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community rules out allegations that iran is building nuclear weapons a conclusion that sixteen separate agencies agreed on. no war against iran and resisting foreign pressure over syria prime minister and a presidential candidate outlines key policy issues at next week's election russia's top job. there and welcome to r.t. world issues and much more twenty four hours a day. syria is gearing up for an unprecedented referendum on a new draft constitution that would put an end to five decades of single party rule but the opposition is calling on the population to boycott the vote which is set for sunday meanwhile a group of countries led by the u.s. calling themselves friends of syria have called for tougher sanctions on them ask
us. explains that i want washington and its allies are urging. more than seventeen nations. and western countries that took part in the meeting of so-called friends of syria have urged more sanctions against the regime of bashar al assad have condemned the violations of human rise here in syria and have called for an immediate and still bothers happening here on the ground the members over this mission have also come out saying that the supports the idea of sending a joint you and arab league peacekeeping troops to syria to move into the situation and to implement the cease fire we've been here in. a number of strong statements from the member of this group the u.s. secretary of state hillary clinton has said that bashar al assad will pay a high price for violations against its people and america has called for more economic sanctions against bashar assad particularly to avoid could fall from that
country and to freeze the syrian asses the u.s. has also sad following this meeting that it will give ten million dollars to scale up humanitarian efforts in syria it's actually really remains unclear exactly what they've been talking about what kind of after it's. they've been speculations and here throw in that it may be about a military action because just recently the u.s. didn't rule out the possibility of arming the rebels russia and china didn't take part in this mess in tunisia because they've opposed the idea to invite part of the syrian opposition and not to invite the representatives of the syrian government they've said that only the dialogue between these two sides will be able to bring any peace and prosperity in the country and. not inviting that is not is not possible is not acceptable actually. and america's intelligence community has ruled
out allegations that iran is creating a nuclear bomb los angeles times reports that sixteen separate agencies have all reached the same conclusion that iran is under heavy international pressure of its nuclear program which it insists is for peaceful energy related purposes in the u.s. senate satellites have been piling up sanctions on tehran as they suspect it's trying to make atomic weapons israel has repeatedly threatened to strike iran's nuclear sites such as mannish from california state university similar intelligence reports were ignored by the washington post and didn't sit well with its ultimate goal in iraq. regime change story there to rethink national a view to just assume eight million or so it's first two thousand and seven. basically a signal that i'm actually reading from the. judge read high confidence that fall
two thousand and three you know its nuclear weapons program nevertheless when it came out. the. only port obviously the obama administration is not we. are actually two closer in recent that are taking place in iraq one has to do we little less than five percent of that one has to do with twenty percent you reach twenty percent enrichment is intended to be used in a nuclear reactor which makes little for medical purposes for a long time need the so-called experience in us and these are a very clear means that you don't cannot actually need nuclear rods for that particular reactor you don't has actually started to put it. into the reactor already so they are going to use those for the nuclear fuel the other. less than five percent of the number of centrifuges. that doesn't mean that they're going
to be quote it really doesn't mean much. well now to our top story now that syria gearing up for an unprecedented referendum on a new draft constitution that would put an end to five decades of single party rule let's get more on this now and talk to honey's diplomat gang he joins us from beijing thank you for joining us here on r.t. now as the u.s. and its allies power pressure on the syrian regime as we say a referendum promising reforms is to take place what do you think the outcome will be of that. i think the trial which follows very close to. this situation is serious because it's. the still. very concerned people all over the world and i would hope that. the government of syria and all part of france should be
really and will be stopped. while and so that the syrian people will not be heat. suffering in their life or losses of sawyer. now at the so-called friends of syria meeting in tunisia u.s. secretary of state hillary clinton has called russia and china despicable for vetoing the u.n. security council resolution she says they're not on the side of the syrian people but whose side you think washington is on. i think a very important reason for china russia to be draft resolution is that. pretty with that. that resolution will not be fair to to stop while others see a real not so all with the syrian crisis the right way and
that could be you know the chargers and the pressure on the principle of the charter of united nations and the norm and the actual norms in our relations so in that case i think china russia vetoed the resolution. rights. act and. we think through themes of for things to be down first said that. the syrian authorities and also the party. should be made to and a fully. or swallows two or part two some three meter lunch. dialogue to discuss. political reform so that to become a work out. political reform and. plan in its. current. practice should not be with the.
