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i paid him a saying there that russia could take the u.s. to court over this she think it's likely. it's possible because the russian will say the the property is in fact in their name and under american law they own that property and they have a right to enter their property so therefore be very interesting because it will be a diplomatic case if they do go to court then perhaps the the u.s. government will have to defend its position and the power in the united states is between that a triangle the supreme court congress and the president. and if this goes to court he might even go higher than that the supreme court might be actually asked to judge so therefore this is going to be a long drawn out affair and one would hope that in the meanwhile some other solution would be found yet in the meantime i mean how much an effect could it have on u.s. russia relations do you think well i think there is
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a pretty low as it could be for a long time whether to go back to the drop of here or to find the early ninety's eighty's to find a t.r. time when relations was a frigid and dangerous because neither side is really talking to one another and that's very dangerous and what russia and america need to do is to have some lines of communication but apparently sergey lavrov and max turnitin are going to meet next week and hopefully that will kick start something that will start a debate started discussion and so on then that can be taken forward. and apart from all this we saw also the properties of russian diplomats in america searched and paper are giving the let you know these properties are under diplomatic immunity also. what are your thoughts here because he has a lot of to ing and fro ing with arguments about who's in the right and who's wrong over this. and they got in situation now where it's totally unpredictable one
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but are not of expected these things to happen because you have diplomatic immunity the property is in the name of the russian federation and never technically it's property and the americans can really close it down but they're saying they can do that and therefore you're in a situation which. may be a president i can think of a previous president where this has happened but again it underlines the fact that the two sides are a long way apart and there's no meeting of minds at all and hopefully when they get a row from next to meet hopefully next week that they will then start putting a solution some some type of solution to practice and reduce the tension between these two countries because it's very very important you've had a lot of information on north korea it's very important united states and russia work together for
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a diplomatic solution in in north korea it's very board that's more important than any building anywhere else. i mean with regard to that you would a shame that the u.s. and russia would compartmentalized wouldn't they these issues i mean one wouldn't necessarily be affecting the other here. well they it is difficult to judge the because and not to listen is much more modest and i had a softer approach to russia than president trump and the three generals mattis mcmaster and kelley who appear to be dominant in washington so you've got. to be at least two points of view two approaches in washington so on the on the one hand to listen will be saying right let's play this down let's find a solution and so on from a diplomatic one of you where the generals were saying right let's fact show that we cannot be pushed aside we are a strong power america can talk about america first and so on we must demonstrate
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a strong state and so on so you've got these two different points of view going on in washington and it's very difficult to say which group will win out in fact any if any group which would win out it would appear that there will be two or two approaches to russia from now onwards and west remember that trump is basically a weak president and he's the one who really cannot enforce his opinion he has to really rely on congress rely on supreme court and has relied on public republican party and there are those who say that there is a divorce now between president trump and the republican party which means that the idea of coming together for a consensus getting a consensual approach to russian relations improving rationally relations which is which is very very important present is can be very very difficult with all the discordant voices on one thing one thing and one saying the other thing with nikki
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there in the u.n. coming up with quite hard language and terrorists know on the other hand dropping a softer approach and the president if you like being in the middle. i repeat and it will even and it was not a macor a historian i'm russian expert thank you. ok we're going to go back to our breaking news this hour because the syrian army has broken islamic state three year long siege of zoran east in syria russia's defense ministry says if the whole area can now be cleared of ice or fighters it will be a major blow to the terror group in the country russia has been providing air support for the liberation offensive.
