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>> totally, dude. good point. >> quick, jump through the window! north korea's nuclear ambitions, the topic front and center at a summit of world leaders taking place in manila this hour. this after the u.n. slaps heavy sanctions on pyongyang. also at that summit, the u.s. secretary of state rex tillerson meets with his russian counterpart, an important meeting as relations between these two countries has hit, as described, a very dangerous low. and ahead this hour, private tapes of princess diana will air in the united kingdom on sunday. why the release is facing fierce criticism. live from cnn world head quarters in atlanta, we want to welcome our viewers here in the united states and all around the world. i'm george howell.
the "cnn newsroom" starts right now. around the world, good day to you. it is 5:00 a.m. on the east coast. we begin with tough new sanctions against north korea over its nuclear program and the top u.s. diplomat likely to urge asian leaders to isolate the nation even more. the u.s. secretary of state rex tillerson is in the philippines this hour for a security summit with the association of southeast asian nations. asean, as it's better known. mr. tillerson is set to meet this hour with his russian counterpart. north korea has been a major topic of discussion at that conference. just a day ago, you'll remember, the u.n. security council unanimously passed sanctions, including a ban on several major exports. that could cut north korea's annual export revenue by a third. u.s. president donald trump showed
his support for the sanctions on twitter, writing
this. the united nations security council just voted 15-0 to sanction north korea. china and russia voted with us.
very big financial impact. in the meantime, the u.s. national security adviser was asked if the u.s. is prepared for a military option. we'll have more on that in just a moment. earlier, cnn asked the u.s. ambassador to the u.n. if pre-emptive military action is also a possibility, if it's on the table. here's what nikki haley had to say. >> we're prepared to do whatever we need to, to defend our ourselves and our allies. we hope they'll go the route of peace and security. we hope they'll go the route of human rights and feeding their people. we hope they'll go the route of stopping modern slavery in terms of sending laborers overseas and taking money from that situation. again, all of this now is in
north korea's court, and we'll see how they respond. >> north korea's main ally, china, is urging pyongyang to stop the nuclear provocations, and beijing is again calling on the u.s. to dismantle the anti-missile system thaad that's being deployed in south korea. let's go live to manila this hour. cnn's senior international correspondent ivan watson is tracking developments at this summit. good to have you with us, ivan. what has come out of these meetings so far? we know mr. tillerson has already met with several regional leaders. >> reporter: well, george, the state department said rex tillerson was coming here to demonstrate further diplomatic isolation for north korea. hasn't entirely succeeded with that because north korea's foreign minister is also here in manila, expected to attend tomorrow's gathering of the asian regional forum that's hosted by this group asean. where the success was for the trump administration was at the
united nations security council on saturday where they unanimously passed this u.s. proposed resolution that slapped these new sanctions on the north korean regime. a moment of rare unity at the u.n. security council, getting china and russia on board with this american proposal. that has been welcomed not only by the u.s. and some of its allies, like australia and south korea, but even china has come out with the chinese foreign minister here saying that he put additional pressure in his one-on-one meeting with the north korean foreign minister here in manila, telling basically pyongyang to stop conducting these ballistic missile tests. take a listen. >> translator: we actually had very thorough talks. the chinese side urged the north koreans to calmly handle the u.n. security council resolutions that they have just made against north korea and not do anything unbeneficial towards the international community such as launching missiles or conducting nuclear tests.
