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any threat to the united states george territory will be met with a massive military response to respond to all. the overwhelming washington says it will defend itself with the full capability of its power if north korea continues to threaten the u.s. the or its allies this comes after pyongyang confirms it successfully tested a hydrogen bomb. fearing persecution tens of thousands of muslims in myanmar flee the asian country as the minority community struggles against a violent oppression by the states. and the clock is ticking
away for candidates in germany as current chancellor angela merkel and her main challenger martin schultz go head to head in a one off t.v. debate. hello that was just turned nine am here in the russian capital and you're watching r.t. international with me mickey aaron good to have you with us. washington says it will use any means necessary to defend itself after the most powerful north korea nuclear test to date u.s. secretary of defense james mattis promised a massive military response on pyongyang if tensions on its quickly can't. we have many military options and the 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 objective and overwhelming that's 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 the statements are you made even more ominous given the comments made by president trump before he met with madison the other generals the president we checked with real. 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 and fury. like the world has never see north korea better get their act together where they're going to be trouble like few days should stare ever have been in trouble in this world. and this may not get away with what he's doing really and this is really already escalated past 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 but he. 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 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 but washington seems unwilling to change their plan of action pushing the whole world closer to the edge of war now surely off to pyongyang's nuclear test south korea conducted a snap military drill in response according to seoul it simulated a strike on the north's nuclear training site a testing site excuse me miss those five from the ground and from fighter planes were portably hit their intended targets in the sea of japan while in another development that south korea's an environment ministry has approved the deployment of the american made followed missile system it was partly delivered back in march
but turned out the necessary environmental checks were not carried out on the deployment was delayed however it seems to have been accelerated now with china earlier expressing concerns that the range of the system could reach its territory as well we spoke to gregory from the advisory board of the career policy institute and some using from the council of korean americans about tensions in the region. i think the repetition is painting itself into a corner so for instance trump recently tweeted that talks are not the answer and so 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. spread so it's a very dangerous moment 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 drops its hostile policy so there's a definite opening for a diplomatic move if the united states wanted to take this is a full scale diplomatic crisis and i think the president has not really framed this issue as such i think this is in some ways a war of words we know he's very fond of twitter and saying provocative things president and our government is not devoting the resources the political will that are needed to find a solution to this problem we need to amp up the resources at the state department warm bodies people who understand north korea the culture the language get them working on this issue. the south asian country of myanmar is seeing more than seventy thousand of its muslims fleeing the country fearing violence oppression by
the stateful foresees one muslim community has been clashing with police and the armed forces to protect its ethnicity from violent methods of persecution most population is mainly but both religious sides continue to blame each other for the ongoing conflict if you were to report. what do you think of when you envisage the ideal leader maybe a symbol of groundbreaking political revolution obviously a person. who holds the interest of the people or do you visualize an individual hailed by the media as a hero she was an inspiration during the country's revolution in the eighty's and even won the nobel peace prize as well as a u.s. congress tional golden medal the leader of the southeast asian states of myanmar on sun tsu cheek as. witness to history treated like such a. great a star. doesn't
this sound like democratic perfection but sadly reality is far from perfect while the leader revels in glory the country is home to what the u.n. calls the most persecuted minority in the world the ranger a muslim community of more than a million people the minimal government doesn't recognize them as citizens of the country effectively making them illegal immigrants last year a series of brutal attacks were launched against the community after it clashed with police as the minority desperately tried to draw the authorities attention to their horrific plight since then more than a thousand civilians have been killed and more than twenty thousand internally displaced government forces have also been accused of wide scale human rights violations also and rape and murder. and was.
the military destroyed everything after killing somebody injure the military burn their houses and shops now there's a danger to our survival that's why we slept all night at that little model you can still hear their screams and my heart and my ears we are really scared and we don't feel safe now but we're a very secure. and as we heard the sounds from here and there were security even when we eat my heart is beating so fast. the gun lobby the light after my husband was killed i had no option but to run for my children's lives we spent two nights in the hells and sneaks past the border my children haven't had any food yet and they keep crying we only got scared because people from the camp gave us the bus for.