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ok we can get more details on this now with a departure and he's back in the studio. any more details and the operation of the last couple of as well andrew i've got lots of things to tell you because this is of course the long awaited news on the and of the dare as sore blockade of islamic state we were waiting for the confirmation and first we got it from damascus we saw a tweet from the syrian president he congratulated his soldiers on this of course this of course a very important day for the syrian army and for the whole of syria and just about an hour and a half ago that is a few hours since the confirmation from damascus we got the news from the russian defense ministry there saying that it happened and this was the point when we started to realize how dramatic this military operation was thanks to bits of information that was coming from the washington army we understand that as the
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syrian army was making some rabbit advancements towards there is or. to regroup somehow to obtain some sort of new positions that are of strategic importance there and then came the caliber cruise missile launches bother was an army that were launched from the frag admiral in the mediterranean and these strikes were very important because they destroyed a number of things that were crucial for islamic state their hideouts their underground tunnels artillery units and military depos but of course some terrorists on the ground were killed as well and that is. very important because everything counts in this crucial battle now besides this i can tell you that when according to the russian military the syrian troops were advancing in order for this not to happen in order for the blockade to remain islamic state sent
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dozens of car bomb vehicles towards them and these were also wiped out in the russian strikes so really this is the drama and thus of course you can see the celebrations that are happening when the syrian troops that were coming from damascus and the ones that remain trapped in their resort were reuniting so just take a look at how happy these people were. you . know. these are the soldiers the people with weapons celebrating but you do realize after three years of blockade how much of a relief this is for the locals the civilians that have been trapped in their
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resort in terms of the bigger picture to have significant then is this development over two years ago we heard this many times actually i've been saying this in the studio that if the islamic. terrorists are kicked out of the dairies or province completely that is the beginning of a and i saw in syria for many reasons i have mentioned the infrastructure that state had in this area that's of course all the militia depos they have some command posts as well all of this is now being destroyed or will be destroyed soon as the syrian army advances the russian military keeps up with its air strikes but also if we talk about strategic importance terrorists or is syria's biggest city in that part of the country the eastern part of the country and if the terrorists are not there anymore then the remaining jihad is that are in rock which used to be the
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de facto capital of islamic state they will have nowhere to retreat in that case so here's the russian military with more on that take a look at their statement. using a support strike by russian aircraft in cruise missiles syrian government forces swiftly attacked ice who positions and broke the siege on the city at present units of the syrian army are expanding on the break through and are engaged in street fighting to liberate the areas held by terrorists the crushing defeat of ice in the dairies all region and liberation of the city will be a major strategic defeat of the terrorists in syria well of course if we look at the news from the front line i mean these are the things that were coming every day every week from syria one being taken another town being given away but if you really look at the map the syrian army have been making some very serious advancements in that part this is where they dare province borders the homes
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province and this is not just some village or just really important and again bear in mind that here we're talking about three years of siege we're talking about aid food medical supplies the only way for these things to be delivered inside the city was through air drops so that's why these things are very important and here's a reminder for you of the siege all together that we've put together for. many times here. in new. york.
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well andrew even though this is a serious victory still we understand that there are still street battles underway if we're talking about punching through the blockade obviously first there was a hole and according to the russian military the syrian government troops are now trying to expand this hole but it's still a long way to go because there was or was completely encircled now there is at least a way for the troops to get in for them to reunite with their fellow troops there for them to deliver some aid perhaps but of course islamic state fighters are still
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there and it will be it will take a serious effort to kick them out completely that there are problems ok thanks very much here that was in there with the latest over diversity when we can speak more back to you because we're joined by abdel bari atlanta and he's an author who's written extensively on the syrian conflict and he joins us now good afternoon abdel we're hearing from the russian defense ministry from the syrian government that you know i saw it on its last legs here is there no way back i still. don't believe it is that way back at all you said. i believe to lose it will be a springboard to lose very soon i believe most from this is of syria will be under the syrian army it is a huge boost to the president of syria also to the syrian people to liberate about seventy thousand people well. i think this is that sense is other