of course, we also urge other parties, especially u.s. and south korea, not to increase the tension. the situation on the korean peninsula is at a critical point of crisis. at the same time, it is a turning point to make decision to resume talks. >> reporter: now, on saturday the ten-nation association of southeast asian nations, they put out their own statement, expressing grave concern over north korea's two intercontinental ballistic missile launches that took place just last month. asean saying this could be a threat to world peace, but again, the organization stopped short of condemning the missile launches, and it also pushed back against u.s. pressure to try to suspend north korea from this asian regional forum with the ten southeast asian nations saying, no, it's better, in fact, to have a north korean official in the tent, speaking
and talking that that's a better way to try to diffuse tensions, rather than to try to kick them out and freeze them out of dialogue entirely. george? >> ivan, as you point out here from this summit, the sanctions obviously came by the u.n. unanimously, a unanimous decision. russia and china both on board. at the same time, both of those notions opposed u.s. thaad missile system. that's a sticky topic. i'm curious to know if it came up. is it a big topic of discussion there as well at the same time these nations are standing together against north korea? >> it's a constant position of both beijing and moscow. they oppose the recent deployment of this thaad anti-missile defense system that the u.s. recently put into operation in south korea. they say that only further exacerbates tensions in the region. if anything, beijing and moscow have said that they propose a kind of double suspension, a
double freeze plan to de-escalate tensions on the korean peninsula. that proposal calls for north korea to stop its banned nuclear weapons tests and ballistic missile tests. at the same time, the u.s. would stop its large-scale joint military exercises with south korea. washington hasn't seemed to be willing really to accept this so far. so we don't know how far this proposal coming from moscow and beijing is really going to go. the interesting point is that all three of these major powers came to an agreement on these new sanctions against north korea effectively leaving the pyongyang regime a bit more isolated than it was just 48 hours ago. and that's despite just a whole list, not just thaad, but a whole list of differences between washington and moscow and beijing. they basically illustrated that there are some areas that these
three governments that are rivals sometimes, there are some areas like the korean peninsula where they can still work together. >> north korea, one of those topics, but you talk about differences between nations, differences between russia and the united states, ivan. i know we will be looking ahead to this meeting between the russian foreign minister sergei lavrov and the u.s. secretary of state rex tillerson that will be taking place there in a short time. ivan watson live for us in manila. thank you. we'll stay in touch with you as this summit continues. with regards to the united states possibly preparing for a pre-emptive strike, listen to what the u.s. national security adviser was asked about that on sunday on the network msnbc. >> are we preparing plans for a preventive war, right, a war that would prevent north korea from threatening the united states with a nuclear weapon. and the president's been very clear about it. he said he's not going to tolerate north korea being able to threaten the united states. look at the nature of that
regime if they have nuclear weapons. it's intolerable from the president's perspective. so of course we have to provide all options to do that. an that includes a military option. >> an associate professor is live in seoul, south korea, via skype this hour. good to have you with us. let's start with what we just heard from h.r. mcmaster, talking about the possibility of military action. here's the question. that's a much stronger stance from the u.s. than we've seen before, but regardless of north korea's response to it, is it making a difference with regional powers to use their leverage, any leverage they have to try to ratchet down these tensions? >> well, it could be in the short run. i mean, it's arresting, to put it mildly, to hear the national security adviser talk. he actually made the distinction between not a pre-emptive strike
but a preventive war, to deny north korea a capability that the united states does not like and feels threatened by. that is pretty strong rhetoric, to put it mildly. i think one country to watch, which is getting less attention, is right here in south korea. if you go talk to south korean people, the last thing they're interested in is a war with north korea. if you look at what the national security adviser said, he sort of ignored the question of the south korean public and government in terms of being on board with that plan. so that's one issue where that kind of rhetoric that the united states would consider starting a war with north korea, which of course south korea would have to fight. could be another piece that puts a strain on the alliance with south korea. >> we certainly would feel a great deal of the brunt of any sort of actions taken against north korea, the nations just side by side there with defense systems pointed at each other.
