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from desperation to liberation hope. the army works to repel islamic state from that city he has exclusive video coming up for you. confusion over the korean crisis with seoul uncertain of the united states strategy right now preparing joint military drills likely to further infuriate the north. plus the head of the libyan national army exclusively talks to us about which countries helping or hindering his fractured countries. italy's dealing with transporting arms fire. unfortunately some libyan parties get these arms and this
is supporting terrorism instead of fighting it. eleven am wednesday morning. watching r.t. international with me. first after three years isolated from the outside world there's no hope for syria or the army battles to retake that city from islamic state has filled exclusive video from that besieged place. what is it going although i keep thinking of.
the. i think the. as you can see the conditions a die after years of terrorist oppression basic necessities including food is scarce in the un humanitarian agencies concerned that vital medical help is not getting through right now the only way to get emergency supplies to civilians is through air drops and sleeper trenka reports. it's not the mariana trench or an active volcano but still one of the least accessible places on our planet syria's dear resort a city that's been completely encircled by islamic state for some three years thanks. although it almost seems impossible but the only way to get into the city is by plane but it means risking your life one r.t.
contributor did just that getting exclusive access to the neighborhood of besieged a resort right here just hundreds of meters from the front line at first glance these exclusive pictures seem they could be from any middle east city but that's far from that here's what locals who have gotten used to going to that are out of a job that there was. simply. many of them. mortars left. craters rubble blood on the ground you can find scenes like this all over war torn syria but here in des resorts the disaster is totally and it's capable the city completely cut off there's been times which have been very dire but has said local support has been key especially to the tribes in the division they have been key to
holding out and at the moment it's very similar and drops are happening and people forget that the siege has been very difficult for the deescalation zone and has helped the situation in their resume as well see these parachutes that's food in essential is being delivered today resorts basically the only way possible you don't have to be you an expert to realize how bad things are when it comes. to the water and food situation here when you're inside the city the camera doesn't lie about the consequences of the siege the u.n. estimated some ninety thousand people remain trapped in their resort today we can't tell how many are left but they're still there hoping to forget what it's like to have islamic state as their only neighbors. america sent a quote resolute and balanced message over the crisis on the korean peninsula according to south korea's vice foreign minister but that seems to contradict earlier
statements from seoul that were critical of washington's response to the north korean missile threat. more. before donald trump even taken office he already laid out a clear strategy for dealing with threats to america we are totally predictable we tell everything we're sending troops we tell them we're sending something else we have a news conference we have to be un predictable well south korea washington's key partner in asia didn't bank on the tactic also being used on them we think that now with the american government has moved from strategic patience of obama administration into strategic confusion well here's where that confusion might be coming from let's see if we can follow the trump team's statements over the course of about a week they will be met with fire and fury and i think the american sleep well tonight no concerns about the. rhetoric over the last few days frankly
the people who would question think that statement was too tough maybe it wasn't tough enough this president will no longer put up with a peace that nobody loves a peaceful solution better than president trump that i can tell you we continue to be interested in finding the words good to those of you following these mixed messages from washington the unpredictable has certainly happened the tensions have now got p.-r. yang in seoul somewhat agreeing with each other the u.s. should first show through actions if they wish to ease tensions on the korean peninsula and prevent a dangerous military clash. government will put everything on the line to prevent another war on the korean peninsula and when it comes to the question of whether or not the united states wants to resolve the korean nuclear issue peacefully seoul says that it is on the same team as washington the south korean government and the u.s. government don't have a different position on the peaceful resolution of the crisis in south korea really
be sure given that it's rather unclear what exactly trump really wants this is because there is no policy. this is because trying doesn't sit down with his cabinet and say ok let's strategize. for the contingencies that we've guy and then once we've got this this policy then we all wait a year or two that policy and our public our public statements reflect that that doesn't go on i mean the president makes this statement and he doesn't consult anybody does more than anybody and then you do catch up. with the secretary of state trying to settle nerves and of course the defense department gets jealous of the state department this is what happens when nobody's into troll you
