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the. a tough week for the british prime minister as she faces calls to resign over her handling of the grenfell tower tragedy for which she's apologized as well as mounting protests. moscow demands an explanation from washington over its downing of a syrian fighter jet the incident led the russian military to start tracking of u.s. and coalition aircraft in syria as potential targets. as muslims around the world mark the end of the holy month of ramadan we report on the mass the liberation of that moscow.
hello and good morning to all of us here in moscow you're watching the weekly here on r.t. international all the latest headlines on the stories that shaped the week well this week hundreds of people in london have been evacuated from their tower block homes amid fears of a repeat of the grenfell tower disaster more than thirty blocks failed fire safety tests across the country earlier this week a british prime minister to resign may apologized for the tragedy. the support on the ground for families in the initial hours was not good enough people were left without belongings without ribs over their heads without even basic information about what happened what they should do that was a failure of the state local and national to help people when they needed it most as prime minister i apologize for that failure. as prime minister i've taken responsibility for doing what we can to put things right the deadliest fire in
britain for more than one hundred years broke out last wednesday and was only put out more than twenty four hours later the death toll currently stands at least seventy nine people to reason may and government have been widely criticized for not doing enough huge crowds gathered in central london on wednesday demanding mazed resignation. during the so-called day of rage demonstration clashes erupted between police and protesters demanding justice for the victims and an end to the current government a number of arrests were made police say around five hundred people took part we spoke to some of the processes. that we need to start healing that's the only thing that we need to start working on and there's those people suffering those young kids and i think that it's too little too late he was too late. when they
got the engines a little bit i mean my lady when they. make choices. do you think after this massacre they could just buy people and everyone's going to shout seriously you know this is mean justice and law must needs to be trying to mind is the council getting away with this. what do. you blame for this all introduce the most. people in the house of parliament the good part to play for. victims of last week's grenfell tower blaze may have been exposed not only to smoke and fire but also to highly toxic gas that's according to the latest expert analysis of the tragedy in the british capital cyanide is one of the deadliest poisons there is and an expert has claimed insulation boards produce a deadly gas when they burn and there were reports from hospitals that they were
treating three people for cyanide poisoning another part of the scandal is clouding the material used outside of the building which turned out to be extremely flammable. theresa may has ordered a thorough inquiry into the tragedy and pledged five million pounds to help the victims and the city a check now has been out in london asking people whether they think the u.k. needs to reconsider its spending priorities the british government is spending this money on certain things which speaks to figures. with thirteen billion to the n.h.s. social care as in the seventy million user to social care it is what they're spending on that. they're spending three hundred seventy million on refurbishing bots inside your joy here and this is how much is going to the survivors right. it's actually shocking when you see like. them yeah. yeah.
that's the fun of it but they can spend three hundred seventy or bachmann follow this book impose really need refurbished really. still. it's shameful shameful. also this week the u.k. mocked one year since it voted to leave the european union the actual divorce talks of only just got under way the referendum result created a political earthquake and the aftershocks are still being felt today. i will move a motion in the house of commons calling for a general election to be held on the eighth of june driesum eight wanted to strengthen her hand embrace of negotiations with european leaders she needed a mandate for her standing to meet his divorce from the e.u. breaks it corrects it for treason by breaks it means giving up access to the e.u. single market and customs union in full control of u.k.
borders and new compromise on the free movement of people but instead of a mandate to resume a go to hung parliament criticism of her breaks that position no deal for britain is better than a deal no deal would be a very very bad out for now will britain needs to work counts a new breakthrough plan which is not easy with a divided parliament but the democratic unionist party which may hope to form a majority with opposes heartbreaks it well the u.k. position leaves more questions than answers some fear the negotiations which have already started will bring little progress so we wait for second breaks that referendum not likely even labor are resigned to this break up like that except the splits result we were afraid it won't be bluff you know that leaving. the conditions of the divorce agreements and now even more uncertain than ever and
things you should go from the normal messy to fix. the process officially started when brussels received a letter from to raise them a announcing the divorce many british citizens still strongly oppose the decision and some expressed that and go once again on friday on these playboy cotto takes us to the twists and turns now of persons a rocky road to break. it was a very that changed the course of history the forty eight percent who voted to stay outraged although the others they were. delighted the show has risen. that they're. getting. used to because you notional bank holiday we will call it a. night your firearms may have been jumping the gun his so-called independence day is still a distant prospect the referendum result killed the political career of david
cameron and allowed home secretary theresa may to step up to the plate in the run up to the vote she can be a quiet remain but the desire to lead post brags that britain forced her to reconsider her position bricks it means bricks and we're going to make a success of it a year down the line that sounds like something from an alternate universe considering that reason may hold an election in order to strengthen her hand in the braggs it talks but ended up in the polls and losing her parliamentary majority her atrocious result meant that politically her weakened government limped into negotiations with brussels earlier this week and bear in mind these talks were never going to be a walk in the park. but it. can be
concluded quickly. threats against oppression has been issued by european politicians commission was trying to bully the british people arguments over whether the u.k. would pave the e.u.'s one hundred billion bragg's it bill guaranteeing the rights of e.u. citizens in the u.k. and who would get custody of gibraltar what thorny issues but there is aroused a back seat when britain was hit by a wave of terror for terror attacks in the space of the. just three months to be precise and many britons held to reason may directly responsible because she'd been head of the home office for six years before becoming prime minister. and with all the security and political chaos few people even notice that earlier this week briggs it negotiations officially kicked off but not in the way that london would
