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russian president vladimir putin says north korea will not abandon its nuclear program unless it feels safe as he spoke to the media during the final day of the break some north koreans would rather eat grass think give up on their nuclear program. also to come this the syrian army backed by russia moved to within a few kilometers of ice from a stronghold india resort we look at the recent battles to retake the city for the first time in three years and r.t. speaks of police ablative a deputy chief of the lebanese military group hezbollah on its battle against terrorists in syria.
welcome come july from moscow you're watching r.t. international now the russian president said using sanctions against north korea is a dead end approach also believes that north korea won't abandon its nuclear program even under economic pressure he was speaking to the media at the brics summit in china earlier from there his partridge it was a very comprehensive post summit conference by president putin but of course one of those key points was about north korea and north korea he joined her with countries like libya and iran where regime change had been opposed upon them and he believes that the north korean people are looking at that particular example and fear that stretch of regime change being imposed upon them and he thinks that is the reason why is that they're hanging on and they don't want to give up their nuclear tests. everyone remembers what happens with iraq. saddam hussein he stopped the production
of weapons of mass destruction regardless under the pretext of searching for those weapons saddam himself was destroyed along side his family members. if you were in the country the pressure was noted and they remember that in north korea do you think that just because of sanctions north korea will forget its policy of creating weapons of mass destruction russia condemns those north korean actions we think they are a provocation then you could hear should because all north koreans as i told one of my colleagues yesterday would rather eat grass than give up on their nuclear program unless they feel safe. president putin was pointing out that the u.s. response towards north korea has been sanctions are good as seems likely as well with yet more sanctions but president putin was a pains to point out that he feels that this is a dead end approach he doesn't back the need to rise asian all of the potential in fact he and president xi of china i mean very much against it saying that he was unacceptable but he believes that north korea will carry on regardless they want
the militarization they want the need to rise sation of the financial and therefore they'll carry on regardless of sanctions so president putin think that's therefore it's a waste of time he also finds it illogical whereby russia and north korea have been put on the same sanctions this before and therefore didn't work and now the u.s. is saying that they want russia's help in trying to impose sanctions upon p.r. knowing really. it's absurd to put rusher on the same sanctions list alongside north korea and then ask us to help impose sanctions against north korea from the sanctions regime has hit a wall it is not effective but it is also to do with the humanitarian side of things no matter what we do to north korea north korea's actions will not change that millions of people will suffer president putin reiterated his policy and not a president he is well in that they believe the only way forward is through diplomacy and get around the negotiating table once again. they parted reporting now with the crisis on the korean peninsula. 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 names that it had conducted a controlled hydrogen bomb explosion the impact which triggered an earthquake in the region but so far it does seem the united nations has been unable to come up with nor turn it into solution to the crisis enough is enough i think enough is enough the stakes 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 while america's unwavering stance on the crisis does remain despite russia and china offering a potential way to reduce tensions. using to do so at least a little bit of comprehensive settlement to the nuclear and other issues plaguing the korean peninsula can be arrived solely through political and diplomatic channels we 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 they were talking about their initiative 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.
is 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 want these interior tutor explores now what other options are on the table for donald trump the u.s. and north korea a stark 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 well 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 saturday 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 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. if 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 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 now dear tutor r.t. president putin also touched on the issue of russian consulates in america during his media conference and he said that moscow could take the u.s. to cauterize over the situation concerning diplomatic properties in san francisco new york and washington d.c.
because of this them are 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 will show you how well the highly praise you dish you system in the us works. a quick reminder then that on thursday washington demanded russia vacate its consulate in san francisco and two commercial entities this follows on from president from the decision to extend sanctions against russia over alleged election meddling moscow responded by demanding the u.s. reduces its diplomatic staff in the country to the same number that russia has in america. but some news just in from syria because the syrian army has reportedly broken i still see egypt or one of the terror groups last two strongholds in syria that's according to local media after government forces united with a brigade trapped inside the city since it fell into i saw hands three years ago
that's what we know bringing more information as we get it. now meanwhile russia's ministry of defense has released a new video showing one of the country's ships firing cruise missiles at islamic state targets in syria the munition was used to destroy terrorist posts near the city of deer's or. well this is all part of a massive ongoing operation by the syrian army to retake the city from militants russia has been assisting the government strips.
