tv [untitled] February 5, 2012 4:00pm-4:30pm EST
writes. from stupid. stunts on t.v. . russia and china walk the western backed u.n. draft resolution on syria with moscow criticizing the text for a balanced approach and denial of dialogue between government and opposition. other stories shaping the week riots returned to egypt there's anger at authorities failure to prevent a deadly soccer brawl spills into four days of violent clashes that already have left a dozen dead. russia's bitter subzero cold doesn't hundreds of thousands joining in record breaking rallies both pro and anti-government ahead of next month's presidential race.
one am in moscow i'm at treasure bring you today's top stories and a look back at the week's news here on our team moscow says it's determined to help bring an end to the syrian crisis by implementing democratic change sending foreign minister lavrov to damascus for talks next week saturday russia and china blocked the latest u.n. security council resolution on syria saying it could only lead to more bloodshed because it took sides in the armed conflict our teams were in a port as well. tempers are still flaring because as we've been reporting and this should be surprise that the security council did not reach a consensus on the draft resolution on syria yet western countries still pushed for a vote and russia warned from the very beginning that if the draft was not a did not address some of russia's concerns it would veto and that's exactly what happened now let's talk about these concerns because moscow said it just requested
some simple amendments would be made to the draft text that would have made the resolution a little bit more balanced for example the draft resolution to the syrian government with its all of its forces from the cities and towns and seize all all violence but russian officials wanted the document the draft resolution to also demand that the armed opposition groups stop participating in violence and retreat back from any cities or towns where it may have occupied the crime call it has called a draft text that was presented saturday morning to one side with a list of demands being made on the assad government but no note of armed opposition groups operating in syria now while addressing security council saturday a russian envoy to the u.n. fratelli churkin said the security council was not created just for the sake of taking sides or interfering in a civil war of sovereign countries he also accused some kind some countries of
sponsoring a campaign of regime change in syria those who are pushing for this resolution to be adopted don't you sleep with them you could put some influential members of the international community including those sitting around this table from the very beginning of the syrian crisis has been undermining opportunities for political settlement by calling for regime change stirring up the opposition against the authorities and not his or taking to encourage and freedom of methods of struggle the draft resolution put to the vote does not adequately reflect the real situation in syria and sends unbalanced figures to the syrian sides doesn't take into account the. proposal as well as withdrawing syrian armed forces from the cities that this should be and. state institutions and neighborhoods with a low balance here when the signal is not a u.s. delegation could not help but showing its frustration and anger when not participating in the meeting saturday morning we heard. you some language that's normally not heard in these diplomatic settings like disgusted in shame the united
states is discussed in a couple members of this council continue to prevent us from fulfilling our sole purpose here addressing an ever deepening crisis in syria and a growing threat to regional peace and security in the meantime the russian foreign minister sergei lavrov is heading to damascus on tuesday to meet with syrian president bashar al assad russia has been very vocal in trying to get home sides participating in the conflict in syria to come to the table and start speaking to one another and. using some type of dialogue instead of violence to come to a peaceful approach so of course we will stay on the story and see how it evolves and works out. the diplomats continue their showdown over syria thousands of demonstrators gathered in damascus in support of president assad crowds also praised the decision by russia and china to block western calls regime change their
clothes off and wouldn't stop nato tells our team that although moscow and beijing value not to allow u.n. sanction foreign intervention in a country there is a chance the country could still be a bargain for the fall. but i fear if we made the see a replication of what happened in one thousand nine hundred ninety when the united states and its nato allies launched a seventy eight day bombing campaign against yugoslavia having failed to enlist chinese and russian support for un resolution against not made here those laws i'm hoping for is that the resolute stand and the principled stand taking the taken by russia and china against a resolution that we have to remember was sponsored by morocco and co-sponsored by a very interesting group of people they include the nato quality world the united states britain france and germany along with portugal include all six members of the draw cooperation council that is the monarchies an emirates in the persian gulf this is not a representative group of nations of course in the united nations of the world it's