refugees coming across the border they're coming across the border of bullet wounds was shrapnel wounds quite clearly this is a scorched earth offensive by the burmese military the government has to stop this offensive it has to. basically allow humanitarian assistance and also the journalists into this area we have to actually see what's happening because quite clearly human rights violations have taken place western officials have been vocal about the ongoing crisis including the u.s. envoy to the u.n. nikki haley who's urging the need to step in and and the violence as burmese security forces act to prevent further violence they have responsibility to adhere to international humanitarian law which includes refraining from attacking innocent civilians and humanitarian workers and ensuring assistance reaches those in need
but the leader is not only making no attempt to stop the violence against the persecuted minority she has made the situation even worse by posting hateful content online one comment declares that revenge a makeshift army is a terrorist organization whilst the oppressed muslim minority fights to survive critics warn the west old favorite on sun suit she is doing everything but trying to resolve this deepening crisis. a petition to strip the country's leader of the nobel peace prize she received in two thousand and twelve has been gaining support online we spoke to the chief executive of the ramadan foundation mohammed two feet who says man miles problems aren't getting enough media attention. the international community is not doing anything and i just think it's disgusting it's a sad indictment of the international order there has to be an increase diplomatic pressure against on some to clear her government and the idea that you've got
somebody like sooky who is a nobel prize winner the bastion of human rights in terms of a struggle for freedom or democracy is turning a blind eye is ignoring the crimes of her government and her military is doing everything in their power to not resolve this issue if she remained silent as she has to she is complicit in the murder of so many innocent civilians by the girlies authorities. current german chancellor angela merkel has gone head to head with her main challenger martin schulz in a live t.v. debate it was their last big chance to sway voters polls open for the election on september twenty fourth to bring in a new parliament and would also decide whether merkel remains in office for a fourth consecutive term artie's peter all of our picks up the story. well this debate was set up as a a big stage for martin schulz the social democratic party leader and challenger to angola merkel to be the next chancellor of germany where the debate though was
ultimately scored as a fifty five to thirty five victory to angela merkel the big thing is that there's not too much difference between the parties on the major issues but when it came to major issues particularly the chancellor's twenty fifteen refugee policy martin schultz said that there were things done back in twenty fifteen that should there be a chance to do them again or they should have been carried out in a different manner. or way stressed that we need to find a common european solution according to the dublin convention they should stay with a first arrived and so they are not allowed to come to germany and those states couldn't manage the flow don't really think they should have asked our neighbors for help in dealing with the refugee crisis so i definitely wouldn't say that everything back in twenty fifteen was done right and lost the key to a nothing on it i see this completely differently and i know that mr schultz also knows that this is not right in two thousand and thirteen we all knew that we've
got a big problem here it's like but still we. couldn't find any consensus on a solution to the refugee issue because i acknowledge that it's taught that we think the decision was right there was a chance for modern chills to get a little more impassioned if you will when it came to talk turkey and what type of solutions could be found to dealing with president in the well frankly atrocious diplomatic state of affairs that exists between berlin and korea right now martin schulz pulling no punches saying that turkey needs to be dropped from all talks when it comes to the european union and joining the european union gunstar kids with their four hundred seats and it's really hard now with the behavior of the turkish president as they move in prisons people systematically and if i become chancellor i will not only cancel the agreement with turkey. he would also stop torturing turkey joining the e.u. because turkey has crossed all red line waves of refugees have been hitting those not for a couple of days but for months the cook a and turkey is distancing itself from all
democratic norms that have gratitude pace but there would be nothing worse than if we said we're stopping unilaterally all turks with turkey and joining the e.u. and we don't have any majority of has that in the european union out of the twelve years that i'm glad merkel has been chancellor eight of those she has ruled as part of a coalition with the social democratic party so if mark schultz is to try and slam her legacy and policies actually he would find themselves lobbying his own party and of their own legacy as well so for the german people though what that means is whichever one of these two and i think said it looks almost certain it will be on the local returns to the office the german people almost certainly set for more of the same politically coming up over the coming years while there was plenty of reaction online after the ninety minute showdown as many had hoped for a more fiery debate.
if you look at the t.v. debate between america and should say there was not really a difference the birth both say exactly the same and on this lee they are both president of a system in germany that was not bringing any change so basically i think there is no big difference i think now with this debate on t.v. show it was a defining losing completely i know that a lot of leftists in germany burstow hoping that there will come like a red sweater for the coalition by dr now after this t.v.
