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live from moscow i'm or is our lockwood with your latest news here on the r.t. international u.n. security council has unanimously approved new sanctions against north korea they will target and restrict north korean exports to other u.n. member states in key industries such as metals and food with the aim to dent the country's economy by around one billion dollars per year north korean nationals will also see travel limitations put in place and foreign investment blocked the resolution drafted by the us was in response to north korea's intensified missile tests well russia's un representative has said that sanctions were needed to make north korea stop its program he stressed however that the sanctions should be the starting point for future dialogue with north korea those who do not see the russian federation has agreed to the resolution on north korea we understand the
need to stop the nuclear program which is unacceptable for us with the newly implemented measures against north korea it cannot be an end in themselves but rather an instrument to get the country into constructive talks earlier we talked to gregory illich member of the advisory board of the career policy institute and richard becker regional director of the antiwar arts a coalition about those new sanctions. thinking in terms of a dialogue no if anything that makes dialogue even less likely than before but if you're mean effective as far as clear and co with a collective punishment on the entire north korean population and bring about the economic collapse of north korea then i made a baby effective unfortunately the u.n. sanctions are thought to call me and make sure that the only increase the likelihood of a conflict or increase of tension is at the very least very unfortunate actually the un security council has passed this resolution and i think could misplaces the
blame for the tension on the korean peninsula every year hundreds of thousands of south korean and tens of thousands of u.s. troops participate in military maneuvers in korea that are openly aimed at regime change in north korea that they're rehearsing for regime change it's clear to anyone who's at all objective that north korea's nuclear program is meant as a deterrent they know without a doubt that if they were to launch a first strike that they would be annihilated by the fire fire fire of greater nuclear power of the united states. meanwhile the white house has announced a crackdown on intelligence and government leaks which have been seriously damaging to the trumpet ministration the culprits are being warned to stop now or face legal consequences leaks are incredibly damaging to our intelligence mission and capabilities simply put these leaks hurt our country if you improperly
disclose classified information we will find you we will investigate you we will prosecute you to the fullest extent of the law and you will not be happy with the result eternally general says the justice department has been pursuing about three times more leaks then during the final years of the apartment ministration and is not only government employees who could face prosecution the media may also be forced to reveal sources critics islamabad's as an attack on free speech but there are fears that some leaks could be putting national security at risk jacqueline booga picks up the story. i think we have to stop both attorney general. as efforts are stepped up to root out those responsible and want to employ advice kellyanne conway even speculated lie detectors can be reeled into the west wing to sniff out the signatures these comments of the administration's response to
the waves of classified information making their way out of the white house i don't know warming and some say dangerous right i am so glad they're telling us what's going on as a new thing every day is here's the crazy thing it is only you know getting out in the public because of the white house whistle blowers the transcripts of phone calls between president trump and two world leaders have been the leaks and published by the washington post i've never seen a white house leak as much against itself as this the latest and most explosive leak conversation transcripts between trump and the leaders of mexico and i still you seem so been the final straw provoking our age even among critics who say a line has been crossed is not fair this president. in terms of the leaks with the large prison term or not no prison can do business with their phone calls from the leak to the washington post terribly damaging to our country not just to donald trump politically who i don't support but to our country that it does is it crimps conversations with foreign leaders all the way down the chain where we saw no leaks
like this under the obama administration and we saw only one or two when they were related to the iraq war in the bush administration so clearly the press leaks only what they want to leak because i refuse to believe these are the only times that they've ever had some do gooder and them something that they think should be published so in the sense that the press is selective i think that they have risen to the level of you being able to demonstrate malice being that they are not others and if they can show malice they should be held responsible absolutely despite the reported risks to national security this leaking pipe of information continues to drip likely because trump's enemies are not only at the doors of the white house they are right inside it too between staff stragglers from the obama era and professional shake ups within. own administration the one thing that is clear is the toxic environment of distrust is likely to cloud the halls of the west wing meaning the president will have a hard time doing his job effectively and the security of the nation remains in question and only plug in the damage can finally be mopped up. r.t. washington d.c.