a very select one it's largely the same for the us to comparable resolution one thousand seven hundred three against libya last year no armed uprising that was sort of burned in syria could have a gird as in libya earlier possible to the slaughter of thirty years ago without the understanding by those engaging with armed uprising that they would be supported by forces. more than two hundred people were reportedly killed by security forces in the syrian city of homs just ahead of the vote by the security council but the government denied the assault calling the reports a quote hysterical campaign of incitement by armed groups editor of the syria tribune to ali mohamed says the information from the opposition shouldn't be taken at face value. i mean the works not to be leaving the syrian army waited ten months and then just the night before the u.n. security council meeting it decided to start bombarding homes this too which in homs had been difficult for the syrian. regime supporters for such
a long time and i don't see why the army would choose such critical timing just start it's a vicious crackdown and this strike it's the out of only cleans and just two weeks ago we had the arab league observers who could have gone there and investigate it but unfortunately they were pulled out for no good reason and therefore there are only claims from this side of opposites claims from their side we cannot treat it didn't work what's going on but i don't think that the army was chilly it's it's not like the syrian army this is number one and james like that happened before in . just a short and the opposition was not able to prove any of these claims over the past and months injection police have again fired rubber bullets in tear gas to drive a crowd of rock throwing protesters away from the interior ministry in cairo clashes between security forces and demonstrators in egypt have been arranging for
four days and worth a dozen dead and thousands injured activists have been venting their anger over the military rulers alleged failure to prevent a deadly outbreak of violence at a football match wednesday or he's wary of a notion that has more. things have been extremely devastating and terribly kilty key eighty's of the last few days and also very tragic therefore would say that massacre on wednesday when seventy four people died in a stampede at one of the city's football stadiums has become by itself the deadliest incident since mubarak alstott last february but it's also trying to get a new wave of clashes between the police the army and demonstrators that's actually become something common seen. in the capital cairo and everywhere for all of egypt the fact these people have been very weak to use following points late incident to use local forces especially the interior ministry who do nothing of the allowing this to happen a lot of these deaths and we should see and actually do so both instigating these
trailers in order to preserve the situation of instability in the country in order to infiltrate just to find safe house. through terror lul the generals from the supreme council of the armed forces they took power from mubarak last february and since then demonstrations actually have never stole shortly after this happened on wednesday the whole school football fans have come to the boats nothing to do in the city in the central part of it just walks away from here seeking for justice and calling for amy did transition over power from the ministry to civil to situations and quote early presidential elections and since then twelve people have been killed in the last four days and twenty five hundred dollars have been injured who've been that it's a terrible dissolve so i have to say while masood street is a narrow street this one the streets they didn't moods they didn't all follow the
interior ministry here you probably would have been many many people there chanting intimately slogans from time to time police has been the firing tear gas at protest isn't even showed so we've been able to speak to several people there let's listen to what they have to say about who's going and when it's going to stop people not just but that's been conditioned to teaching. because the students are unbelievable in fact even people might die and that they will they suffocate each day to turn everything to their chinese that. not to light the fire and they don't shoot over it. that the child is seventy seven year old china it's over your news it's more than enough what they're doing to the protestors and that they're doing. to the world to the country. the children must do well as you can see a situation is very volatile here in cairo and actually in several all the cities throughout egypt but we can also can talk now about several months as well the
following points incident the figure is people from the administration told this to do have been detained and they're in custody right now always as a while with the investigation to go we don't know so you may take protesters to mons just three simply the supreme carlesimo of the armed forces advisory has also called for early presidential elections in the country. stay with us here on r t still ahead a change of tune a once a vocal critic of russia's prime minister is telling a different tale. cities may even be feasible. you once blamed a lot of your putin for the death of his son alexander litvinenko but now the former f.s.b. officers bothered to change his mind offering his own theory to explain what happened last. latest incident for america's anti-corporate protesters face a heavy handed police response we asked how the occupy movement will cope with
addiction from a party that they've occupied since early october. saturday it was a day for demonstrations in russia more than two hundred thousand gathered across the country to voice their political views ahead of next month's presidential election two of the largest rallies happened here in moscow with supporters and opponents of the current leadership braving bitter cold to have their say it was the third largest opposition gathering after the parliamentary vote two months ago which protesters claim was raided now their main demand is for their presidential vote in march a political analyst between babbage says there is no split in russian society but rallies will positively influence the political climate in the country. it's mostly just emotions fueled by the media some people obviously irritate it seen the same two faces on television maybe too much in the last few months especially that some people were terrified when they saw all of that position and it's small then sudden when they felt the handle of the west behind it so it's mostly media driven
