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germany warns on possible kuntar measures if the u.s. goes ahead with new sanctions against russia. between moscow and washington are worsening also. it turned out that russia there are no good guys the russians are liars some strong anti russian sentiment in the u.s. congress says hedge fund investor bill browder testifies as part of the investigation into a meeting of russian lawyers last year. plus fresh clashes in jerusalem after a palestinian flag is installed over one of the buildings on the temple mount and
is then removed by the israeli police. just after eight pm here in moscow on thursday july twenty seventh this is r.t. international i'm you know neal good to have your company our top story russian president vladimir putin has given his reaction to the latest round of possible u.s. sanctions on russia. so the news of these sanctions are completely illegal they go against international law and the rules of the world trade organization with being very patient and very reserved but at some point we will have to respond you can't always put up with such an attitude toward your country. that statement coming after a u.s. lawmakers passed a new round of sanctions in response to moscow's alleged meddling in the us
presidential election the bill still needs president trumps approval and if implemented will target russia's energy sector as well as mining and metal industries president putin say these ties between moscow and washington are falling victim to america's internal problems. which insurance through all of this it's very disappointing that russia u.s. relations are sacrificed while solving internal american issues on your question whether we are sorry about it i can say we are because if we had acted together we would so very pressing issues effectively and which concern both russian and american people. meanwhile the proposed sanctions of also triggered angry reaction from europe with germany's economy minister warning the e.u. could come up with countermeasures that's because the plan restrictions could end up punishing european companies with ties to russia's energy sector. it is bad that
the us has left the common line it had with europe for sanctions against russia there is a possibility of counter sanctions against the guinness we've heard from the german minister of economy and energy there. but she's not alone in those that have been critical of this latest round of sanctions that's been proposed by the united states we've also heard from the austrian chancellor christine care he posted online saying that these were unacceptable he said that politics and a business should not be mixing when it comes to making decisions like this such as putting sanctions in place on another country we've also heard from the unions as well who are concerned about potential impact on their members that work within the energy sector there's been a meeting a conference taking place from the german committee of the e.u. economic relations that they've described the sanctions as they're written right
now as an acceptable the americans have in mind their own interests and it's written down that they do want to export more of their l. and g. and solve therefore it's not excluded that they also follow that they also follow their economic interests. we don't complain about that unless it does not affect our own interests but right now it really affects our own interest negatively over in the united states we understand that serious players serious big multinational corporations were lobbying representatives before they went into vote to try and convince them not to support this bill that didn't work but the names on the list include of course energy giant such as be in exxon mobil but also other big multinationals searches ford and boeing as well so i think stuns
we're still going to have to wait to see what the ultimate reaction will be from the european union if the sanctions go ahead as planned could the nuclear option be triggered which would be the e.u. placing economic sanctions on the u.s. business it's certainly an option it's still on the table if you take what the german economy minister an energy minister had to say earlier on on thursday we're keeping an eye on this of course another aspect is that u.s. sanctions haven't always been effective let's take north korea for instance last year the u.s. imposed its first stand alone restrictions against pyongyang however the asian countries economy grew at the fastest pace in near me two decades that's according to estimates from side to korea's sent north korea has also boosted its exports and continues to develop its nuclear capabilities and it's not just p.r. nyang that's seen a degree of economic success in spite of u.s. sanctions take
a look at this iran has been forced to diversify its economy finding new trading partners as a way of coping with the measures now we got reaction from international oil economist dr drew sell in may he told us that u.s. foreign policy is becoming muddled. you see new section sanctions are illegal because they're out of based on. claims of russian meddling in the american elections in twenty six. is the biggest economic blow in the world and they have the economic bow out of behind them and they can. blow is sanctions on american companies and medicaid interests but i think the that it can. fight him but as he is a big company it is they make it as they go with it day to day we see
changes which must fill it deeply. page fund investor william browder who years ago lobbied for the first set of unto russian sanctions known as the big act has been testifying in u.s. congress it's part of the investigation into moscow's alleged meddling in the u.s. election and he's given his version of the infamous meeting between trump and russian lawyer natalia skiable let's cross live knowledge or to using. indeed what was said after hearing. well if you were to believe everything that we just heard in two hours of bill browder testimony before the judiciary committee we would come to the conclusion that russia and vladimir putin himself are the ultimate evil in the world let's take a listen to some of what was sad. it turned out that in putin's russia there are no good guys no empathy and no morals the russians are liars if threaten me with death
they threaten me with kidnapping the russians will do anything they can get away with it even stuff they can't get away with to arrest kidnap torture and kill to take people's properties away in the face of evil i don't think there's any other way to characterize black mirror putin so who is mr browder and why is his testimony before the u.s. senate related to russia being considered and being listened to well first of all he was doing big business in russia in the beginning of the two thousand he now is a wanted man in russia for tax fraud. and thirdly he was key in pushing for sanctions against russia and eventually helping to pass the magnitsky act which was introduced in. now furthermore at this point there was some talk in the testimony
