tv News Weekly RT September 3, 2017 9:00am-9:30am EDT
you for example probably globally talk coffee cup a towel you can only in the bushes up the on some snark up the supposed to me of a. problem. is a tourist phobia will feel for them to own identity. north korea confirms a successful hodgin bomb test after an earthquake was detected in the country's north the. russian foreign ministry slams us to choose the russian diplomatic sites is an illegal diabolical circus the premises in san francisco and washington were shut down on the state department's orders. and also to come in our review the week islamic state leaves behind a booby trap ghost town after driven out of the city of tal afar by the iraqi army
you can exclusive report from the ground. welcome the latest developments and a look back at what's been happening over the last seven days to you watching a weekly here on r.t. international. now north korea's state television has announced that the country successfully carried out a hydrogen bomb test the announcement came after an earthquake measuring around six on the richter scale was detected in north korea it took place in the country's northeastern province and was felt in neighboring china and russia has reacted to north korea's latest nuclear test saying the country continues to be hostile and dangerous to the u.s. with more his partridge. but it's stormy here in china in the senate a storm seems to be bring over the korean peninsula as well u.s.
president john walsh trump has tweeted his response to the latest nuclear test for north korea north korea has conducted a major nuclear test their words and actions continue to be very hostile and dangerous to the united states he goes on to say north korea is a rope a nation which has become a great threat and embarrassment to china which is trying to help but with little success well this is north korea's first nuclear test during the trumpet ministration the last one came in september twenty sixth and here's some of the rhetoric from president trump that preceded the latest test north korea better get their act together or they're going to be trouble like your day should ever have been a trouble in this world. and this man will not get away with what he's doing believe they will be met with fire and fury. like the world has never seen before meanwhile donald trump is sends another tweet he says that south korea
responding as i have told them that their talk of appeasement with north korea will not work they only understand one thing meanwhile the u.s. sound south korea have been carrying out military drills across the peninsula and japanese fighter planes have also been flying overhead much to the annoyance of p.r.n. young and south korea has also stratton's escalation. to purchase that we decided to discuss with the u.s. the deployment of the most powerful strategic assets of the american military that would enable us to neutralize north korea's nuclear facility and missiles i am sure will strike capabilities. for me while china and russia have both condemned the latest nuclear test but moscow is emphasizing that the time is now for negotiations and a return to dialogue rather than military escalation of the kremlin believe that the only way forward is through dialogue talking. about the situation in korea as opposed to anything else. partridge there in china where we discuss the escalation
of tensions with independent asia strategist andrew k.p. long and he believes that the u.s. administration's approach is partly to blame for the volatile situation on the korean peninsula. what the last korean war of course because the war would mean the demise of the regime what it was is the cause assurance are of the region's the ability of the united states trying the destruction believes that be the solution is through military means that's the only tool in the in in the work it only hasn't proved to be successful is the law of even war silent theory but i don't think it's going to solve the problem as has been demonstrated i think the time for coercion is over a got to move on to a korean peninsula stability pact involving all the countries in the region but perhaps should course make sure that there is that the glacier on all sides and of
course were americans to tune down all of the rhetoric but also exercises and a lot of threats. as this system. the russian foreign ministry has said that washington is demanding moscow sells its diplomatic properties to the u.s. but after those outposts were closed and searched on washington's orders staff were blocks from accessing the buildings of russia's conscient in san francisco in the trade mission in washington d.c. in fact this video is from inside the trade missions premises minutes before it was closed and as you can see more or less everything there had already been cleared leaving only empty shelves and kori doors the diplomatic staff were given very short notice to leave the site only thirty six hours and then in san francisco searches were being conducted not only on the premises of the diplomatic site but also in the apartments of staff members and their families moscow has slammed the move as a deeply hostile act and at undermining u.s.
russia relations with more on this has led to a rich. what we do have is a number of videos to show the facility in san francisco when the inspection took place and you can see from one of the videos that the security officials were actually searching the apartments for the residence still in that the trade facility in washington is also being searched and the head of the trade mission has told journalists that who feels that the search is. witnessing an example of vandalism in international relations it's another. russian property. we haven't been expecting such and wanted guests. to stupid am local time the u.s. doesn't think we have to be a magic community anymore there's also been other reactions and we had reaction
from the russian foreign ministry the spokes person there has slammed the search and i read this that you as a diabolical circus that's illegal and pointless and we just have to take note here that the diplomats and their families only had two days to vacate their properties there now if we look at the reasons the u.s. has stated that this is a response to russia's decision to reduce the size of the u.s. mission in russia back in july twenty seventh team we've also had a reaction from the russian foreign minister himself so good i've spoken out about the decision to close the facilities is also said that russia is not the instigator of those moves measures the sanctions already was not launched by russia it was started by the u.s. administrator and with the only purpose of us russian relations are completely u.s. we're not seeking conflict with this going through always been friendly towards the american people and we're still open to constructive relationships but as you know
it takes two to tango. american partners or breakdancing on time all the time so as you can see the relations between the u.s. and russia are still pretty tense. well the u.s. state department does say that the searches are legal claiming diplomatic immunity is revoked following any closure however the vienna convention does state that immunity remains in place until diplomatic staff leave the country vienna convention on diplomatic relations article twenty two point one the premises of the mission shall be inviolable the agents of the receiving states may not enter them except with the consent of the head of the mission. article thirty nine point two when the functions of a person enjoying privileges and immunities have come to an end such privileges and immunities shall normally cease at the moment when he leaves the country saying international lays down very clearly the one hundred sixty one fianna convention of to plastination says that any diplomatic affiliated premises not from country.