there is no real cost struggle behind it there are people and reach people in both radius there are people of all kinds of ethnic groups in both threads so right now i think it's it's been mostly a positive effect because it sort of wakes up the government to the needs of the people so until now the. consequences of wallstrip was if i hope it will continue in that way if there is a real split in society of course it's not going to be good for the country author and researcher after william engdahl thinks the west is finding russia's opposition to minimize the country's influence on the world stage during a critical time it's documented from the records of the national endowment for democracy which is a washington government financed. that's all over the place in russia they're financing activists in. several different cities in russia i think really their
expectation is to create as much internal unrest in russia as possible to distract the prospective new putin presidency at a time when russia is going to face challenges with the missile defense with the destabilization of the assad regime in syria the attempt to create regime change in iran and throughout the middle east and you raise or to try to divert any russian any incoming russian government from dealing with these crises they're trying to do the same template they used in ukraine with the orange revolution in georgia to bring saakashvili into power as a. president in that country and i don't think it will work in russia i whatever mistakes the putin. tenure has brought with it whatever discontent is i think there are a lot of things that have significantly improved over the last years since the time
of the yeltsin era. but that that really isn't the point the point is u.s. interference in terminal russian election affairs is something that ought not to be tolerated in there and it's quite right not to tolerate it iran says it won't give in to international pressure at abandon its controversial nuclear program even if it's banned from selling a single barrel of oil it's tara's a response to this week's approval by the u.s. senate committee of a package of sweeping new sanctions against the islamic state but. a bill has yet to pass through before congress u.s. initiative targeting to iran's nuclear program follows the e.u. adopting a total of want to wrongly in oil do come into force in july public in turn has repeatedly said it will stop all crude supplies to some european countries before summer tehran maintains its atomic ambitions are peaceful and seeking to prove it by cooperating more closely with the u.n. nuclear watchdog a team of inspectors visited iran this week planning to return in february political analyst kamil was and he says keeping pressure on iran is
a key issue in the u.s. election there is some measurement within the american election especially now we're going into the election they want to put a lot of pressure on iran it might serve the obama administration. lobbyist a group inside the united states but i think they want to squeeze the pressure on iran and they want it to impose american law on the international community and i think what we have seen some european talk peanut of damage against iran. i think american trying. to go to the extreme by trying to destroy the economy they've taken into consideration that iran is going through election election probably the thing this is going to backfire. against. i think they go in very far in this in this because this
is kind of an implication for the world economy especially if this escalate to a military showdown between american uranium. of course you can find our top stories online twenty four hours a day at r.t. dot com here's what's a click away right now at the act of protesters across europe seek to influence the debate as polish authorities decided to suspend proposed anti online piracy legislation. future saxe some believe it could just be a matter of years before robots become man's object of desire as scientists develop the amorous android get the full story and many more at our team dot com. anti-corporate protesters in washington d.c. were evicted this week at a park they had occupied since early october eight people were arrested when police using riot gear and horses raided the encampment officer said they were just enforcing a no capping law and the activists are allowed back into the park demonstrators say
it was a full scale of action the occupy movement was seen has seen some heavy handed police tactics including the alleged recent tasering of a nonviolent protester but excessive force won't provoke activists according to kevin zeese from the it's our economy think tank who tells r.t. occupiers are too smart to fall into that trap. who knows what's going through their head space on that you know when we i watch that video it's available online and it looks like there was no justification for it when i went to meet fears on the day to ask about it people said the only thing he was due is taking the signs around the tents and said no camping and so that was the rationale for tasering he was not being values not being as threatening looks like an excessive use of force my sense is that it's not going to provoke the macpherson campers that there are more. disciplined than that to fall for that kind of trap the occupy movement in a few months has shifted and show you american people that if they get mobilized
