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seeking. of the most toxic substances. many invisible thread on al jazeera. 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 when it has definite proof. and has them sleeker this is al jazeera live from doha also coming up. israeli's begin voting in a 2nd general election in less than 6 months that will decide prime minister benjamin netanyahu whose political future. hong kong's leader says she will begin talking to community leaders next week in a bid to end the ongoing protests. and the toxic haze spreading across indonesia
schools in airports are closed because of widespread fires. over u.s. president donald trump says it looks like iran was behind saturday's drone attacks that's 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 the iran's involvement before deciding how to respond trump said secretary of state mike 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 what it calls the widest and most effective response of saudi arabia says the attacks were carried out using iranian weapons attack iran maintains it is not responsible yemen's hooty rebels say they were behind the attacks and have warned that more strikes are coming
gabriel elizondo 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. we'll 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 alliance 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 gabriels on al-jazeera washington a dosage of body has the view now from tehran. the latest reaction to this events that have unfolded is that the iranian foreign ministry spokesperson outpost 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 defend themselves and 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 of the united nations later this month when the 2 will be there but the rain in 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 a global oil prices shot up by nearly 2020 percent since the attacks paul kavanagh
is an oil and gas industry expert he says the price may stay high a saudi production could be affected. 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 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 strategic reserve or 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 a polls have opened in israel 2nd general election in just 5 months prime minister benjamin netanyahu trying to rally right wing voters after failing it to win a majority in april he says he will annex all settlements in the occupied west bank area for said reports from west jerusalem. 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 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 human hasn't explicitly ruled out joining the 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 at 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 will 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 forsett al-jazeera west jerusalem burnished smith joins us live now from occupied east jerusalem where polls have just opened there about 10 minutes ago so what's the state this time round. good morning house and yes here we are again 5 months after israel's last general election and at stake and again these 2 governments israel will it be benjamin netanyahu his likud party and this coalition of ultra orthodox and ultra right r.t. is the most right wing government israel would have at all will it be benny gantz
and these blue and white group coalition a slightly more centrist group in there been really really intense campaigning over the last few days particularly from netanyahu and his party but netanyahu an awful lot is at stake if he loses this time around then he faces possible corruption charges and even the prospect of jail further down the lines of a him it is very political survival that is at stake polling just opened this gate behind me just seconds ago and people have already started voting one of the concerns is turnout you normally get in the sixty's percent in israel it was just below that at the last election and they're worried that it might be a bit lower this time as i'm yes and could that be to do with the fact of this is the 2nd election in 5 months and perhaps voters might be a bit fatigued about all this i mean one of the main issues for them as they go to the polls. well yeah there was but there has been the concern of voter
apathy and what certainly become painting in the last few days all of the parties been urging people to get out the vote is that you know particularly his people we saw these people out campaigning yesterday getting people out to vote it's all for him been about israel's security you heard in harry's report that how netanyahu has told people that without him israelis under threat with israel can stand tall on the world stage that's been netanyahu is message for the opposition of course it's been it's time to get rid netanyahu it's time for a change the polls close at 10 o'clock we might have an idea how it's looking not long after that we have fairly reliable exit polls here but it is again going to be extremely tight last time around they both got $35.00 both parties got $35.00 seats in parliament each they need to bring it up to $61.00 with that coalition partners to have a governing majority that's all right for the moment burnous met life for us there
in occupied east jerusalem. hong kong as leader kerry lamb says the government will start talks next week with community leaders 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 attend the dialogue sessions we are holding their 1st session next week and this is an open dialogue platform we will invite people from all walks of life to come to express their views to us this is because of our conviction that communication is far better than confrontation and i can assure you that this is not a sort of one off good make type of function it is intended to be very on are organized on a very sustainable and perhaps long term basis. the chinese 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 a chinese person to beg a foreign government to interfere is really despicable it's definitely not something you can be proud of. all right still ahead on al-jazeera when we come back we'll look at why teachers are striking in jordan forcing more than a 1000000 children to stay at home. hello again it's good to have you back or are seeing some showers here across parts of north eastern turkey now those showers are going to continue but we do expect
that by the time we get towards mid week we could be seeing a break in the rain there tempter as though they are on the rise on correct 27 degrees for you here on tuesday by the time we get to wednesday expect to see a high of 30 well above average for this time of year down towards the south though aleppo at $34.00 and beirut we do expect to see 30 degrees as your forecast of high well here in the gulf the big problem is going to be the visibility in the morning it's could be quite humid across many areas so for doha expect to see very uncomfortable conditions here as we go towards tuesday over here towards it's going to be cloudy and we could be seeing a nice sunset but unfortunately it is going to quite humid as well 38 degrees as your expected high moscato is going to be your average high at 32 degrees there and do expect the temperatures to abhi on the rise as well down here across parts of southern africa for cape town not looking too bad on tuesday plenty of sun $25.00 degrees but johannesburg in durban we do expect you to stay into the low thirty's even the high twenty's there so expect to see 32 degrees here in johannesburg but by the time we get towards wednesday durban you're going to be seeing more clouds
in the forecast attempt a few of $28.00 but up towards harare it is going to be plenty of sun with a temperature of $29.00 degrees. sponsored by countdown to. rewind returns with series and brand new updates on the plans to bound to see this documentary by will complete the onion. of the sweets boxed so hard to see the complete long haul to rewind continues with campbell is also in business. this is actually totally crazy scene and just an artist become full sheets from this instant they now come on now and we could just drive off with them. on al-jazeera.
