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i'll talk to sarah marusek america's star accused diversity she joins us live from beirut sorry moscow says there are attempts by several countries to use the cooler tragedy to further their own interests and undermine kofi annan is peace plan what do you think well i think that you said it correctly when you stated. hillary clinton wants regime change indeed everybody in washington wants regime change everybody in europe and as well as the gulf countries and so it was always condemned from the very start they never gave it a chance they never worked or did anything to try to see to its realisation they never ever put any pressure on their so-called friends in the syrian opposition and instead in fact arm to the syrian opposition and increase the violence and increase the bloodshed so it is quite rich now that they will without any evidence at all and while an investigation is ongoing automatically condemn the syrian government poor what is a war this is a civil war both sides are fighting how can we know what's happening on the ground
until an investigation is being held and seen through and unfortunately you know the the western reaction and provocation of everything that's going on in syria is just the same old story over and over again they will not stop until they have regime change and so they do not want peace they do not want pm on plan to succeed and it's just a tragedy that's unfolding and the syrian people are the ones who are suffering russia believes got us peace but is the only real viable option here but his efforts are being weighed down by the rebels who dismissed it as well as a lot of the international community as you said both have got foreign countries backing their efforts what is the solution here if if part of the world says well we don't want the rush of kofi annan plan and the gangs and opposition leaders world community says there's no other way. well really the sad part of the scenario is that the syrian people are the ones who are not being given the power to decide
their own future and their own government and at the end of the day the syrian people have to live together united under one government in peace with their neighbors and so certainly instigating violence and we know that foreign fighters are going in not only weapons from the gulf facilitated by the west but also foreign fighters are going and stoking we know that here in lebanon there are fighters being trained in the north and they go across the border frequently to stir up trouble and to create more antagonism between sunni and all the way community and so this is really quite devastating and like i said the syrian people are the ones who are not being given the chance to decide and so really it is only a plan that is allowing the syrian people to move their own desires for a future syria and so it really is the only chance for any potential peaceful solution to this conflict and for a prosperous syria let's not forget look at neighboring iraq and the absolute quotable terminal that has been built up country for almost
a decade now and it's still unfolding the country is in tatters the infrastructure is in tatters the refugee population is still mostly out of iraq we do not need this to happen in syria if we give the kofi annan peace plan a chance and then western powers do put pressure on their allies in syria and they start insisting on their pull their own political agenda for regime change and if they let the syrian people decide there is a chance for syria to be destabilized again and to undergo a reform process that suits the syrian people as it is though now as you mentioned violence is spreading beyond syria one of the places neighboring lebanon where you are in the north what are the wider consequences if this gets any worse for the region. this is the problem because the regional countries are are interfering in syria this easily becomes a regional conflict and it's devastating for lebanon which has suffered enough already so many years of civil war between one hundred seventy five and one
thousand nine hundred and now you know the violence is happening on a much more extreme level in the north and lebanese are getting nervous they don't want to have to live through another civil war and especially because you know this is not their conflict they may have their own thoughts about the syrian government but they understand that this is for the syrian people to decide and they want security they want to see lebanon is neutral in this conflict in the lebanese people need to be able to have their own country that is staying away from this conflict and not dragging itself into it and it seems like the international and foreign in the gulf states are only encouraging the lebanese to get more involved and to drag it into a civil war and again i think this is more a political agenda than anything else this has to do with the resistance axis this has to do with hizbollah this has to do with iran and the west determined attempt to undermine these players in the regional politics because they know how popular they are and they know how powerful they are and it's just going to make the whole
region into a complication i would conflict and this could be avoided if the goal countries step back didn't get involved in lebanon didn't get involved in syria and if the west didn't instigate them to right back from america star accused university talking to us live from beirut thank you. well more now on that violence spreading across the border from syria at least thirteen people killed and dozens injured in recent clashes between pro and anti also supporters in lebanon the country also said to be one of the major arms hubs for the rebels fighting against the regime in syria and this deadly weapons flow is also a matter of faith not just money. now reports. as seller shows off his goods. this is five thousand dollars and this is thirteen hundred eighteen hundred and two thousand the seven machine guns between two and a half and three thousand u.s.
