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foreign ministry. believes the u.s. could just be looking for an excuse to. a political commentator for c.n.n. . ridiculing the channel's russia coverage of the controversy the network's facing about its news content. but what he thinks this week to meet with all russia. the peak of the growth really. the european commission. could leave the e.u. with a deficit of ten. prime minister faces
a number of challenges to push. through parliament. from the world this is our. welcome to the program our top story this hour the russian foreign ministry spokeswoman has sharply criticized washington's allegation but the syrian government is planning a chemical attack. stating that such claims could be a sign of an upcoming u.s. intervention. it is even we knew about statements from washington we also knew that the u.s. officials refused to confirm the claims with any facts the situation looks like a massive probation both military and information it is likely that where we are
seen as the moment is the threshold of a new intervention the gist of what russia is saying is that we are witnessing the united states laid the groundwork for a full on intervention in syria an anti i said it eventually and this chemical craze is part of it they're trying to justify intervening in syria as they've done on almost every occasion where chemical weapons have come up in two thousand and thirteen as a horrendous attack hundreds injured and killed then they try to launch an intervention the home audiences weren't having it they failed this year in april there was another chemical attack and again this time without asking any what trump launched to fifty nine cruise missiles at the syrian air base and the russians are saying we're in a similar situation now basically our side is being told by the united states that we know you're going to carry out a chemical attack if that happens if
a chemical attack happens we're going to blame assad by default no investigation no due process just punishment and what the russians are saying is that now the rebels and g. harvest's have every reason to stage an attack of their own experience. i look at the u.s. experts and then he said openly that extremists could use these claims by washington provocations shift to the syrian government it's a win win situation for them if they can pull this off chemical attack then the united states comes in and automatically does their job for them by hitting as sad as further evidence well it's all been very light on that the russians say that the him. considering two potential targets the village of ari her and sort of keep both are in which is controlled by affiliate nusra front everything outs conveniently enough is classified as evidence kids shared with us about this
potential preparation for these 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 is evidence of truthful things that all intelligence i'm not going to get into that one with you but this is a very serious and grave matter we're now in a situation where the americans are loading their guns the russians are ringing alarm bells everybody's crying hysterical and we honestly don't know what all the hysteria is about. and that's delve deeper into this story because downie maki journalist syria commentator on who has recently returned from the war torn country joins me live on the program hi there dami first of all what do you think of moscow's assertion that the trumpet ministration might be planning an intervention against assad your thoughts. well i think this is definitely probable
because trump has obviously taken a very hard stance towards the syrian government and the recent information which we have is that the united states of america is looking for some sort of provocation in syria and is actually putting pretext for some sort of possible intervention and if history is anything to go by then trump definitely does not have any qualms in actually attacking syria militarily on the ground as we've seen so moscow the sentiment is pretty much spot on does seem like he wants to do some sort of intervention and he's looking for a reason to do so and moscow is obviously very concerned about that of the syrian government because trump has already shown a history of of wanting to be an aggressor in syria and take a very hostile phones which is actually previously how he how he initially viewed the situation before he became the president of the united states of america and conspicuously there is a problem from want to deafen intervene in syria and he was looking for any
particular reason to do so but what about another possible deadly aspect to all of this would you be in agreement that washington's threats against assad do pave the way for a false flag attacks by rebel groups involving themselves. but it's very conspicuous that these rebel groups can can use chemical weapons themselves even in a very in a very kind of stagnant form and actually blame it on the syrian government which in tandem would actually provoke the united states and these other western countries to force a military strike on syria and something which is which is possibly happened before the rebels have been seen to have chemical weapons and has the intent of using chemical weapons and what people need to comprehend is that we're at a stage in the war now where the assad government is almost. a victory towards the end and this wasn't the case a few years ago so the assad government would have no reason logical or rational or military reason to actually use these weapons at this moment in time worth the.
