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live it out international this monday morning breaking news a van drives into a crowd of pedestrians outside a mosque in north london it's left one person dead and several more injured. british prime minister to reason may says the instance being treated as a potential terrorist attack as london's counter-terror police open investigation all the latest on that to come in the next thirty minutes of news plus two. conflicting claims over the downing of a syrian fighter jet by the american military over a battle ground that's disputed by u.s. but forces islamic state and the syrian government real complicated picture will try and unravel it. iran has missiles targeting militants in eastern syria in
retaliation for recent terror attacks into rad that have been claimed by i still. very good morning busy news morning the money was kevin zero in frankfurt shooting to our international live from h.q. moscow it's none of the morning here it's seven in the morning in the u.k. and again that's where we're starting at least one person has been killed and up to ten injured in what prime minister trees amaze calling a potential terrorist attack a van drove into a crowd of pedestrians many of them believed to be worshippers leaving a mosque in north london over night. suddenly on my way home i hear the big noise crash noise when i turned back i saw the the van hit the people and when i ran to the place i saw a lot of people all florrie the one dead and the other badly injured one of them
and that the weird guy who was under the van was seriously injured which if you took the whole load of the van. that the guy was all he's got it in is it because he was standing looking at the guy like this in the valley to hit him here that's what happened so much bad news coming out of london let's bring up the map see where this is happened all this unfold just after muslims were breaking fast for the holy month of ramadan when you can see the area the van drove into a crowd where is it no it's not fully animated yet it's just a little past that there actually is at the junction close to the finsbury park mosque on seven sisters road there we go that's the epicenter where last night a diverse suburb several kilometers north from central london and this place with a large jiri in population london's mayor city kansas called the incident and horrific terrorist attack or innocent people no he's not saying he's not mincing his words he's saying it is a terrorist attacks far as he's concerned he's added that it was deliberately
targeting a certain community and extra police he said have been deployed to reassure them artes unless the situation is the scene the small. we're here is in north london just around the corner from where the finsbury park mosque is basically the location near which this incident unraveled so there are still dozens and dozens of members of the local community still gathered here and they've been here all night since the incident took place shortly after midnight people are quite certainly upset about what happened to say the least and they demand answers here is one person we spoke to who says two of his family members were injured in the a top my elder brother called me divine there's a guy was driving that and intentionally tried to crush the people while they're having their coffee we just came out from the prayer time we're having a short break so you know and then we pray at night when the people have to rush to
the mount was driving the van they keeping him out the police came by the time they're putting him in the van i've got defeated you know he was raising his hand like so to finish in a victory you know what he what the totally shocked that he has done to the most recently is going to be holding an emergency cobra meeting later on today and of course this comes after already three separate terrorist attacks in the u.k. in the recent months. was.
certainly remember spear of the muslim community. been telling us throughout the night that they do see this as a deliberate attack they have been talking a lot about islamophobia they have been saying that pieces of islamophobia that socks have been on the rise that we did talk to one leader of this community let's take a listen to what he had to say but i think what's happened today is a serious it is a deliberate and but just we have to wait to clarify. the more it is open for everybody to the media to use this incident which we all have to condemn as we condemn other incidents like what's happened much just or or. london bridge we have to condemn this this this incident the school who's behind it was there i was go more videos coming out this appeared online apparently showing
the moment the police arrested the suspect for five hours ago is a parent a forty eight year old man he was handed over to officers after being pinned down by worshippers until the police arrived now the finsbury park mosque itself but not in the software but in the news in the past you know back in the late one nine hundred eighty s. as the muslim population in the area began to grow since then and it's been one of the biggest prayer holes in britain however in the one nine hundred ninety s. that mosque was accused of radicalism and its preachers linked to al qaeda twelve years ago it was reopened under a new chairman but political commentator says it's going to struggle nonetheless to shake off its radical link past. attacks on muslim communities are the same as the attacks. on any committee during a terror attack i think the frustration of some community so far i see and so should we go elsewhere on other news agencies have. pulled this or two on this and
