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russia warns that rebel groups in syria could try to frame the assad government for chemical attacks it comes after the us said it would retaliate against damascus should it carry out any such. tripe as expose. the u.k.'s pm is hit with some heavy blows from the leader of the opposition party interest first prime minister's questions since the election. and c.n.n. releases a. tree on alleged russian meddling in u.s. affairs is the news network is hit by a wave of control over. reports. good
evening welcome her life from moscow you're watching r.t. international now our top story this hour russia's foreign minister has just wrapped up talks with his german counterpart during which they discussed the crisis in syria. says that washington's claim the syrian government could be preparing a chemical attack is an invitation for terror groups to carry out provocations so that the u.s. retaliates against. reports. the fact that the u.s. appears to have not only preempted a chemical attack but is already prepared how it's going to respond such an incident occur is being seen as a worrying development to the russian side and a lot of this has to do with concern over the u.s. being perfect simple to repeating past mistakes russia's foreign ministry in its latest statement has issued
a reminder to this respect we know that the bush administration falsified the facts about weapons of mass destruction in order to justify military aggression against iraq this deeply concerned and this comes just two days after a phone conversation between russia's foreign minister sergey lavrov and his u.s. counterpart rex tillerson during which allows for obvious that to have urged the u.s. to exercise restraint in its actions saying that washington must prevent provocations against syrian government troops but it appears that that warning didn't have much of an impact the u.s. claims to have information that shows the syrian president is preparing to launch a chemical attack and with this latest development media in the u.s. has also been pushing for more also from the state department to provide an explanation but it appears to be staying tight lipped you just heard evidence shared with us about this potential preparation for the use of chemical weapons
because that was an absolutely right and nor would that be laid out because that would be considered an intelligence matter when you guys believe that it's in your interests you do what you say evidential. intelligence i'm not going to get into that with you but this is a very serious and grave matter it's understandable that concerns are high because this comes as there has still been no evidence provided over the previous alleged chemical attack in syria which the u.s. also pin the blame on to the syrian government for and that was attacked in syria's province in april despite there being no ever. so thorough investigation the u.s. retaliated with a confrontational strike on a syrian base and what you might also remember is how the u.s. thought only blame syrian government forces for the attack but also said that russia was partly responsible by proxy so on top of everything else the u.s. russia relations are also at stake here too. well france and the u.k.
have pledged support any future american attack on syrian government forces. looks at why washington seems to be ready to put punishment before due process. but shah al assad has one really bad habit and that habit is and you need does this when he's winning he ruined everything by doing something really stupid for no reason at all. take acids army now they're crushing slavek state liberating vast swaths of syria and out of the blue comes this the united states has identified potential preparations for another chemical weapons attack by the saddam regime as sad knows the probable cause and sequences of a chemical attack it's the only thing really right now that could ruin him by
giving his enemies the opportunity of the pretext to attack him why would he do it because he's evil the murderous syrian dictator bashar assad has been a brutal dictator bashar al assad's a murderous regime in syria assad is the worst kind of brutal war criminal a classic super villain booth stupid and evil beyond any logic the kind of villain batman would go off to and america is batman. if mr assad conducts another mass murder attack using chemical weapons he and his military will pay a heavy price britain is already on board if asaad does something really dumb for no reason again the u.k. will join the us in punishing him we think it's absolutely right if we can to prevent the use of chemical weapons and we will fully support any u.s.
action if you've been following events in syria recently you knew they aren't kidding the united states has attacked assad five times in what they see. is self-defense problem is justifying the prolonging conflict isn't easy western voters don't want another gung ho bombing campaign they learn their lesson after the first few times the international community sick of reckless interventions the only thing left is to wait for asaad to give them a cause and since he's a comic book supervillain well it's just a part of the script. but a cast of reporting now in other news the case prime minister has clashed with the leader of the opposition and her first parliamentary questions session since the country's election earlier in june have been contradictory messages from the
government not just a question of what laws you have it's how those are being applied why is it that far inspections that local authority inspections appear to have missed this essential issue and i think i can help the prime minister with this issue when you cut low growth or to expenditure by was i do you end up with you would throw in there i want to try to prove through towers expose as a disastrous effects of a stereotype the planting of child locks did not start under this government this disaster must be a wake up call. well tourism a has been drawing criticism since the party's election upset in which it lost its parliamentary majority and many u.k. citizens have been protesting against austerity breaks it and the deadly felt our
fire that is the government plans for the next year are debated in parliament before being put to a crucial vote on thursday well ahead of that labor m.p. roger goldsmith told us the conservative party's program is ideologically driven not about improving the lives of ordinary people. i think the public. to the pact with the austerity program that's been imposed on this country ever since the tories took our votes in. alliance with the lib coalition and also since i had total control because parts of missouri feel there are programs it's essentially a political program. used to roll back the study. is the private try the turning. on each not about the five but the country needs desperately to
manly because money is there and it is available. now a c.n.n. documentary purportedly detailing the story of russia's meddling in the u.s. in u.s. politics on prime time t.v. in america showing all the kremlin's alleged tricks but the drama may have left some view is frustrated as it does lack any substantial evidence. is there any reason to believe that russia is not right now today continuing to attempt to infiltrate u.s. political organizations individuals or. d.n.a. . or no. some of his a. bride is prime target is the u.s. spy story in cyberspace that would lead right to doorstep.
