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we stop stories on our t.v. and their whole to iran's nuclear program gives hope for diplomacy but more threatened sanctions from washington could put that progress in reverse as capitol hill chooses between israeli please and barack obama's promises. reports emerge that israel could join forces with former foes saudi arabia to attack iran if the deal with world powers fails to rollback to iran's nuclear program. also reporting underground adoption in the united states when the children proved too much to handle adoptive parents to simply hand them over to strangers through the internet. mission accomplished such a twenty fourteen olympic torch returned safe and sound after russian cosmonauts taken on an historic space walk.
if you just joined us my name is kevin oh it's seven pm here in moscow this is the weekly a roundup of the top stories of the last seven days and this week's interlude between the two rounds of crucial talks over iran's nuclear program is sensibly mixed signals on the one hand the u.n. watchdog declared that atomic projects have been virtually frozen since president rouhani came to power there on the other had u.s. lawmakers are insisting yet more sanctions are placed on iran a move that threatens to derail the whole deal about mazzei looks at what else is jeopardizing the diplomacy to. the pieces are in place. and we have time and again said that i know no circumstances would we seek any weapons of mass destruction including nuclear weapons nor will we ever wrong and how you.
operate with respect to if it is an activity is to be undertaken by going. to resolve all present and positive. woman or words flowing relations yet just as the deal in geneva was on the constitution the world pollens and the one came concern from france a surprise move that stalled the talks but and friends new friends in israel who'd been the traditional stumbling block up to now still small ting from the threats and intense rhetoric of the recent past is will refuses to budge that's a bad deal. it's a dangerous. because it creates the wrong as a nuclear threshold nation. we are not blind and i don't think we're stupid as to the main bargaining chips the sanctions likely not to could prove
a dealmaker when congress is having none of it put in president obama in a tough spot i think rowhani has staked his position on the idea that he can improve relations with the rest of the world and so far he's been saying a lot of the right things if i were the prime minister of israel. be very wary as well of any kind of. talk from the iranians and then there's the bargaining hammon israel building more subtle meant when things don't go its way approving more units only last month leaving us congress to get trigger happy with more sanctions don't draw us into a bad deal with iran we already know how israel's benjamin netanyahu feels advocating his case on twitter through yet another colorful graphic presentation at the red carpet will be rolled out for its new found friends friends present it's
tough to predict whether the p five plus one will equal unity when they get back around the table next week in geneva. they are to moscow well should the talks result in something israel isn't happy with its reportedly ready to join forces with a former sworn enemy for a possible strike on iran principally times newspaper suggest saudi arabia is working closely with israel's mossad on a military campaign if iran's nuclear program isn't in agreement in geneva under the reported plan of saudi arabia is understood to be allowing israel use of its airspace it would also assist israel in deploying combat drones helicopters and tanker planes the saudis have furious and are willing to give israel all the help it needs that's what anonymous source allegedly told the newspaper in the week the sunni muslim gold kingdom's alarmed that shiite dominated iran could get a nuclear weapon a concern of course shared by israel to the arabian political analyst said mohammad marandi thinks that if this scenario does play out there would be no winners. well
we don't know if these reports are true but the saudis and the israelis are moving closer and closer to one another however it's highly unlikely that the saudis or the israelis would really want to iran. would be a loser as they would be seen. obviously the iranians would retaliate against what you know very well and it would create an economic catastrophe for the world. that would mobile i whole middle east especially people on the streets in support of iran they would isolate israel after all the americans with all their firepower. failed in their attempt to bring about syria because world public opinion and american public opinion simply would not accept it. well if such plans do exist they might come to light even if next week's geneva nuclear talks do we had an agreement of some kind where i ask you tonight if you think a deal can be reached voting if you have this what you telling us so far more than
half of you voted so far as you can see there think israel's opposition will prevent any deal about a third of you there believes there is a chance but only if the west recognizes a runs right to nuclear energy little over ten percent of you there are pessimistic saying that neither side needs a deal so therefore they're not going to rush into it they don't need a deal so badly anyway in the final five percent say iran will agree to a deal only after sanctions leave it with no other choice you can add your voice a lot make a change for the night at r.t. dot com. syria could be free of most of its chemical arsenal by the end of the year if another country willing to take it on the bushes deadline was set by the international chemical watchdog as part of a road map which says all toxic stockpiles must be destroyed by the end of next june but the biggest problem now is a lack of volunteers to take on the delicate task of a liberated more than a thousand tons of highly poisonous materials norway was the first to give a firm no it's refuse. was murdered a couple of days ago by albania which saw
a series of protests against the government being the destruction sites country construction site for syria's arsenals political analyst chris bambery spoke to she says it should be europe's wealthy nations instead do is to hear to implement some vicious elimination. my understanding is that they will go to france and i think it's really the onus is on britain or france in terms of the western european powers to deal with this because as i say they do have chemical weapons although we don't advertise the fact that britain and france have stockpiles of chemical weapons they do have the ability to do that the french and the british have the facilities were you can dismantle these things safely they have the expertise surely that's the better option has abided by this deal the west should really put its money where its mouth is here it's signed up to this deal it's sending ships in this case norwegian ship to deal with this but the norwegians queering they don't have the expertise to dismantle and you can see why chemical weapons see the will
not to take them in and i think it kind of smacks of i resent over the fact that really in the end this deal has come or actually putin brokered a deal. and no syria has abided by the agreements of it and i can't hear but feel there's a sort of kind of resentment in european capitals that actually the deal has worked . well even without hosting syria's chemical weapons the e.u. is being dragged deeper and deeper into the conflict intelligence chiefs believe more than a thousand young european muslims are joining the islamists and they're fighting in syria it's thought that being recruited through social media the counterterrorism coordinator says that you had this agenda goes further than the toppling of to it's actually a real threat to europe. we are in the process of trying to understand better the reason why so many europeans are going to syria where we start being concerned. with and that's what we understand many of the mean the joining to.