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also we know that there. is very important strategically because it is the border of iraq and also it. always feel always feel as also feels are secure wait. so it means that the syrian government will enjoy huge reserves of these. these guys and it will ever leave a local economy problem for the country especially it is under siege now so i believe also this kind of victory wouldn't be achieved without. cover we know that action was shipped actually. to destroy isis a command bases and also it's their communication centers and there is
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also i believe this will be added to the russian coalition to the syrian government to everybody in syria and as i say there is a moral boost needed and this time in particular. if isis defeated and from what everybody is saying that is not that far away does that mean the end of poor in syria. what could be the end of war of syria or the beginning of the end of the war in syria because you know still there are you know adlib which is where the other organization like al qaeda and not sort of are situated there so i believe those. syrian army capture and i believe the preparation for the war. on its way so it could be a matter of weeks maybe days told to recapture again so yes this could be the end of i says islamic state in particular and they lost the mosul which is the biggest city in the arab they lost their also there they lost
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a lot for now i believe that could be the time to lose actually erica in sealed is the syrian democratic army now in and the art of of. so i'm not surprised if that actually the syrian army will break up and recapture it again liberated and that is that seat in the flag on the top of its building i think it is it is that turning point now and i believe isis in a way to lose its presence and most of eastern syria. it is a major turning point. how do you see the future of syria if we can look just a bit further i mean beyond deisel because you know in this whole conflict there being so many players to the war how do you see the feature of syria playing out. well i believe now that russia and syrian air india and correlation have the upper hand in syria and they control more than eighty five percent of the syrian
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territories i believe this actually will put a huge pressure on the american allies and particularly we know that the saudis the qataris all uses of syria now they are treating and given gov thrown the towel so i believe this could be a huge step stability of syria and also consolidating the glare of the government headed by a prison under masters and i believe definitely this will destroy them or are lots of other rebel inside syria so now i believe should be some sort of political settlement in syria which incorporate many people especially those you know what that their organization or but the moderate fighting groups and all of that to actually prevent the war from coming back completely prevent isis from the region we need to all really reemerge again and so i think we need
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a political settlement that i hope that i sit down at talks which will start in the middle of this month and also geneva talks which will resume there and fifteenth of october next month i believe this could be the platform to reach this political settlement and put an end to the war in syria completely and any conciliation to look forward for the whole syrian to look forward and to put and also enjoyed the end of the war which destroyed them. and watch them about nine million refugees about three hundred thousand or four hundred thousand were killed so this would be end of the syrian nightmare. and speaking to other analysts abdel today they were saying they think this is a big victory for bashar assad and all say it will see a huge swathe of support for him to amongst the syrian people. how do you see the future of the charlotte. well actually are i see you know i said the state believe this kind of experience on the military fields gave him
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a huge boost and huge credibility i meet a lot of syrians those people who were on the opposition side they are saying not we want to go back we want to go back to syria we need a strong president we actually we can solve our problems ourselves without any help from outside you can see you know to class for seven years of continuous war ceasing. alliance of the american europeans. but which countries and manage actually to stay in there and after that retake all the areas which were actually kept up by devils and military liberals and syria i think this actually will get him back and huge credibility among the syrian people because we remember that many people believed that he wouldn't last two months or one month or something like that he lasted seven years now and this is that
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a yell at the it's not that situation so i believe the syrian people are watching and they're realize that it is their time to go back to our country to reconstruct our country again with the help of the international community and syria definitely will emerge as a stronger syria not as a weak syria so i think this is a huge credit to the president for syrian government ok absolute we'll leave it there we're going to talk to you tonight that was abdel bari atwan an author who has written extensively on the syrian conflict thank you. another new thieving police in the german city of leipzig have been facing harsh criticism after they advise women not to go running alone that was in response to a female jogger being raped in a local park peter oliver has the story been a lot of criticism of the police force in labor for these comments not least of which coming from the mayor booker young the marriage there he slammed his own
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police force it follows on from the rape of a woman in a 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 all 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 this terrible incident and two previous similar incidents must be to put more police on the streets and parks i have been calling for these for years for
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a tease of issued a description of the man they're looking for a connection with the 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 of the police force this isn't the first time german officials have come in for this sort of critique it came back in early twenty sixteen when 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 years eve celebrations in the city of cologne there so it seems that the police the latest to come in for criticism after what many have seen as a very insensitive way and another quick way to deal with this best occasion into what seems to have been a particularly brutal attack a sexual attack on a woman in a park. let's turn to france now because dozens of workers there are blockading