every single reason to provoke such an attack and to possibly use these weapons and so and see the reaction that they want from the united states and their allies internationally i mean the assad government is winning this war who who on earth would would use such a tactic to actually consider using chemical weapon at a time with have been victorious when you know two three years ago it looked as if the assad government could potentially fall i mean they didn't use chemical weapons then it wasn't certified that they used them why on earth would they use them today it just does not make any sense are more likely that this is different i was just going to say are there echoes of the iraq war here don they are is it hard to ignore that because what the u.s. attack unilaterally were to decide to try and topple assad or would it seek u.n. approval to do so. i mean i don't think that this u.s. administration with the president of china and russia on the security council would
go through the u.n. i think if they wanted to remove assad hypothetically they would probably do that with their own allies and using these regional countries in saudi arabia and turkey to do so and ultimately speaking the issue of chemical weapons is that syria and the russians actually invited the u.n. and these relevant chemical weapons groups to actually come to shy it out ebay's and then check it out for themselves and it wasn't it wasn't syria and russia who denied the entry of these groups to the air base which were supposed to be used for chemical weapons attacks and it was the u.n. and these international organizations who who didn't who refused to come so i don't think the russians and the syrians are hiding anything i think they're pretty open about this and if you look at what's happening today i mean there are no not really big front lines against rebel groups there is just three hundred kilometer front line from the north of syria to the south of syria going through five provinces centered in the middle of syria told that he is telling me at the. areas i've just
come back from and these are all frontlines against isis the group which the united states is apparently fighting and most of the forces of the syrian army located there the fighting towards the desert for free that is lord i'm going towards rock so i don't think that the so-called moderate rebels or even al nusra front is the big priority for syria i mean the syrians more prioritizing the fight against isis at the moment the fact that from. his administration with issues a statement a statement in terms of creating a pretext for bombing syria suggests that definitely these countries are not on the same wavelength or the fighting isis and trump has no trump does not want to help the syrian government in its own five years which is pretty down the maquis syria commentator who just come back from the country spent time there on the ground thank you very much for your take. another undercover video has been released apparently exposing attitudes out c.n.n.
towards russia related stories this time one of the american news channels political commentators seems to shrug off and this miss all of the recent controversy what do you think's going to happen this week. that's going to be really. one of the second such video released by investigative journalism group project in as many days with the details of that. yet another leak related to c.n.n. from james o'keefe and project veritas that was van jones briefly served in the obama administration and is now a commentator for c.n.n. in the clip he says that the russia thing is a nothing burger and now it's important to be clear here we don't exactly know what he's referring to about the russia thing could be the russian investigation could be the allegations about trump the context of the clip is not exactly clear who this leak comes on just in the aftermath of another recent leak from project
veritas and jon bon a field an important producer for c.n.n. says that the russia story is the polite term is nonsense that was just recently released as well now we here at r t reached out to c.n.n. to ask for their comment and they have not replied and it's important to know that these videos that are coming out are not without controversy james o'keefe is personally facing a million dollar lawsuit at the hands of a contractor he interviewed after he interviewed them posing as someone else and this was a contractor allegedly working with the democratic party so there's a lot of questions that still remain we asked the people behind the video what they believe the russian thing refers to. we put the entire video out there i mean people can judge for themselves sometimes you have heard things from the conversation but that's certainly my interpretation and i think that's the way the mainstream media is reading it the way the drug war and look at the line he strikes
again in the president of the united states just to a radio zogby ursule instagram if you're not synonymous with me well c.n.n. has been struggling to get a grip on its russia coverage of late with stuff quick to publish on substantiated stories earlier in the week three journalists quit after seeing in return did an article about an alleged senate investigation into links between a russian investment fund and the confidence of donald trump on the january c.n.n. broke a story claiming russia had compromising personal information about president trump the report was based on a dossier written by a former british spy now it was later admitted back did was flawed and filled with verified allegations the group behind the latest on the cover of videos has warned that other media should be worried too. not just c.n.n. i want to make clear you are the mainstream media in america if you are telling a lie you are getting your stories your keeping them public remember the truth is
