myanmar still face a serious risk of genocide it says repatriation of rango refugees from camps in bangladesh is quote impossible u.n. investigators have found rangers are living in inhumane conditions in man mosque behind state at least 65000 have been displaced across northern ohio and southern chin states since january. indonesia's government is scrambling to control widespread forest fires they're causing
a toxic haze to spread to other countries and smoke is causing respond to problems and disrupting flights and it's creating a diplomatic dispute with neighboring malaysia and singapore real muhammad has more now from a pick on baru in indonesia president joe we don't know is visiting the city of pectin bar in the province of freon the island of sumatra to assess the forest fires that have taken over this entire region 49000 hectares of land have been affected in somalia and in reality where we are it's 640 hotspots that the authorities need to contain now in a closed meeting with the president had with his ministry and the disaster management agencies he said that prevention is better than extinguishing and the forest fire should be the responsibility of the local government in terms of operations the president says that ground and al precious need to work together to make sure that they're able to quell the fires efficiently and what we know so far according to law enforcement that $370.00 companies have been listed for allegedly
burning land here slash and burn methods are considered illegal in indonesia but this is also very common we've seen them for many years where farmers and companies burn the land to try and clear it for further plantation. or dams are a growing source of controversy in india many of been built to supply water and electricity to millions of people but they've also caused deaths and destroyed or damaged tens of thousands of homes from flooding and as water levels continue to rise in some areas many more villages are at risk and chilled water reports from the state of money are pradesh in central india. ranjan hour by gore is returning to her home by boat to find out if there is anything left of it. there is not much to see except water. her home is in one of $192.00 villages in the catchment area of sadar soror dam which
was built across the normal river. this year heavy rains almost filled the reservoir and it's back waters flooded many villages in the central indian state of my paper the. life savings was spent in building this house now how do we get the money to rebuild it. activists say at least 30000 families have not been compensated in full and they have nowhere else to go dams were described as temples of modern india by the country's 1st prime minister but have they delivered on the promise of development not for those whose homes have been submerged and environmentalist say the damage they cause and the costs outweigh any benefits. so there are so over dam see a symbolic of march of what is wrong with large dams in india there are almost $6000.00 of them and they have a lasting social and environmental impact. in every village where there are not
listened to 1000 big trees and if the trees get some closure of the biomarkers the greenhouse gas emissions come up analysts say other countries in the world are rethinking the value of dams and conserving their rivers but india is going in the opposite direction if you look at the last 4 big 8 since $1000.00 needy 90 percent of. their just come before the must have benefited from has come for water has gone from wrong water all the sure the dams are not believing on the promise i bought the indian government césar vassar over as an economic success story expected to ease water problems and supply electricity to 4 indian states villages say that's come at a cost. to. the whole villages being destroyed there is water as far as you can say. families have lived on the banks of
the normal for generations they worship the river but now the waters have been harnessed for the dam they've lost their homes and their way of life arch of war are al-jazeera. india. this is age 0 it's going round up of the top stories u.s. president donald trump says it's looking like iran was behind saturday's attacks the crippled more than half of saudi arabia's oil production a terror and maintains it's not responsible yemen's hooty rebels say they were behind the attacks. the united states is we're prepared than any country in the history. of in any history. if we have to go that way as to whether or not we go that way we'll see we have to find out definitively who did it and we have to speak to saudi arabia they have to have a lot of they have to have
a lot in the game also and you know they're willing to do that but i will tell you that was a very large attack. and it could be met with an attack many many times larger very easily by our country but we're going to find out who definitively did it the polls will open in about 30 minutes in israel's 2nd general election in just over 5 months prime minister benjamin netanyahu is trying to rally right wing voters after failing to win a majority in april britain's prime minister has made an early exit from briggs it talks in luxemburg johnson canceled joint news conference with prime minister xavier bethel in the last minute luxemburg leader spoke candidly in johnson's absence. now it's it's on. mr johnson he holds the future of all u.k. citizens and every you citizens leaving the u.k.
he sense it ceased responsiblity your people our people come to you hong kong leader says the government will start community talks next week in a bid to end the protests there the pro-democracy protests have been going on since june chief executive kerry lamb saying the public will be able to attend the dialogue sessions. those are the headlines on al-jazeera europe today will be back in half an hour right now it's witness. talk to al-jazeera we ask what guarantees would you give to the people who will be attending the minimal workshop we listen i'm supposed to explain apologize for someone who is also terrorizing me we meet with global news makers and talk about the stories that matter on the soldiers in iraq.