people have been accusing the channels of dumbing down an attack on the city and i'm not trying to give seemed or try to avoid creating a situation with the muslims i mean this is a terror attack i think it's going to be very unhelpful to people that either into the political spectrum to try to sort of going to change the first thoughts have to do with those involved but i think their offer straight into the office ration is in london it's at night people out and people out returning from washington during the month of ramadan. former pentagon official spoke to you this his thoughts about the early on he says the attack follows a similar pattern but a different target in europe. given the fact that this was a vehicle using the cheap means in fact it's the identical method that isis called upon. terrorists in place to to use because it's cheap it doesn't you have no intelligence on any of this and this has been this is been the history of what we've been seeing recently particularly during ramadan the fact that this happened
during ramadan is also curious. but isis did call for greater. attacks but again you're fact going to happen in a muslim predominantly muslim area throws a little curveball here and that's that's a little strange unless it was more radicalized individuals trying to go after more moderate. muslims. what line is this monday morning a syrian military jets been shot down by an american war play near the embattled syrian city of raka damascus says the pilot was carrying out a bombing run against islamic state but the pentagon claims it down the plane for bombing u.s. backed forces to mask a space journalist al abraham explains more. the statement of the us refers to certain demographic forces which is the militia group operating along with the u.s. led coalition trying to take the city off. from the control of ice all but we can
also confirm according to suffer through sources from the syrian military operating in that area that the popular church was actually carrying airstrike against a convoy from ice and that the fighter jet in no way you posed any direct or in direct threat to any militia group from those militia groups operating alongside the u.s. led coalition trying to get control over gain control of the city of warplanes of the so-called international coalition shut down one of war a fighter jets in the south and suburb of rock the fighter plane was in a mission to destroy slotnick state terrorists the aircraft crashed in the pilot is missing but i think there is more to that story and lots more to that story is that is the u.s. is trying to true boundaries in the syrian conflict and red lines. for the syrian army not to cross the syrian battlefield is a very complicated one right now where it has the presence of various international
and regional powers but what i can tell you for a fact is that it seems that the syrian army and the syrian government are adamant on actually moving on with their operation to break the ice also usually on the city of theirs or trying actually to limit the ability of the u.s. . led coalition and the u.s. troops who are now on the ground in syria limiting their ability to move on limiting their ability to create influence centers on the syrian battlefield and we have to understand that this is not just a syrian issue this is more of an international conflict and power play between the u.s. and russia on syria's. according to a statement released by the pentagon the syrian fighter jet that strayed in the so-called de confliction that we've heard of late washington says the syrian military is forbidden from entering that area where the u. . yes back to s.t.l. for the syrian democratic forces are based but as far as russia is concerned russia's foreign minister earlier rejected the use of the de confliction zone so
again lavrov says the u.s. has drawn a bit own boundaries here without consulting the syrian government but i'm not aware of that accomplish and zones the pentagon is referring to maybe there is own that have been established unilaterally where the coalition thinks that he will do whatever it wants we don't recognize such loans. as you know there are already discoloration zones that have been agreed on and established by syria iran turkey and russia any steps by the coalition which don't receive consent from damascus are not legitimate the downing of the syrian jets the latest in the series of u.s. strikes against forces fighting for the assad government the u.s. led coalition recently conducted several bombing raids against pro-government fighters in syria in those cases the same justification was used by the pentagon that the pro assad forces had breached that de confliction zone political scientists north korea for the says it's not clear which side the u.s. is actually on here. pretty obvious at this point the u.s.