again you're watching i just did a reminder of our top stories this hour u.s. president donald trump says it is looking like iran was behind saturday's attacks that crippled more than half of saudi arabia's world production but to iran maintains it is not responsible yemen's hooty rebels say they were behind the attacks. polls have opened 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 he says he'll annex all settlements in the occupied west bank. hong kong's leaders says the government will start community talks next week in a bid to end the protests chief executive carrie lamb says members of the public will be able to attend the sessions. turkish president wretched thai bedouin says there's been progress towards
a political solution to the war in syria he's been hosting his russian and iranian russian and iranian leaders in ankara for talks focusing on it is the last rebel held province and home to many people who've been displaced from other form opposition areas it's under attack from syrian government forces and russian warplanes. reports from the summit in ankara. a re emphasis on the policies pursued by turkey iran and russia are underlined by the opening statements of their respective presidents in this 5th round of trilateral summit that's trying to find some sort of a solution to the almost 9 years now war long war in syria the turkish president focusing on his country's main new truth namely that's of the syrian refugees almost 3000000 that's have been living in tahrir cannot 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 your phrases
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 on the opposition groups opposition groups to the regime of bashar assad turkey wants to ensure that there is a total halt to russian and syrian air strikes on attacks on this it's you not only to ensure the safety of the people there now and that they don't flee into turkey 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's with 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. a british prime minister has made an early post conflict how will syria be governed and you're 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 up the government but it is difficult to see how an agreement would be reached considering how much blood has been spilt in this war a british prime minister has made an early exit from the braggs it talks in luxemburg. course johnson canceled a planned joint press conference with prime ministers servia better as a last minute earlier he met the head of the european commission junk lord young said britain is yet to offer any workable solutions when johnson's absence the
luxembourg leader delivered a few home truths now it's it's. mr johnson. he holds the future of all u.k. citizens and every you citizens live in the u.k. he sense it sees responsibility your people our people count on you 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 as planned rob 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 nonappearance 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 duller 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. a teachers strike in jordan is forcing more than a 1000000 students to stay at home and teaches in public schools what they pay increase by 50 percent but the government says it doesn't have the money and chapelle reports from the capital. it's the start of the day at this primary school in amman and like other public schools in jordan the teachers are present but the students are not. instead of holding lessons teachers are passing time by repairing
what they can desks windows and other parts of the building that show years of wear and a lack of investment they too feel neglected and are refusing to do their job until they get a pay rise. with the school year to be again you had a very optimistic event to what was supposed to be a peaceful protest to express our needs but then the government suddenly exculpate of the situation and i thought. and thousands of other teachers were met by riot police. these pictures went viral on social media appearing to show them being tear gassed and beaten more than 50 were detained outraged by their treatment the jordan teacher syndicate and its 80000 members announced an open ended strike which is now in its 2nd week. they say $560.00 a month used to be a decent average salary years ago but inflation higher taxes and a rising cost of living has taken its toll more and more public school teachers are
becoming drivers waiters taking other jobs in the evenings just to keep afloat even though it's against the law to do so. the teachers want to strike 5 years ago for the same reason then they decided to suspend the strike according to a verbal agreement that they would be paid. a no off to 5 years of normal in the problem the teachers have again decided to strike mom has doing her 9th grade homework even though she has no where to submit it her mother make sure she doesn't fall behind. and they descend into this senator home i'm definitely supporting the teaches and they have rights to get their demands and the government should respond to what they're asking for in my opinion i don't think they're asking for too much on the contrary the increase they're asking for doesn't even cover living expenses these days those opposed to the strike worry their children will get behind in their studies the government says it can't afford to meet the teacher's demands and wants them to return to the classrooms talks between government leaders and the
teachers association are stalled for the time being so students will remain absent from class across the country it appears that the teachers have the public on their side for now at least the grievances over low pay and the rising cost of living are resonating with other jordanians who are also struggling to make ends meet and al-jazeera. indonesia's government is fighting to control widespread forest fires causing a toxic haze that spreading to other countries and the smoke is causing people risperidone problems and disrupting flights and it's creating diplomatic friction with neighboring malaysia and singapore don't know how much it has more from pick and bottle in indonesian. president joker we don't know is visiting the city of peckham bar and the province all 3 hour on the island of sumatra to assess the forest fires that have taken over this entire region $49000.00 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 military 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 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 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 all dams in india have been built to supply water and electricity to millions of people they've also flooded hundreds of homes and many more villages are at risk as water levels there rise from heavy rainfall and chilled water reports from the state of madhya 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 its back waters flooded many villages in the central indian state of market pradesh. a lot of 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 dart's are 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 lives than 2000 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 huge since $1000.00 needy 90 percent of british navy gershon going to come before them are so benefitted from has come for water has gone from ground water all be sure the dams are not
believing on the promise i bought the indian government césar vassar over dam 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 number 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. let's get a round up now of our top stories on a year u.s. president donald trump says it is looking like iran was behind saturday's attacks that crippled more than half saudi arabia's oil production attack iran maintains it
is not responsible yemen's hooty rebels say they were behind the attacks. the united states is we're prepared that 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've got 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. 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 appalls of opened in israel 2nd general election in just over 5 months prime minister benjamin netanyahu is trying to rally voters off to failing to win a majority in april he says he'll annex all settlements in the occupied west bank
hong kong's leader says the government will start talks next week in a bid to end the protests in the territory chief executive kerry lamb says members of the public will be able to attend the sessions china's government though has called protesters in hong kong despicable for appealing to the territories former colonial rule of britain for help would you know. 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. really despicable it's definitely not something you can be proud of. britain's prime minister has made an early exit from talks on bragg's it in luxembourg. course johnson cancel a joint press conference with prime minister. the last minute head of the european commission said britain was yet to offer any workable solutions.
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