the kind of evidence some of it surprisingly simple such as time stamps showing to the hackers were starting and finishing their work days on moscow time. well the documentary does come at a difficult time for c.n.n. on monday three of its employees resigned after russia related story was retracted for not meeting editorial standards and now an investigative journalism group has released an undercover video recording casting doubt on the network's reporting and agenda with more on that his. well a video has surfaced of a c.n.n. producer saying that most of their russia trump coverage is well in more polite terms nonsense the point c.n.n. constantly in. russia the structure of. this regime's those ratings razor it all right but honestly. it's just like.
it's mostly the right you know we don't know. john. proof and it's not just one guy from c.n.n. who's saying that there's not much to this story of trump russia collusion and there's no evidence that there was collusion but they couldn't find any evidence of collusion they have no evidence of collusion or there is no evidence of collusion between the russians and the trump campaign but at this point what's not proven is the idea of collusion that's correct still no evidence but the media keeps pushing the story project veritas that leaked the recent video says that c.n.n. has mentioned trump in russia roughly sixteen thousand times you would think people might get bored with the subject by now are you tired of hearing about trump and russia oh yes actually yes that's all i hear about it it's just getting a little tiring we're all exhausted but however however it has to be it has to do through has to come out and the truth is that there was interference in the
american electorate system but by the sentiment you feel like this is what the american people want to see on t.v. is they want to hear about trump allegedly working with russia. not me not any my friend i think they would but that's something you know if there is something secret about something people want to know even more so if you just bring it out in the open if there is something you'll come out if it's not then it's just go away and you feel like the media should be reporting on this more or less us i'd like to hear where these sources are coming from or who's saying it spares i know it could be my next door neighbor they don't have proof they need to drop it now the c.n.n. producer allegedly said that they keep pushing the story because of the ratings however a lot of the americans we spoke to said they'd rather watch something else. r.t. washington d.c. ok let's go back to the c.n.n. video released them by project their attacks the network has issued a statement saying it does stand by its producer and welcomes
a diversity of opinion a white house spokesperson was asked about this is a news conference and said it could further undermine trust in the media i think if it is accurate i think it's a disgrace to all of media to all of journalism i think they are that we have gone to a place where. if the media can't be trusted to report the news then that's a dangerous place for america project for a task and its work has proven to be highly controversial it's been accused of violating wiretapping laws and is facing a million dollar loss to after releasing hidden camera conversations with democratic party is discussing voter fraud the group dismisses the lawsuit as intimidation meanwhile the u.s. congress is accusing russian media outlets of peddling the kremlin's agenda a number of filmmakers are gunning for specifically with a bill that aims to brand the channel as a foreign agent hawkins explains. essentially this really boils down to more tit
for tat measures but just to give you some background the united states has of course had a foreign agent registration act since the 1930's it's been amended several times since then but it requires all entities on u.s. soil with links to foreign states to register as such some perils have been drawn with the russian foreign agents act passed in two thousand and twelve although differences of course do exist now this latest bill targets are specifically russian propaganda media outlets like r t contributed to the influence campaign both serving as a platform for criminal messaging and i think it's a propaganda arm over government that is definitely not on our side the bill will provide the us department of justice with increased investigative authorities to identify and prosecute entities that seek to unlawfully influence the political process the difference is this time there will not be
a need for any criminal or administrative offenses to have taken place he would need to report their activities to the department of justice regardless now a group of russian senators have come up with a proposal to mirror this potential new law take a listen. we have established that some precondition that deals with questions of russian sovereignty and foreign meddling and hearing we discussed the bill this proposed in the us and decided that we need to adopt a council measures now entities similar to what may happen in the united states will be forced to disclose their sources of funding and provide accountability of their activities in line with the russian foreign agents law and you hawkins there now are still to come from this era sport corruption report that names a u.k. prince and the former prime minister will have the details in a couple of minutes. we
according. to bid for the twenty eight thousand feet for world cup this turned into a corruption scandal for prince william and former u.k. prime minister david cameron a face report claims that they were present in the room where illegal votes wapping was discussed and say chalk it up as the story. well definitely big names mentioned and lots of curious little dramatic details about courtship attempts of football executives and the bidding parties involved for starters yes there is mention of prince william apparently having been present at a one of the meetings where allegedly david cameron had suggested to south korean officials that they could vote for each other apparently according to this river
report these promises were made but never kept and a south korean official according to the garcia report had denied that this happened but according to garcia who was investigating these issues for two years of the if this would have been in violation of anti-pollution rules so certainly some questions there but among some of the other more really curious requests of that have been put in front of the english bidding team are quite interesting to say the least for starters there was talk of potentially meeting with the queen in return for support there was. english officials hour for helping with obtaining honorary knighthood help with a job for a friend's son as well as one of through fifa official from a caribbean nation requesting that his hometown be twinned with an english village so certainly lots of interesting suggestions apparently going out around with all