the victory will be soon well how do you know your happiness today is indescribable you have been waiting for the me for a long time my gold hailed on me i wish you had come earlier but people here are exhausted. and in just the last day the army has games eight kilometers securing strategic positions along the way russian fighter jets have been assisting with strikes destroying tanks and other vehicles and at least seventy terrorists were told of being killed a former pentagon official my committee says that syria still faces some major challenges i resort today represents the last thirty six 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 it was an area a bridge if you will between mosul and and on to iraq 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 developed in 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. one of the key player is the in the fight against isis the lebanese political and military group hezbollah has played a major role in battling islamic state fight is along the syrian lebanon border they share hizbollah lebanon's shia military and political organization was founded
with the help of iran back in one nine hundred eighty two during 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 al nusra front terrorists hizbollah has also proven to be an important player in combat saying 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 well r.t. spoke exclusively to hezbollah's deputy chief shaikh nine. 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 our sole mountains 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 a base and that led to us being given a unique opportunity to interview their deputy leader nineteen named carson is one of the most influential men not just in lebanon but in the whole region and he's 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 rubble on the third that they've been at the front of every
battle they've been fighting against isis not just here in lebanon but also of course across syria so many topics touched upon between myself and share in carson in what is really a very rare and exclusive interview with one of the most senior members of the hezbollah group. yeah. the west wants to see middle east divided into weaken trees 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. america 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 with the help of other arab countries the shifted to a policy of non confrontation with president assad because they know their islamic
state poses as much of a threat to them as it does to the syrian people. assad is not an imaginary president is a real and highly effective leader and the choice of the syrian people has you and him project to remove brezhnev 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 an armada of foreign powers to negotiate watching out international still to come for you this hour german police are under fire for advising women not to go running alone we'll have that story. after the break.
coming. again welcome back police in the german city of leipzig advised women not to go running alone after a female child was right in a local park or patrol of is across the story for us and joins us now from berlin paid to this is provided this story a lot of reaction. well that house indeed it's been a lot of criticism of the police force in light seek for these comments not least of which coming from the mayor booker young the mayor of leipzig that he slammed his own police force it follows on from the rape of a woman in a light state park on friday now the woman who said to be in her. fifty s was punched and kicked so hard in the face that she required emergency surgery when she was found police then said in response that women shouldn't go out alone to jobs
that they should jog in pairs and then followed that on with a quote when you run past someone look around to make sure that you are not about to be attacked well that prompted stern criticism from all across the media from people online in particular they said from the mayor of like you said that women should be safe to be able to to run alone or however they want to run in the city's parks and around the city there he also followed on with this. the state's answer to suitable incident and to preview of similar incidents must be to put more police on the streets and parks i have been calling for these for years worth or a tease of issued a description of the man they're looking for in connection with that rape he said to be aged between twenty five and thirty five have dark hair and a short dark beard when it comes to the criticism though of the police force this
isn't the first time german officials of come in for this sort of critique it came back in early twenty sixteen when the the mayor of cologne was savaged by the media after she said that women should remain an arm's length away from strange men when they're in public that was following the sex attacks that took place during new year's eve celebrations in the city of cologne there so it seems that the lights the police the latest to come in for criticism after what many have seen as a very insensitive way in an inadequate way to deal with this investigation into what seems to have been a particularly brutal attack a sexual attack on a woman in a park there ok thanks peter that was artie's peter oliver. now another news the founder of the red crescent in yemen has died in hospital in the capital city of sana'a he was unable to receive vital treatment as a result of saudi arabia's blockade of the country doctor. passed away
at the age of seventy six after a failed heart operation he was prevented from traveling abroad for surgery and local hospitals lack the equipment needed to save his life a spokesperson for the red cross told us that he died the same way as millions of others in yemen first of all i would like to see what we have. to grow cross and red crescent that don't don't mess you were so many who doing is related should complete me of yemen and. indeed. a christian reason millions of the brits every in yemen as we speak it is the me that all. that is forgiven me a lot of me have no access to health care. well in total un estimates that around twenty thousand people have now been denied crucial health care due to the society bombing campaign and the blockade missy's son zubair
believes that the saudi government is directly responsible for his father's death or saudi warplanes have been bombarding yemen since march of two thousand and fifteen since then thousands of civilians have died even before the conflict yemen was the poorest country in the middle east an estimated seven million people are starving while hundreds of thousands have been affected by a cholera outbreak oil land jacquemont again told us 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 cording that has your job recording audio break up with dad's unprecedented interest century in only four months we still got the country well over half the relation has no access to clean water a country where seven million people wanted it even close to seventy where millions
of women and children c.t.v. and through the minorities so all these humanitarian agencies greatly know it best but we can not so all of the crisis or you believe it's a good try all of those who are good in this conflict and that many artists can bring about a lessening of that day but something that we see in human catch the most noble. lot of. that is that if it is outside the limit it has us up. there. ok let's just give you an update from our story from last hour near the russian capital where student has fired an air gun and new smoke bombs in
a school three people were injured as they reportedly tried to jump from windows to escape the attack it has now been arrested and the school evacuated though the motive for the shooting stormont still unknown however it's believed there was a conflict between the suspect and a teacher we've spoken to one of the students at the school because it's like this guy is a very reserved person studying in the nine speak class there are girls who keep contact with him and said he was planning this attack but no one believed him. you're watching out international thanks being with us softening we'll have more news in half an. hour. they're not ones out. on the flu is often not done one might have been
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