let's also talk about these u.n. sanctions that are designed to cut very deeply into that nation's economy that will go into the coal, iron, lead, the seafood industry there. we've seen this nation has weathered sanctions before. will it make a difference this time? how will this be different? >> yeah, that's right. not only does north korea have an impressive track record over its whole history going back to the 1940s when it was founded of being able to, as you say, weather virtually in i kiany ki economic pressure. north korea was in famine conditions, and it weathered that. this is not the kind of regime that is easy to bring to its knees. meanwhile, there's questions about in terms of this new resolution, is it really going to be the kind of game changer that it's being described as. of course, we heard a lot of this not too long ago with the
last resolution, 2270. we were told that was going to be the one that was going to be a punch to the gut to north korea. so on either side, you know, on the one hand you ask, is this really going to hit the north korean economy as hard as we're being told. that's one question. the second question is let's say it does. let's say the best case, it really saps a billion dollars of their exports. is ghiethat going to change the calculus in terms of their missile problem? probably not. >> john, also, the sanctions came together with unanimous support. that's a big deal on the u.n. security council. do you think that type of front will make any type of difference in the mind of north korea? >> it does show how this unrelenting pace of their missile testing is alienating the whole world. there are countries out there, if you talk to diplomats, for
example, from other third-party countries here in south korea and around the region, you know, there are countries that would take a little bit more of a middle position. but those countries right now, at least those represented on the security council, are all saying we do need a very strong clear message to the north koreans that something has to stop and something has to give. that's quite different from a carte blanche of the hawkish rhetoric we're hearing from the national security adviser. nonetheless, it does send a strong message, and that's necessary to pyongyang, that they're alienating the international community even further. >> john delury with context and perspective from seoul, south korea. thanks for being with us today. >> you bet. the u.s. secretary of state rex tillerson is scheduled to meet with his russian counterpart in half an hour's time. the meeting with sergei lavrov follows new u.n. sanctions
against moscow. a response in part to russian meddling in the u.s. election. questions about that investigation of russian activity have made headlines in russia. that nation's former ambassador to the u.s., sergei kiz lee ysl speaking about his side of the story. he said that they didn't discuss sanctions. let's get the latest live from russia. cnn's orin lieberman is in moscow this hour. mr. tillerson an lavrov set to meet soon. the sanctions are a big deal, but surely the u.s. sanctions against russia will be a sore spot of discussion. >> absolutely. both u.s. and russian officials have said that because of those sanctions, u.s./russia relations are at their lowest point in years, if not decades. in fact, it was secretary of state rex tillerson who made that exact point.
now he's about to meet with his russian counterpart, foreign minister sergei lavrov. it will be interesting to see what comes out of this meet. these two have a good working relationship that stands above the relations between the u.s. and russia, that as they've pointed out are going so poorly right now and are on a downward trend. we'll watch for what statements come out of here. they had a call late last week. the number one issue on that call was north korea. so we just saw them cooperate on sanctions and sanctions against north korea with a unanimous 15-0 u.n. security council resolution implementing more sanctions against north korea. and that was helds a diplomatic cooperation between both sides here. in fact, president trump himself hailed it on twitter when he put out this tweet. the united nations security council just voted 15-0 to sanction north korea. china and russia voted with us. very big financial impact. and he's right to hail that as at least a partial diplomatic victory for the u.s. that all of these countries are on the same page on north korea. but no surprise here, they're
not on the same page when it comes to just about everything else, especially u.s. charges against russia's election meddling. even after the u.s. ambassador to the unite the nations, nikki haley had to say. >> whether it's russia or anyone else, i think that whether what you saw is those sanks were a response to the meddling and we'll see how russia responds with that. i'll tell you we negotiated with russia this week on this security council resolution, and we were able to find common ground in terms of making sure that we had a strong voice for north korea. >> so nikki haley taking a crack at russia. now rex tillerson meets with sergei lavrov. the expectation at this point is
he won't be able to do much. >> at the same time, these investigations here in the united states continue. there are several of them. we also know now that the former russian ambassador to the u.s., sergei kislyak, is making headlines in russia, talking about some of these things. basically saying, hey, there are no secrets here. no secret conversations were had. the conversations were straight forward. but this plays very differently in public perception there in russia as it does here. >> russia's answer to and russia's perception of the russia investigation from the u.s. has always been there's nothing there. in fact, it was the kremlin who called it absurd and groundless, the ongoing investigation. right now it's michael flynn, the retired national security adviser, who is at the center of the investigations with the special investigator or the special council in the u.s. looking into flynn's connections to the turks as well as looking at his associate's connections to russia. we know that flynn had meetings and has known sergei kislyak,