is increasingly accelerating the tempo against syrian government forces and turning in a defacto or defense shield for their isis terrorists and that doesn't bode well for the u.s. and its prestige india region in the global scene and the u.s. has been invited by president erdogan to the next peace stark in arsenal which is about to happen on july fourth and the u.s. needs to be fighters stance with what is going to side with the terrorists by india syrian government or what is going to war by its own a statement after the downing of to see an airplane saying that it invites all the parties in the syrian conflict to unite against isis terrorists and there's a contradiction there that are to make george always shiver in his grave there are other stories commit serious well this morning so in the last twenty four hours
involving iran the rams launched missiles into weisel held eastern parts of the country to karen's of course this this is the first time this kind of things happened tell us about first of all what what's happened here ok well in a statement from the iranian revolutionary guard on sunday they reveal they confirmed that they'd find a ground to ground missiles from the western part of iran into the eastern part of syria diaz the region targeting bases of militants which they say were responsible for those twin attacks in store in turan earlier this month now and it's been the revolutionary guard look at the success of this strike then it killed scores of the militants and also inflicted significant damage on the infrastructure this is a revenge attack on i guess for what happened was just about less than two weeks ago into the really shock to two separate attacks that kind of things not been seen before absolutely into iran hasn't shied away from saying this is one hundred percent revenge on june the seventh i saw militants launched almost similar tamia say twin attacks in the capital along to the. very important buildings as well in
the capital gunmen stormed the parliament while it was in session and opened fire at the same time separate militants detonated suicide bombs at the most the leader of the founder of the islamic republic of iran so really targeting the heart of the country there nineteen people were killed and dozens more were injured an islamic state claimed responsibility for those attacks and it caused a lot of a lot of shock there it did it run hasn't shied away from any tough talk either to run a valid revenge in the country senior officials have been pointing the finger of blame at saudi arabia as well they say that the fact that i still claim responsibility for the twin attacks is a sign that saudi arabia is involved and now iran has continuously accused saudi arabia of supporting terrorist groups inside of iran something has continuously denied of course but this really does mark a significant deterioration in those brought ties that we've seen between saudi arabia and iran and as far as the geopolitics are concerned. on the side of. the
government forces the. absolutely almost since the beginning of the syrian conflict has been working closely with the assad regime to fight extremists in the country and the longer the syrian conflict continues as you know the more convoluted m.s.t. it becomes at this point a number of different groups and states are involved in this conflict including fighters from the around back lebanese group hezbollah which were invited by the assad regime to join the fight against extremists and iran has also been providing a lot of other support military support to the assad regime including experts and training and advisors and that sort of thing for its vices so was unprecedented about this latest development is not just this is the first time iran has launched missiles on syrian soil since the country descended into civil war back in two thousand and eleven but it's also extraordinary because we've seen iran. this
country consistently accused of being the baddie of their region a country accused of supporting terrorism for instance with their country accused of developing nuclear weapons with the possible intent of destroying israel but what we're seeing is a country also victim to islamic state terror attacks and also dedicated to this fight against an islamic state in syria and also been very effective in that if i saw it as we've seen from these latest strikes so using its weapons these weapons that we were told iran shouldn't have because they were dangerous in the hands of the country but using them to fight terrorists and be very effective in the fight against terrorism another kick from the turks all right thanks very much for explaining this complicated story to us nikky let's get the view from iran as well the chief iran's father's news agency told us what was behind the iranian missile strike in syria as he saw it. tonight a statement that the i.r.g.c. public relations has given it is warn that this is the beginning if the terrorists
are not embarked on conducting any second attack on iran iran would provide a much more vigorous response to them and not just it has also worn backers and sponsors foreign sponsors of the terrorist groups including regional transfer regional and when i'm in the back years and when iran says trance regional backers of the terrorist groups specifically means the united states now it is believed by many in iran that the united states and many of its allies there are backing the terrorist groups in the region especially in syria they need to reassess. their statements and assessments and the calculations with regard to syria. coming up it's been brewing for months all the arguing the talk of
accepted or rejected. so when you want to be president. or someone want to be. with you going to be for us this is what the before you the more people. interested in the water. should. i get a good morning so the u.k. is unprecedented brix it talks is set to begin monday one year after the country voted to leave the european union britain's breck's it has promised a deal like no other in history whatever that means as he heads into negotiations with brussels m.d.c. reports next on what problems could lie ahead. there could be as many as seven thousand issues the u.k. and the e.u. need to go over if london wants a good divorce settlement possible right for e.u.
citizens whether or not to remain in the bloc single market and the fate of border controls are merely the tip of the iceberg theresa may has coined one slogan after another promising brits she's got their back bricks it means bricks it bricks it wrecks it wrecks it means bricks it and we're going to make a success of it except this iron lady card she's been playing doesn't seem so scary anymore for brussels here's why. in the ten to strengthen her bracks a negotiating hand she called for snap election and let's just say the idea looked better on paper may lost her majority as she is still struggling to hammer out a deal with northern ireland's controversial democratic unionist party after all they don't see eye to eye on key issues including bracks it well or do you prefer soft may campaign for the exact opposite.
