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this is art international headlining the smalling breaking news overnight of fans driven into a crowd of pedestrians outside a mosque in north london it's left one person dead and several more injured the british prime minister to reason may says the instance being treated as a potential terrorist attack as london's counter-terror police opened an investigation to bring you all the latest coming up to russia's foreign minister calls on foreign powers to respect the sovereignty of syria following the downing of a syrian fighter jet by the u.s. military near the isolette held city of raka. and iran launches missiles targeting militants in eastern syria in retaliation for the recent terror attacks
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into ran planes we'll talk about the ramifications of that. hi there very good morning for me kevin though in this is r.t. international it's monday the nineteenth of june we're starting in the u.k. again eight o'clock in the morning there where overnight at least one person has been killed and several injured in what prime minister to reserve may is calling a potential terrorist attack overnight a van drove into a crowd of pedestrians many of them believed to be worshippers leaving a mosque in north london. suddenly on my way home i hear the big noise the 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 where the guy was under the van was seriously injured which if you
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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 well let's bring out the map see where this is happened overnight it all unfolded just stuff the muslims are saying were breaking fast for the holy month of ramadan van drove into a crowd just well you can see it there. crowd at the junction close to finsbury park mosque on seven sisters road this whole area pretty diverse area a suburb several kilometers north from central london it's got a large algerian population by the way london's mayor city can spoken about it already has gone further than series a maze called this incident and horrific terrorist attack on innocent people he added that it was deliberately targeting a certain community and extra police he said had been deployed to reassure them artes an assisted churkin reports next from the scene. where here is in north
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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 and 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 to have his family members were injured in the attack my older brother told me 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 were having short break so you know and getting rid of them we pray at night two of my cousin got injured cheeriest me thinking cos we thought when the people have rushed to the mount was driving the van they did bring him out the police came by the time they're booking him in the van i've got defeated you know he was raising his hand
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like so to finish in a victory you know. what the totally stopped 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.
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certainly remember spirit of the muslim community have 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 cases of islamophobia have been on the rise that we did talk to one theater 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 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. london bridge we have to condemn this this this incident to go to school who is behind it this video to show you now the spirit online shortly after was primarily showing the moment police arrested the suspect forty eight year old man was handed over to officers after being pinned down by worshipers after what happened to the police
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arrived. early on to from the former pentagon official michael maloof about this he was looking on he says the suspected attack follows a familiar pattern but a different target now 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 your fact that it happen in a muslim predominantly muslim area throws a little curveball here and that that's a little strange unless it was more radicalized individuals trying to go after more moderate. muslims so waking up again to see another tragic night for london it
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wasn't so long ago that this particular mosque was making plenty of headlines in the u.k. it's minus is about that the finsbury park mosque opened back in the late one nine hundred eighty s. as the muslim population in the area began to grow there since then it's off but in the headlines it is actually the still the biggest prayer one of the biggest prevails in britain but since the ninety's the mosque was accused of radicalism that's where you see the headlines most often and it's preachers linked to al qaeda one is a man that was preaching there back in one thousand nine hundred seven was in the tourist abu hamza that mosque became a meeting point for various extremist figures before hamza was jailed and given a life sentence there were reports that nine eleven attack and the so-called shoe bomber a man who had explosives in his shoes on that american airlines flight back in two thousand and one was visiting that place a place of worship as well is what we previously heard from locals about finsbury mosque. we i mean i live on this street. i had
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a family of good neighbors of mine i moved only further down the street and i know . what was going on before and then they all had to go to the other lost ground there because it was too it just got colonized by people who were local you know the whole of the region twelve years ago it was reopened under the new chairman and since then the new management tried to distance itself from the radical past and it worked quite well but again back in february when we were covering the story about church local people said that the past gave rise to some perception of the place the global street terry preached indictable only march to get the point if it's wrong it's wrong most harbor terrorism. around the world to. an individual must be singled out. well this is not the first time the finn's report mosque is attacked back in twenty fifteen there was an attempt to set the building
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on fire but then the c.c.t.v. footage released showed a man setting alight a jerry can of petrol before throwing it into the mosques but because the rain didn't explode at the time scotland yard treated the attackers it and islamophobia hate crime political commentator says there's a feeling in the muslim community that such attacks downplayed by some media. attacks on muslim communities are the same as the attacks. on any committee issued during a terror attack i think the frustration for the security so far i see and so should we go elsewhere on other news agencies have. always thought to be on this and people have been accusing the channels of dumbing down an attack on the scene and not trying to give seemed or try to avoid it create you see a situation with muslims i mean this is a terror attack i think it's going to be very unhelpful to people at either end of the political spectrum to try to use this for their own gains the first thoughts have to those involved but i think their offer straight of the walk
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a straight is in london it's night people are out and people out returning from washington during the month of ramadan. the big news this morning a syrian military jets been shot american warplanes of the embattled syrian city of rocket damascus says the pilot was carrying out a bombing run against islamic state at the time but the pentagon claims it down the plane for bombing the u.s. forces damascus based journalist al abraham explains. so if one of the us refers to the democratic 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 approaching in that area that the popular church was actually caring strike 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
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the u.s. led coalition trying to get control over gain control of the city or for the warplanes of the so-called international coalition shut down one of war a fighter jets in the south ern 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. 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 arsenal so huge on the city of there is what i'm trying actually to limit the ability of the u.s. . led coalition and the u.s.