you. groups which not only wants to work through a sad but the global jihad really wreak fully the project and therefore we think i think we'll see that in the future but many of them will get back in europe much more radical he means by order recruit order or. direct mortar attack in europe. ahead fear the notorious corner of the caribbean that refuses to close. its very easy and one tunnel it's hard to tell right now exactly how one will be down here given this mission as it racks up twelve years we go behind the barbed wire for more insight into america's most notorious prison for over one hundred sixty prisoners the still being held many without trial or charge. since the deaths of innocents in iraq this year reaches its highest in years r.t.
launches a special online project to calculate the real numbers of civilians slaughtered. and underground adoption market has been exposed in the united states it's called private re homing and it allows parents to get rid of their unwanted adopted kids by online no background checks or government scrutiny means children could end up with families who would never be legally allowed to adopt or even end up with criminals where portnoy's got the story. animal owners may be familiar with the term private re homey typically it refers to those seeking to give their pet away but today the practice is reportedly being used by parents looking to give away the child they adopted from overseas and no longer wants an investigation conducted by reuters found that this type of child trafficking is happening largely in cyberspace where parents allegedly advertise their unwanted children through yahoo
and facebook groups the lawless atmosphere allows internationally adopted orphans to be passed on to strangers without government scrutiny or even a paper trail as a result many of these children can end up in the custody of criminals sex offenders or abusive adults that would have never been allowed to legally adopt many of the children advertised online for private re homing range between the ages of six to fourteen and had been adopted from abroad including from countries such as russia china ethiopia and ukraine poses huge risks right because some of the families into which these children home they're probably perfectly good and the children are doing better perhaps and some of them are not as of this year u.s. citizens are banned from adopting russian orphans since one thousand nine hundred ninety one thousand russian children have reportedly died at the hands of their american adoptive parents reporting from new york marine upper nile r.t.
. unwanted children of three of the thais from rio the at least one so we can find out to spoke to one young man who told us how his life took a turn for the worse when he was passed on to a new family. dimitris stewart was five years old when he and his brother were adopted from an orphanage in a small town near moscow it would be a rocky road living with his adoptive american parents didn't really feel like. i was there when he was a young teenager after years of strained relations and after his parents had biological children of their own the stewarts decided it was time to find him a new home and that's when they turned to the internet is that i go underground groups where people want to. go there i just sort of a dog shins and stuff that's how dimitris parents found nicole isa in easten advertise yourself as an aspiring mother that ran a homeschool demeter found out that this was far from the truth this is
a little tiny basic. and. him he's serious it was clear that his new home was no home school there was any on the desk there had to do homework he didn't even make you go to school she gave me the option to go to school and then we had a biological kid that was taken away from them from the stay so they want a lot to have any more kids and that's why they were doing this underground underground thing nicole had been married to a man who was a pedophile and that she could not get a homestudy due to her finances these days private adoptions are far more common it's unclear how many of them were facilitated on the internet where it's harder to regulate the transactions between family it's after the traumatizing ordeal dimitri moved to this group home outside atlanta he feels safe with his new guardians in this quaint home in a nice suburban neighborhood use never know who's who's going to. be out there
looking for kids and there's sick people out there everywhere in marietta georgia of all are. that's the picture of then i fear the u.k. meantime and you shouldn't be expect to text the home office has taken the sending phone messages directly to illegal immigrants tell them to get out problem it's not always the illegals who will be on the receiving end of that story in fact coming from plain. old. technology innovation all the developments from around russia we've got the future covered. this is obviously more for the ladies because it's pink. women wanted to avoid rate they really needed to buy guns and. this is the one that i want to go with
them once again it's the fear of. women definitely the target of the gun lobby you don't kill them when you're killing money but if somebody with you would just pick her. i noticed more that's really scary marketing tactics which implies that women have some sort of moral obligation to protect their family and young girls shoot out here too so we do have a pink or. more kids young kids choke on food than are killed by firearms if being armed made us safer in america we should be the safest nation on earth. were clearly not the safest. overgrew most on this week former american military top brass rode on the jail
demanding its closure tory's prison the spring twelve years now operation that over three dozen retired generals and admirals of written to the senate to close what they call a symbol of torture something president obama's of course failed to fulfill so far and this is reports from inside guantanamo bay. when it comes to this prison the numbers speak for themselves since being set up after the attacks of nine eleven a total of seven hundred seventy nine hundred have been held at guantanamo today one hundred sixty four people remain. have been long cleared for release but remain locked up a total of six people is currently under trial alleged prisoners of war brought here since two thousand and two removed from the battlefield of america's ever expanding war on terror it's both the policy of the u.s.