have hoped the british government's already been accused of caving into brussels over the brig's its schedule and opinion polls now show that if the country got to vote again it would reject leaving the u. so just like two reason may the plan for braggs it went from strong and stable so weak and wobbly within the space of just one yeah. syrian state media says at least two people have been killed by israeli airstrikes and in the disputed golan heights israel's defense forces a bomb syrian military targets off they fired across the border into israel the i.d.f. released this video of its bombing raids the instance took place during a battle between syrian government troops and to harvest militants in the area damascus has accused israel of providing cover for the terrorists with its air
strikes syrian officials have not commented on the alleged firing off a military into israel. meanwhile there's confusion over the rules of engagement in syria after the downing of a syrian fighter jet by a u.s. warplane last sunday moscow halted its military cooperation with washington in syria over the incident and russia's defense ministry warns that it will now try to any u.s. led coalition aircraft in western syria as potential targets the ministry also accused washington of violating a key military agreement with moscow russia's foreign minister says the americans have some explaining to do but yes. there is a mechanism to avoid syrian airspace incidents between russia and the u.s. that is now suspended after the u.s. shut down the plane we have requested a detailed explanation through the ministry of defense we expect that it will be provided by the u.s.
. the pentagon earlier claim that it shot down the syrian jet in self-defense after it bombed u.s. backed militants but damascus says its plane was attacking islamic state well it's not the first time the u.s. led coalition has targeted pro assad forces in the war zone the syrian jet was shot down near the i still held city of rock which is under siege by u.s. backed troops last month in southern syria the coalition also bombed pro-government forces several times after accusing them of violating so-called de confliction zones aren't even if the now it takes a closer look at the latest round. the u.s. shoots down a syrian plane over syria in self-defense the only action that we have taken against pro regime forces in syria and they've been to specific incidents have been in self-defense let's imagine a random guy comes into your house with a gun and shoots your dog and then he's like it was just self-defense i wanted to
make sure there was no why lynds going on here d. as coalition speaking of deescalation after this self defense move the situation couldn't be worse russia now considers all u.s. led coalition planes in the area of potential targets and are tracking them all of this happened as both the u.s. and syrian government backed up by the russian air force were fighting isis in the stronghold of raka now washington and moscow have locked horns in syria again focus has shifted and isis is probably breathing a deep sigh of relief while watching syrian fighter jets crash in flames on the horizon good job superpowers you're not so super slick tensions flared even further on tuesday after the u.s. led coalition shot down another syrian aircraft and unmanned drone the pentagon released a statement claiming the armed drone had been advancing on the u.s.
backed forces in southern syria once again the coalition's that the downing of the aircraft was motivated by self defense self defense excuse me we got reaction to the spiraling situation from several experts on the region. did the americans react to the syrian threat as a source or were they trying to assert sovereignty over syria if you think about it really ever since the early one thousand nine hundred ninety s. have been used to it being able to patrol what they regard as enemy skies with impunity and they feel threatened but also that the allies on the ground are threatened so there is a risk that in fact they may try to assert themselves against any syrian or russian limitations on their activities over syria and that of course then could spiral out of control who are very dangerous situation although some people in washington are saying all the russians will never stand up to us well maybe not but what if regarding are we going towards you know more suspension of cooperation i think
that's what some people in the u.s. administration actually want surveyed all meaning they don't want to have cooperation between the u.s. and russia maybe not necessarily trump himself but i think you do think is who was very anti russian in the administration a step by step but a trump is bearing down to the hand to the russian voices in his in his administration i think we are heading towards a more suspension of cooperation and more hostility between moscow and washington which could mean some very bleak scenarios for the future for us questions about the targets of the u.s. intervention in syria are being asked on capitol hill prominent republican senator rand paul has slammed washington's latest military moves. this is illegal war at this point then there's the practical question the practical question is doing anything you want killing every perceived enemy in every perceived leader of chieftain of five people in some misbegotten village is it helping. president
trump's administration is also facing criticism for breaking its pre-election vows to scale back u.s. foreign interventions auntie's duckling vigor looks at the mission creep of washington's latest war trump made it clear that defeating terrorism and putting an end to the trend of u.s. interventions in the middle east were top priorities so he opted for granting more power to the military what i do is i want to rise by military we have the greatest military in the world ok but if it helps eradicate eisel what's the problem well first we have the us training and giving arms to a bunch of anti-government forces one of them the new syrian army would really like to topple assad then there's the syrian democratic forces largely consisting of kurds who would really love to grab more power from the government and eventually become independent so once i finish we will have fully trained armed to the teeth forces controlling significant chunks of syrian territory partially hostile to the
government what could possibly go wrong so it seems in this effort to defeat the us could in fact be fanning new hotbed of tension if you like washington has a case of tunnel vision trying to solve only one problem without seeing the bigger picture sound familiar and should iraq anyone but history teaches us nothing clearly not even past tweets such as this one from donald trump to then president obama in two thousand and thirteen he warned that nothing good would come to the u.s. from attacking syria apparently hindsight isn't twenty twenty one to get to the white house. r.t. washington d.c. the u.n. codes for the protection of civilians trapped in the syrian city of raka as the battle for i suppose defunct capital rages we've got our story and more coming up after the break.
