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beholden to the cartel. washington calls for the strongest possible measures against north korea over its latest. deescalation also ahead. celebrations in syria as government forces make a final push to liberate the city of. tens of thousands of people fleeing the brutal military truck on the muslim minority.
run the clock across the world are two international from the team myself you know neil welcome to the program our top story this hour the u.s. envoy to the united nations said diplomacy is failing with north korea after the country's largest ever nuclear test the u.n. security council earlier convened for crisis talks. the u.s. has threatened north korea once again saying that kim jong un is begging for war to the members of the security council i must say enough is enough nuclear powers understand their responsibilities kim jong un shows no such understanding his abusive use of missiles and his nuclear threats show that he is begging for war.
war is never something the united states wants we don't want it now when our country's patience is not unlimited baster haley's comments are nothing new even yesterday secretary of defense jim mattis said that the u.s. would use any means necessary to defend itself from. the u.s. has been threatening military action for weeks now and the rhetoric has been growing even stronger ever since trub promised to respond to north korea with fire and fury thankfully it doesn't go beyond this exchange of threats however it's worth mentioning that washington is yet to provide a viable solution except for sanctions which have proven to be ineffective for the past decade or so russia and china however in contrast have asked for a dialogue with north korea but as a. little bit you know comprehensive settlement to the nuclear and other issues plaguing the korean peninsula can be arrived at so me through political and
diplomatic channels we reiterate our readiness to help this process via the implementation of the initiative proposed by russia china. china and russia have proposed an initiative for the denuclearization of the korean peninsula it is practical and feasible and aimed at easing the tensions and preventing further escalation. russia and china have proposed the double freeze initiative which would require north korea to stop its nuclear and ballistic missile tests. in return for the u.s. and south korea to stop its military drills this is a move that washington considers to be offensive the idea that some have suggested a so-called freeze for free is insulting. when a rogue regime has a nuclear weapon and an i.c.b.m. pointed at you you do not take steps to lower your guard no one would do that we
certainly won't it seems that as of now the situation is in a deadlock at least until the u.s. decides that threats and sanctions are counterproductive to the situation if they ever do. discuss the north korean missile crisis on the u.n. security council deadlock with political analyst renny. this moment the lone wolf of north korea the rest of everyone else needs to be alarmed and hum to parks it's through that alarm and through that collaboration then we can see a change in circumstances but it's getting a little bit too muscular and i think it's a global rivalry this getting in the way it went along is that why you think washington has been so dismissive band of the plan proposed by russia and china because it's proposed by russia and china i wonder if that was proposed by germany france and the u.k. whether they'd be so dismissive i doubt it one of the other nations in all this side korea japan what reaction can we expect from them how alarmed do you think
that they are by washington's comment. hugely along ten million people living in solomon obviously is not a great moment for him it's not a great moment for the japanese but let's hope the common sense will prevail the americans with hearing said nikki haley is about as tough as i've heard her i'm not sure she can get any tougher i think this is a part of the limit what i'm hoping what i think we'll see is a coming together of russia china united nations and common sense will prevail. the syrian government say's its forces are close to liberating der is a word which has been under siege by islamic state for three years we've received exclusive video from an army operation i decide the city. i know what you're seeing here are government forces firing rockets
advancing with tanks on helicopters pushing islamic state getting ever closer to terrorise or residents have been welcoming troops. this is for the syrian arab army my god protect them thing got to have been liberated and there is your own happiness today is indescribable we have been waiting for the army for a long time may god help the army i wish i had come of the people here are exhausted really exhausted the residents have suffered for a long time. hopefully the victory will be soon victory is hopefully coming soon. well as you can see here all the mop the syrian army is now only a few kilometers away from der is sure they have secured a route to attack the terrorist controlled part of the city as well we know that