. former russian ambassador to the u.s. surrogate kislyak has opened up about his conversations with x u.s. national security advisor michael flynn the controversial discussions which took place during the trumpet ministrations transition into power led to flynn having to leave his post more and gas you have talks us through what we learned he says that he's still shocked and indignant over all this attention that's been devoted to his meeting with flynt he asks since when a diplomats forbid an agent with politicians with members of an administration that is after all their entire job with regards to this this talk this conversation between himself and mr flynn says that they talked about straightforward things pressing concerns but simple ones such as terrorism for example there were no secrets mentioned he says regards the sanctions and by the way it was sanctioned as
their potential talk of sanctions that really forced mr flynt to resign mystic is that says you had very direct orders from the top not to mention sanctions. i do not comment on a daily contact with our colleagues i had instructions not to discuss sanctions we never discuss sanctions with anybody and i assure you i've honestly followed the instructions we don't discuss or bargain about sanctions because we believe they were implemented in an illegal politically aggressive way to begin with. kislyak also says that he doesn't take seriously all these allegations of russian meddling during the election and when asked why the russian media focused and covered the elections in such great detail he says because it was fun as good a reason as any or they called him many things the politicians and the media especially during the early days of trump's presidency they. called him
a chief spy they called him a chief recruiter of spies bear in mind this is a respectable person a career diplomat he's been in washington since two thousand and since two thousand and eight and he says that these allegations are offensive and humiliating and not to him but to the people saying them to america itself is. sort of i believe all the talk suggesting that i bust through the russian federation i'm a spy it's shameful for a country like america has become normal in america to talk about how the russian ambassador is why it's out how bugs were installed on his phone it's an unhealthy society despite everything mystic is like says he doesn't believe we're in the middle of another cold war things haven't gotten that bad he says but there are huge problems and many of them stem from the fact that there's
a self push sieved exceptionalism in american politics and when the media resistance when they need somebody who is willing to stand up for their own interests that's when they get upset we else russia analyst and historian martin mccauley whether he believes mystic is the x. comments will be taken into consideration by u.s. investigators. the problem is that in washington there's a very strong russian caucus and from the democrat side sometimes among republicans the liberal press and they will literally not accept anything which is positive about russia over russia something they don't believe it and. president trump there's something about the positive about russia the say that's treasonous you shouldn't be saying that russia is. who we should be concentrating on that so unfortunately in washington now. you have been the ones
that president trump who would like and his people they would love to improve roads into russia. get things going and so on but congress is doing its best to ensure that religious rules rushing to deteriorate. video has emerged showing the aftermath of a deadly air strike in yemen but to do to its graphic nature it has been heavily edited and please be warned it is disturbing and shows the bodies of a family being drunk from rubble following an alleged saudi led coalition strike nine people were killed including six children after their house collapsed according to local officials the air strike occurred during a battle between u.s. and saudi backed forces in yemen and al qaeda in the city of solder riyadh's coalition denies it was responsible saying they do not target civilians reports have suggested that humanitarian groups cannot reach areas of yemen as saudi arabia
and its allies have restricted fuel supplies the head of the un's development program in the country says they are look for the conflict is bleak because humanitarian organizations are being shut out and another worrying aspect of the conflict is what's being called the world's worst outbreak of cholera it's already claimed the lives of nearly two thousand people since october due to contaminated food and water and this it will no medical assistance for those who do catch the disease. and is seeing a massive cholera outbreak really one of the biggest cholera outbreaks we've seen in our lifetime it started about two months ago and it spreads rapidly across the country and is still growing unfortunately what we found is that there's a million malnourished children living in areas of the worst affected by cholera the cholera epidemic in yemen and the humanitarian crisis more widely are entirely manmade and created by the conflict it's totally preventable and if the conflict ended it would be much easier for us to bring color under control the conflict in
yemen has been ongoing for over two years now and it's left more than ten thousand civilians dead three million displaced masses of people in dire need of help you know. that's what i'm told that when they move. out of. this i think the sounds are these the limit of the size of the. earth. to. an explosion has torn through a dormitory block in the east of the country resulting in a fire the local media reports that there have been fate talent no exact number has been given medics say that twenty five people including a child are in hospital with most suffering from smoke inhalation the cause of the
blast is currently on clay although thora to say the blaze has now been put out. in other news this hour the taliban has been stepping up its attacks in afghanistan mainly in the south of the country a series of assaults over the past four days has seen dozens of people killed both soldiers and civilians despite efforts to eliminate the taliban lasting a decade the terrorists still have a large presence in the nation according to the latest u.s. report for reconstruction there forty percent of afghan territory is currently controlled or contested by the taliban.