not to hold anyone longer than necessary but we also know that whenever we release someone we assume a richness over a period of more than a decade the majority of detainees held here have been set free if the men of guantanamo are really these superhuman monsters you know the worst of the worst quote dick cheney. they would have been really. most of those still kept locked up have not been charged and are being held indefinitely what sort of a black hole of the existing in would the president of the united states simply refuses to say the innocent but u.s. officials say the law of war brings behind this barbed wire the idea that in a war when you capture folks you as the capturing authority are permitted to hold people during the duration of hostilities. when hostilities and or if there's no longer any purpose legitimate purpose to to hold them then they must be released a tiny problem the war on terror has no geographic borders with men once held here
repeat treated to a wide array of countries. who are only specific to guantanamo you can't even you couldn't even the case on the u.s. mainland because it would be unconstitutional and illegal the war on terror also has no end in sight and national security is a popular excuse to simply ignore the law. over the years countless detainee claims of mistreatment and abuse dozens of suicide attempts mass hunger strikes lost patience and hold just this year the majority of the prison population refused to eat for six months street only to be forced washington has appointed a new envoy to close a camp that is a dark spot on america's image this comes after a mass hunger strike that returned the world's attention to the place that some have dubbed the gulag of our times even if close to. the meanest stage in u.s. history forever it's very easy to end one ton of. you release the men that you're
not prosecuting. and as you said only six men are being prosecuted right now the military prosecutor has made clear that he intends to prosecute a few more but he's also made clear that it won't be more than a few more direct obama promised to close the notorious facility on day one of his presidency he's now in his second term it's only a president who can do it and the idea that it's you know that it's congress's fault is just not correct it is the president the top holding these men in detention some president has to come in and this. it's hard to tell right now exactly how one will be down here doing this mission. and stacy churkin artsy guantanamo bay cuba. online many more stories fear seems
the driving drones isn't that easy with a story about american sailors who got themselves injured because of their own robot plane so they went to right on to dot com tells you what what happened. how's this for getting starstruck if you missed earth's biggest me to shower in more than a decade well look at that we've got some great pictures lined up on line for you. it's been a week of intense bloodshed in iraq with more than one hundred thirty civilians killed iraqi security forces have been unable to curb the violence with lethal bombings causing a spike in deaths this year of nearly eight thousand people killed that's the worst since two thousand and eight one political refugee from saddam hussein's regime told us that the tactics which the u.s. followed and its intervention led to today's ongoing chaos the united states wanted to separate all the iraqi forces and to play on sectarian divisions divisions exasperating the natural differences elevating the.
clashes but there is also this presence of the terrorist organizations which which is most fear of conflict between these political organizations and groups represented within the government. and most especially online project to follow the effects of the growing violence in iraq this year the websites at the bottom of the screens there to find it on air right now live we've got a detailed timeline documenting all the major instance over the course of this year on the casualty figures.
margy dot com is launching a special project to mark the appalling scale of violence in iraq. we want you to know. when it comes to tackling illegal immigrants if you count phone foreigners in britain being sent texts to their mobiles telling them to leave the country but the home office is getting a definite thumbs down from seven recipients who are allowed to be in the country laura smith's got the details. your phone. is a text message a friend asking if you. or your mom just checking your ok but no it's the home office telling you you are illegal in this country and have to leave this is the text got fair enough if he was illegal but he's not and he doesn't even know how they got his details i have been a british citizen for at least for this country so.
