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russia's foreign minister demands answers from the u.s. as to why it is not targeting the terror group in syria. last is a u.s. fighter jet shoots down an armed drone belonging to probe syrian government forces . and in the last fortnight and also the video images online appearing to show firefighters in disbelief at the scale of the deadly tower blocks in london to gauge reaction to the u.k. government's response this is how much is going to the survivors. it's actually shocking when you see like. me are.
you watching international now russia's foreign minister within the last few minutes is had he wants to ask his u.s. counterpart rex tillerson why the u.s. is not doing anything to fight the. terror group in syria that question arose during a news briefing with the french foreign minister in moscow frank joins us live now for more on this plenty said wasn't it over the last hour or so what were the key things that were talked about. well andrew most of the discussion most of the press conference in fact was devoted to the issues of syria in particular the downing of the syrian government jet by the us led coalition just recently and according to sergei lavrov moscow was still waiting for explanations from
washington on why this incident happened now something else said was that russia would not like these strikes by the u.s. led coalition to undermine the anti-terrorist efforts in syria also besides the circular says that at this point it is getting very crowded in syria both on the ground and in the air these are the issues that he promised to bring the plane he meets the u.s. secretary of state rex tillerson next and here's why there has been so many issues between moscow and washington just recently over syria. the facts we have to show that the u.s. is really times it's what we don't we call america booming so.
just to remind you here there is definitely an escalation between moscow and washington with potentially something very dangerous in response to that downing of the syrian government plane the russian ministry of defense just recently announced that they were holding the cooperation with washington on the memorandum which ensured that there are no air collisions between russian and american jets in syria's air space so this was russia's response to that incident that we've been discussing here. ok thank you. thank you there in central moscow for us. while the pentagon says there's a u.s. fighter jet is downed and a drone meanwhile boning to a private syrian government forces in southern syria the coalition statement says that the drone was advancing on u.s. backed forces and it happened in the south of the country near a base in the region. has got the details so the pentagon has confirmed that
a u.s. fighter jet has shot down an iranian made pro syrian regime drone in southern syria at approximately twelve thirty am local time now i'll tell you is a town on the syrian border where u.s. troops are in fact training syrian rebels the statement claims the drone displayed hostile intent and advanced on coalition forces this is in fact the third pro syrian aircraft they've shot down just this month a second drone was downed on june the eighth in the same area and on sunday the u.s. led coalition shot down a syrian government plane in the country's north that many thought that move was a step too far even prompting a reaction from the u.n. these kind of you see dence can be very dangerous in a conflict situation in which there are so many actors and in which the situation is so complex on the ground so i am concerned and i hope that these will not lead to any escalation of a conflict that is already is that
a matter because he's overall there have been five attacks by the us government forces in recent months and all cases they've claimed actions were taken in self-defense and that the coalition does not seek confrontation with the syrian government but their actions are sending a very different message at this point. well the coalition's actions have caused dramatic escalation in tensions between moscow and washington as we've been hearing and on tuesday morning a stroller announced that it is temporarily suspending its aerial its operations air operations in syria kamber did not say when it is going to resume operations we get thoughts now former u.s. congressman ron paul who joins us ron good to have you on the program again thanks for coming on what are your thoughts thank you what are your thoughts over straightlaced decision to hold combat missions. i think it's good they may be wise enough to wish we would do the same thing you know who just come home it just
makes no sense it's a mess over there there's so many people involved and i think the neighborhood ought to take care of it and we've gone too far away from our home and it's been going on for too long and i think it all started with obama in two thousand and eleven he says assad has to go now is as they did as the conditions deteriorate you know in the battle scenes he was all about iraq all the iraq yes it looks like a saw his allies are winning and now they don't want united states does not want them to you know take rock. this this just goes on and on and so i i think it's really steal the same thing that obama set up get rid of assad is time for assad to go and there's a lot of frustration of course because assad still around and now is getting very very dangerous into the dangerous on both sides one thing that i'm concerned about because i've seen it happen so often over the years are false flags some accident
have either it's a piece if it's an honest accident or it's deliberate by one side of the other to blame somebody and before they stop and think about it then there's more escalation so when when our planes are flying over there and into a space where we shouldn't be setting up boundaries and saying don't cross these. these lines or you'll be crossing over our target or we have no right to do that so that's why i stick to my position which as a libertarian is that we ought to mind our own business we should be over there when we go over there and decide we're going to take over it is an act of aggression and i'm positively opposed to there i think most americans are too if they we get all the information they need. we were listening to the russian deputy foreign minister also recently and he said that dining is to actually help the terrorists in syria. think.