you're on our list if we may be in your boardroom right now we are watching you and your c.e.o. of this organization probably would be sleeping well at night because it might be. smart. u.k. prime minister treason may is facing the challenge of pushing her party's program through parliament today in the queen's speech about those british newspapers continued to call for her resignation after she was forced to strike a controversial deal with the northern irish d u p to form a working government in westminster pulte even suggests the opposition party leader jeremy corbett has overtaken me in approval ratings but he failed to make the amendments he wanted to the queen's speech in parliament on whedon's they charged up an m.e.p. from the u.k. independence party so you stres a maze party is in chaos by the disastrous manifesto which they had to backtrack on and now they've gone into the queen's speech with almost no content because they
don't have a majority and i can't do the things that i've suggested in their own manifesto the big job in front of them now is to negotiate our way out of the you the wrong way to go about it but on top of that they've now got other crises which are rising because the farther the story in the hierarchy but also in london because of the terrorist attacks in the uk the media interest and concerns as well so i was pretty much in a situation she's in a very bad situation because she only has a majority of about ten well the uncertainties surrounding trees and nice position as prime minister comes as the european commission announce that brags it will leave the e.u. with a deficit of almost eleven billion euro per year complicating the negotiations to leave the block. we won't have the u.k. with us anymore but they were net pages despite the fact your rebate so we have a gap of ten to eleven billion euros a year well last week mrs mayo unveiled her plan for each new nationals living in the u.k. however it was met with criticism by some european politicians european commission
chief called it insufficient and president of the european council donald tusk said it was below all expectations jerde button again believes britain should exit the e.u. on its own terms there is no hard brakes and there's no softer exit there's only exit leaving the european union and they're going about it completely the wrong way if our government really wanted to leave and our parliament wanted to leave they do i'm suggesting in this document which is to repeal the one nine hundred seventy two communities act as a first step so that legally we are no longer members under our law and we would we would be on a very very strong position then because we are a very big trading partner with the our economy is as big as the twenty smallest countries of the put together so we're in a very good position to say to the what we've left this is how it's going to work we want trade friendship and cooperation and we're going to tell you how that's going to work and i would be very foolish to cut off their noses to spite their
face by actually trying to pin allies us because we wanted to leave nato is boosting operations in afghanistan the details of that after this. people with stories to tell. the tale so deserve to be. still on the substance. abusers. you see very little since. they're here to speak for you there to hear. the warhawks sell you on the idea that dropping bombs brings peace to the chicken hawks what's new to fight the battle is going. to do socks for the tell you that every gossip and tabloid but most important. off the bad guys and tell me you are
not cool enough to buy their product. all the hawks that we along the border will want. to. welcome back nato has announced that it's safe to send a few thousand additional troops to boost operations in afghanistan not a summit in brussels. it is first. true for at least. fifteen nations all the. contusions to support mission nato secretary-general and un stilton berg said troops will be
assisting afghan forces in a non-combat rule against isis taliban laid insurgencies washington's operation in afghanistan has so far come at a cost of one trillion dollars left over two thousand soldiers dead in the country where there are currently over nine thousand nato troops in the country while the u.s. has slightly fewer deployed there despite their presence the taliban has extended its presence in afghanistan in the last two years well to discuss the situation in afghanistan. political writer and journalist joins me live now on the program hi there don yes so first of all with the taliban extending its presence is needed is decision to deploy more troops the right one. no i don't think so and i don't think it's really to do with defeating the taliban i think we have to to really understand the purpose of nato and the west involvement in afghanistan
is really to maintain the relation of colonial dependency on the west of that country. so that they want to deploy enough just enough troops to keep the government just about empower the afghan government just about in power and to keep it dependent on western military aid for its existence and its survival but not enough troops to actually to defeat the taliban or indeed isis so i think what we're seeing here this pouring of more troops into afghanistan is actually just readjusting the balance to maintain the this kind of balance because actually what we're seeing is increasingly afghanistan turning to friendly and deeper relationship with china. china for example last year opened up a major plank of its one one road project in afghanistan major railway link it's been investing heavily in and so on in the country and february this year really