and organized that we have power we can change the direction this country so the future's going to be an american spring that's going to explode on the scene and become more important the presidential race in two thousand and twelve. asia's leading economy china has promised to consider pumping cash rich or reserves into the euro zone to help with the bloc's debt crisis the offer comes after a strong lobbying push by the german chancellor over her three day trip to the country this as the e.u. awaits the conclusion of a drawn out greek debt talks and negotiations are keen to athens getting a second bailout and are seen as its only way to avoid default meanwhile e.u. leaders are working feverishly to force through unpopular financial legislation. member of the european parliament for the u.k. independence party says people won't take kindly to these measures being forced upon them. it's only going to get well at the moment depending general flags on the streets of athens i predict it will be roll next and then lisbon you never know it could be top loose well the tensions between the countries and particularly between
the north of europe and the south of europe is only going to get great that and what you've got is you've got protests in the south and what we're seeing in the north is a political revolution or a new policies are spreading in all and you'll skeptic parties gets better results than ever before the scary thing here that you have is once you start tinkering with the most recent trying to change things i think you know the very slippery slope in these and what's happening at the moment over here is that the e.u. is really showing it's the chilling what it's all about it doesn't want to listen to the people they're talking about an insecure agreement and this will go into primary e.u. law through secondary legislation which means that the people can be bypassed there won't be referendums across the continent particularly an island where the should be a referendum on this and what will happen is they will bypass the people. they will get exactly what they want and it is a complete democracy finally in this news block used to consider vladimir putin an arch enemy blaming him for the death of his son f.s.b. officer alexander litvinenko but this week's on an expected change of heart from
a fierce kremlin critic who now admits he said what the western press wanted to hear walter lippmann and go spoke with artie's a catarina groucho. but is. limited edition of a. this is how we found life that leaves me and co praying in his tiny italian apartment no electricity no gas no court water what. if it wasn't for the help of various people i would have died from hunger or frozen to death the last time i took a bath was on christmas eve. we expected more because six years ago after his son former f.s.b. officer aleksandr litvinenko was poisoned in london he will stay can carol buy some very powerful patrons like self ixil tycoon boris berezovsky and ahmed zakayev and a tourist former chechen militant both hiding in the u.k. . do you get them we breath.
yet you get extremist young doors that there are. just give me a yes but here doris you would be. one biter you'd be namco sent a letter asking to be interviewed by russian television we expected more of the same but instead. what they're going to. be made of it if you're watching this program please forgive me for all the slander the thai said and wrote about you for the hatred i had for you even only i had known my son worked for british intelligence i would not talk about his death he could easily have been shot as a double agent betrayers should be short of story what else can i add to this. the u.-turn vaulters says came when his sons we doe marina lee finn and co revealed to the british media that her husband had worked for m i six alexander litvinenko was receiving a retainer of around two thousand pounds a month from the british security services at the time he was murdered at first by
turnitin and cole like many others claimed his son had been poisoned with polonium to town and put in order the former f.s.b. officer and fierce critic of the kremlin alexander litvinenko spent twenty three days in a london clinic slowly dying from a toxic substance possibly consumed through a cup of tea even before police in london started questioning suspects the victim's father was actively using the russian government today by their at me it's he was saying only what the west wanted to hear. of course i realize russia's f.s.b. and the idea you have to take polonium to london sprinkle it over some heads and leave traces everywhere and they're suspect and a little boy not a fool either way it was anger and blind hatred speaking inside of me vydra now believes his son fell victim to his own game of double agents now he wants his words to be heard but the media outside russia which once beat down his door for
interviews now won't even reply to his requests. why is that. because they like it when i saw the reaction i was a real treasure for their move on the whole there are very few people who would say as many horrible things about as i did as well by. you know living in two thousand and eight while there in between young cool flat russia for sanctuary needs healing has settled in the sleeping quiet town of sinegal it offered a new anonymous life the man claimed putin was his number one enemy so hiding in europe he believed was the only safe solution today by the lithuanian co is still afraid to open this door not because of putin though but because of his landlord to whom he owes a lot of money this miserable life has made him a slave of his sanctuary but surely the namco sold everything he had in russia to come to italy he opened a small business several years ago but it went bankrupt things got worse after the
seventy three year old had buried his wife but for now fears here casket could be removed because he hasn't paid the cost of a barrel plot and it's been months since the electricity was shut off to his flat he was lost for two euros went on a gas canister and that is gone to go with this is. it that i'm going to let the southern wind in sight. there is east only as russia. learned. to notice i want to go home to russia i do want to stay here. he fit in with our children our t. sity got eataly. headlines coming up in a few minutes stay with us. from
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