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was. the u.s. all providing military aid to syria's rebels or claiming it has added as the as assad regime used chemical weapons moscow called washington's reasoning floored. plans to develop a balkan istomin both led calls to weeks of protests across turkey have been frozen but there's no clear agreement on how to prevent anti-government demos continuing. and as iranians they elected a new leader we examine the controversial legacy left behind by the nation's outgoing president mahmoud ahmadinejad.
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is a pm here in the russian capital you live with us on our t.v. with me to bomb would say it's good to have your company with us let's take a look at what we have for you five washington will put lethal weapons in the hands of syria's rebels it's concluded that bashar assad's regime has a use chemical weapons be it on a small scale and so will also more help to those fighting him artie's marina has the details. this is quite a game changer being announced by the obama administration what we know is that the u.s. has decided that it will provide military support to syrian rebels but u.s. officials would not specify what that support will involve the national security council that the pfizer ben rhodes says that the new assistance to the syrian rebels will be different from the non-lethal communications type of quitman that the u.s. has given before and this of course leads many to believe that the united states will now be arming the syrian opposition now these decisions are being made after
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the u.s. intelligence community has independently concluded that the syrian government has used chemical weapons including the nerve agent gas sarin on a small scale against the opposition however washington so far spell to disclose what specific evidence they have what has led them to make these conclusions and this announcement but this is counter to what the chief u.n. investigator said just two months ago during our investigation for crimes against humanity and war crimes. we collect. weakness to money. the made to appear that some chemical weapons were used in particular. and what was. what appear on. to our investigation that was used
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by openings by the ribbons and we have no known indication tool the government. government has used chemical weapons but i was abused. first the first indication we got. to the use of never opening the united states decision now to provide more military support to the syrian opposition comes ahead of a peace conference that's supposed to take place at the end of this month or be they have then next month that conference was organized by the united states and russia and it was aiming to get both sides from syria to come together at the table and talk about how there could be a transitional government forms and ultimately and the ongoing violence that's been taking place in syria according to the united nations ninety three thousand people
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have been killed since this civil war began more than two years ago we should know that many experts have indicated that and believe and argue that adding more arms to such a heavily violent conflict that's ongoing in syria would actually fuel an arms race it would make the circumstance there the environment there so much more dangerous spots as we see from the the announcements made by the obama administration that washington plans to aid syrian rebels militarily and they won't give specifics but it looks as though that the united states will be arming the syrian opposition. washington says it has said it's evidence and with it's a several allies including russia but the head of the state duma foreign affairs committee says the findings are not convincing if you're interested in what they're doing we have no reliable confirmation the asset government used chemical weapons
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because the us national security council that made this announcement cites intelligence reports the problem is that one time the bush administration also cited intelligence to prove to the entire world that saddam hussein had weapons of mass destruction as we all know this became the basis for aggression against iraq and for iraq's occupation but no weapons were found there neither nuclear material nor chemical weapons civic a so how can we trust these empty phrases after iraq it's completely impossible but this is part of the u.s. political line aimed at toppling the asset government yesterday in a new book really just going if you missed it well u.s. plan for a limited no fly zone over syria has also been drawn up it would be costly up to fifty million dollars a day and is unlikely to effect the things on the ground however the white house now believes that it is needed in order to reduce the risk of arming the rebels the research of area could stretch up to forty kilometers into damascus just one
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hundred meters a sort. of a bet syrian capital damascus and even without a no fly zone washington could send to jordan the way the patron a defense a better reason the f. sixteen fighter jets already deployed a form of pentagon official michael maloof says america should have learned from the previous military escapades. we have to be very skeptical i was in the pentagon at the time that intelligence assessments were made regarding iraq and its w m d programs weapons of mass destruction and we know what the results were a trillion dollars later forty five hundred lives and we and we had nothing nothing to show for it and there were and there was no doubt i was in damascus recently spoke for an hour and a half with the syrian prime minister and he says why would we be gassing our own people but i think that the timing of this is meant to try to boost morale but the
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problem is how do you the opposition is so fractured how do you determine who will get the arms and so that it doesn't get into the hands of the foreign fighters the for the al qaida types there's no guarantee about this and that's why i believe it's going to prolong a conflict. and the u.s. has reacted to washington's allegations with skepticism are cilia explains statement that came out today from the spokesman of catherine ashton has offices that the e.u. would like to have you when mission to have to have independent investigation whether or not the use of chemical weapons really did take place they want independent verification of the facts presented by the united states that is happening in syria now that they are in constant contact with washington and also they said that while this u.n. mission has been authorized they are still waiting to be granted access on the
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ground they did point out indicate the importance of getting an independent verification on the ground with facts on the ground for them to be able to make a decision this is generally reflective of the opinion of most of the e.u. countries if we remember is maybe there was this issue that they made on whether or not to extend the arms embargo to syria twenty five out of twenty seven nations were against that idea including germany very reluctant to get involved militarily we know that the u.k. and france were the two countries that were really heavily pushing for non extension of that arms embargo however what's interesting to see is that the statement coming out today from the u.k. and france it looks to be like a scaled back on their initial aggression on the issue we have a statement from downing street they're saying that the u.k. government has not decided yet whether to arm the syrian rebels and they are asking that the assad government allow grad unrestricted access to the u.n.
