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it's a tourist phobia feel fall into an identity. and . we have many military options we're not looking to the total annihilation of a country namely north korea that is i shared that we have many options to do show the u.s. defense secretary jim mattis promises a safe militarist sponsored north korea threatens the u.s. up to pyongyang confirms it successfully tested a hydrogen bomb. the russian foreign ministry slams u.s. searches of russian diplomatic signs as an illegal as an illegal diabolical circus premis season san francisco and washington was shut down on the state department's orders. and in our review of the week islamic state leaves behind
a booby trapped ghost town after a trip out of town a fall by the iraqi army we have an exclusive report. from moscow it's the weekly here on r.t. international i'm rosa thank you for joining us. tensions on the north korean peninsula are ratcheting up and washington looks in no mood to calm the situation but the u.s. defense secretary jim mattis promising a massive military response on north korea should it threaten america. we have many military options and president wanted to be briefed on each one of them any threat to the united states or its territories including. or our allies will be met with a massive military response the response both objective and overwhelming the u.s.
defense secretary made that statement after president met with his military officials to discuss the situation over the korean peninsula it all comes after north korea test state television announced that the country had successfully tested a hydrogen bomb that announcement was made after an earthquake measuring around six on the richter scale was detected in north korea jacqueline vega has more on the latest escalation between washington and pyongyang. but actually kind of an unexpected and drastic change in tone coming from modest there who is really starting to sound more like trump now he did add that america is not seeking the annihilation of north korea but it's highly unlikely that those comments will be of any comfort to anyone in north korea given how quickly his stance changed from there's always the possibility of a diplomatic solution to we don't want to kill you but we certainly can if need be now these statements are made even more ominous given the comments made by
president trump before he met with madison the other generals we were. earlier on sunday trump did tweet that all options are being considered when it comes to north korea but it is clear that the military option seems to be becoming the favorite for the trump administration meanwhile we have china and russia urging all sides to show restraint but it seems that team trump is going to stick with the aggressive rhetoric that we've seen from the president as of late they will be met with fire. like the world has never seen north korea better get their act together where they're going to be trouble like you they should stay over the trouble in this world. this may not get away with what he's doing and this is really already at play to pass just a war of words we've already seen america bolster their military presence in the
region and continue to conduct drills with south korea much to the displeasure of their northern neighbors and trump has gotten a fair amount of backlash for some of his aggressive comments both here at home and abroad but the u.s. state department for their part has defended his comments saying that it's simply the only way to communicate with the north korean leader exacerbating the president spoke to him to kim jong un in a language that secretary tillerson has said and said this morning. in the kind of language that kim jong un will understand but clearly america really has no plans of changing their tactics despite the fact that all of their aggressive rhetoric and saying that talking will not work and attacking north korea has only lead to further threats from north korea and more missile tests by to washington seems unwilling to change their plan of action pushing the whole world closer to the edge of war meanwhile south korea has conducted a snap military drill as a response to pyongyang's nuclear test according to the south korean military the
drill simulated a stronghold the north's nuclear testing site missiles fired from the ground and from fighter planes reportedly hit their intended targets in the sea of japan. well now we can go live to gregory who is from the advisory board of the crypt policy institute thanks for joining us look how concerned are you gregory by the situation on the korean peninsula i'm quite concerned and i'm not alone in that actually a few hours ago i met with activists who were here in the united states. visiting from south korea and they were thing and there they really have for decades under the tension between the u.s. and north korea and they consider that right now is the most dangerous moment they've seen in their lives and i have to share that opinion with them unfortunately. i think the rampant inflation is painting itself into a corner so for instance from recently tweeted that talks are not the answer and
so that just leaves the option of threatening north korea which only encourages north korea to accelerate its nuclear weapons program which in turn encourages the trumpet ministration to play on the threats so it's a very dangerous moment it seems very much like a vicious cycle of do you think once wool or do you feel as you say that the developing defensive measures against an external threat. i don't think north korea wants war obviously the united states far outstrips that in military capability and there's no doubt about the outcome if war were true breakout north korea has consistently said that they're developing their nuclear weapon program as a purely defensive measure they've seen what happened to yugoslavia north korea. your flavio libya and iraq in recent years and they consider that only
a nuclear weapons program can prevent attacks from the united states and the. korean central news agency just recently came out with a statement saying that they're not willing to give up their nuclear weapons program unless the united states. there's a definite opening for a diplomatic move if the united states wanted to take that with regards to the trump administration u.s. defense secretary jim mattis said that the u.s. is ready for a miniature sponsor let's take a listen. we have many military options and president wanted to be briefed on each one of them any threat to the united states or territories including. or allies will be met with a massive military response the response both active and overwhelming a massive military response naval well me why do you think the trump administration persists with these threats of military action when all we see is small test
spawning north korea. sure pigheadedness actually i don't think the ministration is capable of a nuanced analysis of the situation and it considers the threats of the what they term threats to as a diplomatic solution or approach a diplomatic approach and it's not diplomacy whatsoever it's just more threats. oh jury during his conversation for example with japan's prime minister shinzo all day president trump reportedly said that the u.s. is ready to use all possible means to defend itself including nuclear capabilities how likely is it that the u.s. would use nuclear weapons against north korea i think it's very unlikely i think the world reaction would be so our rage i think that would basically take that off the table but it doesn't make the situation a lot different when you consider of the fire power of the u.s.