and internal not territories their forces an attack on the country this is history not that it's a classic russian so this is breach of international rule but there is some sort of meaningless parade of power by raising america the big issue here is now that this creates a bad precedent because with this event taking place now in the united states other countries may follow i guess embassies with which they don't have good relations add to this is a collapse of the international diplomatic system by what the americans and the u.s. government is trying to do. now in other news this week the herakles government declared the former islamic state stronghold city of tal afar liberated however little does
remain of the city aside from the many booby traps that have been left by terrorists is more a ghastly have sent this exclusive report. then the islamiya by the islamic state will remain you'll find. that plastered whenever the bridges and buildings entitle frog iraq he sent his haven't yet gotten around to covering them up what with being busy fighting. what. one lawyer doesn't want them to what i says sure it's a nice behind plenty of surprises booby traps every red intel a frog they have ten the city into a sap as night and come in here we were bloomed multiple times not to touch anything no matter how innocent it might seem for we knew behind these. could be explosives booby traps brands behind the times even in the right
switches. has been one where officers went into a house and sat on a sofa and exploded and along with the house they had booby trapped the sofa another example they were explosive to light switches when you turn on their lights the house explodes they were bombs into refrigerators and even the door handles when you open the door and explodes. i've just come back from telefon you can didn't lie down in the bed without cyprus check and first drop bombs and wires everywhere we don't touch anything. we will do all we can to disarm everything but there's only so much we can do some houses will have to be destroyed. this bomb was intended for us but the planes and helicopters destroyed the roads and i still couldn't get the car bomb out our engineers found it and dismantled it if it had been used it would have done as great damage they disarm the explosive canisters
and detonated them in a controlled explosion. iraqi troops wouldn't let us into the center of telephone so it would still far through but having spent some time here in the suburbs we haven't seen a single civilian most of them ran when your patootie presented itself as the battle began braving the merciless desert in order to get away before the iraqi military in the u.s. led coalition brits. might file a fraud of the facility of combat a question of how matter of tal afar there be left to come back to more i guys deal . from talor far iraq. meanwhile the u.s. led coalition against islamic state confirmed this week that another sixty one civilians are likely to have been to have likely to have been caused by and i tell
you he strikes in iraq and syria in the month of july the coalition completed the assessment of thirty seven reports resulting in sixty one unintentional civilian deaths the coalition assesses that sit is more likely than not at least six hundred eighty five civilians have been unintentionally killed by coalition strikes since the start of operation inherent resolve. meanwhile active military operations either backed or carried out by the us continue in both countries humanitarian organizations have been raising the alarm over the impact on innocent lives but america's defense secretary believes that locals understand the reason coalition forces are fighting there we are the good guys munitions people on a battlefield know the difference. i saw with my own eyes three houses destroyed in an airstrike of isis fighters
first went there and run away then the jets bombed where they were seventeen civilians were clear of what they would go on the roofs of people's houses and start shooting they wouldn't let people live which later jets would bomb the houses it would all of the civilians still inside. one of the planes bombed us heavily this happened in downtown misled and around i saw the slaughter of people many were killed and houses were destroyed. but i'm of the coalition shelling targets civilians hit civilians four story houses full of people all over the neighborhood certainly many have been killed among the my cousin he died in iraq or in an airstrike the u.n. estimates that an average of twenty seven people are being killed in iraq are every day the situation in the syrian city of raca mentioned there is of particular concern to the un thousands of civilians are still trapped between eyesores cruelty
and intense coalition strikes author nicholas shares davies has written extensively on the invasion of iraq suggest that the number of civilian deaths there and in neighboring syria are much higher than being reported. what is coming from the coalition are not in fact estimates of total civilian casualties what they are is a very limited number of individual incidents that have been reported and so therefore the u.s. so authorities have had to address them and conduct some sort of investigation and this is this is very very limited this is the way the u.s. has conducted warfare through ouch it so-called war on terror and it is relied on the media to accept these completely absurd. numbers that it puts out as a serious estimate of the numbers of civilians being killed this is
when i was. wrong. just don't fall. out. active. and engaged equals betrayal. when so many find themselves worlds apart we choose to look for common ground. welcome back now hundreds of people took to the streets of paris some wednesday to protest against president matt crones new labor law designed to make it easier for companies to hire and fire workers our correspondent charlotte dubinsky sent this report. but the demonstrators have come out again in front to show how unhappy they are with emanuel not once one perform the
working code they have described emanuel my own as being a man who only supports business i once took the rights of look at this is what people have been saying to us and said that keeping it tax work and workers going against it because it has no wish and we can share the work. represents the big boss says he wants to cut the services social protections and everything achieved by workers turns a group without something. about ideology to be able to sound. in fact he wants to get rid of employee protections all together it's a big attack of the hierarchy deals will now take over those are some of the reasons why the demonstrators hey i feel so passionately against these reforms to the working code but not everybody is unhappy with the plans to reform the working
so take front forms suggested will mean that in four years we'll have more ability to hire and fire people to negotiate over salary in terms of additional hours that people work and that's why the head of the employers federation has actually come out not just in support of this reform but is actually emanuel not going to go when he introduces that working reform some people have described this as being a bellwether for my presidency because this is his first major attempt to pass a big piece of legislation here in front but recesses have failed to see. will be able despite his continuing plunging popularity in the public in the polls to. able to pressure this reform through and to appease the french people charlotte . r.t.