about russian lawyer an italian vassal need skya now she comes down she met with trump's team last year to discuss these anti russian sanctions the magnitsky act she was a central figure in today's hearing. the russian lawyers name tell you a vessel and it's going and i'm just going to tell you this so. that will this guy . natalia nataly lynette's guy i tried it over lindsey graham's pronunciation there. now what did she say in response to these allegations well we didn't get to hear from her or she was not at the hearing she did want to give her side of the story and she has pledged that she is totally willing to testify before the exact same committee and give her version of the events she's been very clear that she is not in any way working for the russian government she is simply a lawyer and that she has no connections with russian authorities this is what she
said to r.t. . as a person who he talks about in his statements i'm also ready to testify and prove to anyone in the united states or any other country that mr browder is telling lies i'm ready to defend my good name in any court with knowing the negative attitude towards russia which is prevalent among americans today knowing their hatred towards their own president i'm not sure the u.s. is ready to give me that chance if we follow the democratic process that they love so much we will need to have a public hearing and give every side a chance to present their case since the americans decided to be the judge in this situation and surely every participant must be guaranteed safety. now as you just heard she thinks it's rather unlikely that she will get the opportunity to present her side of the story to the congressional committee as it seems that the recent hearings on russia all have kind of focused on a specific narrative which her words and her testimony wouldn't quite fit live from
spoke exclusively with the venezuelan president he told us the opposition there has been attempting to undermine the socialist government for years. i. think the opposition has been doing this for eighteen years first against hugo chavez and for the past four years against me there's no other way to resolve conflicts in the country than through democracy and elections in may for three and a half weeks i tried to establish direct dialogue with the opposition i wanted to include them in parliament but they refused it's a period of political isolation they drifted into right wing radicalism they were imprisoned by a strategy of violence and ignoring those who voted for them i. thought it would have been as waylays ready for any scenario i think is insane for the extreme right in the us to be talking of a blockade against venezuela in fact they've already started an indirect blockade
against our financial system this was the cause the crisis over the past three years but we have economic strength in venezuela always pays what the owners and fulfills its responsibilities in two thousand and seventeen two thousand and eighteen and two thousand and nineteen our country will continue to fulfill them. while to discuss the latest on venezuela we cannot cross live to political activist christian munch era for more a very welcome to the program once again. i want to read this side to you first the u.s. . to the u.n. nikki haley she said that the u.s. will continue to support the people of venezuela and controversially said that maduro is destroying democracy on will come under sanctions a lot in that statement what's your assessment. the assessment i think is very clear i think they were has been undermining democracy i was listening to his interview saying that
a way to change democracy in this world is definitely through this new constitution that he wants to do is right it is very clear as we have seen in the past that the opposition won clear and save elections about two years ago where they won the majority in the parliament so there is no reason for him to write a new constitution when in fact there is a constitution there was written by hugo chavez the founder of this socialism over the twenty first century ok so i. made it and you know mr chairman in his movement is you have a right wing we will get to that in a moment but just to stick with what the u.s. ambassador to the u.n. said also that she made a promise to the people of venezuela to protect them how can she personally do that what else could the u.s. be willing to do here. we have many options they have started with sanctions on different leaders from the official government especially ceasing
their assets in dollars seeing the united states and different accounts around the world this is a first step towards trying to put pressure on this government in order to avoid this constitutional. plebiscite to take place now there are many other measures that could be taking i'm not so sure whether the trouble ministration is willing to go ahead and take those measures like for example invading venezuela removing forcibly will do or from power if he decides to continue with this idea of writing a new constitution that has no merit based on the fact that the prior constitution was written by the same political movement that he belongs to so this is all happening as you say just days before president maduro is pushed to rewrite venezuela's constitution which would strengthen his power is this going to impact on voters as mature who tries to implement the changes do you think.
i mean i think the majority of the women as well have a different opinion what's going on in the country the bending on what social sector they belong to the people. who are standing in line to get whatever they need or whatever basic needs further sanctions by the u.s. isn't going to get one hundred different mentality. well you can say that those sanctions will further increment the crisis in venezuela but you have to understand that there has to be some type of pressure put in this government because i mean there is there is no other way to go forward i mean if we sit down and do nothing about it and we just wait until he. takes the opposition from power and he continues to do what he wants besides the fact that the national guard has been keeping people in the streets the international community can just sit down and wait for him to do all these take all these actions against his people and we
have to remember that in the past other leaders have done even worse things and other actions have been taking like invading or removing them from power so i don't see these sanctions as something that well we certainly think it will look like people yes ok but. christian munch here is critical activist thanks very much for your time. more clashes have erupted in jerusalem as israel removes controversial security measures from a holy site the latest details on the scene when we return. the feeling of. every. period. you get it on the old world. according to josh.
