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well i know. his look was because did a busy dancing little cultural interview he called the grammy's. president putin says russia could take the u.s. to court over washington's closure of russian diplomatic compound. ministry to go to court see how well the highly praised should issue system in the u.s. work. washington calls for the toughest possible measures against north korea saying the country is begging for war that's what all the russia and china seek to deescalate tensions on the peninsula. as the syrian army backed by russia moves to within a few kilometers of ice build stronghold in the more we look at the recent battles to retake this city for the first time in three years. and staying in the middle
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east r.t. speaks to exclusively to the deputy chief of the lebanese military group hezbollah and his battle against terrorists in syria. there is eleven am here in moscow and you're watching r.t. international with me becky aaron good to have you with us. russia could take the u.s. to court over the situation with diplomatic properties in san francisco new york and washington d.c. president putin mentions the option while speaking to the media at the bric summit in china. because you sure our american counterparts didn't let russia use its property it's a violation of our property rights i will tell the foreign ministry to go to court we'll see how well the highly praised should issue system in the u.s.
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works. less across lived artie's kate potter cheers in sherman for is where the bridge summit has been taking place case a lot has happened over the past few days but what were the main points there president putin that focused on during his media conference. by then a key as he certainly has been an eventful few days certainly when it comes to foreign policy and also some of those domestic policies as well as you're alluding to there are two main points that came into the post. press conference president putin talked about thirteen or fourteen different subjects but the key points were all about the u.s. and russian diplomatic properties around and also about sanctions against north korea unsurprisingly given the political climate let's look at those those property rouse this has been going on ever since america accused russia of meddling in the u.s. presidential election we have seen how they're being diplomatic cuts in numbers the power to a lot number we've seen on both sides have been reduced to four hundred fifty that again came up in the press conference with president putin contemplating what he
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would then also do with an extra one hundred fifty staff this is all to do with the u.n. numbers this is all a technicality but in the meantime as well we've also had the search and seizure all those properties that you mentioned and it was president putin then of course as he is by legal training was very much keen to point out that this is a legal issue and that russia would be contemplating going to court over this issue but also he could resist taking a bit of a swipe as well as to as a particular attitude that the americans have ups towards their own view of the rest of the world. and they're going to security the front of the u.s. narrowed down our diplomatic properties it's their right but it was done in a disrespectful way it is difficult to have dialogue with people who confuse austria where. australia. and then we have of course the second point about north can it career and the call that there are extra for tougher sanctions against north korea well there's also not an irony pointed out here by russia in
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the fact that not only do the russians not believe that sanctions are in any way going to be effective in the set in this political climate but they also veggies thought it was kind of ironic in that the countries there called for sanctions tougher sanctions against north korea for the very same countries but also caused calls for sanctions against russia and it was quite interesting the analogy that president putin drew about how the north korean see their own situation and he had a particular point of view and how they view their security. don't you if you shouldn't north koreans as i told one of my colleagues yesterday would rather eat grass thing give up on the nuclear program unless they feel safe. well that the whole point here is president putin and president xi of china have been appointed to stress during this whole korean peninsula crisis that they believe the only way forward is through the new to negotiations is through diplomacy and to calm down all the militaristic rhetoric. thanks a lot that's not escape partridge in sharman for is with the wrap up on the president putin's live conference that we showed you earlier thanks for that case
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while joining us live from brussels now is dr ro independent political analyst welcome to the program mr dr ro so talking about putin is the suggestion to take us the u.s. to court over diplomatic properties issues now how unprecedented would be if that went ahead. or not a legal commentator so i cannot give you a judgment on that issue but i would like to talk about something very closely related which is what this press conference was all about and what it wasn't about the most peculiar and outstanding feature of the press conference bush has ended which i did watch is that it talked about everything except except the brick summit . that is remarkable in spots as there were some very interesting things about the summit in particular the godfather ring or sponsoring a five additional very important countries as close friends and associates of brics including egypt thailand. and mexico but that was not what
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the press conference reporters asked about and i imagine they got signals ahead what they should not be asking about which is precisely what brix had to say about the impending and very difficult situation just just near them in office on the korean peninsula there i think the reason for this reticence to talk about the issues that one might have supposed figured very importantly in the brics meeting was the sensitivity and the dynamism of this changing situation on the korean peninsula and in relations between the united states and north korea which are at the exploding point i think it also bears mention that this meeting in. men was a just a first stop on the other meeting that ridhima putin is having in the far east
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which opens of lot of us talk tomorrow there's the economic forum there and at that forum he'll be meeting with the japanese prime minister. and with his counterparts from south korea that is entirely reasonable that at the bricks at the bricks meeting at particularly at the press conference following the brics meeting. mr putin would say nothing whatever about of substance about the situation on north korea because that is really some sensitive foreign stuff without a discussion and to my mistakes where i was there were a lot of questions that focused on the north korean crisis there are a lot of comments made by the russian president including one about how the crisis could result in a global catastrophe he said it should be solved through peaceful means do you think that aggressive rhetoric will get the u.s. and south korea anywhere close to solving this situation. well the rhetoric has been very unfortunate the weak point in the in the forty fifth