paris and charlotte mention there is macro moves to reshape the economy the latest polls do show he is losing popularity if you have a look here is going all the way down to forty percent in this part this point before less than half the population approved of the young french president's policies when micron spokes person however claims the president will quote transform the country at the same point in his presidency nicolas sarkozy had a sixty nine percent of support and even francoise along who became known as mr unpopular had fifty four meanwhile some have accused the new french president of arrogance in the lights of some of the things that he's been saying on the world stage. we have absolutely different positions to vladimir putin i act france will not pass
on any he is ready to follow us and then we will have some progress on syria. i can't really imagine calling anyone other than himself and i think they have different views of their political views i can't even imagine something or that would actually work to keep it going i think because. the international stage is not really that cool you know also i am belong to a large to speak to and to work on every ten days. the clock tick i don't think it's a smart move by michael i guess that's like the new thing nowadays to have no experience and thank you the good is that everything you can pick. up i know.
now the news this week the f.b.i. denied a freedom of information request to release files relating to hillary clinton's e-mails the claims that there's a lack of public interest for such a disclosure to be made to santiago as the story new york attorney tie club injury has been waiting for more than a year for the f.b.i. to fulfill his freedom of information requests and reveal the files on hillary clinton's e-mails only to get this response you've not sufficiently demonstrated that the public's interest in disclosure outweighs personal privacy interests of the subject. well whatever the f.b.i. thinks the public certainly made its interest in the e-mails loud and clear these are the three questions that are coming out of that timeline that continue to drive the story i'm sorry when you use a private e-mail on a private server your privacy rights are out the window when you're the secretary of state of the united states of america you don't have privacy anymore she chose
to do this because on her and i personally would like to know in a way reminds me of the nixon tapes shouldn't go away on the substance and voters do care about their enough all that fuss was being made while clinton was still running for the presidency but perhaps now the emails won't be as damaging especially given that clinton insists there was nothing classified in the first let me say that i am confident that i never sent nor received any information that was classified at the time it was sent and received there was nothing marked classified on my e-mails either send or receive only problem for her is that's not true it's. never sent or received in the classified information over her private e-mail was true. our investigation found that there was classified information so it was not true just weeks before the of the ice there's nothing in clinton's e-mails the public needs to know a federal judge ruled that the state department should do more to investigate its servers for clinton's messages related to the tragic been guys the attack which
left several u.s. officials dead that this isn't was welcomed by judicial watch this major court ruling may finally result in more answers about the benghazi scandal and hillary clinton's involvement in it as we approach the attacks fifth anniversary yet still be a vi keep silent insisting there is insufficient proof of public interest to more conditions also mentioned by the agency earlier this year they said they are ready to release the records if mrs clinton agrees that release of the information or passes away we go francis and jago r.t. . in yemen fourteen paperwork killed when a society led coalition strike hit a residential building in found a town neighborhood the destruction brought down a whole apartment block a young girl who is the only survivor from one family is now being treated in hospital and word of warning you might find the following images disturbing. they know. each. and every gate.
and she is the only child who survived the air strikes that hit the house and. all of her family died her father mother and siblings. ok. we found multiple fractures in her left cheek as well as cracks in the bone round her eye and across her forehead. in response to saudi led coalition said that the bombing of the residential area was a technical mistake we spoke to a human rights activist about the dire situation in yemen they have to be held responsible under international law unfortunately what we have is the power of the international politics that is supporting the saudi led coalition that is causing
untold amounts of these war crimes secretly council is dominated by two prominent members who are the ones who are selling the weapons to the saudi regime and that is where the main obstacle lies unfortunately and every move to commission an international investigation you will find that these two countries britain and the u.s. do everything they can to obstruct to that the saudi regime along with all those who are assisting them in this unfortunate creation of a manmade catastrophe in the yemen have to be tried for war crimes sooner or later . the weekly are not international don't forget you can follow all these stories too on our social media pages and value chain channel i'll be back with more about how to.
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