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a persian car plant against the closure of a subsidiary parts maker police have been deployed there amid rising tension from or who shouted to him powers well the reason the jessamine workers are blocking this particular factory which is owned by p.s. in a is because it makes inception cars and is one of the people that buy parts and jessen them jessamine workers of saying p s n a isn't giving it another support to keep its own factories open to always in the last see top ten now we have seen quite muscular divisions and tensions today as the c.r.s. this is the french special sources have come in to actually remove some of those workers from blockading site and some of the tensions have been popping up all that these guys are and have. been more than unhappy and that's because their own factory down in lawsuits or any of the city tools in central france has been in liquidation and the threat of closure since december two thousand and sixteen and
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they say that taking the fight outside their own factory isn't enough anymore in fact what we've seen from the last few months is that they have tried to here make their voices heard as loudly as possible including by setting tires ablaze outside their own factory setting traps and saying that they would even blow up their own factory if it does eventually close we're taking the fight. p.s. in a today and that has made some people the p.s.a. factory unhappy as well as the criticize that move now there is a judgment do in two days time but that could again be pushed forward into the future as we've seen many times in the past and what these guys are saying is they're just not happy they're taking action because they feel this is the only way that they can make their voices heard more than two hundred men are likely to lose their jobs because they still don't have any resolution to what's happening outside
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their factory and instead of keeping the fight now outside their factory they're taking the fight to other factories including p.s.a. the makers of persian citroen and that's because g s n n workers are suppliers of persia in sichuan and they say that they want car companies like that to consolidate and to confirm that they will make bigger orders in the future to help save their own factory. ok let's go back to our breaking news because the syrian army has broken islamic states three years seeds of doers or at least in syria russia's defense ministry says the no imminent liberation of the city is to be a major blow to the terror group in the country russia has been providing air support for the ongoing offensive.
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syringe in this alley but him believes that this isn't the story moment to syria. you know by fourteen homes with locals i mean almost three hours ago units from the syrian army managed to breach the siege got all them calls on also by the details there was or how ever there was a military siege on the city is over. other forms of siege continue on they're expected to continue for the next twenty eight hours after the army completes its operation from the southern part of their lives or now the siege is over in terms of the military understanding and the military new york's that's a huge project too for the people to stop here but the fence it will take another forty eight hours at least most will for ration until all meet the opens and then rolled into the city leaders of you know and then the syrian conflict and i have been covering it's not two thousand and eleven there is
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a handful of moments that you can call actually historic moments things like the goal for the ritual the end of life and this is one of them when actually the first units managed to breach the siege and actually meet with all their units people that you have to understand that those people have been besieged for over one thousand four hundred days according to local authorities here. middle east expert and i will cast as the liberation of dear till will be a major page to the image of a sense government. the government of president bashar assad will receive a huge boost in digital missing because of this victory here our themselves of the right people. there making good on their promises and now when president assad for example speaks that he will get every single he will fight to get back every single inch of the syrian territory people will believe him and people will give him the necessary mandate to continue doing so should the syrian army be able to develop the offensive into the eastern part of the euphrates that would also be very significant because then it could develop the offensive in order to link up
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with iraqi forces trying to liberate the western of iraq from die. at the syrian iraqi border and again this would be a very big game changer in everything that is happening in the eastern part of syria you know the american prisons the kurdish aspirations and so on and so forth we're watching our international be back with the latest on a bench and there is still in a couple minutes. maybe . it will make you love me again but maybe you have been talking to. him maybe naive then a. lot of them i talk to them make their own name i want to ask them to eat me out
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people you've never heard of. jack tonight president of the world bank take. me seriously send us an e-mail. as the country's military breaks islamic state see it's all russia's defense minister says liberation would be a major strategic victory over terrorists. the u.s. calls for the toughest possible sanctions against north korea president putin says pyongyang will never give up its nuclear program under such terms. north korea would rather eat grass think give up on the nuclear program. and police in germany . today thoughts were going to go jogging in pay is following a brutal case.


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