parks shaadi not his real name also has rocket propelled and hand grenades which he showed me in private people come contact me every day we have a revolution next door. we talking shop his garage in tripoli lebanon on syrian rebels are his major clients are very popular but recently they're looking for really have the stuff we buy from her and they're ours and resell they have a nerve and they're getting it for free as iran makes their entire storage. it'll take no more than ten hours for this shot he says to reach lebanon's conflict and gulf to neighbor since the beginning of the uprising in syria last march arms prices have rocketed for some items the coast has gone up five and sometimes even ten times and the more the conflict drags on the mall look at if it ends for the weapons dealers but money is not the key reason shaadi is
a sunni muslim and to him it's his holy do you support his co religious fighters in syria for sure we. will help them topple assad till they do it in sunni dominated no flab and on where we meet the arms dealer those who want assad out are in the absolute majority and they are sending their religious brothers in neighboring syria a lot more than prayers. a mad twenty nine year old field commander from the free syrian army was wounded during the siege earlier this spring together with other injured f.s.a. members he's now having treatment in lebanon but his not stop fighting entirely. we have support from syrian ex-pats everywhere in the world people from britain france saudi arabia also send us money we buy weapons walkie talkies. in the syrian borders he says every day tons of these aid go through his hands but for him it's
not enough as soon as he gets better he'll return to syria. is a sellafield a radical sunni group whose influence in this part of lebanon is growing dramatically there are demonstrations in favor of the syrian uprising a role so part of the support package everything counts. we also made some of fish a calmer bakley one of the founders of the banned islamic group. suspected of links to international terrorism and he says his input in the syrian revolt in sending the rebels the ideas and encouragement to achieve their ultimate goal when called me to make a call to overthrow the government would make all the scholars speak for against these issues and make them all again to see a government and other selfish a can triple the runs this car parts shop he confirms that every sunni and especially every salafist here in lebanon is involved either ideologically or financially in what he calls syrian liberation. already
help the tunisian and egyptian revolutions we want syrians now to get rid of this regime. shake muslin doesn't wear muslim white robes and keeps his beard secret to every selfie short so as not to draw too much attention he says everybody has something these days just to see their mission and i sobbed. syria completed. the reporting from northern lebanon. on a top level tour of europe president putin this week urged patience to let the kofi annan plan come into a fact and syria it was speaking had of a meeting with top e.u. officials who have now arrived in st petersburg well they've got a lot to discuss as are in a go to explain. was it puts in his first stop was in minsk which many saw as an indication that that russia's foreign policy now will focus more on the closest neighbors and the c.i.s.
countries many observers also saw this visit as the beginning of the suppose that the plan of the economic and eastern bloc now off you went afterwards to berlin on a whirlwind visit which lasted for only half a day was going to put an end german chancellor angela merkel who seemed to see eye to eye on the matters concerning syria now earlier in the week u.s. secretary of state hillary clinton said that russia is aiding to the troubles in syria by continuing to support the regime of president bashar a loss to which of course the russian president prepared a response. but russia is unilaterally supporting the regime. we have longstanding good relations with syria but we soon to be conflict. and agree with. that our common objectives. both russian and german leaders seem to believe that the coffee on speed planet should be seen to progress to
excess fully at the moment it does seem like it's hamstrung a by the seemingly unstoppable of fighting on all sides in syria now of course that not all leaders in europe seem to agree with the french president francois long also earlier in the week did mention that france supports military intervention in the middle eastern country and of course that is something that russia is adamantly against and that was one of the matters discussed by puttin on his last leg of european tour which took him to paris now of course there is no agreement on the issue of syria among the european leaders among other issues which were also discussed or mentioned to put in such a meeting with the french president of course was the issue of defense now russia's russians out a man. the plans for creation of a missile defense shield in eastern europe a plan much hailed by nato and the united states as being very much needed by countries to counteract the supposedly possible strikes from the likes of iran in
north korea now these plans worry moscow very much and moscow has been adamant in its demands that nato and its allies present guarantees that this missile shield will not be used against russia could be. in the past we've often been promised to you wouldn't expect then we were promised a new two wouldn't put military hold when the russian. expand and its bases spread you know we need guarantees but i'd like to say we're not going to escalate this discussion we've been ready and willing to go partners to engage in dialogue it is natural that all of these issues of course will call part of tearing at the russia e.u. summit in st petersburg and although we've probably cannot expect a major breakthrough to be done it is clear that a lot of people a lot of observers as well as all of the european leaders involved are hoping that some sort of movement forward will finally be made at least in some of these topics