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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 serious. according to a statement released by the pentagon the syrian fighter jet had strayed into a so-called de confliction zone washington says the syrian military is forbidden from entering that area where the u.s. backed s.d.f. or syrian democratic forces a base but russia's foreign minister earlier said the u.s. in fact drawn up these boundaries without consulting the syrian government reacting to the downing of the jet now sergey lavrov has called for a wider cooperation with damascus. we call on the united states and all others who have their forces or advisors on the ground in syria to ensure the coordination of our work zones of deescalation are one of the possible options to move forward jointly who call in everyone to avoid unilateral moves
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respect syrian sovereignty and join our common work which is agreed with the syrian government. the dunny the syrian jets the latest in a series of u.s. strikes against forces fighting for the assad government the us 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 a bridge to the conflict let's see what am i worker thinks about this he writes for the u.k. based think tank and also cited the thanks being with us this morning so the american syrian government's accounts of why this plane and how this plane was down to very different is there any way to actually verify what really happened in. it's happening really is that the united states is desperate to establish some sort of a sphere of influence inside syria we've seen that in an area southeast along the borders of iraq and now this is about establishing some sort of
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a. zone whereby the kurds have the upper hand. they have been obviously promised by the americans of some protection by giving them weapons of war and so forth this will lead obviously to some little room because there are other minority groups to be installed and so on who would not little sympathy for such a decision but the americans basically since they announced about a year ago an operation to isolate truck what they were announcing in a sense from of the mosque his point of view was as soon whereby the syrian army was not going to be allowed to approach so in a sense this is a blatant attack on syrian sovereignty the syrian army should be able to operate anywhere in syria in the controversy comes as well when we here in this special last couple of weeks this term de confliction zones this area that the u.s. has set up the rich referring to is called a lot of problems within syria and a lot of observers like russia as well as i'm going on here whose idea is this
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whose drilled it up view of the u.s. no one else is involved. well the the original idea stems from the fact that when russian forces moved into syria a better person the syrian government missed there were some agreements reached that the u.s. and russian forces should open rate separately so as to. you know assure. no conflict breaks out between the two but but this is being used as a principle to prevent the syrian army from the story over and to be against rebels against dietitians so on and so forth in a sense about a year ago the united states or still no action but but up to a year ago they were actively using or passively using dies forces isis forces to pressure to put pressure on the syrian army now they seem to be actively protecting and this is really not them but the fact of the matter is still the
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syrian army needs to protect itself despite the syria that the american army when they say where we are attacking forces or we are protecting our personnel if the syrian army decides to switch on their craft batteries or recitals are they attacking americans or are they or would they be protecting themselves as well this is this is not getting anywhere safer so told by the current administration terms of ministration it does seem to be taken a stronger stand some syria of late compared to obama why is that was he trying to gain here. what the administration sort of the trouble is ministration currently seems to be taken a much firmer had in syria than a bomb it did why and did you expect that. well yes we did i think this is the same policy and nothing has changed because of the isolation of iraq even though the administration itself with the obama administration they had
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a softer talk and they were less pollution narrative but the actions are we think it is them the obama administration who decided to isolate russia meaning again to prevent the syrian army from reaching that and liberating the state you know let's just create a position whereby the syrian army cannot penetrate and so in a sense this is the same polity is the policy they are protecting their proxies now they shifted and this is the change but i think this has also has been decided a long time ago they've shifted their focus from. groups and rebels the top rating in the western part of syria to those who are operating in the eastern part and southern part of syria they've basically ditched the glib rebels you know to put its money and now they're focusing on the kurds and the time for people but in a sense this is the same policy it's the same objective in a sense to prevent the syrian army in the syrian state from having full control
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over syria they want to isolate the eastern part of syria in order to separate syria from iraq but it was the. plane source of a lack of drugs in the u.k. based think tank it also says well you know with thanks. thank you very much obviously with me kevin know any of this morning about c h q coming up after the break. here to talk us through why for targeting i still in syria is another story of syria today where across a. small seemed wrong well we just don't all. get to shape out. come to the ticket and engage with equals betrayal.