the former russian ambassador to the u.s., for years, going back to 2013. they had contacts during the trump transition. that's what's at stake here. that's what they're looking at. it was kislyak who simply said, there's nothing there and the russians have nothing to hide. >> oren lieberman live for us. thank you so much. we appreciate the reporting today. still ahead on "newsroom," police say a british model kidnapped in milan was sold to the highest bidder. the very chilling details of her abduction ahead. plus n one day, venezuela's new legislative body fired its -- and later this hour, u.s. president embraces the long-time tradition of a working vacation. we'll take a closer look at the history of presidential getaways as "newsroom" continues. right now, when you get the incredible iphone 7 from at&t you can get unlimited data
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as the national guard blocked diaz from entering the attorney general's office, the now ex-attorney general rushed off just hours before this. a unanimous vote on day one of president maduro's controversial new assembly stripped ortega diaz of her position. once an ally of the president, she's now a defiant opponent. she says she wants liberty and human rights restored. the government says legal action against her awaits. she was quickly replaced with a maduro loyalist who drew cheers after being sworn into office. the government calls this a victory. all day long they have stood outside the attorney general's office on guard. they say it's about justice. but the opposition calls it intimidation and vows to continue the fight. a fight that has played out on
the streets of caracas for months. a fight that could take the country in a new direction with a new assembly now in power. leila santiago, cnn, caracas. >> leila, thank you for the reporting. now to italy, where police say a british model kidnapped in the nation was going to be abducted, auctioned off on the dark web. police arrested this 30-year-old polish national after he took the woman to the british consulate in milan. authorities say the 20-year-old woman was kidnapped when she went to a photo shoot last month, then drugged, handcuffed, and stuffed into a travel bag. cnn contributor barbie nado is following this for us. >> reporter: more and more details are emerging. this woman, 20 years old, was kept for about a week in this remote location outside of the town of touran.
this man negotiated selling her on the internet on the dark web. it's a part of the internet not accessible by regular search engines or browsers. you need a special browser to get there. he was going to auction her off for a starting price of $300,000 worth of bitcoin. one can only imagine how terrified she was for that one week of time she was held in captivity. he kept her drugged, took pictures of her. eventually, he let her go, took her to the british consulate in milan, drove her back. that's about a three-hour drive, where he again put her in the trunk of the car, took her back. that's when he was taken by police, who were looking at that point for the woman been a. all of this has been very disturbing for a lot of people, especially aspiring models who might be answering photo calls and things like that. it really, really underscores the point about how vulnerable people are. this whole thing was set up through the model's agency, so it had some legitimacy to it at some point. >> barbie, a case like this,
just the details of it, it really does set off a warning to other people. >> reporter: that's absolutely right. you know, the dark net, this part of the web is a sinister place. sex trafficking, human trafficking, all sorts of pedophilia go on there. it's hard for authorities to understand where the people are being held captive or where these sites are located. one of the things the italian authorities are concerned with right now is whether this is part of a larger network and whether or not there are other people, other young models, unsuspecting people being sold like this on the internet. >> barr bee nadeau, thank you for the report. we'll stay in touch with you. thank you. still ahead here on "newsroom," a highly anticipated meeting between top russian and u.s. diplomats. we'll be live in manila when that happens. we are monitoring the event. plus, princess diana is once
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the u.n. security council unanimously passed new tough sanctions which include a ban on several major exports. the u.s. ambassador to the u.n. tells cnn it's up to north korea whether the u.s. considers a military option. the u.s. secretary of state rex tillerson also has north korea on his agenda this weekend. tillerson is in the philippines for a meeting of the association of southeast asian nations. he met earlier with south korea's foreign minister, and another meeting with top russian diplomat sergei lavrov is only a few minutes away. we continue to monitor. iranian president hasan rouhani has been sworn in for a second term as leader there. and he's accusing the united states of undermining the 2015 nuclear deal. the u.s. announced new sanctions targeting tehran last month right after confirming iran was honoring the deal. in the u.s. state of minnesota, authorities say a homemade explosive device caused a blast at a mosque. it happened around the time of
morning prayer at the islamic center on saturday. no one was injured there. authorities haven't said if they are investigating this as a hate crime. we are monitoring the situation in the capital of the philippines this hour. the u.s. secretary of state rex tillerson is set to meet momentarily with russian foreign minister sergei lavrov. they're holding talks at a meeting of the association of southeast asian nations, asean as it's better known, taking place in manila. north korea may be on the agenda there, of course. we're also waiting to see if they address russian meddling in the u.s. election. in the meantime, russia's former foreign ambassador to the u.s., sergei kislyak, is putting out his version of conversations with michael flynn. in an interview with russian state media, kislyak down played those meetings as innocent and insignificant despite reports of the contrary findings by u.s.