attached third international community should respect the sovereignty and independence for unity and. territory imperative of syria and should also respect the. parent choice the syrian people and their child's should not be made by all sides of course it's so china opposed to. all saddam or to go violation or. caught change the regime. so i think who wish to respect the syrian people so. close to ration that i just ask you then very briefly very briefly hillary clinton has predicted a military coup will overthrow the assad regime how far do you think the u.s. is prepared to go. i think you see it is the international
community. that iran girls the so-called friends of syria have been meeting in tunisia. and in that conference. recognized so called the largest emitter rights syrian national council and also the standard strong pressure syrian government. and other. lucian i think they're all one that is very dangerous that one not all the parties. are you white or participate to the conference so somehow as the russian foreign ministry said that it is one sided to me and that will not be helpful to solve the. second since a while though seen in syria you swore you wharves all party so i think you the
government should stop military action at the same time the all other parties should also stop while those active wyler's you in that case the. stability of the syria could be restored but i think there's the most important to us all saddam merchantable issue only make this worse there we had a very bitter lesson in the beer. also in a neutral force the intervention made security worse in the last several months and thousands thousands with thousands already people killed ok we'll have to leave it there were others and we are where art of trial thank you so much though for joining us with this piece thank you chinese diplomat thank you . well thai police say they found no link between
a spate of bombings in bangkok and attempts on the lives of israeli diplomats in georgia and india it complicates matters for television which found a media frenzy accusing iran of being behind all those attacks and skeptics accuse israel of using allegations to bolster support for military strike on iran's nuclear sites or to even go to school or ports now from tel aviv. the statement means that they have. a looks into possibility or whether or not the iranian nationals which they have in custody right now whether or not they weren't is connected to what seemed to be for a while this extensive terror plot which sought of course to attack israeli diplomats abroad and according to police indeed the two or any nationals who were arrested in bangkok just earlier this month are actually not connected to the terror plots in india and in georgia now the two men were arrested following a small explosion in a residential part of the city of bangkok they were apprehended and the in fact.
government has condemned the terror attacks but there are some ways which are saying that this was in fact in large part and the attempts by the israeli government to draw as much media attention as possible to the events in fact there was a media frenzy because the israeli government was going out of their way in order to make it look like all of their nationals world over are going to be under attack from iran and in fact being tried their utmost to paint iran as this ultimate evil power which is on the brink of just literally steps away from creating a nuclear bomb of course the until now we still have no evidence of that being the case iran insists that its nuclear program is purely for peaceful purposes and indeed there is no evidence to contradict that statement so of course this statement from the tide police only shows only goes to show that in fact israel may have been pushing the whole iran is going to attack every israeli citizen in the
world and steps away from creating the nuclear bomb in fact those statements may not have that much basis in reality. well still ahead for you this hour the new face of religion in a secular country. new forms of islam sponsored from abroad can change the culture and traditional values of one central asian republics also. i think we have to sort of think we all have to build each other out. but that means shouldering other people's responsibilities are you. know we ask people on the streets of new york whether it's a good idea to give greece is a bad economy another chance. russia won't bend to foreign pressure over its stance on syria according to the putin he was defending moscow's recent veto of a u.n. security council resolution. last points were made by the russian prime minister in
the run up to next week's presidential election which opinion polls tipping to win . outlines the key areas. really here he is building upon what he said just a number of days ago and dressing tens of thousands of people in mass to show support for the prime minister war here is a bit of a snippet of what we might expect if we take the presidency on the fourth of march words certainly growing in strength and sharpness as well when dressing international relations in general said that russia won't dance the tune of any other nation major upon three key policy areas well being syria defending russia's role in the un security council and the right to wield the veto he also touched upon that of the missile defense shield a sticking point with the us for late expressing even though every nation has a right to defend itself against any national security threats the current policy is ready plenty of problem of a global security threat he also stressed that the u.s. on this issue of proving quite elusive and not very serious when it comes to