government forces have been advancing rapidly they've gained eight kilometers over the past twenty four hours or so securing strategic positions on the way russian fighter jets supporting government forces have destroyed tanks armored vehicles seventy terrorists being killed with more in what we know you're. there as war is a city that has been able to survive a total toll siege by islamic state for some three years and that means that the only way to deliver food in there is air drops that also means constant fear of either being shelled by islamic state or being captured by i still fighters and right now it looks like the sea is closer to being broken than ever before at least according to the news that we're getting from the syrian government the army are claiming that they are now approaching the city journalists have been able to
contact the governor of arizona and he claims that within the next forty eight hours or so the syrian army will be able to enter the city of. and of course in this case the government is really determined they're confident and no wonder the locals are celebrating we've already received the first pictures of that but here's something for you to understand the suffering that they've been through in these three years of siege as you are getting the even a bit as isis terrorists raided our house my thirteen year old cousin was staying with us i had here in a water tank so that the terrorists didn't take her as a slave it was obvious that. the situation in a resort is catastrophic terrorist from iraq execute civilians in the streets and leave bodies lying there for up to five days i secretly drove my sons out of the city otherwise isis militants would recruit them by force inject psychotropic
substances and use them as suicide bombers well actually the area around it is not the last islamic state stronghold in syria but you cannot underestimate the strategic importance of this area if it happens if state gets kicked out of the province that means essentially that said for their fighters in rock the deep. facto capital of islamic state they will have nowhere to run and here's the russian defense minister with more on that story and today there was to teach you. have been courageously defending it for years now well food medicine. to the liberation of the city would be a point in the defeat of isis and so it is getting more evident that the joint efforts by the russian military their air force and the syrian government troops have really taken their toll on the islamic state fighters and the area we've put
together a reminder of the latest successful military ops airstrikes and advancements in the last few weeks. so let's wait for more news from the day or a store front line at least if we are to believe the syrian army we are going to get them very very soon. let's get some expert analysis now on cross former
pentagon official michael maloof might be very welcome to the program what's your take on this latest information the syrian government say it is close to recapturing juries or could it be a major turning point in the conflict finally. oh yes the takeover of stores going to be major. and i think that as you point out they're going to be in there very very shortly thanks to the air support that the syrian army received from the from russia. however there's always a however. the problem is only going to be beginning in terms of. the future of door which is a very strategic point it was an area a bridge if you will between mosul and and on to rocka where isis was able to concentrate it's probably the last strategic. stronghold of isis that will go
however we there's another problem that's going to be developing the united states along with the help of the kurds under the syrian democratic forces wants to is trying to occupy the same area because of the oil reserves that are there and they're trying to help the kurds to reestablish in that area and which is going to put them in the against turkey so while they're coming in from the north the the syrian army and the russians are coming in from the west and then the question is going to be who occupies who takes over the city for good and and it doesn't look like the united states wants to. yield at all. because they are inviting actually inviting all companies into that region to to pump oil i'm just going to ask you about your reaction to how you feel it's going to be taken this because the syrian
army has been gaining ground despite years of international isolation a foreign backed insurgency do you expect that western powers will will welcome assad's government's latest successes if it plainly puts an end to this terrorist organization. well from the syrian army's perspective and from damascus is pretty perspective they get all of syria back and that's what they were trying to do and that with the help of russian air support and i might add with russian private contractors some who have been killed recently in that fight in dyer's or. it will i think however that the. geo political complexities will set in because the kurds want that region to occupied to be to become part of the autonomous region right next to iraq which which in its northern area wants to declare and what they're going to have a vote in lot of part of this month in fact for either autonomy or independence and
that's going to create a whole nother. can of worms frankly and of course turkey is going to be very concerned about that but what it does dyer's or today represents the last stronghold isis will dissipate into other areas they won't have a cohesive strategic region and in fact they considered it so important because they were put in some of their best fighters and heavy equipment into the area which is all but been destroyed by syria take this are former pentagon official michael maloof always great to have you on the show. ok lots more coming up on the program this hour this is international.