military is so immense that it could basically carry out the similar type of destruction with conventional means. from the advisory board of the korea policy institute thank you few insights. washington says it was looking for explosives when it raided recently closed russian diplomatic science in the u.s. that's according to the russian foreign ministry which slammed the move. well one of us at the polls this action was aimed at keeping the anti russian agenda lies and illegal takeover like this is very rare in international relations especially on this scale and at such short notice the intention was to humiliate inflict pain and to put people in an uncomfortable situation is unprecedented in global politics particularly for the u.s. a country founded on respect for private property this action is beyond good and evil or that staff were blocked from accessing the buildings of russia's
constellation san francisco and its trade mission in washington d.c. this video is from inside the trade missions premises minutes before it was closed as you can see more or less everything had already been cleared out leaving only empty shelves and corridos the diplomatic staff were given very short notice to leave the site only thirty six hours. and in san francisco searches were being conducted not only on the premises of the diplomatic site but also in the apartment of staff members and their families moscow has slammed the move as a deeply hostile act and undermining u.s. russia relations with him or his need to or tutor. 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 security officials were actually searching the apartments for the president still in the trade center in washington
has also been searched and will head of the trade commission has told journalists that. we are witnessing an example vandalism you need to match the relations it's an illegal takeover the russian corporate she. would have been expecting so she's going to get asked you don't call comes down to pm local time the u.s. doesn't think we have to magic and if you need to 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 after all has spoken out about the decision to close the facilities has also said that russia is not the instigator of those moves measures and this. story was not launched by russia it was started by the u.s.
administrator and with the only purpose of the money and u.s. russian relations are completely u.s. we're not seeking conflict with this country we've always been friendly towards the american people and we're still open to constructive relationships but as you know it takes two to tango now it looks like our american partners will break dancing on their own time all the time so as you can see the relations between the u.s. and russia are still pretty tense the u.s. state department says the searches are legal claiming diplomatic immunity is revoked following any closure however the vienna convention states immunity remains in place intil 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 is down very clearly the nine hundred sixty one vienna convention of to class relations says that any diplomatic and affiliated premises nifong country . and incursion in the territories there is an attack on the country that is hosting that. diplomatic mission so this is breach of international law that there is some sort of meaningless parade of power by raising america the big issue 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 with this is a collapse of the international diplomatic system by what the americans and the
u.s. government is trying to do. in other news this hour twitter has blocked an all t. account of part of a special project telling the story of the russian revolution through real time tweeting they can use the u.k. foreign offices logo as it was given the british reaction to events in one thousand nine hundred seventeen wiki leaks founder julian assange has reacted to twitter's decision accusing the u.k. government of putting pressure on the social media platform is a look at our project. if you ever dreamed of time travel party brings you a digital time machine that takes you back to nine hundred seventeen the year of the russian revolution we looked at the revolutions and scenery and wondered what if twitter existed a hundred years ago. so we set up dozens of real twitter accounts in the names of historic figures from vladimir lenin to the russian emperor then from factory workers to soldiers then we turned actual history diaries letters and memoirs into real time to its history became
a dynamic role play counseling by the russian telegraph the fictional media outlet and they form a unique twitter ecosystem under the hash tag nineteen seventeen live so with a stage set tweeting of the revolution begins with events from a century ago reported like breaking news as if it's all happening now. with hashtags than in tracker following the bolshevik leaders return to russia from european exile in real time. with timely opinion polls on the burning issues of the fading russian empire and even the live q. and a sessions featuring keyes doric play as the revolution continues to end as vladimir lenin himself once tweeted. ati's project has been positively received with a formidable work the creation of an entire virtual world and an ambitious attempt to create a new genre as well as rave reviews the project has also attracted
a large online following. this includes renowned journalists and popular accounts like the british library in total our project has over one hundred thousand followers with even more tweets featuring the hash tag nine hundred seventeen life the project's tweets have been seen by over twenty five million people the rush of artie's dip the head of social media says it's disappointing the account was shut down without discussing the issue with r.t. first we wanted to give voice to all sides of those surveillance that is why would decide it's a creed the current of the british embassy into description it's clearly stated that it is their columns of the united kingdom in the russian empire which no longer exists by the time they account for suspenders it had over three thousand forwards and they had the party social media over across here tried to contact the actual u.k. embassy in russia but there was no reaction whatsoever it is very sad that the u.k.