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investigation team going back to that statement of the e.u. and france had also said in reply to with suggestions of a no fly zone to be established france had said that such a no fly zone in syria needs the approval of the u.n. security council with very said that any intervention had with the approval of the international community and they say that this is. unlikely so for now there is no clear indication coming from the. next step in terms of action they want to take all of them are saying they want to wait for more information and what's interesting again is a scaled back of the u.k. and france's statements on these and foreign ministers will be meeting about a week's time to discuss this further. well europe is already dealing with the fallout of conflict in syria at least twenty eight thousand syrians are seeking shelter there from the ongoing bloodshed among those are bearing the brunt is germany as artie's peed all of a report from berlin. these protesters behind be in pearl in a campaigning for better rights for refugees here in germany and the number of
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refugees in the country could be set to rise by around ten thousand now that's the number of people escaping violence in syria that's expected to come here to germany when it comes to the international response to the own going crisis in the embattled middle eastern country germany has certainly be more reserved and its criticism and some of its european partners they have kept their involvement purely diplomatic however there are those in germany that fear that the actions of countries like france and like the u.k. could see germany drawn into the conflict further by the back door who would like to stay away from this conflict but there are some attempts to drag the country in as far as i know there are right now thirty six fighters in other words terrorists from the free syrian army who are getting treatment in german military hospitals only to be crushed and sent on their way back to syria to terrorize the civilian population. the authorities in berlin say that they know that people have left from
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germany to go and fight in syria and they also confirm that many of these are fighting with radical islamic groups against the assad government forces there is now a worry that these people could return home and pose a potential terrorist threat on the streets of germany i think it's a double threat the first threat is of course for syria and for syrian civilians as well as for the syrian army that really comes from europe holding european passports are traveling there are fighting and of course they are learning they are terrorists fighting skills when they're out there and the danger that those people will come back to europe one day sooner or later and practice their skills in germany and britain and france and belgium we know from all the countries now these terrorists are traveling to syria and they will come back so this might become a really big challenge and the danger. for also for the security in europe with no end in sight to the violence ongoing in syria it seems very likely that ten
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thousand won't be the final number of refugees fleeing the violence that find their way here to germany and we could see that rice in the future. coming up in a couple of minutes here on r.t. right as the u.k. reportedly blocks a whistleblower edward snowden from traveling to the country big cia mensa revelations looks set to test relations between the u.s. and china to bring you the details to show the. preparations for the first woman cause when it was strictly classified. even her own mother knew nothing of the imminent extraterrestrial voyage during his second dog which there was a terrifying and unexpected. one wrong move under siege i may never have returned.