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so as coalition forces advance on rocka islamic states defacto capital the un secretary general has expressed concern over the plight of civilians trapped in the syrian city he says they face threats from every direction the secretary general is particularly concerned about the perilous situation for civilians in iraq where trapped and face threats from every direction the secretary general made an urgent appeal to all those conducting military operations in syria to do everything in their power to protect civilians and civilian infrastructure. according to u.n. estimates since march in iraq or alone at least three hundred civilians have lost their lives as a result of u.s. led coalition airstrikes but the coalition itself admits fewer than five hundred deaths over three years of its military campaign is also reported it employs just
seven full time investigators to monitor civilian casualties however little progress has so far been made that only a little but i knew the official what i urge and the guts of my family and almost a bit of model. assure you of a rational you may get a medal but dash dash well it's not as nesmith has met but should have warned you a little niche that actually you're a little bit intimidated have a trace of what else has been and the dome has beautiful and has you've had modeled and had little or. nothing or one in has it when there's a. little blue. digit jim she. took. a. look it went to the streets of new york to find out how much americans know about the situation in the city. heard about what's happening in iraq i know. now.
you heard about civilian casualties in iraq oh. i had think i have heard something about it we have a video someone talking about it here is the little boy when the war planes come they strike multi-storied buildings where the terrorists are but they're also civilians in that house and how can the plane strike then more civilians die than terrorists so civilians were either helping eisel or being used as hostages or as protection against u.s. armed forces so that they wouldn't attack that house in order to get to ice so how are we supposed to take care of that and not kill innocent civilians if indeed they're innocent secretary of defense matters he says that two billion cattle thieves are a fact of life in this sort of situation do you agree with that oh no not at all you know all life is precious you know and nobody does really but that's the line
they use always and it's in reality there will always be some civilian casualty but it shouldn't be if that life you know for someone sitting in a dust chair in washington to say that it's very difficult. you know i think it's a very delicate political situation some of the reports that have come out say that more civilians have been killed than i still fighters but in surprise me at all especially because that is why they're wearing a badge says i'm i'm i says fight or right and they're there we have their breasts like civilian so how can you always tell me who's who's who and it's been a big thing of the friends in the military tell me like you have no idea who it is until like they're shooting at you now that doesn't surprise me say that as many as three hundred civilians according to the u.n. have died since march. oh yeah i mean if they see if there's ten airstrikes a day that's treaty expected but again. because i think they're making it
a fact of life so it's become normal as it has become part of. some twenty million russians along with muslims along with muslims around the world are celebrating the end of the holy fasting month of ramadan thousands of flocks to moscow's main mosque for morning prayers and artie's remind kozyrev was there. several thousand people have gathered here at this cathedral mosque behind me it's still one of the biggest mosques in europe however it is still not big enough to accommodate everybody who wants to celebrate a feast off the pitch or it's so one of the most important holidays in islam and it marks the end of the holy month of ramadan for worshipers it is a sign when the holy book of qur'an a was introduced to the mankind by a prophet muhammad's and it marks the conclusion all from long long fasting period for all muslims since i am all for a set of gratian this is
a time of joy the time of being with your family to have a big meal suit exchange presents and of course this is also a time to help those in need more than one hundred thousand old and all here in moscow are expected to celebrate so safety precautions are definitely in place several streets have been temporarily closed off for a streets traffic security checks are in place everywhere and of course there is a police presence as well who are here to ensure that everything goes well everything is safe and everybody has a good sign. russian president vladimir putin was caught in heavy rain this week during a wreath laying ceremony marking the start of the great patriotic rule nothing unusual better you might think until you turn to twitter.
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