negotiating with russia but maintained that russia has enough of an arsenal enough clout to bring the us to negotiations on the issue here so touched upon that of iran and economic sanctions there the uranium enrichment program even though when the in this area the russia russia and the west have seen some similar ideas they also differ as well and that in the future he says he fears that some of these nonproliferation based economic sanctions may be aimed at toppling the regime in tehran. well the u.s. government is about to declare a new war but this time the enemy is a virtual was a string of attacks on government websites by hackers has driven american policy makers into a state of high alert over so-called terrorist threats but some doubt the danger even exists because r.t.c. tough enough reports. it may seem like a quiet day in america but to some it's the scene of a raging battle invisible to the naked eye well there is war underway right now on
the internet this is cyber war is the u.s. ready for a full scale cyber war a question asked at the highest levels of the u.s. government by fears of a new type of w m d a weapon of mass disruption in a world where acts of terror could come not only from a few extremists in suicide vests but from a few keystrokes on the computer the f.b.i. warns that those keystrokes could soon be more dangerous to america than terrorism itself the cyber threat or equal or surpass the threat from counterterrorism in the forseeable future a future that's got the world's military superpower preparing for the fight ahead of the next pearl harbor that we confront could very well be a cyber attack that cripples our our power system certainly our grid cyberwar cyber pearl harbor frightening language for a hypothetical scenario one that could happen but hasn't yet and some security
experts like jim harper warned that it never will there's no chance whatsoever that nuclear power plants will be hacked that electric infrastructure will be hacked and taken down for any significant period of time so the worst we can expect is disruption that's not war it doesn't really terrorize so the threats are serious but they're not to the level of war or terror yet some of the key leaders in the war on terror are now in the business of cyber war michael chaired off once ran the department of homeland security and he now runs a cyber security consulting firm. you could have a cyber attack that would be as consequential in terms of the economy maybe even in terms of loss of life as things we typically your source hit with more frightening once america's top spy chief mike mcconnell now oversees cyber operations for a defense contracting giant where the most vulnerable nation on earth to a cyber attack and anti-terrorism czar richard clarke went from advising presidents
on cyber security to publishing books about the coming cyber war for once it would be nice for the united states to be able to get out in front of a catastrophe to be able to prevent that catastrophe we know how to do it we just need to spend the money and the money is flowing the u.s. government will spend more than ten billion a year on cyber security by two thousand and fifteen you know worldwide market that's estimated at eighty to one hundred forty billion dollars a year the budget there we're releasing today it's one of the few areas where the white house plans to increase spending despite other defense cuts and that some say is the problem is going to be even more tempting for folks and you know the defense contracting community for example to hype cyber threats because that's one of the few strains that money you know sort of still exists forbes magazine contributor shawn lawson is an expert in cybersecurity it's a classic case of an attempt to sort of motivate
a response by rally the troops by appealing to fear uncertainty and inside the beltway fear and uncertainty can lead to big business and big bucks most people don't understand the problems with computer and data security most people in washington don't understand it specifically most people in congress don't understand therefore the quote unquote beltway bandits are in a position to to create the problem to state the problem and offer their own services as a solution. a battle does rage here invisible to the naked eye a war for money contracts and power to seek out. washington. but you can read more about the prying eyes of american corporations on our website r.t.e. dot com find out how your personal files will soon be at google's disposal to use that the web giant discretion. that turbulence morning a helicopter in brazil has something of a shaky landing but up more on t.