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she later miraculously survived an assassination attempt this and thirty five right at my side of the car nine bullets were found on the my seat valentino to discover seagull in space see. download the official application to yourself choose your language stream quality and enjoy your favorite. if you're away from your television just doesn't matter now with your mobile device you can watch on t.v. anytime anywhere. welcome back you're watching our team plans to develop a park in istanbul that calls weeks of protests across turkey have been put on hold
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and will be left to a court to decide whether they legal five people died in the often violent demonstrations the decision came on to the prime minister held a meeting with activists although there was no. and how to end discontent why the problem protests started because of a plan to cut down trees and build barracks in negev pocket they soon evolved into empty government demonstrations with the railing against the country's prime minister and the european parliament have any criticized this proportionate and access of use of police force against the protesters jason jones added to the it's symbol is that a says of those angry at the government will continue to demonstrate why the decision about the park. there's a court injunction to stop the construction in gezi park and essentially what it came down to was the government saying that they would not step in to stop that process and they would let the courts handle it from here so we we have a pause in the action but by no means is it over we see
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a lot of opposition party groups that have come together under this one particular cause but within that group of people you see a splintering of very very differing causes the anticapitalist muslims the socialists the. various representative groups from every friend. out there they don't think that the conflict is going to just go away i would i would hope that they can find a peaceful way to get life back to normal and to get people at the table talking to one another however as i mentioned those marginal groups that are there these are professional protesters they protest all the time they're generally ready for a fight so i don't think that those people are going to just walk away. remember you can find most of us stories over at our t.v. dot com including questionable confession the young man tells the police in bahrain he was a hired assassin but only after being tortured into owning up according to human
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rights activists. and the course of the plane crash that killed a year ago guerin the first man in space is revealed to the public for the first time welcome to r.t. dot com to find out what actually happened. today violent games played out. these are the images the world has been seeing from the streets of canada. joint operations room. say a whistleblower edward snowden has reportedly been stopped from flying to the u.k. with the airline's awarded to keep him from boarding the man who lifted the lid on america's secret surveillance activities is being pursued by washington which once
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a to prosecute him for his latest revelation he told a hong kong newspaper that a us repeatedly hacks into chinese computer networks now he claims that the us has been hitting hundreds of targets in hong kong and in mainland china since two thousand and nine this is particularly sensitive because washington has constantly accused beijing of being behind a series of cyber attacks on its government departments the future although whistleblower remains unclear as washington puts together charges against him but some experts believe china will stand by snowden. he had months to sink it over he's already called that with lawyers and human rights organizations in hong kong he studied whole called law yes there is an extradition treaty between homecoming and us before the ninety ninety seven and those are but this is a very special case now china is that correct we told me she is already supporting stole that lexus think it took them a few days to make up their minds that remember there was a three day holiday in china so the start it should be
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a friday the chinese are sensitive and they are watching out for a reaction in hong kong they are watching public opinion reaction inside in a way bulled the chinese blogs and the equivalent of twitter and they know they see the groundswell of support to snowden they see the double standards of although it's wrong to impose a wooden weight cyberwarfare dialogue when this comes both ways and yes they're going to support snowden no doubt. snowden is a fellow whistleblower we could be said to give me an affront to praise the ex cia man for obtaining solid proof of what many have suspected he has has a preview of his exclusive interview to r.t. . where where most of the snowden revelations but in a thousand pieces from one court case here from the whistleblower there from a leaked document here thousand different revelations looking closely at black
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budgets and so on putting all this together. and so those people deeply involved some surprising. i've written about this but. what is surprising is to see such clear direct proof in simple documents. in court orders secret court orders by the united states for massive deception and that the various different forms of mass interception from when they're from. the high tech companies from fiber optic lines from of arise on another carries the united states that these are old into marriage together now into one system into machine into one system. is surprising. and you can catch the full interview with julian assange later today here on r.t. . security is tight across iran as people choose a successor to present the who's coming to the end of his second and final term and
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alissa don't expect much change in the country's political course mainly because all the candidates a loyal to supreme leader ayatollah ali khamenei are his maria for national is in toronto watching the ballot. was iran's supreme leader is among the first photos today the country chooses its next president i hope you have a little to see how tall economy has just cast his ballot and of course no one knows who he voted for you can see many journalists are here who've been foreign reporters many have come to iran to cover the event and most of them are reporting on the show that the supreme leader has cast over the country's politics and today's events speculates and that's by offering a choice today's vote will unlikely to bring a new radical change to the country all together there are sticks candidates in today's race but of course no one can say at this point who's likely to ween opinion polls predict iran off but as it sat there were these leaflets we found