. now thousands in egypt have been venting their anger over what they say is the lenient sentence for the former president hosni mubarak serving life over the killing of eight hundred fifty protesters during last year's uprising but they're also furious that mubarak's two sons and several security officials have been acquitted martin is in cairo. hundreds of protesters occupying terrorists where behind me more reporting into the square larger demonstrations have also been called for later in the day this all started yesterday initially with joy about the life sentence that was given to former president hosni mubarak but then turned to anger as a number of security officials in his administer. asian were acquitted of any involvement in the deaths of hundreds of protesters in egypt's revolution last year the verdict has given the police the green lights to do whatever the one because
they knew they wouldn't be punished they want those who killed their children to life sentences and hosni mubarak i'm his interior minister should be executed. killed out this verdict humiliate a year and a half of the revolution are those who are ruling this country escape justice at the expense of mubarak we know they're going to appeal the verdict that's what people should unite to prevent and not mohamed morsi the muslim brotherhood can do that in the upcoming second round of the presidential election said that the revolution the started last year in egypt should continue and that if he was elected president he would make sure at least try to get mubarak back on trial and have him executed the top prosecutor in egypt he's going to appeal the acquittals of those top security officials people here who are really focused on the yesterday's verdicts and there said that that is the sign that the military here
that the old regime a still in power chafee is the other candidate in the election he is mubarak's last prime minister a former general he has had offices of his both in the capital and in other towns raided and people say that they were doubting whether a second round in the election should go ahead after which i speak has said that he wouldn't reinstate the old regime but he's going to have a lot of convincing to do to try and make people believe him due to demonstrations planned in the coming week including a million man march through the capital. coming up on r t stability versus sovereignty the irish people he asked for more cuts from brussels but here is that more decisions are being taken out. but first this hour the wiki leaks chief julian a songe lost his appeal against extradition from the u.k. to sweden this week where he is wanted on sexual assault charges britain supreme
court ruled on wednesday that his arrest warrant was lawful as such a team was given fourteen days to appeal the decision which the world's top whistleblower says is politically motivated so our first reports from london. the truth shall set you free all know the supporters were out in full six weeks for julian assange tearing his appeal was rejected in a split five two decision by the judges after all the five hundred days of house arrest in britain he's now on the brink of deportation to sweden to answer questions about sexual assault accusations he say's a trumped up basic point you remember the jury and hasn't been charged with any crime in any country and it really is extraordinary so much pain actually joy it just for the purpose of questioning. it all began when we started revealing uncomfortable truths about the u.s. government the afghanistan and iraq war logs gave shocking detail about the violent
occupation of those countries the scale of civilian deaths on potential war crimes all at the hands of u.s. forces and the swedish arrest warrant wasn't far behind i think this will send a chilling effect to all potential whistleblowers but if they dare challenge the secrecy and indeed in many cases war crimes of united states they will face retribution and that's bad for democracy it's bad for human rights the case is being seen by many as a david and goliath style fight with a stanch taking on not just the legal system but the establishment that seek to silence him and wiki leaks and it's not just the government media that champion the songes of freedom of speech defend spectacularly turned on him in recent times he didn't want to be a member of the club. and that was the problem we can reach produced in a matter of. revelation about the workings of democratic of
the workings of the world in many ways how the world is wrong or when used by the western world put together. the word jealousy comes. in a further twist in the tales. songes legal team managed to get him an eleventh hour extradition stay if they fail this battle is likely to end up in the european court of human rights it is. really a ritual. that should not be happy. with it he's disappointment among his cyclo to the decision and a real sense that this wasn't just a loss in a staunch and his legal team but a loss for the british justice system as well sir. well while under house arrest in britain julian assange began filming his talk show that airs next on r.t. this tuesday don't forget you can also catch previous episodes at our t.v.
the cop. the irish people have said yes to more sturdy this week in a nationwide referendum supporters say this will ensure stability and more rescue cash while critics fear the country will lose power to make its own decisions are to store smith explains. yes to writing european austerity into new will and ceded more still pretty to brussels the sixty forty result saw a split between rich and poor with middle class in rural areas in favor of working class. against sin fein leader gerry adams campaigned vigorously against the treaty and is now island's most popular party leader as a result the government real number of commitments during. we're converted to the notion that you can't cut your way. up to get people.