luckily. for me but i our washington has provided millions of dollars to assist afghanistan in its fight against the terrorists however according to the special inspector general for afghanistan the u.s. defense program has cost taxpayers almost off a billion dollars while failing to achieve its goals of president trump voiced his anger over that failed campaign during his latest meeting with generals and progress reports over the past few months have not been positive we are not winning in afghanistan right now we want an illusion. mr chairman i believe we're in a stalemate going on year sixteen now people are american people are tired of it they're looking for alternatives and i think president trump is voicing that their
frustration in trying to come to some kind of resolution on this now i know the russians have an afghan working group i was told by some officials recently that they had actually invited the united states to participate in discussions with with their group and to discuss a resolution for afghanistan but the united states refused unbelievable but it were really underscores once again the u.s. needs a strategy it doesn't have one and the it's not going to have one if they're going to rely solely on a military solution. eight miners all still missing well over twenty four hours after a flood at a diamond mine in any russia's far east water poured into an underground shaft with one hundred fifty one people trapped inside the rescue operation is ongoing here's
a video showing a worker being rescued on saturday morning. over one hundred emergency services personnel are involved in that rescue operation and they've been joined by volunteers and some of the miners who have already themselves been evacuated let's take a look at how this disaster unfolded. it's
. the company that owns the mine is called al rosa it's one of the world's biggest diamond produces am mines most of russia's stein's the region was discovered to be diamond rich in the one nine hundred fifty s. in two thousand and nine the underground mine was established to extract a diamond bearing ohl and it produces up to about a million tons a year however the facility has only been hit by strong underground water currents but continue to keep a watch all mapped rescue operation and of course will keep you posted almost missing minus. venezuela's new elected and controversial legislative body has been overrated and street violence in the country continues police in the capital deployed take ass and rubber bullets in clashes with angry opposition supporters on friday.
ok. well that had vision here but now we have two a parliament one parliament is dominated by the opposition are a parliamentary i mean at that by nicholas my lord of the opposition how smart. demonstrations there were to your mind things will work out what they are doing it's beautiful the most gracious but they're resold. usually by oh there's we in one homegrown people who three people killed them or three starters in late march i don't see any understanding i feel this is pushing either continuing our cities or maybe getting wars i think this will die down in time so on both sides are entrenched wildfire the whole however out of the national guard by the in alongside the earth side it's just you know it's
a real the country's opposition sees the formation of the constituent assembly which will rewrite the constitution as a power grab as it met for the first time on saturday the new body veto to suspend chief prosecutor louise ortega a prominent government critic despite a growing backlash both at home and abroad but as well as education minister defended the assembly. first of all it's unacceptable to limit and inflict sanctions on an independent and free country citizens are taking advantage of their constitutional rights like voting for candidates in the national assembly what is an absolutely unacceptable fact is that we are being punished for following the norms of our constitution in venezuela the national constituent assembly can be crude this can be done by the president of the republican self the assembly members were chosen by over eight million people more than forty percent of all registered voters through the means of a direct and anonymous vote we are complying with the core democratic norms which
are reflected in our constitution venezuela will become a nation where there will be improvements and greater developments in the economy and citizens' rights. secret documents show that the american biotech giant monsanto tried to influence media and science reports over its popular we kill a called round up one of its key ingredients has been linked to cancer here's how an attorney from the firm that published the documents describes the revelations this is a look behind the curtain monsanto has deliberately been stopping studies ghost writing literature and engaging in corporate malfeasance well health organization labeled roundups key ingredients go ifas eight as potentially carcinogenic to humans and animals last month health officials in california also said it could cause cancer monsanto's promos though paint a very different picture. but what about the main active ingredient. is