have to wonder if south korea isn't starting to get just a little bit annoyed after all their lives hang in the balance as the white house wordgames continue to look mop and r.t. new york meanwhile north korea's but to weigh from an earlier threat to strike an american target saying it's willing to wait but the u.s. is also the same time planning a joint military exercise now with south korea for the pentagon official michael maloof thinks these drills will further aggravate the situation on the peninsula there is going to be an impending south korean u.s. military exercise within the next week or so you're soft korea if south korea is sincere maybe they should. postpone the as a signal to north korea that they are sincere about deescalating tensions on the peninsula i haven't heard that yet and and what i'm concerned about is if they proceed with that those military exercises there will be yet another catalyst for kim jong un to start rattling the sabers again. next the commander in
charge of the libyan national army has been explaining to us the help the hindrance of foreign states in the conflict that's plaguing his fractured country general khalifa haftar who visiting moscow has been speaking exclusively to what. russia is a friendly state to us we have long term historical relations and we have fully and in detail describe to russia what is going on in our country we trust each other and conceal nothing we've given full information concerning our political and military spheres i think we have coherence on always russia has never refused us its political support it has influence on the international arena that's why we asked them to promote the softening of unjust resolution dollars which were adopted regarding the embargo on supplying arms to libya. italy created a barrier outside its territorial waters to send migrants back to the libyan coast
but this is absolutely wrong they want to concentrate all migrants on the libyan coastline this is after all migration and we shouldn't turn it into colonize asian earth and it would be better to tackle the root of the problem of technical capabilities that borders need to be developed with help from other countries and it is that the europeans have to be responsible and participate in meeting the challenge of adequately equipping libyan border guards or if they want to prevent illegal migration they should reduce weapons import constraints italy's dealing with transporting arms fire tunisia and now tyria but unfortunately some libyan parties get these arms and of course this is part of increasing pressure on the area and this is supporting terrorism that instead of fighting it. or we conduct business transparently with state to take the initiative or france took the initiative to mediate rebuilding our state and to help establish peace and we will work with france using everything we have that italy take the initiative and then we will work with italy we're not biased towards anyone we're not seeking to create
problems instead we have conflict in our country and then looking to solve it we also should be able to decisively face aggression against us some may think that libya is weak in that you can slice off a piece of libya yes we're not strong but we won't give an inch of our national territory. we'd rather die than live in humiliation on our land general after as a powerful figure in libya's ongoing conflicts the longtime military veteran took part in the initial coup the power then also played a crucial role in toppling him into any eleven artie's next explains how the general haftar for his way back into libya's political arena after decades of broad . it pivotal figure in shaping the future of libya is a military strongman and previous backer of colonel gadhafi although in two thousand and eleven khalifa star returned from exile to lead rebel forces against national libyan army has the support of some international heavyweights including france a country open to talks with the rival government cars the. western
leaders initially celebrated his fall from power and even promised a brighter future for libya. you would get rid of him you would choose freedom. thank you. the united states is committed to the libyan people you have won your revolution we came we saw very few died and. what they didn't foresee however was the instability and chaos that continues to plague the country. there are currently three governments simultaneously trying to pull libya but that isn't counting tribal leaders and various islamist groups setting up their own defacto laws of the land it's been six years since made his intervention to oust colonel gadhafi but now it's another military commander emerging as a key player on the political scene the intervention in libya has been an
unmitigated disaster a state of confusion a. state. which libya. possesses all the power comes out of the bottle of a gun. has a lot of guns. in his fight against the extreme islamist elements well able to use it we have after all this blood the hope for someone like him to take the reins of power and rebuild their lives. beon state it's come full circle so libya could be about to go full circle with the possibility of a military man once again taking the reins. next crossing the line for free speech to causing offense is really being more fiercely debated than it is today especially in the united states in fact any words with
a stare are called connotations that might offend the currently in the firing line . political correctness has long been driving people mad people don't want political correctness they're tired of it today talking points which i've been poll tested and focus group tested and that's what you're saying rather than what's really going on i don't agree that you when you become students at colleges have to be coddled and protected from different points of view and it's cases like this that are giving p.c. a bad made schools in oregon have dropped the word lynch from their names claiming it made some people feel very uncomfortable we have children of color in other cultures and we want to make sure that they're able to cross the threshold of those three spalls and be comfortable within their surroundings but the schools many have nothing to do with the most murders in america they were named after patrick lynch farmer who donated land for building schools now that his name has been removed