thursday in jerusalem thousands of muslim worshippers enter the holy site of temple mount after israel controversial security measures. that the latest violence broke out the i.d.f. tried to gain control of the large crowd at the. mosque israeli police said stones were thrown at unit son onto the western wall that you were next to the mosque officials are bracing for even bigger crowds cheering friday prayers. paula for more on this a lot of nasty scenes today paula what can you tell us about the clashes. what we said we are seeing scenes as you mentioned clashes have now broken out inside the temple mount compound now this is often. at worship should come and pray
inside the mosque this follows a two week stay away where because of israeli additional security measures worshipers were praying in front of the mosque itself it seems as if a dispute broke out between the worshippers themselves as when they arrived there they found that the israelis were keeping some of the entrances to the mosque closed and this was altered in confusion and some going into some not going and now we are hearing from israeli police that some of the protesters started throwing stones some of them landed near the western wall plaza but there are no reports of injuries number misfeasance articling wyatt dispersal methods and among these they started firing stunned stunned when it's right next to the dome of the rock to disperse the crowd now at this stage we understand that all entrances into the mosque has been closed there are some entrances into the old city of jerusalem that have also been closed by the israeli police and at the same time we did see some youngsters managed to climb onto the al aqsa mosque and wave palestinian flags from
there there has also been violence reported in at least one east jerusalem arab neighborhood of baba huta now all of this comes ahead of tomorrow's day of rage as it has been dubbed by him us now this is a day of protests and confrontations that has been called for by both of us and the palestinian rival faction fattah nies really police are bracing themselves for what they are afraid could result in even more violence throughout the day friday and not only did we see them but also in the west bank and we know that the israelis are employing additional security forces they've been putting up concrete vote blocks it's been putting up mounds of dirt across the west bank to try and deal with this but certainly the palestinians stray ssion doesn't seem to have been so subsided despite the fact that israel says it is trying to meet them halfway and remove some of the additional security measures it has put in place in the last two weeks yet happening during the winter this period as well. fall asleep or thinking
. well temple mount al-sharif as it's known to muslims is one of the most tested religious sites in the world for jews it's believed to have been the site of two biblical temples on the al aqsa mosque which is also located there islams third holiest site but a security was increased at the site in the last week or so violent scenes took place between police and worshippers. i. thought. i. was.
about to leave with. you. being on our report from a human rights groups coalition or strikes have killed twenty. and. i suppose the facto couple the reports from the syrian observatory for human rights has not been confirmed but it's believed that eight children could be among the dead this comes as the syrian democratic forces backed by u.s. strikes are waging an offensive against the terrorists there. of tens of thousands of people have fled the violence in recent months and according to unicef around half of them are children earlier we discussed the situation with. a representative for unicef and syria. i myself have visited one of the compass in ninety eight
south and i cannot imagine a harsher environment done that especially in the summer months where the heat wave is really really. suffering on this children who has been traveling for weeks the stories that they share very hard most of them traveled for weeks four weeks six weeks then they are arriving every week and hydrated in the camps and some of them are returning. and because they don't want to be a fly away from their homes so that they can go back quickly when i can so that in that way out of need and we also know that in the coming weeks more people could be displaced because the fighting the fighting if it's if i'd buy a date. the u.s. forces have to retake all of the city but months into the rock offensive the situation there remains grave for civilians.
i came from russia nothing is left in iraq for destruction because of the coalition and i said but the strength of the coalition will worsen some villages were wiped out some neighborhoods were demolished houses families children women would head by the random strikes and. i left my neighbors at home in the evening and went to sleep outside i came back in the morning just to find twelve of the date the children the mother and the man i buried them they don't age because the shelling anakin the dust suffer i studied it was great but kalish was placed in lessons in a team they carried out in their strike on my school and killed a lot of people as they were refugees from aleppo obviously this time not alone much t.v. i doubt a lot of the coalition targeted everyone just the same it kills one person from all
the silt and everyone else around. the mess it is in iraq are committed by isis and the coalition warplanes together what can i say the streets are full of dead bodies. you can shape the conversation on the day's top stories on our website r.t. dot com i'll keep the updates coming at the top of the hour. oh. look. this.
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