yeah i think so because and i think even though that would be an announced purpose i mean the ends up doing that but i think you know because the terrorists supposedly are going to help united states get rid of assad so it's still back to assad getting rid of assad you know a temporary arrangement sometimes they'll do that obviously we did that in afghanistan we aligned with with the radicals for our position they are so i think that that is not unusual but i think it's dangerous i don't think it represents a policy that's good for united states nor good for peace i don't think there's any easy solution even if we walked away there's still going be a lot of problems but i just don't see why we should stay and lose my eyes we've been in afghanistan sixteen years and now we're into many years in syria. so i will continue to argue the case for us to find our own business and not to act
aggressively against anybody and what are you who incidentally if you were listening to a press conference you must have been able to listen to it but as i say again i was speaking just a few minutes ago and he said he wanted his u.s. kinds of why america or the u.s. led coalition isn't targeting. in syria it was sort of and said you think you'll get if any it's still. well i think it'll be wishy washy he'll he'll probably think it's in their interest not to do anything to damage the radicals extremists of the rebels because i think our government thinks that they can be helpful in undermining assad. but i don't think there's a say oh yeah there are bodies now and we consult with them all the time it won't be that they'll argue well we have to help the kurds out or something along those lines and make excuses but no i think there isn't a net benefit you know to the radicals for us to get involved there. is
not helpful you know in the long run for our position which ought to be try to help bring about peace. there's the propaganda the propaganda that the american people hear that they get them you know pretty excited about it and i'm very confident that if they if we are american people have more information because when i talk to them they side with my arguments it doesn't make a whole lot of sense to be doing what we're doing and that's why i persist on trying to get to the facts but trying to eliminate the danger try to. international law trying to do the things that are in our best interest and if we're talking about america's interest it isn't so it isn't helped by our policy in the middle east for the last fifteen or twenty years i think it's all been all been all been negative. we have to leave it there unfortunately but thanks for your time tonight
that was former u.s. congressman ron paul thank you. thank you richard. now the number of people dead or presumed dead after the grand final tower fire in west london has risen to seventy nine and the city's metropolitan police say that that number could actually rise further this is the latest video from inside the burnt out building it does show the remains of charred apartments police have said that everybody who lived in these particular flats have been accounted for the fire broke out early last wednesday morning and quickly ingolf the twenty four storey residential block well another video has also appeared online of firefighters reacting with disbelief to the place.
also. in the meantime the british prime minister to resign may has ordered a thorough inquiry into the tragedy and pledged five million times to help fix seems. has been out in london asking people whether they think that the u.k. needs to reconsider its spending priorities put in billion to seventy million. what is it about well the british government is spending this money on certain things which things to think they're spending. with thirteen billion to the n.h.s. government this is maybe maybe on the books that bill is quite call it. that in france which one this is. about one hundred seventy going to. alter. social care and then the seventy million you think it's social care and that's what they're spending on that.