interesting really. reports emerged of chinese military a chinese military presence in afghanistan for the first time that china denied that but they did reveal that they were conducting joint anti terror operations with the afghan government so i think what's happening is that the west is realizing it needs to a little bit more into into supporting the afghan war that i am for to ensure that they had a government doesn't actually lead at all to the average afghan linking up with china what does it actually mean because how hard nato forces impacted on the military operations in afghanistan up to this point. well as we know since twenty fourteen they've only been involved. in this not quite true sensibly they've been involved in in a strictly training operation since twenty fourteen we know that's not true they've been bombings several major bombings by the u.s. and its allies since then. but really the you know the contribution to the actual
fight against isis and the taliban has been has been minimal as you say in your report taliban the taliban's presence is extending isis have opened up. a new front if you like in afghanistan during that period and really interesting the as well that the places that have been the focus of u.s. bombing raids in afghanistan on isis have largely excluded those areas in the north of the country isis training camps in the north of the country where you're moving closer to. further closer to russia so there is there does seem to be a number of things going on including an attempt to kind of drive isis up. woods to encourage them you know towards in the direction of the direction of russia and leaving those training camps closest to russia. affected so there's a number of things going on but i don't think any of them relate to actually trying seriously to defeat isis or the taliban expert analysis as all is done please bring
political writer and journalist thanks for joining us this hour. now a moscow court has found five people guilty of killing the russian opposition politician boris nemtsov back in twenty fifteen let's cross live to down the hall tell us more details then what did we learn today. well yes five people in the dock all of them found guilty now it is important to understand that today was the day when the jury delivers its guilty or not guilty verdict as for the sentencing the prosecution is set to announce it on the fourth of july now as for the events in the courtroom today the most high profile a man today in the courtroom was our diet as the jury decided that it was him it was the dive who actually pulled the trigger back in twenty fifteen killing boris nemtsov now the jury took them three days to make up their minds they had
a list of twenty six questions to answer and they decided that the assassination was a fact it was in fact very meticulously planned apparently the killer as they followed boris nemtsov tailgated him for over a month studying his daily routine and they also seem to have thought out a very tiny details like escape paths after the hit and all of that happened back in february twenty fifth seen it happened actually very close literally one hundred meters away from the studio where i am right now whose political career goes all the way back to the ninety's in twenty fifteen he was a prominent opposition figure he was taking a stroll with his girlfriend just outside the kremlin walls though it was then when he was slain in a drive by style shooting now the family of boris nemtsov they have been skeptical about this whole investigation from the outset and daughter has already made a statement saying that she does not consider that father's murder has been
a solved and their concern is that the person or persons who actually ordered the hit they still have not been found but there is a separate investigation looking into just that now the slaying of boris nemtsov it made a very powerful impact in russia and in fact even the kremlin has had to follow with the investigation and president. spokesperson had earlier addressed the concerns of the family saying that while these cases seem to be very difficult to crack they believe that eventually whoever's responsible behind the assassination they will be brought to justice. live from moscow thank you thank you. in a few months time sweden will conduct its biggest military exercises in twenty years it coincides with russia holding large scale drills as well but there's a third event in the pipeline too and it's on
a very different mission there described as the first peace seeking war games thirty swedish russian activists will take part in the two day exercise called seventeen with the goal of deescalating a hypothetical conflict one of the organizers told us that some one hundred to reach out with a message of peace. they are of course not that cold that you would have. to be prepared if the escalation continues but we have bigger and bigger military exercises on the russian side begin to get military exercises on this. we are getting closer to meet you on the swedish side and we have the. swedish and russian politicians to to make meets ends meet. among themselves make agreements then we have to have some kind of civil society that does the job for them so we are preparing for this in neighboring finland though the country's former
ambassador to russia suspects the peace groups event is a ploy to sway public opinion here's what the organizer thinks of that sentiment. the ones you claim that we are something that we are not because he wants us he wants to show that we are agents of a foreign power like as soon as you stand up for these people within your own country we'll say that you're a traitor. but you somehow work for the other side next to look at the costs of inequality.
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