a harmful regulatory agencies in more than one hundred sixty countries have approved places state based products like the state is applied to once absorbed it travels to their roots blocks a specific enzyme found in plants not animals or humans precise effective and proven. the newly revealed documents which surfaced during a court case against monsanto show that concerns among staff about the product safety go back many years here are some of them in two thousand and three among santos scientists told a colleague that quote you can't say roundup is not a carcinogen because the necessary tests haven't been carried out and two years before that another wrote of serious concerns about testing the week or the monsanto e-mails also reveal contact with a science consultancy firm called into tech about editing research with monsanto scientist in other e-mails show a writer from the business magazine forbes requesting a high quality draft for a month before writing an article around up henry miller was later fired for ghost
writing to downplay the risks associated with that product neil harvey put the revelations to a monsanto executive. an academic ken remailer asked monsanto to draft an article for him did the company draft an article for him or did it given any orders is what he needed to write no we gave him no orders whatsoever as to what he needed to write he asked for assistance with a draft and we provided assistance with the grafters he requested ok i just want to read out a quote from another research i can't be part of deceptive authorship we call that ghost writing and it is unethical what was he referring to there in terms of ghostwriting it was a completely clean agency and it was resolved with appropriate. tribunal authorship credit says that there was a monsanto scientist who said he would be seriously concerned if somebody wanted to
test the weed killer what was that concern we want to make sure that good science good lab practices people who know what they're doing professionals who are capable of conducting tests are doing those we will always have concerns when someone out of the blue tells us that they would like to ask what about the claims scott coming from some people that one of your products roundup has actually caused cancer there are question marks over maybe guy for say the self isn't cancer in juicing but perhaps the actual product how do you respond to that claim well the only other really the roundup is put together with two to two completely round up formulations is what's called a search has been studied extensively neither one of those have to be cancer causing agents r.t. host and author of the upcoming book law and vengeance mike papantonio believes the u.s. government knew about the dangers associated with the ground up. one important thing about these documents it helps paint
a very clear picture that monsanto understood the dangers of their product when they were selling it by the ton all over the world the problem is the the government has known about this for quite a while this case has been out there for quite some time and unfortunately the department of justice hasn't taken it on themselves to actually go after a criminal investigation with with this but i understand here you have a company that is actually influencing the very regulatory agency this supposed to be looking out for the safety of the american public and so this has been going on since nineteen eighty five the e.p.a. in one thousand nine hundred five determined that glaive to say in roundup was a primary ingredient round of needed to be classified as a carcinogen now they said that in the eighty's and then all of a sudden with no reason to change they they said day one they will cause cancer in
six years later the e.p.a. suddenly changes that classification the opposite way and now what we're seeing is why they changed it that's it for me for now we'll be back with a roundup of the headlines and around the minute's time you can always catch up on breaking news on the twitter page which is updated by the minutes. that's. geysers by the actual survival guide. when customers go by your display. in elf well reducible our. that's undercutting but what's good for market is not good for the global economy. to forgive him he said. basically. in the fall. because he will be ready to speak so he will be talking to.
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a peaceful resolution to discuss that and now i'm joined by the country's former president hamid karzai mr president it's great to see you in moscow well. now you've long been arguing that the current american approach to afghanistan is not working that it's time for the americans to assess the strategy and perhaps adjust the course and it strikes me as a little bit too naive it's almost like asking the taliban or ourselves for that matter to lay down arms don't you think that you are perhaps engaging in the wishful thinking i mean what we need to afghanistan we need peace of. and do we need success against terrorism in afghanistan the u.s. came to afghanistan in the name of fighting extremism and terrorism fifteen years on do we have a list of who told more of we have a lot more of so obviously we have failed and the casualty is the victim is the afghan.