what politicians do something to. put themselves on the line. to get accepted or rejected. so when you want to be president. or some want to be rich. if you're going to be this is what the three of the people. i'm interested always in the water you. should. hello welcome back with the u.s. presence in afghanistan already lost sixteen years fiza being raised over the consequences of president trump's plan to boost american troop numbers in the country have more pain now looks at the biggest challenges in bringing peace to the region how many times have you heard that afghanistan is a huge mess there is a messy mix of extremist jihadists in afghanistan afghanistan an absolute mess
blood and fortune there. that we want an illusion. mr chairman i believe we're in a stalemate. twenty seventeen is going to be another tough year for the value of f. security forces yes pretty much every year since the two thousand and one intervention led by the united states has been tough in afghanistan since then they've become the world's top source of opium and there's also been a rise in terrorist groups from the taliban al qaida to the islamic state and it's not just afghanistan that's been affected there's been a spillover into neighboring countries first there is iran iran is worried about extremist influences coming in from afghanistan back in june iranian special forces hunted down the leaders of a local sunni terrorist group who they said had links to american forces in afghanistan he received financial assistance from arab countries and had
a lot of meetings with american forces in afghanistan to inflict damage on the rom china is also worried about terrorism spilling over the border some members of the weak are minority in the regions of china there bordering afghanistan recently pledged allegiance to and then left the country to join the islamic state china will closely check you know whether afghanistan is becoming another paradise for extremist and terrorist groups such a major development may pose a serious challenge to the security of our northwest and now russia is another country that's affected by the mess in afghanistan its heroin market is being filled by the poppy crop coming from afghanistan that's thriving amid the war and chaos for the time being the terrorist threat has not been reduced whereas the drug threat has been increasing and intensifying in response to our numerous appeals our nato partners refused to eliminate the crops of opium poppy although cocoa
plantations in colombia or eliminated as a key direction of the anti drug war now what russia china and iran all have in common is that instability in afghanistan is causing them a major headache. and they all happen to be major adversaries of the united states interestingly this hasn't stopped washington from deciding to send more troops into afghanistan despite whatever the consequences may be for their geo political rivals . r.t. new york. last week the u.s. they've knowledge that currently has the eleven thousand military personnel in afghanistan that's two and a half thousand more than previously stated but the pentagon insists there's actually been no increase in troop numbers only a change in the way it calculates numbers on the ground. from the fars news agency believes that washington's actions are creating more chaos in the country. afghanistan is not an exception to the rule her americans are trying to create
problems and chaos for the reaches of the areas. of china russia iran interests one of the purposes or targets for the americans in treating. secure and. stable afghanistan can be trying to. undermine the interests of iran russia and china in this regard one of the other reasons or. things which can benefit the united states in terms of the instability in afghanistan is they can have an excuse to have a presence in this country which is near to iran china and also russia can have their own forces. some troops in afghanistan. one to. block are the one choose to have to behave based on their
interests to cooperate and work with afghan government. nine members of the british private security firm g four s. have been suspended for assaulting and mocking detainees at an immigration center near london the move came after a b.b.c. investigative programme uncovered first officers using drugs and abusing those being held but g four s. is the world's largest security company operating in six continents and earning contracts wening into billions of pounds the company outsources many of its operations including five private prisons to immigration centers and also provide housing for asylum seekers and before us has been in the spotlight media the media spotlight before its troubled past includes breaching prison contracts and and torture. thoughts of on duty prison staff using drugs into most case was the death of a man called. an inquest ruled he was unlawfully killed by g four s.
guards while restraining him on a flight back in twenty sixteen in g four s. prison in the u.k. city of birmingham was overrun by inmates with a riot lasting for twelve hours now we've heard from arrest searching for the islamic human rights commission who told us the government is failing to tackle the issue of money of morality. it seems to be the only thing that drives them in terms of what they're doing and there's also seems to be a culture you know a lack of ethics a lack of morality in the way that they're conducting in various parts of the world not just in the u.k. in terms of what they actually do and how they carry conduct themselves and yet the government doesn't seem to be actually tackling this this is a serious concern because the government is actually empowering. allowing this to
continue and it is going to be seen to be complicit in the four s. is actually carrying out. how do you get in touch and share your thoughts on the day's stories by following us on facebook and twitter and i'll be back in about thirty minutes but the morning's. no not ones i. don't want. to finish and. i'm. taking the. sound. down. and then you get really really. really think i'm.
they were going underground as chinese president xi jinping host the ninth annual bric summit in cheyenne today coming up in the show triggered a nuclear armageddon is to raise or make calls on china to put more pressure on north korea over its nuclear ambitions this try didn't make british taxpayers we speak to former member of the scottish parliament tony sheridan about spending billions of dollars on the mad theory of mutually assured destruction why is it
that every time there's a terror attack in the u.k. militants are well known to intelligence agencies we speak of already like five agent annie machon all about the failures of less available to all roads lead to five award winning playwright an act on thirty years of political neglect captured in his role in the seminal jim cartwright play road running at london's royal court theatre until the end of this week the civil debate is going on the ground but first there are quite a few issues lost in british mainstream media reporting of the north korea standoff if we put to one side us military escalation against russia and china and the fact that modern north korea is the product of u.k. u.s. killing of twenty percent of its entire population there is the issue of nuclear proliferation by britain to resume and blairite labor counterparts so focused on spending hundreds of billions of dollars on the trident weapons of mass destruction system in scotland that they are now scaling back conventional forces it's not
something much appreciated apparently north of the border the scottish government is arching the. government to reconsider these cutbacks and is calling for fresh discussions on the closures on those two particular in parts and one. sensis going to be the withdrawal of the armed forces for the first time in history highlands they're all needy in fife and the other aspect of course is the economic impact to puna local areas but cutting the u.k.'s usable military capability is seen as a price worth paying by the so-called deep state in britain who would have thought this man would now to factor support britain's arguably depending on washington's approval capability to destroy the world the clip is courtesy of a newspaper that used it to damage jeremy corbyn in its campaign to unseat him as leader of the british labor party israel security. pelletier besides a. health care. social security jobs.