they're spending three hundred seventy million dollars for a cig butts in sight. this is how much is going to the survivors it's. been a. it's. not good at so it's actually shocking when you see like the. side then yeah i. guess. that's the fun that they go out but they can spend three hundred seventy on the bottom in politics for the last one should be more. a lot more fun no more i think so they should spend more on those you know like that because there are many buildings. in london. which are in the same state this bucket impose really need refurbished really. this is it's shameful shameful. prime minister's response to the tragedy was widely criticized as lackluster and has seen thousands of people in the capital calling for her to
step down one issue in particular that's now causing an outcry is the rehires ing of the survivors it is unclear whether they can all be re-accommodated in the local area despite the fact that many properties there a standing empty every single family will be re housed in the local area we are committed to ensuring that people are really housed as far as possible within the barrier or in neighboring by as some people may actually want to go to another part of london where there are a large number of deliberately kept very complex and properties all over london it's called land bank people with a lot of money buying our aspire flat keep it you would seize it forever or just take it for as long as they can which i just look at them economically apply it compulsory purchase it requisition it there's a lot of things you can do the tragic fire dealt another blow to resume a popularity which was already showing to be waning by her party selection upset if
you can see her ratings have suffered a severe drop since last december and according to pollster hugo of more than half of britons are unhappy with may as leader c.e.o. of a grassroots charity organization in the u.k. does believe the prime minister is too distant from the ordinary people of britain . with each event that has unfolded since the westminster bridge attack she is showing herself to be frozen for of. away from her people who she's the governor she is disjointed and displaced she may be a good governor on a political speech or political sphere but she's not the people's voice she doesn't have the people's hearts and the people's will. when she makes her decisions and her plans. for an exclusive for you now have a new islamic state leader has emerged in northern afghanistan after his reported release from the notorious background prison in twenty sixteen as he's evil or is
the son of an uzbek jihadi leader and his rise to power has seen him fight off other terrorist groups in the region and force locals to join i sort of ghastly have picks up the story from afghanistan. he owned this desert and those mountains lays islamic states newest caliph it the realm of warlord as azula he starts himself as a warrior of god others call him a heretic cruel and heartless. he has murdered so many and besieged even more there is no end to his killing at least twenty five members of my family could people's heads off their legs arms and fingers some victims i couldn't recognize because of what they did to their faces i lost my son everyone lost their sons head moment ammerman he is the most evil men in the room it is
because of him that was tough he in poverty he brought terrorists on homes and murdered everyone as is a second generation warlord jihad just like his father dangerous and vicious fanatical until recently he was incarcerated in baghran prison then came his unexpected and unexplained release. he's an international terrorist it was american soldiers released him from bagram for have a reason to let him go and now he's come for allowance which doesn't make immediate sense by graham is officially run by the afghan government by graham is owned by the americans the afghan government doesn't have the capability to run it it was the americans who released as if they want to they could catch him very quickly but they don't and i can't tell you why as fed on the chaos and corruption in
afghanistan in his rise months he amassed hundreds of fighters and arsenal of weaponry and handily defeated both the afghan army and the taliban converting his enemies to his own cause and it wasn't faith that did it you know he's the richest man i know he has support from abroad and so much money he pays his fighters almost a thousand dollars that's why so many join him for reference that's about five times more than afghan soldiers are paid attempting some refugees say corrupt afghan troops sell the weapons he needs them and foreign sponsors many chose to resist some did so by running away risking starvation rather than leave and. to radical rule others
resisted with our arms. sure i got he's a militia leader he has organized locals into a small force to resist as azula government the us they don't help we finance also by selling our houses and lines to buy weapons and ammunition all the locals and to fight as we've spoken to say the same thing the afghan army sits idle selling weapons to as the united states it's marines jets and coalition allies a new way to be seen leaving warlord as unchallenged more i guess dia of. northern afghanistan we have been in touch with the pentagon for comments about it as is it is released from prison below so far we haven't heard back from the low we did hear from the afghan defense ministry. oh. no.