dot com. islam is on the rise in many central asian republics in kurdistan which has always prided itself as a secular state religion is starting to play a greater role in everyday life politics and the economy but where radical islam is being driven from abroad there are fears that religious freedom may in fact corrupt the country's traditional values which on a boy has a story. it's a mix of religious compliance and teenage defiance ever since fourteen year old daughter had left the school half a year ago she never misses a chance to walk past it in full muslim dress who was first put out teachers wouldn't let me enter the school with my head covered or where i'm going to buy it so for the past three months that i was studying here i had to find a place to change before classes into a secular close now i can be what i want to be but that came at a cost in order to live here to the muslim dress code i had had to transfer to an
adult learning center with follower educational standards she still wants to get a university degree but if she succeeds she'll be an exception. i personally know many girls who are muslims like myself and who faced with the ban on head cover just had to quit schools altogether and now stay at home your former school doesn't require students to wear uniforms in fact her heart says none of your classmates was ever reprimanded for wearing short skirts or low cut tops the school officials are doing their best to draw a veil over this controversy they refused to comment saying only that they have to abide by the school dress code which bans students from covering their had so wearing any other religious symbols while in class this case is quite common for kyrgyzstan a former soviet republic in central asia that over the past decade has witnessed a dramatic rise of the more conservative islam the country of five and a half million people already has around two thousand mosques and the state has
little control or even understanding of what is being preached in them. up to eighty percent of new mosques were built through some sort of partnership with arab countries mainly sell your arabia or qatar and they provide more than money for the exploit their ideology here we already have politicians calling for the creation of caliphate. is this rapid changes. cultural and religious norms that worries many of the country's liberals were not really bribery teaches social sciences of kyrgyzstan the most prestigious university oh. she says she was a strong supporter of religious freedom until she visited her home village last year had left there behold it then they say when you live there we didn't have a mosque now there are three all built by foreign donors as i was walking past one of the mosques and i saw three young women all covered in black and i wanted to come up to them and say look around you can do you so much with your life but i
held myself back because who might tell the many think a minute later they came up to me and started saying sister don't turn away from and that moment i understood that my country has changed it's now a country where i can't tell anyone how to live their life but muslims feel they can be delivered we're not of fears that if muslims in kurdistan are given full really just freedom it would be just a matter of time before other basic rights are done away with still she says she would rather have all sorts of had to wear in her classroom than the risk students had been filled by the wrong lessons elsewhere it's not going to artsy kurdistan. or wild music before you know the south multiple blasts and gunfire rocked the northeast nigerian town of going back killing at least four people reports said the police station and the prison were among the targets isn't a sect boko haram which once sharia law in nigeria has been blamed the group has
carried out waves of bombings and assassinations across the country in recent months. a palestinian protester has died after being injured in clashes with israeli army in the west bank tree claim that demonstrators threw rocks and fire bombs at soldiers prompting them to open fire protests took place in several cities and came on the anniversary of a massacre at a mosque in a t.v. . immigrant american jewish doctor twenty nine mr means. thousands of people are expected to demonstrate in spain on saturday against education cuts and response students accuse officers of using tactics that previous rounds of the protesters were charging be something spring prosecutor just public spending doing to the debt crisis. but it's not just spain which has been hit by austerity measures and waves of angry protests greece
has just agreed another bailout to stop it going broke but the deal is hugely unpopular in the country due to the big cuts being demanded by the e.u. and i.m.f. in return when our own resident in new york has been out and about in the big apple asking what people think about the latest rescue package for an economy deep trouble. greece is getting another bailout one hundred thirty billion euro is that a good idea this week let's talk about that do you know what's going on in greece right now. you know idea you got the wrong person greece. got more g.o.p. g.d.p. greece so what greece is going to do that whether they were there save that matter for the third largest. g.d.b. in the world you've got to worry about greece. they only got good greek i'm from
germany. and the jews have a you and so we should help. you ok with that you don't feel like there should be responsible for themselves they should be let's. hope that if it was coming directly out of your pocket would you still be in support of the bailout no no doubt in my book. though as long as that other european countries the ok with that . nice day out i think we have to start to think globally and we all have to build each other out and try to get this thing back on track so that means shouldering other people's responsibilities are you ok with that. yes or no you know part of me says no i work hard i do what i'm supposed to do i've done how my parents raised me work hard pay my taxes and all those things but if that goes then that affects me and affects my children to whether or not people even know what's going on with the greece bailout the bottom line is it's happening let's see if this one will make it
different. russian the pilots have made a safe landing on a passenger plane minus one set of wheels. and damaged plane flew for two hundred kilometers of the most part of its landing gear. of any decision to make an emergency landing after setting that. matches the crews were at the scene despite the danger there's no panic on board and most unscathed from the . the recap of today's top stories in just a few notes stay with us.