perhaps these two should also consider rebranding but it's far from the only case of political correctness running amok in the us the city of bloomington in indiana has renamed two holidays one for fear of offending one christians the other to keep native americans happy and in north carolina state university the teacher reduced students' grades for using words that she deemed sexist like the word man and current no wonder then that some are getting fed up with p.c. this petition gentility cools on restaurant chain cracker barrel to change its name to cook asian brown so it's not terrific. it's gone it's fifteen thousand signatures so for some at least political correctness is not mad but a barrel of laughs. a sign of the times coming up a man has died after israeli hospital raid prevented him getting lifesaving treatment we've got video of the raid and reaction to what happened afterwards.
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has been released of this raid the police raiding a hospital in east jerusalem they were apparently trying to arrest a palestinian man at the time had been critically wounded but prevented him from undergoing an operation on the medical stuff say resulted in his death witnesses describe what went on. i got a call from security informing me that the police had entered the surgical ward i went up there and said in english you can't be here this is a sterile ward one of them told me there's a wounded man there we want to see. a
curry clee wounded man who was brought into our illegally can been hit by bullets he was bleeding happily to doctors decide to take the man to the operating room on the second floor. there is a mutual pushing and shoving between the young man and the officers were assaulting people in the charm of an admissions. israeli police deny the claims of using excessive force he is saying they were under attack by local residents and that concrete blocks are being thrown at the request of further comment the no from the israeli police since that video came to light when we hear about we'll let you know more about what they've got to say if they do respond to us out of city international some to say about it it's condemned
the israeli police raid is a ruthless display of force and violence palestinian rights campaign a sort of front says to that such actions are illegal but the have become more frequent none the less. oil as a state is not respecting international humanitarian law this is not the fairest time that there is that oily army is attacking hospitals and in tearing it all spittles the last two years of the attack hospital in here but on in although to address someone to live today unfortunately the international community are not taking the scale age and seriously so that action to such a relation should be more serious by the intermission and unity specially they will end agencies and the international criminal court or print media investigation to find is that i like counter because as i said it's not the first time and never of their international community took any or yell measures in order to enforce the
royal to avoid the international low and to stop such practices. the e.u. right now is on a costly charm offensive to try to tackle euro skepticism across the block and further spread the early three million euro one eighty four projects to try and do that the money's being spent in several member states with more than half a billion going on ten projects in britain alone even though voters that chose a course to quit the e.u. more than a year ago but still a lot of people saying just but it might be money down the drain in britain spending it if a recent poll is to go by that suggests over two thirds you can see for yourself the people in the u.k. now want to leave well only twenty two percent said they would like the government to ignore the big vote either vote stronger than ever if you go by that poll masonville accuses the e.u. of using taxpayers' money then to try and indoctrinate citizens in this case. they just see it as this huge wave of an educated populace and they're the clever and
intelligent ones and they know all that kind of attitude is just going to get them deeper and deeper into trouble this is an opportunity for them to wake up in this and they're not taking it they're trying to reeducate and trying to use our money to indoctrinated into thinking or feeling differently it's not going so well i think the twenty third of june twenty sixth was an opportunity it was a wake up call for the european union for them to sit up and for them to answer what do our citizens really warm what do they expect from these institutions and how can we change to make them feel more like like this is a democratic institution as time goes by more and more. distrust and more more problems within the european union a lot of it will be of their own making. the canadian military deployed to build tent camps to accommodate a surge in asylum seekers crossing its border the refugees who are mostly from
haiti right now have left the u.s. for canada and as a teacher like smith college explains next seems fake news may be one of the reasons behind this current spike. the supply containers are down. and the tents are up as the canadian military prepares for more refugees from the u.s. but if you total over sixty five hundred asylum seekers have made a claim in quebec since the beginning of this year hundreds of who have entered the province illegally in the past few weeks when completed these tents are going to house about five hundred people that's going to be the total at this site but considering that hundreds of people are flooding in for the u.s. each and every day over this border authorities are in a constant search for housing but here to provide. a room not a room but beds you know it's rudimentary it's not class it's not high class it's not luxury but it's functional fake news sites which many blame for the recent surge of illegal refugees into canada have reportedly promised haitians in the u.s.