this drama and greed of getting the grip on the world cups of twenty thousand and twenty twenty two but of course as we know in the end it was russian qatar that ended up getting those world cups and for them it's good news because they continue the can continue preparing and peace now despite previous rumors and sort of discussions in the media that they're going to be somehow implicated in this report that has not happened with any kind of fears of that happening being raced with the details that were presented in this four hundred page report. why we could exist continue to reveal more of the spying tools allegedly used by the sea its latest release details how the u.s. intelligence agency collects data from p.c. uses. his book. their release today is not as else as latest in a series of leaks from wiki leaks stay alleged came from in ca known as four seven zero else according to doctors at least a little less
a cia to track the geo location of the voice not by its g.p.s. foot instead by its proximity to access points now this distance this argument to date and you know where it's due it could be some detail that is in the document it shows it there it's a device wearing a microsoft windows device even the device doesn't have even if it's not connected to the internet or time once it's connected once as wifely enabled they can get along to choose the latitude and timestamp of where it is based on why for access points within its proximity and then using publicly accessible databases late google and microsoft can then stores information create timestamp forward to what we can lease or describe as a target devices air pattern of life. ok let's talk more about this with cas to know what he is a cyber security expert and joins us this evening karsten how big a revelation is this because we've known before we did that you know the cia can hack into our phones our televisions our computers is this really a big deal. not anybody who has been following news the last couple months i think
it's pretty clear that pretty much any state in the budget close to build up and. have these cyber capabilities they can have computer and they can do from those computers pretty much anything they want and that is not a capability limited to the americans who have been coming from all kinds of ways including of course china and russia in most often mentioned that showed those capabilities being deployed in the wild. so is there anything that can be done to protect against this. i think we can leave them not disclosing what they can do of course makes the work up to the agencies harder those particular filed that were not disclosed when we get legs they cannot be used anymore hopefully. we will have to over and over again reinvent their tools each time being slowed down
into a process we told army this when we hear revelations like this it's always because the intelligence agencies say we're doing this to make us all safer but of course the counter-argument is well we're giving up a lot of our previous same freedoms well we don't know how or when these tools get deployed and every state has certain people that go off to a little timidly terrorists and pedophiles of course the most mentioned group. to do harm come through. ok nobody would want to argue against that but of course tools of of. power in state hands can lead to abuses or against more vulnerable populations in carson good to till she will leave it there for now there was no cyber security expert thank you very much. ok let's go back to our top story because around thirty minutes ago russia's foreign minister wrapped up talks with his german counterpart during which they discussed the crisis in syria our europe
correspondent peter oliver was covering it for us and joins us live now for more on this so peter what came out of these still she's choosing a listening to get quite feisty didn't it. well it certainly did i've just been digesting some of the main points there were made in the half an hour or so since it finished we heard mr lavrov the russian foreign minister making a number of points and making the rather forcefully as well he said that russia would retaliate and would react to any provocations from the u.s. led coalition in syria he also said that the united states and encourage the united states not to look for a pretext in order to launch strikes against assad government forces in syria the main point the russian government is concerned that extremists within syria may attempt to launch some kind of provocation chemical attack in order to try and
draw the u.s. into two airstrikes now this is after the united states said that if there was a chemical attack they would launch further attacks themselves against the assad government this is something of course that is deeply worrying to the russian government that was voiced by sergei lavrov we can hear what he said right now. a look at the u.s. experts and they say openly next use these claims by washington might prove occasions and shift the blame on so the syrian government. well circular of also went on to say that once again the russian federation called upon the united nations chemical weapons watchdog to launch a full investigation into what happened in a blip not so long ago that prompted the airstrikes from the well the missile strikes from the united states on a syrian air base he said it's investigators from the o.c.p.
w haven't actually been to the scene of the alleged chemical attack in that they were making their assumptions from far away you called on them to be allowed to go there and carry out a full investigation now there was a message also that came from certain saying that russia was extremely concerned that back in the early to thousands the u.s. bush administration had falsified information in order to launch a war in iraq and that they wanted to make sure that the same thing wasn't being done in syria and that we couldn't see we are not going to see a repeat of the terrible scenes we saw in iraq they're still in disarray right now to see those scenes repeated in syria a number of very major points from the russian foreign minister there as he was subtle longsight his german counterpart in crossing the dar we know that the bush
administration falsified the facts about weapons of mass destruction in order to justify military aggression against iraq this deeply concerns over all serious words from the russian foreign minister sergei lavrov there. ok all right thanks peter that was a peter all of a force and. that's how things look so far today here in our back with more for you in about half an hour's time with the headlines and the stories tonight before that we've got going bust it might break down the multi but you knew where i find slapped on the internet giant google by the you if you're watching in the u.k. or island it's time for.
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