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in. people. from desperation to liberation hope for syrians and the army works to repel islamic state from the city he has got exclusive video coming out. concerning confusion over the korean crisis was seoul and certain of the united states strategy right now with both for pairing joint military drills likely to further inferior at the north. and the head of the libyan national army exclusively speaks to us tells us which nations are helping and which is fractured countries will not come for. italy's dealing with transporting arms wide area but unfortunately some libyan
parties get these arms and this is supporting terrorism instead of fighting it. very good afternoon for me kevin i was just in one of the afternoon here in moscow you watching r.t. international law top story this hour then after three years isolated from the outside world there's no hope for syrians there is or as the army battles to retake it from islamic state exclusive video from that besieged city. he was probably. the.
conditions inside that city after years of terrorist oppression basic necessities including food is scarce and the u.n. humanitarian agencies concerned the vital medical help is not getting through right now the only way to get emergency supplies to civilians is through it drops. 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 have gotten used to they are going to start out of a job that there was. simply having to. many of them are going 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 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. today we can 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 an earlier statement from sold that were critical of washington's response to the
north korean missile threat. the latest. before donald trump even taking 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 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 this. rhetoric over the last few days frankly the people that would question that statement was. 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 to go with 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. a 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 trump 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 are way to that policy and our public our public statements reflect that that doesn't go on i mean the president makes his 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 and the state department this is what happens when nobody's in control 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 is but to weigh for merely a threat to strike an american target saying it's willing to wait but the u.s. meantime is plotting a joint military exercise with south korea former pentagon official michael maloof thinks these drills will further the situation on the peninsula. there is going to be an impending south korean u.s. military exercise within the next week or so of south 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. charge of the libyan national
army's been explaining their help on the hindrance of foreign states as he sees it in the conflict that's plagued is fractured country general khalifa haftar has been visiting moscow and has been speaking exclusively to us while here. russia is a friendly state to us we have long term historical relations 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 all issues 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 ation it would be better to tackle the root of the problem of technical capabilities and borders need to be developed with help from other countries 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 l.g. area but unfortunately some libyan parties get these arms of course this is part of increasing pressure on the libyans and this is supporting terrorism instead of fighting it. we conduct business transparently with state to take the initiative france took the initiative to mediate rebuilding our state and to help establish peace and we will work with france using everything we have let 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 conflict a longtime military veteran took part in a coup that brought gadhafi to power but also played a crucial role in toppling him in twenty eleven next artie's samir account explains how general have to force his way back into libya's political arena after decades of broad. a 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 returned from exile to lead rebel forces against qatar's national libyan army has the support of some international heavyweights including france a country open to talks with rival government powers 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 that you died i know 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 to fact the 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 and failed state status which libya. now possesses all 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. crossing the line for free speech to causing offense is really been more fiercely debated that it is today specially in the united states in fact any words with historical connotations that might offend or currently it seems 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 are 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 name 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 smalls and be comfortable within their surroundings but the schools names have nothing to do with the most murders in america they were named after patrick lynch the 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 u.s.
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 that north carolina state university teacher reduced students' grades for using words that she deemed sexist like the word mankind no wonder then that some are getting fed up with p.c. this petition jokingly calls 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 lot full of tennis more news right after this break.
economic development minister. taking a bribe. has been across today's hearing. as the hearing began in court defense team asked for the case to be returned to the prosecutor for evaluation citing in accuracies in the case now that request was denied by the court the whole hearing was adjourned until the first of september pending witness questioning and now a bit of background who is alexei well he was the russian economic development minister he was rather from twenty thirteen to twenty sixteen when he was arrested by the f.s.b. on charges of corruption he was accused of receiving a two million dollars bribe to facilitate and over see
a deal between ross there and bash there for two russian oil companies at the time now he faces up to fifteen years in prison if found guilty due to the gravity and seriousness of these charges now the other a groundbreaking factor hit the headlines coming out of the hearings was a statement from considers himself completely innocent he said in fact that the whole thing was a setup a provocation by igor searchin the head of ross there and the f.s.b. the security service and he considers the one himself to be totally innocent now this case is made all the more interesting by the fact this is the first time in modern russian history that a minister such a high ranking official has been charged with corruption indeed corruption at such a level so no doubt this case will very much continue to grab headlines both here in russia and also abroad. seems he was on a costly charm offensive these days to tackle euro skepticism across the block its
spending in first putting someone whose mouth is nearly three million euro or no less than eighty four projects right now the money's being spent in several member states with more than half a million going to ten projects in britain alone even though voters there of course chose to quit the e.u. more than a year ago briggs' a question that maybe it's money down the drain if the recent polls are to go by let me tell you that was it's a big oh says this it says the. over two thirds of people in the u.k. now want to leave while only twenty two percent what the government to ignore the big vote last year and that's a stronger turner than even that gave british nathan deal accuses the e.u. of using taxpayers' money to try and indoctrinate citizens any way they just see it as this huge wave of educated populists and the clever and intelligent ones and they know better 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 indoctrinators
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 actually say 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 we're going to see more and more. distrust and more more problems within the european union a lot of it will be of their own making. videos been released of israeli police raiding a hospital in east jerusalem where apparently trying to arrest a palestinian man who'd been critically wounded they actually fact prevented him from undergo an operation and the medical staff say that 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 here we want to see. curry clee wounded man who was brought into our illegally could been hit by bullets he was bleeding have really did doctors decide to take the man to the operating room and a second floor. there is a mutual pushing and shoving between the young man and the officers who were assaulting people in the charm and admissions. as far as israeli police are concerned they deny the claims of using excessive
force they say in fact they were under attack by local residents of the time and the concrete blocks are being thrown at them or we furthermore requested after we saw the video someone information from israeli police if we do hear back from them we'll let you know exactly what they are. honest international spoke about it they've condemned the israeli police raids is a ruthless display of force and violence palestinian rights campaign the sort of fronts such actions are illegal but nonetheless of bigger more frequent visitor oil as a state is not respecting international humanitarian law this is not the fairest that there is that oily aadmi is attacking hospitals and intervened to hospitals last year they attacked the hospital in here but on in order to arrest someone tells today unfortunately the international community are not taking these fail ations seriously so that action to such a relation should be. serious by the international community especially the e.u.
and agencies and the international criminal court to open an immediate investigation to find is that oil accountable because as i said it's not the first time and never ever that international community took any but a yellow measures in order to enforce its royal to avoid to international low and to stop such practices. news that u.s. marines been preparing for world war three with the help of a combo simulator set in an unnamed eastern european country with russian speaking insurgents trouble is real look more closely it seems to be little resemblance to reality. no thanks. to the first.
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