spy agencies. kislyak says he and flynn did not talk about u.s. sanctions. listen. >> translator: there are a few topics that are important to u.s./russia cooperation. first of all, it's terrorism. this was one ofr the topics we discussed. this conversation was proper, calm, and absolutely transparent. >> earlier i spoke about kislyak's denial with scott lucas. scott teaches international politics at the university of birmingham in england. here's what he had to say. >> the fact is, he's there are to maintain a line that there's absolutely nothing improper in any relations between the russians and the trump campaign and later the trump administration. the problem is, of course, that the evidence which is being gone through right now by the special council, robert mueller, will include whether or not michael flynn who is the first subject
of the probe and ambassador kislyak did discuss sanctions in five conversations. on the day in december 2016 when president obama announced new restrictions on russia over its election interference. we also know the investigation will be considering kislyak's other meetings, some of which may have been monitored by u.s. intelligence with other trump associates. we do know that going beyond kislyak, the first thing that donald trump said when he met the russian foreign minister sergei lavrov and, in fact, mr. kislyak in may of this year was to brag about the fact he had fired fbi director james comey, who he called crazy and a nut job, over the trump/russia investigation. as much as the ambassador kislyak wants to declare there's no smoke here, there's still a fire, which i think deserves to be considered. >> now, as far as the white house and its ability to have a cohesive media strategy on this topic and various others, you'll
remember there's been quite a shake-up there. anthony scaramucci, the mooch as he was called, was hired then fired, lasting ten days on the job. before that, sean spicer resigned. now we're seeing mr. trump's senior policy adviser stephen miller on stage. he held a press briefing on proposed changes to u.s. immigration policy, and many of the exchanges with the press, th they were testy, combative, the type of style it seems the trump administration prefers with regards to the press. let's listen to one of those exchanges with our own jim acosta as mr. miller mixed it up with him. >> i am shocked at your statement, that you think that only people from great britain and australia would know english. it reveals your cosmopolitan bias to a shocking degree that in your mind -- no, this is an amazing moment. i just want to say issue.