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american president is precisely his lack of self-control and is the inability to to conduct himself in a diplomatic and proper way relying instead on his subordinates and his colleagues at state department to the ministry of defense to do the the right thing diplomatically while he does the wrong thing so the language has gotten very hot and has including the language of nikki haley at the united nations speaking about north korea inviting a war. i think there are lot of all the things that are being discussed behind the scenes some of which would be quite frightening if they were put into this into the spotlight one of the items that several news agencies have discussed is the united states seeking to place nuclear weapons on the in south korea as a non fighting way and non-kinetic way to respond to the missile
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launches and thermo nuclear weapons testing of north korea i think this is something that must have the japanese and the south koreans in great alarm and i could mention that would be one of the subjects will be discussed tomorrow at eight lanes doors on that no doctor. doctor or a dependent political i mean if thank you for your time. things. that were crisis on the korean peninsula are continuing to escalate the u.s. envoy to the united nations says diplomacy is failing with north korea after pyongyang conducted its largest ever nuclear test on sunday the u.n. security council met for urgent talks following north korea's announcement that it had conducted a controlled hydrogen bomb explosion the impacts of which triggered an earthquake in the region but so far it seems the united nations has been unable to come up with an alternative or a new solution for the crisis nothing is enough i think enough is enough the stakes
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could not be higher the urgency is now time is short action is required are countries patience is not unlimited the policy of strategic patience is over or is never something the united states wants the united states does not think conflict only the strongest sanctions will enable us to resolve this problem through diplomacy all of our counterparts need to impose dissensions we will defend our allies and our territory the united states is prepared to use the full range of our capabilities to defend ourselves and our allies america's unwavering stance on the crisis appears even more surprising after russia and china offered a resolution to the u.s. in an attempt to resolve the situation. susan good as always thought of it comprehensive settlement to the nuclear and other issues plaguing the korean peninsula can be arrived at strongly through political and diplomatic channels we
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reiterate our readiness to help this process via the implementation of the initiative proposed by russia and china. china and russia have proposed a new initiative for the denuclearization of the korean peninsula it is practical and feasible and aimed at easing the tensions and preventing further escalation. of the so-called. double freeze initiatives calls for north korea to stop its nuclear and ballistic missile testing in return the u.s. and south korea will hold drills near north korea's territory however the u.s. has strongly dismissed the idea the idea that some have suggested a so-called freeze for freeze 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 artie's the dearest suitor explores what other options are on the
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table for donald trump the u.s. and north korea stuck in a behavioral rut neither seem willing to back down it looks so bad you might think a third world war was imminent but surely no one wants that so how does the world tackle north korea what are the options while option number one twitter war. president trump has been dropping twitter bombs on pretty every occasion saying pyongyang is looking for trouble and threatening locked unloaded military solutions and south korea and i should point out that it's a u.s. ally is caught in the rhetorical crossfire question is how effective are these twitter bombs there's no reaction except from kim parading more of his ballistic missiles and even saying he now has a hydrogen bomb on to the next to the option number two. trade wars and sanctions the u.s. and u.n. security council have hit north korea with sanctions over and over again since two
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thousand and six and guess what they don't seem to care and to add more pressure the u.s. has been hinting at seizing all trade with any country that continues to do business with them the united states will look at every country that does business with north korea as a country that is giving aid to their reckless and dangerous nuclear intentions but how realistic would this be that means that approximately eighty countries would be affected and that's not to mention the economic consequences for the u.s. itself option three. the scariest of all which still exists actual all out war the us are the only party openly threatening a military response at the moment and it looks like they could find themselves alone in this fight as their leaders have been clear about not wanting to go down this road. i have to answer no to that i do not see a military solution for north korea i cannot accept it america's closest ally the
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u.k. is saying that even a conventional war could potentially wipe out the korean peninsula we keep hearing about the need for diplomatic solutions yet we hardly see any progress to resolve the deadlock so where are we now back at the beginning it seems but surely there should be no limit on diplomatic efforts. r.t. syrian government forces edge closer to liberating an islamic state stronghold the latest on that after this short break stay with us. here's what people have been saying about redacted in the sixty's full on awesome the only show i go out of my way to launch you know a lot of the really packs a punch at least yampa is the john oliver of marty americans do the same we are
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apparently better than the blue things that i see people you've never heard of love redacted tonight my president of the world bank so take your time to let me see a slick send us an email. level for hard sell you on the idea that dropping bombs brings peace to the chicken hawks forcing you to fight the battles still. to stop spreading tell you that so be gossiping template file. off the bad guys and tell me you are not cool enough to buy their product. all the hawks that we along the border will watch. welcome back syrian government forces are now just a few kilometers away from the city of dia as or one of his logic states last