it's all part of a government campaign to weed out illegals first they said round threatening. and now threatening texts although the home office denies sending one to challenge it's triggered two hundred complaints but the government defends the program we are taking proactive steps to contact individuals who records show have novelli right to be in the u.k. some of which date back to december two thousand and eight we believe it's right to enforce the immigration rules chan who's an immigration case officer reckons it won't have any effect on genuine illegals they'll just get a new sim card but will intimidate and alienate entirely legitimate community is pointing to what's there we're not welcome in this country chinatown in london's west end is where the majority of china's clients work and he says several of them
have themselves received messages from the hope that together with a series of surprises raids on restaurants by the u.k. border agency makes the u.k. a pretty scary place to be chinese or indeed any kind of ethnic minority at the moment bans texts and raids all add up say activists to an anti immigrant campaign and jeremy corbyn m.p. who represents a large multicultural constituency says we can expect to see more of it as the general election approach. and it's essentially a battle for political ground between the right wing conservatives in the far right you put it's a pretty unseemly image that we're getting this is electioneering paid for by the taxpayer knows strike rate data is available yet for the forty thousand text messages that it's all day the home office reports just eleven illegal immigrants have gotten haven's the result of that than it's cheaper than forcibly removing
them apparently but at the cost of the good will of immigrant communities the country why it's laura smith r.t. . now you know the next week join a police raid in moscow is to tackle the city's huge shadow workforce of illegal immigrant we'll explain why it's causing a social economic headache here in moscow it's coming up the next hour. to the present the olympic torch is orbiting adventure concluded this last week the iconic symbol returned to earth for monday after spending four days at the international space station the i assess what was taken out for its first ever space walk in france watch that journey. right here in mission control when the big red letters landed flashed on the screen a huge round of applause went out to see the torch back safely here on earth with three crew members of russian cosmonauts fyodor yurchikhin american karen nyberg and italian luca parmitano now we watched as the capsule broke through the
atmosphere and that large parachute opened up over the skies of kazakstan as it came hurdling back toward earth the torch has been in space before but it's never been taken on a space walk and that's exactly what occurred it blasted off from the back door cosmodrome on thursday made it safely up to the eye assess nine crew members up there and then it was taken out on a spacewalk on saturday by two cars minot's we were here live watching that it was very excited to see the engineers actually walk walk the cosmonauts through the steps on how to get around the i assessed without a torch in hand of course it was not lit but nonetheless the spirit of unity and sportsmanship was up there on the i s s in the form of that torch next it plans to go to the beautiful area out in the eastern part of russia and it's going to go to the bottom of lake baikal it's going to go to the top of europe's highest peak mount elbrus and it's going to continue on on this longest relay olympic torch history and all the way to solve in february something that we're all watching and
enjoying a lot but certainly this detour to outer space was something very momentous and historic to see happen. well. twenty four seventh's he don't call mine but in the next post in just over half an hour next though a look at america's gun market and how it's growing for what some say for the wrong reasons. you know i love these rare moments where action of something at least sounds positive to share with you the f.d.a. is working to ban partially hydrogenated oils which are the leading source of trance fats and foods and possibly the cause of up to twenty thousand heart attacks per year across the usa according to f.d.a. commissioner margaret hamburg as you know i would like the chemicals in my food
kept to a minimum but the thing is the people at the f.d.a. are surely aware of all the hormones in beef and jim o's being produced why is the span of such a very narrow narrow focus in fact when you look at all the things that americans consume smoke use that to swear health some get the violent band hammer while others are completely tolerated if you ever talk to hardcore marijuana smoker they'll tell you but dude weed is better for you than beer and that's the legal man and they kind of have a point i think there is this is one of those rare instances where a balance position isn't really a good idea well the country could go the libertarian route and let it be everything be legal let people make their own choices or do what i think would be much much better actually really ban all the things that are destructive to our health both of these paths have positive and negative effects but they are a lot better than our current plan of bans some harmful things for some reason and allow other harmful things because while they lobby better but that's just my opinion.
in rural areas the majority of families living here are pro-gun learning to fire is often part of a child's education the moral value of protecting the family is more important than the physical aspect where in south dakota. jack is five he can barely get out of the car in his own but every weekend his father teaches them how to shoot with real bullets under the watchful eye of his mother gretchen you want her stuff. to classes down. the other. former no. jack hasn't been learning long and already he likes helping his dad set up for him it's just like any other day. i've been shooting since i was five or six. and i were in the truth.