>> did soun-- sounds like you'r trying to engineer the racial and ethnic flow of the people into this country. >> that's one of the most racial, insulting, ignorant things you've ever said. >> putting on quite a show there on stage, but the issue is not about jim acosta but more about the american people. the question here, mr. miller's performance on stage, it seemed that it was a job interview in many ways. would he add value to the trump media strategy? >> let me put this in a wider context, george. what some in the white house want, as donald trump is on a 17-day vacation, is just to have a reset, to calm everything down both on the domestic front after the failure to get health care and on the foreign policy front, but there's two problems. the first is you've got a faction, which includes stephen miller and more importantly the chief strategist steve bannon, who don't want calm. they want to push forward. they want to be aggressive. the whole bannon strategy is on keeping everyone on the back foot with a new initiative. in this case, for example,
immigration. the second problem i think is even more serious, believe it or not. that is there's a campaign being waged by allies of bannon and miller against national security adviser h.r. mcmaster. extremely nasty material on social media, websites with anti-semitic material, trying to declare mcmaster is part of a plot to get rid of trump. now, while the white house, of course, does not endorse this campaign, donald trump said in a brief statement this weekend that he had faith in mcmaster. there are allies of bannon and of trump, like roger stone, who are basically declaring that mcmaster is a neo-con traitor. those exact words. if that continues over the next two weeks, president trump may be on the golf course, but the chaos will continue within his own administration. >> let's talk just a bit about the president. as you point out, taking a break. he is at his golf resort in new jersey. he did take to twitter, though, scott. he wanted to dispel the notion
that he was simply relaxing. he tweeted this. he constantly criticized his predecessor about taking vacations and is now vasing the same scrutiny. >> well, he certainly did. if i was being cynical, which of course i'm not, i'd say he's taking meetings on the 18th tee. first, let's give credit to the earlier story that you've been covering. that is that was a big achievement for those in the trump administration in the security and foreign policy establishments to get the united show of strength against north korea in the u.n. with the sanctions agreed with russia and china. that should not be belittled at all. the problem is that trump shows absolutely no grasp of the domestic and foreign policy issues. and that when he now spends what today will be his 46th day on the golf course since taking office, the idea is that you have a disconnected president. now, can he turn that around with some kind of depth? we have had interviews in the past week before he took leave, including one with politico,
which has turned into a train wreck because he does not have the basic grasp of an issue from health care to the economy to the north korean crisis. that means if we're going to get stability, the best solution may be that he stays on that golf course while there are others that take control of the playground in the white house, provided we don't have a split fed by, say, mr. bannon and mr. miller. as presidential vacations go, mr. trump's latest seems typical in some ways but unusual in others, as our ryan nobles reports, looking back at previous presidential vacation habits. >> before becoming president, donald trump predicted vacations would not be a big part of his presidency. >> i promise you, i will not be taking very long vacations if i take them at all. there's no time for vacations. >> but now that he's in office, this president, like many before him, has embarked on an extended time away from washington, but
not necessarily away from the job. >> you never escape the presidency. it travels with you everywhere you go. >> reporter: presidential summer va kalgss are nothing new. teddy roosevelt would often escape the nation's capital to hunt out west. ronald reagan would ride horse back at his retreat in california. george h.w. bush would always spend time in maine. >> i talk to them every morning at 5:30, and i'm not going to take any more comments up here though. >> reporter: as for bill clinton, he'd sometimes travel the country with his family. and while presidents received criticism for decades for their time outside the oval office, the scrutiny really stepped up during the george w. bush administration. >> i call upon all nations to do everything they can to stop these terrorist killers. thank you. now watch this drive. >> reporter: according to cbs
white house correspondent mark noeler, bush made 77 trips to his crawford ranch over the course of his eight years in office. bush, like many other presidents, argued getting out of the white house bubble was a good thing. >> life is a series of contrasts, and i like it here a lot. i really do. and i'm in my element here. we really like it. but i also like, you know -- i wouldn't have run for president if i didn't like the challenge. >> reporter: president obama faced similar criticism as he embarked on annual trips to martha's vineyard or hawaii. >> now i'm going to go on vacation. mahalo. >> reporter: and now as president trump heads out on his first summer vacation, he'll likely be on the receiving end of those same critiques he made before taking office. >> i love working. i'm not a vacation guy. right, like obama. >> and despite his promise to not vacation all that much,
president trump is pretty much on the same track as the presidents that came before him. according to mark knowler, donald trump has spent about 41 days of his presidency on vacation. compared to president obama, who at this point in his presidency had been on vacation 21 days, and george w. bush, who'd spent 67 days on vacation. ryan nobles, cnn, washington. all right. the u.s. president on vacation. i guess a working vacation, as he calls it. but not to be outdone, the russian president vladimir putin is showing the world how r&r should be done there. no golf on the agenda in siberia. the russian leader is shown here shirtless as he fished and swam. the kremlin also released video of mr. putin wearing a camouflage dive suit, spear fishing in a murky lake. as you can see, he caught a pretty big fish there. still ahead here on "newsroom," a career swan song for the fastest man in history.