that canada was automatically accepting them what's app hopes even told them that candidate was paying the bill for all their costs so they're infortunate that they're getting this information because haitians that are claiming refugee status are getting exactly the same treatment as a refugee so they have to prove before the courts or they'll have to a well founded fear of persecution and that's not something that's easy to do canada views haiti as a country that is stable and safe in fact canada routinely rejects asylum claims filed by haitians in the first half of two thousand and fifteen only thirty eight percent of asylum claim is from haiti or accepted as for haitians crossing from the us fact is trump simply contemplated suspending the temporary protected status for haitians in the united states which was implemented in two thousand and ten after a disastrous earthquake in that country nothing has been done about this so far unlike in canada where the moratorium for haitians what's suspended two years ago
canada continues surprise itself on welcoming people from all over the world but for illegal. it's not as simple as some would like to think canada will continue to treat these people with dignity and respect chances are that many will be told to go home and that won't be back to the good old us of big i'm alex mile of america in montreal canada. us marines have been preparing for world war three with the help of a calm but simulator set in an unarmed eastern european country with russian speaking insurgents trouble is it seems there's little resemblance to reality. no the first place that the for.
i'm after transit we're going underground on the day of the sched jewel release of u.s. whistleblower chelsea manning coming up in the show was manning tortured by the obama administration for revealing american lawlessness we speak to former cia officer ray mcgovern about u.s. violations of international law plus wiki leaks joseph farallon the united states designing software there was responsible for the cyber attack on britain's national public health all the symbol coming up at today's going on the ground but first
while french president macro is on the record for supporting and strikes on syria you don't hear much about syria in the u.k. general election campaign nothing about u.n. special envoy for syria stefan de mistura saying in the past seventy two hours that russian backed. geneva peace talks are to work in tandem and certainly nothing like this from british prime minister tourism a back in october we need to political solution a political long term solution which sees a syria without assad could one reason she doesn't say that anymore b. that her own defense secretary has been caught out partying with president assad of syria i suppose if you judge people by that you spend time with the question asked do you know what do you remember where you are on the twenty seventh of may two thousand and seven. going to tell me yes i am so you are in syria and you were sent . bracing as a reception there reelection of president assad with a ninety nine percent percent of the vote in fairness to michael fallon who has
accused russia of helping donald trump being elected us president and who says that saudi arabia is defending its security by bombing yemen did not remember any policy i don't recall any party syrian member fact finding visit to syria that happened every year with m.p.'s going that the difference if you can be sad when you are that i did meet a surgeon to shake his hand and did i miss that appraisal history of ten years to sort of what it was that was what the reception was for it was to celebrate his re-election and since it's arguably difficult for juries a male or ministers or acknowledged boss aport for president assad of syria because policy changed not only on syria but also in libya when the prospect of nato nations support for isis day actually became a reality as revealed by wiki leaks for example the disastrous absolutely disastrous intervention in libya struction of. gadhafi government which made two.