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terror attack he said to be a twenty nine year old truck driver from respected stuff he was shot and wounded by police and is now in the hospital that's after a pickup truck plowed into a bicycle path killing eight people also coming up could russia and iran be planning a move to end the syria conflict as russia's president vladimir putin arrives in tehran we asked what the chances are of a conclusion the six year long civil war. and the olympic flame touches down in south korea ahead of the two thousand and eighteen winter games there are just one hundred days to go to the sporting spectacle. i'm sumi someone's got to good to have you with us police sources have named the man suspected of killing eight people and injuring eleven in a truck attack in new york the suspect was shot by police and is now be. treated in
the hospital the twenty nine year old from his back a stunt was said to have been behind the wheel of a vehicle that rammed into people on a bicycle path now the attack happened in lower manhattan the white pickup truck veered off west street and right along the hudson river the driver plowed into the bike path and continued for several blocks before smashing into a school bus authorities have called it a terror attack but they say the suspect seems to have been acting alone here i hear news right here rescuers race to free children trapped in the shredded school bus here that just some of the victims of tuesday's terrorist attack in lower manhattan luckily no one on the bus was killed others were not as fortunate. just moments of this pickup truck tore down a bike path nearby plowing into cyclists and pedestrians alike five friends from argentina celebrating the thirtieth anniversary of that graduation where among the
dead witnesses described the carnage and the ensuing police shootout. in the bike lane clearly in the bike lane and i see when i go down i see two gentlemen right there on the bike. and you could tell that they're not here no more maybe thirty seconds later i hear somewhere between five in time graham was one after another and that's when i got interested so i turned around to see what happened. when i walked up to it the first thing i saw was a man wearing on the ground face down in the middle of the street he was surrounded by police officers it appeared that he was. this footage shows the suspect fleeing on foot after jumping from the truck and brandishing what later turned out to be fake guns police shot him in the stomach before arresting him he's now recovering at a hospital u.s. media have identified the attack suspect as this man twenty nine year old saifullah siple from pakistan witnesses said he could be heard chanting allahu akbar god is
great in arabic officials said the suspect lived in this area of new jersey where he works and rented the truck used in the attack he came to the u.s. in twenty ten and lived in ohio in florida before some news sources are reporting that the man left a note saying he carried out the attack in the name of the militant islamic state group. all thora tese were quick to label the incident a terrorist attack. let me be clear to based on the information we have at this moment this was an act of terror and a particularly cowardly act of terror aimed at innocent civilians u.s. president donald trump took to twitter to offer condolences to the victims and their families. he also ordered the department of homeland security to step up its vetting of people traveling to the u.s.
for now or thora to say there's no evidence the attack was part of a wider terror plot and they believe the suspect acted alone. date of these aleksandr phenomena is tracking developments for us from washington high like sandra what is the latest that you're hearing this morning on the investigation and the suspect. i think that we have to stress that the investigation is still at the very earliest stage but we are learning more and more details about the suspect and we heard as we heard in the report the authorities believe that he acted alone and that there was no wider plot behind this incident. new york's governor said but at the same time the authorities also say that they are looking into this theory whatever it is really true we also know that the year sororities believe that this aspect was somehow associated or
inspired by the so-called islamic state also known. as the police reportedly found a written note in the truck and that the suspect reportedly pledged his allegiance to the so-called islamic state and we are also hearing right now that the police reportedly found. or eyes it's related to material on his computer we are waiting for the authorities to hold a press conference in two hours and we are also hearing that the suspect in is conscious and that he is talking with the investigators alexander resign a reporter that part of president trump's response was to order a stricter vetting of people who are entering the country what is the reaction been to that and do people believe that's going to be affective in preventing further attacks. well we have to say that the president's response was very
remarkable because he took told to twitter on only shortly after the incident happened and first of all he years clearly used this incident to promote his anti immigration agenda saying that we must know a low is is to return and to enter of the united states and only then he sent his condolences to the victims and today early in the morning he used this incident once again to criticize democrats and their immigration policies so it is very remarkable and when we talk about extreme vetting we have to say that it's not very likely to have prevented this attack from happening because we speak you stand it's not on the list of the countries whose residents are subject to that at all and as we understand so far the believe that the suspect has radicalized himself like
while living in the united states our center looking at this attack that happened in new york we have seen this type of attack where a vehicle is used as a tool as a weapon several times now in europe there in several cases not as many in the u.s. why do you think that is. it was very difficult to say and we don't know why this happened right now what was the reason for the suspect to carry out this attack at this time and but we have to say that many experts believe that indeed we saw many of those attacks in the europe because there were many european fighters fighting for the islamic states stayed in syria and in iraq so that could be a reason and of course the authorities here praise themselves and their security