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giving this particular wave over the next five days, the potential for tropical storm development. so interest all the way from jamaica to belize, through the yucatan peninsula, guatemala, honduras. you're looking at an 80% likelihood this could be a named storm within the next five days. here's what computer models are showing as far as rainfall precipitation is concerned. indeed, they're picking up in the way of rotation here. maybe a tropical wave develops into possibly a tropical storm. could produce some pretty heavy downpours. lots of people go here for the beautiful diving and the resorts, but there could be some pretty substantial rainfall as well as a fairly heavy surf associated with it. all right. speaking of that, typhoon noru, we have to mention this. this has lasted since july 20th. now impacting honchu but is
raked across these islands for the past several days with staggering amounts of rainfall. power outages, mudslides, landslides, all a part of the forecast there. george? >> karen mcginnis, thank you so much. all right. a stunning upset for usain bolt in the final individual race of his career. american justin gatlin beat the world's fastest man in the 100 meters at the world track and field championships on saturday. gatlin finished in a 9.92 seconds. wow. fellow american christian coleman came in second, and bolt, the world record holder, took third. after the race, bolt admitted it's time to hang up his running shoes. listen. >> i keep telling myself i need to get that start. i knew i had to get it to get into the race or i'd be in trouble. what happened, i think i might have finally did. didn't work out as planned. my body is telling me it's time, you know. my legs are hurting now. it's the first time i've ever
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hugo, that these excerpts, the tapes, they've aired before in the united states several years ago but have never been shown before on british television. >> yes, that's true. we haven't seen them, and i don't really remember us being aware over here that they had been shown in the united states beforehand. i personally think it's a great pity that they're being aired because i'm not sure that the princess of wales 25 years on nearly would wish this to come out at this point. they were privately made. it's rather a difficult issue. >> 20 years on, here we are with this documentary set to air in the uk. the excerpts display a very candid, very frank comments made by princess diana on a range of different personal topics, but it also may leave many asking if there are some things that are just left better unsaid. >> yes, that's very much the view i take. it's one thing for a girl to be
talking to her voice coach and he obviously encouraged her to chat away, and she did so. but that's a great difference, isn't it, from wishing these things to be aired a great many years later and very much to the detriment of prince charles. you know, the point has been widely made over here that the princess would have grown older and presumably wiser, and i think even at the time when she died, the relationship with prince charles was fairly sort of civilized. and i don't think she would have wished to cause him any more grief, frankly, let alone her sons, of course. >> this at a time, obviously, where her sons are opening up more about the relationship that they had with their mother. now this documentary set to air. what has been the pushback from the royal family about the doc? >> well, the royal family actually make a point of not commenting about these things at all, but you're quite right, of course. prince william and prince harry made a really rather charming documentary about their mother,
which was aired over here about two weeks ago and gave a sort of personal view of what she meant to them and various things like that. that didn't tell the whole story either, of course, but it was a very nice thing to do and something that they felt was important to do 20 years on and something they have also made clear they're not going to do again. >> as far as viewership, what is the expectation, what are you hearing from people about the buzz around this? will a lot of people be tuning in, do you suspect? >> well, a lot of people will tune in, and it's quite a long documentary. as far as i know, the taped interviews are only just a part of it. there's quite a big section in the middle, i believe, in which other commentators will be talking about her. so obviously perhaps that's more kr constructive and maybe the advanced publicity of the tapes is to get people viewing in. i'm sure they will watch it. someone like me, i will also watch it, but i will not be swayed by it because i've already come to my own conclusions about what went on
in those years, and i don't think it'll tell me anything that fundamentally alters my opinion. >> hugo vickers, we appreciate your insight today. we'll of course stay in touch with you as many people will be watching this documentary. and we thank you for being with us this hour for "cnn newsroom." i'm george howell at the cnn center in atlanta. for our viewers in the united states, "new day" is next. for viewers around the world "erin burnett out front" is ahead. we thank you for watching cnn, the world's news leader.
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