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remaining strongholds in the country as you can see here on the map the syrian army with russian backing has made some significant gains over the past month as well and sing towards the besieged city. mckinney the only time she's also but he's in a new. documentary or to have a job at the bottom. of this hopefully the victory will be soon but how do you value your happiness
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today is indescribable you have been waiting for the army for a long time my god. i wish you had come earlier but people here are exhausted. and just the last day the army has gained eight kilometers of securing strategic positions on the way russian fighter jets have been assisting with strikes destroying tanks and other allman physicals at least seventy terrorists have been killed but former pentagon official michael maloof says syria still faces some major challenges by resort today represents the last thirty six stronghold isis will dissipate into other in. 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 it was an area
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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 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 the problem is only going to be beginning in terms of. the future. and other key player in the fight against isis the lebanese political and military military group hezbollah is played a major role in battling islamic state fighters along the syria lebanon border in twenty seventeen. hizbollah lebanon's shia military and political organization was founded with the help of iran back in one thousand nine hundred eighty two during
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these really occupation of lebanon since the beginning of the syrian civil war the group has been deeply involved in fighting against various rebel factions including the nusra front terrorists hizbollah has also proven to be an important player in islamic state in syria the group has a strong anti western stance and has been listed as a terror organization by the us the european union and most arab league countries. there are a spoke exclusively to hezbollah as deputy chief shaikh name kassam following my previous trip to lebanon in order to follow the hezbollah group to the arsehole mountains where they had cleared out the area from terrorists we have managed to build up a connection with hezbollah media group these are the mountains in the east of lebanon it's the latest scene of the victory of hezbollah hezbollah managed to capture this cave which was used by terrorists as
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a base and that led to us being given a unique opportunity to interview their deputy leader name name carson is one of the most influential men not just in lebanon but in the whole region and he is a man who is very well guarded and it's very difficult to secure an interview with somebody of his stature but we managed to do so. and when we went to interview him in beirut. we had a very long security procedure to go through we had to meet at a certain location in the capital we then were told to leave all of our telephones and our electronic equipment before being escorted to another location where the interview took place we also asked about the ongoing conflict. in syria in the fight against extremist rebels and hezbollah said that they've been at the front of every battle they've been fighting against isis not just here in lebanon but also
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of course across syria so many topics touched upon between myself and share in what is really a very rare and exclusive interview with one of the most senior members of the hezbollah group. the west wants to see middle east divided into we control so you can control everything the americans wanted to use islamic state against syria but then this monster turned against america so now they have no choice but to confront. that. america wants a regime change in syria that was the main goal of the war but when they failed to move through military means or with the help of other arab countries the shifted to a policy of non confrontation with president assad because they know this law mixtape poses as much of
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a threat to them as it does to the syrian people. there's not an imagine the president is a real and highly effective leader and the choice of the syrian people. and project to remove president assad as an act against the whole of syria which we cannot accept at this time of war the syrian people reelected president assad as the legitimate had of the state this is a matter of choice for the syrian people and foreign powers to negotiate. the founder of the red crescent in yemen has died in hospital in the capital city of he was unable to receive vital treatment as a result of saudi arabia's blockade of the country dr abdullah alchemy c passed away at the age of seventy six after a failed heart operation he was prevented from travelling abroad for surgery and
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local hospitals lacked the equipment needed to save his life a spokesperson for the red cross told is that he died the same way as millions of others. first of all i would like to see it when we have the whole movement to grow cross and red crescent that don't miss us and then you who during his her life should complete me. and. indeed. it is in reason millions of suffering human as we speak it is just me. that is for giving me. no access to health care. in total the un estimates that around twenty thousand people have now been denied crucial health care due to the saudi bombing campaign and blockade alchemy says sons of bear believes the saudi government is directly responsible for his father's death. saudi warplanes have been bombarding yemen since march twenty fifth he said
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then thousands of civilians have died even before the conflicts yemen was the poorest country in the middle east and is now an estimated seven million people earth starving while hundreds of thousands of been affected by a cholera outbreak a spokesperson for the red cross told does aid groups are unable to cope with the situation. we speak of a country where we have just reached six hundred and seven thousand suspected cases of kordic that has your job because the old rate will go in times unprecedented in just century in only four months we see the country were over have the relation has no access to clean water again to where seven million people when she didn't even close to study where millions of women and children see through the minority so all these humanitarian agencies going to go it best but we can not so all of the
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crisis or you believe it's a good try all of those who work in good in this conflict and there are many parties in bringing about a listening but something that we see in yemen. which there will be a lot of i think. it's that simple example is the limit of us that's up to. our air. and i would r.t. we love to hear your thoughts on the day's stories so do get in touch by following us on facebook and twitter are back in about thirty minutes with mornings.
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