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when so many find themselves worlds apart we choose to look for common ground. in case you're new to the game this is how it works not the economy is built around corners corporations run washington washington media the media. voters elect the businessman to run this country business equals power you must it's not business as usual it's business like it's never been done before. ok as for the break seems a rare know was launched missiles into our you saw held eastern parts of syria yet
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another complication in that neck of the woods across it kind of unprecedented this before what surrounds motives here what kind of guess what they are but take us through the run stones what was ok well as you just said on sunday the iranian revolutionary guard confirms that launch ground to ground missiles from western iran into eastern syria diaz or reach and they said they were targeting extremists which they say were responsible for those twin attacks we store into ran earlier this month now they've lot of the success of these missile strikes they've said that they've killed scores of the militants and also. inflicted a significant damage on their infrastructure that this is in direct response to those attacks into iran the two of them were on shift in the times about twelve days ago remind us and our viewers what that was a birth because those significant where they hit and they cause a lot of shock absolutely on june the seventh two attacks hit the the heart of the capital then almost similar ten years attacks as you just said gunmen stormed the
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reining in parliament and opened fire while it was in session and almost at the same time we saw suicide bombs that detonated at the most the level of the mound or at the islamic republic of iran so really hitting the heart of the iranian capital there eighteen people were killed and dozens more were injured an islamic state claimed responsibility for those attacks and the understatement to say the reaction in iraq. some from the government has been fury while iran certainly hasn't shied away from tough talk to wrong valid revenge after these attacks in the country senior officials also pointed the finger of blame at saudi arabia they have continuously accused saudi arabia of supporting terrorist groups inside iran something riyadh has continuously denied. of course and these senior officials say that the fact that i still claim responsibility for these attacks is a sign that saudi arabia is involved in some way so this really does mark a significant deterioration in those already fought ties between the two countries
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remind us all the toys who between syria and together in the for the good stuff. about iran has been working alongside the assad government in the fight against extremists almost since the beginning of the syrian conflict in two thousand and eleven at this point a number of different groups and states are involved in the syrian conflict as you know it's very complicated very convoluted including fighters from the iran fact lebanese hezbollah a militant group and they were invited by the assad regime to to help in the fight against the islamic state in the country iran has also been providing military support to the government forces in the form of experts training for their fighters and so this latest development really is very significant because in marks the first time iran has dropped missiles on syrian soil since the beginning of the conflict in two thousand and eleven but it's also very extraordinary and worth
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noting that so wrong is this country which has been continuously demonized is the body in the region is the country which has been accused of supporting terrorism a country accused of developing nuclear weapons with an intent of destroying israel and yet what we're seeing now is a country which is also a victim of islamic state terror attacks and also a country which is clearly determined and dedicated in this dedicated in the fight against islamic state and is clearly very successful in doing so as we've seen with these latest missile strikes and they using these weapons weapons which we were told iran shouldn't have because they're dangerous in the hands of this country but they are using them to fight extremists. they're making a lot of progress in fighting the terrorists in doing so seems to be the case according to them or at thanks very much for explaining that there's a complicated old picture in it and karen thanks for talking to complications one
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big complication coming up the u.k. is on president of bricks talk set to begin at last to day one year now after the country voted to leave the european union six tree is promised a deal like no other in history that could go either way as he heads into those big negotiations with brussels only sue next reports on what problems could lie ahead. there could be as many as seven thousand issues to u.k. and that you need to go over if london wants a good divorce settlement possible rights 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.
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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 afforded meeting with survivors at the scene of the horrific grand cell tower 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.
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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. you need to have the breadth of negotiations can. i think it would be a decision so if they get a was a good settlement and we still need a better divorce lawyer seems so we'll follow the twists and turns early we discuss the prospects of bricks it with andrew walker he's a new york observer columnist he believes britain must be ready maybe in the day for a no deal scenario. 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
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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 it incredibly slowly and i'm very worried that what's going to happen there is there will be a big push by the europeans to make sure they get their money and no push whatsoever although the thing that we want and i think that britain has to be ready to walk away from the negotiations with nothing on either side if necessary thanks for being with us today keep on truckin all the latest breaking news this one is quite a bit around dot com your friend for news twenty four seven coming up here after the break an hour to international cross talk completed debating whether there's any way out of the saudi led blockade or catarrh of the overall tensions in the gulf potentially right now it saw next show.
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