then things went from bad to worse when she avoided meeting with survivors at the scene of the horrific grant our fire which left at least fifty eight people presumed dead her muted response triggered mass protests outside downing street and gave fresh ammunition to her opponents it can be acceptable but in london we have looked through buildings and look three flights left empty land banking for the future will be homeless in the pool for somewhere to live. exploiting her weakened position some e.u. officials are apparently looking to rush through the talks as well to e.u. powerhouses france and germany are even suggesting a happily ever after is still an option if you don't want to. remain so it's always open into the bright side negotiations come to an end i think it would be great if they were to reverse the brics a decision so if the u.k. wants a good settlement it may soon need
a better divorce lawyer. so you are so lonely we discuss the prospects of breck's it where it's going to go with the under a walker a new york observer columnist he believes britain must be ready for no deals in an area or maybe it's going to be extremely difficult period of time obviously we know the general election in the u.k. was really very very messy so reason they wanted to increase a majority obviously she lost her overall majority so i think that will complicate things and make things a great deal more difficult but nonetheless i think the big risk for britain and indeed for europe is that process is demanding negotiations on money first and then the trade deal second now you know if we if experience is anything to go by brussels will fail to do the trade deal or do incredibly slowly and i'm very worried that what's going to happen here is there will be a big push by the europeans to make sure they get their money no push whatsoever although the thing that we want i think that britain has to be ready to walk away from the negotiations with nothing on either side if necessary. let's lighten the
mood a bit now around half a million tickets so far have been sold for the fee for twenty seventeen confederations cup here in russia matches will take place almost every day for the next few weeks across four cities big event moscow is of course one of those and it's hosted its first game on sunday between cameroon and chile before the tournament kicked off for a major been raising concerns about racism hooliganism but many reports pushing the idea of the russian reasons safe for traveling fans well we spoke to those fans ourselves and rubbish those concerns as they took in the atmosphere of the big capital yesterday no problems getting to erosion people is defeating a very good people it's not the first time a comma in a russia i can see only better things for the moment about the but russia and of the opposition yes our special coverage of the confederations cup will continue tomorrow with our team of experts neil harvey and former england footballer stan
collymore. oh i started calling more than i'm neal hoping. we're going to be your hosts for the tree thousand and seventy confederations cup here in russia we're going to be visiting the host cities or sochi. moscow can be great when i'm talking full pool so also politics i think pretty much covering every topic the fans need to know about the head of the match so don't forget to join us on field it's going to be full of living. with us today. stories at your fingertips including what's going on in london there the mayor of london calling what's going on a terrorist attack others to meet the tempted terrorist attack the problem this is going to host a cobra meeting on it will bring you all the developments on the other big news of the day coming in the next few hours between now and the next hour when i'm going underground with afshin rattansi watching us and you carol and you got renegade.
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action or times and this is going underground five years to the day that wiki leaks founder julian assange charity detained by the u.k. government in the ecuadorian embassy in london despite no charges against him coming up in the show we speak to shadow minister britain's first m.p. to win a seat at this month's general election about blairite backtracking and the coalition with payoffs and we speak to a survivor of the holocaust and the makers of the new film destination unknown about auschwitz liberated by stalin more than seventy years ago but it's a good day to bury bad news read rebel to mainstream media spin that you might have missed all this and more coming up in today's going underground but first bricks it negotiations begin today and. what is exactly the state of europe is mainstream commentators here in the u.k. use the strength of the euro currency as a barometer for wellbeing across the continent well the cradle of european
democracy is arguably in ruins greece is sliding into recession with quarter with g.d.p. gone since the bankruptcy of lehman brothers and unemployment at twenty three percent this politician from europe's most powerful economy saw it coming from a tile induce a politike we utterly condemn the austerity policy towards the greek government by the german federal government it's an unjustified intervention and you get the feeling after the break to decision in england after the emergence of a great number of right wing populist parties and groups the european elite and especially the german federal government should not hear the last of the warning shots. and here's fronts even on french government broadcaster france twenty four globally covered by media as a model of pro technocratic globalist. gury it might be freezing it might rain it might snow but at least i'm at home.