hello again almost ninety and muslims have fled the asian nation of myanmar them in a military crackdown on the range a muslim community faced years of persecution in the mainly by this country mean mars the leader was once hailed a hero but she's now facing mounting criticism. to reports. what attributes do you think of when you envisage the ideal leader maybe a symbol of groundbreaking political revolution obviously a person who holds the interests 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 gold medal the leader of the southeast asian states of on sun tsu cheek as
. witness to history treated like some. leaders talk. 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 try 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. was. the military destroyed everything after killing somebody of the military burn their houses and shops now there's a danger to our survival that's why we. all i got the handy little model i can still hear their screams and my heart and my ears we are really scared we don't feel safe now looked very very scared as we heard the sounds from here and there were security even when we eat my heart is beating so fast. the gun lobby there like after my husband was killed i had no option but to run for
my children's lives we spent two nights in the house 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. refugees coming across the border they're coming across the border 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 happened because quite clearly human rights violations have taken place 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 sunset she is doing everything but trying to resolve this deepening crisis. well we spoke with the president of the burmese written jorgen isolation in the u.k. he believes the international community needs to act immediately when attorney in crisis is growing and there is no food nor shelter nor many thing you know what's happening right now and they're filling up people in general if the diary killings involve whereby miss military is continuing with in ten days right now to protect the lives of life on international community we need international community effort to action to stop these mass pressure to barmaids military and. the leader adolfo through g. o of the world cup on the horizon in russia next year the
focus is on fun safety it comes as germany's national football team criticized a group of its own supporters after nutty chants during world cup qualifying computer all of her has been following developments. well outrageous scenes from sections of the travelling support on friday night as germany beat the czech republic to warn in prague in the stands well some of their fans decided that they were going to make some wholly inappropriate chants we understand that there were nazi chants heard from the crowd from sections there well this is upsetting for a number of reasons they also whistled during a minute's silence that was held in memorial to to check officials who had died just recently and it was also the seventy eighth anniversary of the nazi invasion of poland this was deemed wholly unacceptable by the german tame him load the
german head coach said that they've brought shame on our country it's a really angry reaction from the german team to this incident but this isn't the only incident of its kind regarding football just last month was uncovered the day a web site sells what's called fan wear at times unofficial products supposed to be worn by fans but some of the t. shirts that they were turning out well they made reference to the nazi invasion of the soviet union during world war two now r.t. reached out to fee for a statement on this for has a zero tolerance approach to discrimination and has mechanisms in place to ensure that the atmosphere in the stadiums is one of celebration and respect i do this with such symbols and messages are considered discriminatory and will not be tolerated inside the stadiums but ahead of the world cup there's been a lot of talk about fun safety fun security but most of the talk particularly here in europe is focused on homegrown hooligans those that may be in russia with
a lot less focus falling on those that perhaps may be planning to travel to russia for the tournament of just the notes since the story about the online store selling nazi inspired clothing broke the. highly controversial t. shirts have disappeared from the side. the founder of the red crescent humanitarian organization in yemen has died after being unable to get the medical treatment he desperately needed as a result of saudi arabia's blockade of his country dr abdullah mazie passed away at the age of seventy six after a failed heart operation in the capital of war torn yemen he was prevented from traveling abroad for surgery in the hospital he was being treated out failed to find all of the equipment it needed for the procedure in total the u.n. estimates that around twenty thousand people have now been denied potentially lifesaving health care because of restrictions imposed by riyadh on yemeni or space
the severely limit the amount of aid arriving each week. welcome. to the saudi government saying it's directly responsible for his father's death since sunday arabia's intervention in yemen civil war rights groups say it's are strikes have killed thousands of civilians with the humanitarian situation worsening in what was already the middle east person country over seven million people are not starving hundreds of thousands have also been affected by a cholera outbreak a spokesperson for the international red cross told us not aid organizations are struggling with the scale of the crisis another political solution is the only way forward. we speak of a country where we have just reached six hundred and seven thousand suspected cases of cordova has your job recorded the outbreak of our times unprecedented in the century in only four months we speak of the country were over have the british has
no access to clean water in a country where seven million people continued as being close to family where millions of women and children c.t.v. and through e-mail organised so obviously the unit in egypt is going to go it best but we can not so good the crisis or do you believe it's a good thing for all of those who are caught in this conflict and that many artists can bring about a lessening of that they did but something that sete human kept. you know one of the easiest but that's the number. it's a good example you cannot let us. resolve
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