back into work. just banking. the result of the greed of private bankers. so we. hold to those commitments they'll need to unemployment up to fifteen percent welfare payments a cut public sector spending has been slashed everyone's feeling the pinch including publican jimmy killed near he's seen his turnover by hauff as locals batten down the hatches we would have had to and five full time employees. for part time to full time to part time we had a restaurant upstairs which is. another three full time jobs. it's a huge factor it's the discretionary spend that people have. you can see it throughout . the restaurant business people are very very very careful on how they spend their
money today economies tightly pounds to the. three bank bailouts the treaty binds budget treat policy even tighter so that brussels will have a say over how island spends its money on healy of social justice ireland says it's a badly written treaty that will do what it's meant to do what we're looking at no is a limiting limitation being imposed by this treaty which we believe quite strongly means that we cannot put in the investment levels that are required of the scale that's required to actually generate the growth to produce the jobs that are required if i was to get out of this mess that it's in thanks to the constitution the irish are the only european people who got to vote on the pact and to. e.u. member governments have already signed it the u.s. will give outage power to an unpopular treaty france's new president francois
hollande has talked about trying to renegotiate the pact and germany's angela merkel despite having written the treaty can't get her own parliament to ratify it richard boyd baratz of the united left alliance sees a bleak future because of all of the gambling debts and banks and speculators of import on to the books of the state but this would mean permanent austerity binion's worth of colt's every year for at least a decade or more in order to meet the treaty targets and we believe will do damage to the economy which is already very traumatized for ireland it seems more damaging austerity is up ahead here in every case this bristling with referendum post is the new post it's called the fiscal pact the bankers treaty the all steroids the pact but the yes campaign has won the day with its message of stability. prepared to cede silver and sea in exchange for financial backup but even that's not guaranteed
in a beleaguered you're right they know it's me now it's the. u.s. and south korea are being accused of conducting secret missions to spy on north korea's nuclear facilities it's from a media report claiming special troops are being parachuted into the country it was a sensitive time between washington and pyongyang america denies the allegations but the article's author stands by his sources. at present both the pentagon and the lower level command whose general ah i i heard speaking have both admitted that i did not fabricate the story earlier they had both said i fabricated the story he spoke in the present tense and it was not clear that he was speaking hypothetically not clear at all and it was actually quite apparent he was speaking in sort of the the present and literal sense of north korea tends to
take a few days to process news reports like this before formulating some kind of response whether that response be an official statement or some sort of military posturing or something so i expect based on what experts are telling me that we'll have to wait to see what the official response will be i hope it's nothing but i hope the general it is is telling the truth when he says he was speaking hypothetically i regret that this thing got out of hand. being here some of today's world news now a passenger plane has crashed into a two story building in nigeria's largest city one hundred fifty three people were on board the m d eighty three air jet it's unlikely there are any survivors it came down in a neighborhood near lagos airport earlier another nigerian plane overshot a runway in guyana and plowed into a boss ten people in the vehicle were killed but all four people on that cargo jet survived. miserable weather has failed to stop student protesters from turning out
in their thousands once again in montreal talks earlier this week with the canadian government failed to reach a deal on the controversial hike intuition fees the crackdown most began in february and escalated last month when an emergency and to protest law was passed over two and a half thousand people have been arrested since proudly started. britain's marking queen elizabeth's diamond jubilee with the biggest river pageant in three hundred fifty years before a tale of a thousand boats of all shapes and sizes are on the table with the flag waving crowds lining the river banks in london despite the cold and rain not everyone's in celebrate tory mood though anti royalists are using the event to call time on the monarchy and for britain to become a republic party sarah ferguson london watching what's happening to follow her tweets on the diamond jubilee festivities and fall out. what are g dot com how to
join in with america's hard press ninety nine percent are very occupy after on facebook lets you do just that camp out and campaign without leaving your p.c. and it's up for prestigious design a board to take a look online. and catch me if you can of the saudi princess who tried to flee a five star hotel in paris without paying her several million dollar bill but was stopped by staff and it's not the first time for the. oil racketeer either we report on our team doctor. i'll be back with a look at our top stories after this.
one thirty pm in the russian capital our teams have minds moscow warns that the un human rights body is putting the syrian peace plan at risk by blaming the regime which accuses armed rebel gains for the whole massacre. russia believes the condemnation is premature because the investigation still ongoing and puts pressure on the security council. president putin's reaffirmed his stance on not taking sides during toplevel visits to paris and berlin was speaking ahead of a meeting with top brass which has launched in st petersburg. egypt's ousted president hosni mubarak to begin serving life for his party and killing eight hundred fifty protesters during last year's op rising but thousands are in range of
what they see as a soft sentence. and the world's top whistleblower loses his extradition appeal from britain to sweden on sex assault charges julian assange has legal team has fourteen days to appeal the decision which they believe is a politically motivated and next how the tragic death of a russian girl inspired hundreds to join forces to help find missing people across the country. every known each in the most a region of several people disappear. volunteers from the search group leisurely are investigating the disappearance of a missing child. baby year old alexei schuler north and left school off to lessons but never came home in the evening for a trial most good night is not.