policies to be able to prevent terrorist attacks from happening but about as we could see you know in new york such an attack it's really extremely difficult to be prevented from happening. alexander phenomena reporting us from washington thank you now to some other stories making news around the world german authorities have arrested a nineteen year old syrian man under suspicion of plotting a terror attack in the northern city of believe the suspect reportedly had online contact with islamist extremists and was gathering materials for a highly explosive bomb is intended target is still unclear japan's shinzo avi has been reelected prime minister by the country's parliament this after his ruling coalition won a landslide victory last month retaining a two thirds super majority abhi is expected to use this renewed political mandate to push for reforms to the country's constitution australia has decided to ban
climbers from an iconic sandstone formation in the northern territory starting in two thousand and nineteen lou is considered sacred by the local and mongol community formerly known as ayers rock it is one of the country's most popular tourist destination. and a woman in central pakistan has killed more than seventeen people in a botched attempt to escape a forced marriage police said the suspects boyfriend obtained poison which she mixed into a drink for her husband or her mother in law instead served the tainted milk to dozens of extended family. russia's president vladimir putin is meeting with his iranian counterpart in tehran the talks are focusing on the conflict in syria as moscow eyes a new initiative to end that the six year old civil war both iran and russia want fresh elections in syria featuring current rule of bashar al assad azerbaijan's president just also said to me within an iranian officials in a three way summit between the neighboring countries. let's talk to saeed kamali de
got in a rainy and british journalist writing for the guardian in london thank you for joining us on our program the russia of iran alliance has some people in the west worried how significant is this meeting between the two leaders into iran today when this is the first time that president putin is was that in toronto since president rouhani was elected into office so it is important both for iran and for russia to maintain its relationship especially in the hour the president travels in washington you know a promising to jeopardize the nuclear agreement that was signed in two thousand and sixteen russia has very vocally that it has criticized trance decision to decertify that agreement last month for example i mean frankly. in the new guys the nuclear agreement. u.s. these are isolated because all the negotiating partners russia china u.k.
france and germany both support the contribution of the agreement. now syria looks like it's going to top the agenda here both countries are supporting bashar al assad in the region and fresh elections what exactly does iran want to see come out of this syria is a contentious issues you know iran and russia have been propping up the charlotte assad's regime in syria some say that it wasn't for iran's a partial support of the columbine so it's the role that's being heley criticize in the west. especially for not supporting somebody like the sap but nevertheless assad has the upper hand in syria now of islamic state at the same time have been ousted from some of the citizen was occupying iraq or health fallen recently by example and the next game is important for iran and russia what happens
i was isis the islamic state you know is pushed out of syria and iraq what is the next stage in syria is. going to continue to dominate the country is it going to stand for this bill is position or not russia next month is holding talks in sochi for example to trying to find a diplomatic push but the problem is that iran and russia are one side but in the region for example turkey and a lot of arab states on the other side and washington as well they are supporting the opposition in syria so. it's difficult to see at the moment what that the dramatic solution would look like. a journalist saeed kamali de gun with the guardian in london thank you very much for joining us on our program a version now excitement is starting to build in south korea ahead of next year's chuang winter games the olympic torch arrived in india on today from greece the
flame is set to tour the country on a one hundred day two thousand kilometer journey to pee on chang for the opening ceremony in february. after a long journey from grace the olympic flame touched down it into an airport prime minister a knock your lit the cauldron with former olympian figure skater king a crown the moment with a message of pace i want to you know the flame will burn throughout the olympics and the paralympics as hopes for the peace and prosperity of south korea and the world. the flame will now told the country thirteen year old figure skater you young kicking off the epic two thousand kilometer relay the venues are all but ready and organizes a promising a grain and hassle free experience of visitors but the ongoing uncertainty surrounding nuclear north korea is threatening to overshadow the spectacle ticket sales have been poor with less than thirty two percent sold so far but organizers
are confident the games can transcend political differences they are confident that we have a strong sales leading up to the games i can say this with a confidence because koreans are known to be buyers of those light sales could determine whether the olympic flame gets a rousing reception when it arrives in pyongyang in february for the opening ceremony. you're watching news still the calm the sky is the limit stock markets around the world are pointing in one direction today and that is is this rally sustainable or is another bubble on the horizon. cat has the answer in just a minute. and then w. we speak your language.