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distributed on the streets of tehran the future president of iran should believe in god be able to protect the country from its enemies have high moral standards and have a good plan to improve the country's economic situation here's our report on where the jobs legacy leaves the islamic republic akbar has been in real estate business for years in iran when we ask him to summarize the legacy of president. he talks about the term if you compare is that right increased by one hundred percent since last year we have no hope for the future of the economy is better than it's getting worse one of the president's promises after taking office in two thousand and five was to make iran's vast oil revenues felt. at the dining table of every single family was he leaves behind is a country hit by the worst financial crisis in the years but there are some who say it's not what it is just who's to blame for the downturn
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a hundred sanctions were tough recently and it's hard to keep afloat and for the president you know people i'm sure that iran is able to resist international pressure the iranian economy has been hit hard by a string of ever tougher sanctions imposed successively by the e.u. the u.n. and the u.s. over because ations the countries trying to develop nuclear weapon something which was never approved as autumn ahmadinejad has been able to stand up to the whole world over iran's nuclear program and the country is better off for it and other battle the departure in libya will be remembered for is his rhetoric about israel and iran six resident relations reached the point when even war seemed very possible and while ahmadinejad has not exactly been friendly towards israel the way facts have been gentle devout him has done more damage to his reputation than his own words years ago a statement was mistakenly streamlet it to him which was inequity translated as
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israel must be wiped off the face of the map and actual words were that israel must vanish from the arena of time and didn't even belong to any way other than objective is to make a when the kneejerk ability he stands for universal rights where every country would have an equal say but some powers want nothing but dominance and they focused on blocking the name of our presidents one of this year's presidential candidates doesn't agree say korea during the two thousand and eleven it can bend he criticized his advisors and they were after a race that's not the best and most honest way to get the power but in. the deadly protests that raged across the country after the elections are also thought to have undermined our image the result many people were frightened of other. let me not talk about my job at all. even those who don't totally support a when a judge say there is little he can actually do here according to our constitution the supreme leader has much more powers in this country almost every step the
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president takes should be supervised and blessed by the ayatollah so despite all the controversies surrounding president definition it looks like iran will continue to be a force in the region and therefore will remain the fool in the side of the us and its allies mahmoud ahmadinejad's eight year presidency provokes mixed feelings a very controversial leader he was equally hated in your shoes here in iran has been most going to be presidents and i'm both called to friend around in politics today if iraq is over but his legacy will cost a shadow over the next president some time. brief nationality check around iran. to other international news in brief and now violent clashes have erupted in brazil's largest city that's people took to the streets on moscow angry at a public transport prize hike lizzie's to get some rubber bullets to disperse the crowds detaining at least forty demonstrators more than
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a thousand activists have also protested in the country's capital. two people have died after a ferry sank off of the philippines of fifty four others and the crew were pulled from the water by rescuers reports say the ferry could have been on balance on a commuter buses in a truck on board a coast guard scanned the area for people not on the passenger list but who would like me on the vessel. wildfires in colorado have destroyed nearly three hundred eighty homes and killed two people the victims the way apparently trying to escape from a house that was on fire and firefighters are trying hard to control the level of destruction after the blaze a doubled in size overnight up to a thousand households way evacuated. coming your way we meet the first woman in all their development that a fascinating story is just ahead. you
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know when i was in school they would tell us stories about that other goofy economic system in the eastern bloc and about why it was doomed to fail they tell us how terrified communist bureaucrats would work very hard to give the illusion of a fish and see when their bosses were in town essentially out of fear they would try to convince the state that everything was just fine they promise of a fresh coat of paint on some stuff bump up their numbers in the books and get employees to put a smile on for the cameras so they wouldn't lose their jobs yeah this our teachers told us was a sign of true doomed economics rolling the clock forward twenty or thirty years the bosses of the current global economic system are in town and many locations around the upcoming g eight summit in northern ireland are doing their best to hide their economic downturn from the media according to our t.v. news the government of northern ireland has spent two million pounds dealing with
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derelict buildings some of these buildings have simply been knocked out but some have been spruced up like butcher shops with images of meat stuck over the windows to hide their barren interiors or the now famous local office supply store which contains no office supplies at all but it sure does look nice and i guess that's what counts spending two million pounds to hype economic downturn from the g eight and other eyes whether than spending it and actually you know improving the local economy seems like doomed economic practices to me but that's just my opinion.
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a highway built on the bones of its maker it's the wind through one of the wildest and most beautiful regions of russia a place that's home to less than a million people and the keepers of the great frosts. join me james brown as i travel to the coldest inhabited place in the world. and meet some of the toughest people and hardiest animals on the planet. just make sure that you keep your eyes on the road. race to the poll of polls only on aunty. she might never have made it she wasn't at the top of the candidate's shortlist but eventually she did blast off shouting triumphantly. as the
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flight began she was unable to switch to manual control but after three days the world greeted the first woman cosmonaut. six years later as a motorcade passed through the kremlin gates a man opened fire and nine bullets she was untouched. valentino to discover his biography read a little like a fairy tale a soviet cinderella. a girl from a poor family in a remote province rocketed to such that only the stars were above. the first woman cosmonauts glass was the vostok six spacecraft which she first tried on in june one thousand nine hundred sixty three it immediately elevated her to the so.


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