foreign office decided to shut down their columns without even and it sounds it's a conflict it's crazy meanwhile characters within the project have reacted to the accounts closure finally someone shut down accounts of imperialist u.k. oh did foreign office close its whatever. should better suspend bolsheviks propaganda and ban lenin first were in the war on social media then on battlefield. iraq. story is just a minute. please .
welcome back the iraqi government this week declared the film islamic state stronghold city of tal afar liberated however little remains of the city aside from the many baby traps left by terrorists. have said this exclusive report there were islamiah by the islamic state will remain you'll find. that plastered all over the bridges and buildings in tied up frog iraq he sent his haven't yet gotten around to covering them up what with being busy fighting. was. why the lawyers didn't want them to what i says sure to leave behind plenty of surprises booby traps everywhere intel a fraud they have to turn the city into a sap as nightmare and coming here we were ruined multiple times not to touch anything no matter how innocent it might seem. behind any of these. could
be explosives booby traps behind the times even in the right switches. one where officers went into a house and sat on a sofa it 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 tel afar and you can didn't lie down on the bed without cyprus check and first drop bombs and wires everywhere we don't touch anything. i 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 those 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 something would still far too dangerous but having spent some time here in the suburbs we haven't seen a single civilian most of them ran when the opportunity 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 to the right or wrong of them somebody had to come back the question is how much of tal afar there be left to come back to more i guys do you have from iraq. another news
from this week hundreds of people took to the streets of paris on wednesday to protest against president macross new labor law designed to make it easier for companies to bet high and file workers challenger bensky reports. the demonstrators have come out again in phones to show how unhappy they are with a manual one perform on the working cause they have to start a manual my own is being a man only supports business i once took the rights of look at this is what people think saying to us and said that. if you tax work and workers who are against it because it has no wish on. now we can share the work of. the. resents the big boss says those who want to come public services social protections and everything achieved by workers turns agree with that something. is 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 it in front of suggest it will mean the employers will 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 mcallen's presidency because this is his first major attempt to
pass a big piece of legislation here in front but recesses have failed so it means you see. will be able despite this continuing plunging popularity in the public in the polls to be able to push this reform through and to appease the french people. all see paris. especially our festival in red square drawing the best military all over the world has completed its final day manual event marked its tenth anniversary this year. my. medina attended the final day of the festival. reza where has turned all colorful and ride
this as it is hosting the final is a of the international military music festival that crowds of people gather aids and red square get their chance to see ensembles from fourteen different countries wearing their colorful uniforms play a dance. cross the square now this drawn faster well welcome some of the past bands in uniforms not only from russia but from across the world we just saw one hundred and twenty i cal take a player is some macho along the square as you can see fireworks are right behind my back now that it's a march to the performance of the armenian military band now in addition to the best russian military bands and the gods of the drama bands and also.
specialists from as far away as egypt china. has trailed. now we talked to some of the people who came here to russia to be a part of this past of all. it's my second time in moscow and have the festival a very good impression and i really like working with such kind of. it's very interesting just being in the festival. this is my first visit to moscow and it's absolutely beautiful especially dancing here in the red square it's just a dream come true for the sunni believe. impression i got from the first of all is just is the time we're in this year we were able to work with. the sun and italian so. as well as our italian sing up you sing in russian so that's the weekly get in touch and tell us what you think on altie dot com or facebook and i'll be back with more of the week's biggest stories in about half an hour.
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