now anger is rising among residents who've learned that a society diplomat who killed a cyclist is unlikely to face prosecution to his immunity these are all of the reports from where the fatal road accident took place one week on and tributes at a white by the sport where a fifty five year old man was knocked off his bicycle and killed on this busy street as is common here in germany he's only been named as michael out of consideration for the privacy of his family a diploma from the embassy of saudi arabia unexpectedly opened the door on his porsche s.u.v. at around eleven pm on tuesday evening last week hitting the cyclist knocking him
from his bike when he received a serious head injury emergency responders rushed him to hospital dice later the next day the driver of the car has immunity from prosecution judy his diplomatic status and as it stands looks highly unlikely that he will face any charges that hasn't gone down well with locals here they're bunch of irresponsible and take responsibility for things like a. quite disgusting actually that he has munity if he does not want to face the sanction then his hiding be diplomatic status. as a sham and it doesn't sound good if there are absolutely no consequences and if this is the case and this is an injustice because i cannot. it sounds like we live in a society with two classes it's almost like a diplomat saying i can do whatever i want the whole idea of diplomatic community really needs to be rethought the family of fifty five year old michael and demanding justice however it seems extremely unlikely that they're going to get it
at this point i don't care if he's a diplomat are not it's not right that someone can take a life like this and get away with that he should receive a proper punishment due to the saudi officials. state is the only options available would be to appeal to riyadh to have his diplomatic community waived or for germany to officially expel him however diplomatic sources tell us that the most likely outcome is that the saudi foreign ministry will quietly recall him peter all of. the saudi embassy has published a statement expressing its condolences to the family of the victim on friday also saying they are in close contact with the german foreign ministry. now the fever confederations cup a shift of focus from st petersburg to the russian capital where the host team will face portugal on wednesday you know harvey informing them for more are in moscow
with the like just. we have moved on from st petersburg to beautiful moscow stanley cohen most alongside me how about this review snotty about it's not bad at all is it bustles cathedral red square lanes two beautiful sunny day in a wonderful part a wrong we have here in the capital wonderful you just ticked off many of the big tourist there every one afternoon and i'll be aggression walked around already not a really good look around to know what we're looking forward to the shopping calories how you like this is what we've got gold action for everybody now let's check out germany australia three two the result from yesterday's game let's go through the goals as it was a fairly comfortable routine victory for the germans a young german saw it brought three goals to the scoring. equaliser of celtic and scotland. is your man.
about from shell and then sure richard a consolation for the australians were a very good performance from a very young prototype german site and he took about i think there's only like a handful maybe three or four survivors from the world cup winning things like the captain draxler early twenty's very inexperienced so you still think that's a. but next year when the world cup is here you can have. a clue spark champions league of course the season with real madrid and you add one to two of these youngsters as i did before the south africa where people at manuel norah mesut ozil with a young kids on the block four years later there was reason to do not of course experience with the greats that come the world cup now all the moscow she's taking place at the spot. including the big russia portugal game tomorrow not so because the landmark historic luzhniki is being prepared they're getting ready for the world cup so actually making it putting out all the sort of final nuts and bolts
and we played a very big ball you helped save it is more you'll become. we did tell. warner if we do in here just taking part in history stanley this is the solution eking stadium one of the most famous in the world we can say the way helped build it all of this way all of the three years of to die are going to be for one reason the freefall called the luzhniki the final destination in two thousand and three. yes boss has been watching this is the same. about a year ago so this will be ready for the world cup it's remarkable how much effort is going into this i came up three years ago absolutely the insides of the stadium because it's so iconic they pretty much kept the salt the outside as the days can
be a little bit big castillo's late one thousand our own old comix die during the wimpy stadium was flotsam for a new one brother of keeping the old right choice not an emergency you see the showing the roof it's amazing it's a digital dish like to win the world cup comes next year moscow welcomes the faithful will call white's standard meal things. coming i don't just look up to you all of my sky is about. to feel the passion of the beautiful game of course you don't have to even be at the stadium whether be a shopping mall with a bowl a few skills a few people old in a. snow
thank yous it was a hokie that you should joyce or thank you so most of the cells were little closer to give you all the balls. it was. speaking to i guess to just show it just. sports and tourism department nick and i were just talking about the great attraction. this is a big part of what you're going to be doing trying to show all the people going to coming to moscow the attraction given a sample of the culture. you're right. thank you for inviting me here one of the best. point here for in most schools i mean we've got oil beauty right here this is the best place that's my personal. opinion but. most school it's not just. it's not the capitol fresh it's something special in the you
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