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but. it was. close to liberation the syrian army recaptured the launch fortified area and the city of diaz will finally breaking a three year long siege by islamic state the operation that was backed by the russian military. russian and south korean leaders meet to discuss the north korea crisis at the eastern economic forum underway in the russian city of london both stalled we'll bring you all the latest from there throughout the day. to me appears he bush proposes sending in u.n. peacekeepers to help ease the conflict in eastern ukraine i moved back by germany but not ukrainian officials.
hello there is a day here in the russian capital and you're watching r.t. international with me thank you aaron good to have you with us this hour. syrian government forces backed by russia have recaptured a launch fortified area held by islamic state in the city of dia as according to the russian defense ministry.
syrian troops found a network of tunnels after taking that position a quipped with weapons and medical supplies and food and it's also been revealed that the area was defended by terrorists of mainly former soviet republic and russian origin on tuesday a russian warship targeted the militants there helping the syrian army storm the fortress. the latest operation is part of a large a campaign to force the i still find out. which is launching occupied by the terror group for the last three years since then it has become one of the largest pockets of terrorist forces in syria. the. euro my room these are pictures of two government on april gates reuniting after one was trapped inside the arizona for the duration of those three years and they
finally met after the troops broke iceland siege of the city yesterday on the trying to has more on the liberation campaign. the people of doors or won't have to pray for these to appear in the skies anymore for three years air drops with their only lifeline and they prayed for what was really just a handful of syrian soldiers to never let the city fall completely to islamic state while i survey used any means absolutely anything. to take their resort it's all over now but nearly nine months ago a sea of eisel all around the city and beyond how the country and black as you can see on this map since that point it's only been shrinking two thousand and seventeen so far a nightmare for islamic state in syria i'll break down the milestones for you number one palmira.
the city with more than three thousand years of history had really been caught in a tug of war before march when the syrian army with russian air support took full control number to the city of rock the one known as the capital of the self-proclaimed caliphate. no more capital in iraq looks like the terrorist commanders ran from there and thanks to the efforts of the kurdish units and other u.s. led coalition fighters the hottest in the city are fully surrounded number three breaking the siege of errors or.
this was one last chance all the remaining war might be had to offer off it went to dare resort according to russian army intelligence crossing islamic state in this area is the next step time to check up on the map now that's progress three black traces left the rooms of the self-proclaimed caliphate. we've got reaction to the latest developments from peta for the former u.k. on back today to syria. certainly the breaking of the siege of the extremely significant militarily logically tremendous booth for the morale of the government and the government forces. we must be a bit cautious not clear whether it will take days or or weeks to clear i flew through the the the main fifty four and then the four through can look forward to consolidating the control of the government in some pocket
jihad these still. hold sway so it going that beth it's going to take a number of months before the syrian government really control over the whole of syria. and away from the field of conflicts into a very different one serious national football team has claimed a place in the playoffs for the two thousand and eighteen world cup in russia. huge crowds gathered in damascus to watch the final group game against iran screens are set up in the city center it is so the match that we equalised in the final minute to make the score line two two meaning they will now face australia for a chance to reach the world cup finals for the first time after the final whistle was blown celebrations or wrapped it with car horns and chanting long into the
night. russian and south korean leaders have met and discussed the escalating north korea crisis fourth consecutive day the latest talks were said different venue they the thirty eastern economic forum which is now underway in flight it will stock i think daniel hawkins is there for us. this forum is primarily a place for business and trade interests to find common ground but as you say there's only one thing really hanging over the forum one key thing on the agenda and that's been the korean crisis the crisis on the korean peninsula and president putin. of south korea half an hour concluded the talks they've done a joint press conference with putin again as russia's position has been over the last weeks and months that diplomacy negotiation was the only way long term to solve this crisis take a listen it's obvious that the korean peninsula problem can't just be solved using
sanctions and pressure it's impossible let's not be driven by emotion and push north korea into a corner. now it's evident that there are some differences between the south korean and the russian position here the south korean government of course do favor a strengthening of u.n. sanctions against north korea particularly targeting the oil sector something that will very much be seen as an escalation in this crisis the russians of course how favored deploying we should long term and that still seems to be the case god. some news coming out you know i can give you know from. the russian foreign ministry has confirmed that there was also a north korean delegation here before i believe it from correct it's only the first time they come to this for me since it's been organized he has confirmed that there will be a meeting before between the russian side and the north korean side so suddenly that will be an interesting updates will be very curious to see what comes out of that meeting as well aside from that it's very much business as usual here for
quite literally there's delegations here from over fifty countries several thousand people in attendance here hoping to sign trade and business deals last year that equal about thirty two billion dollars so very much significance in the asia pacific region washington has announced it will continue to deploy troops and weapons to the korean peninsula and move a top u.s. army official says is to address the self destructive actions of north korea the deployment was the american military hardware join south korea's navy for a number of drills and includes the aircraft carrier strike group with anti missile ships already positioned in the region along with fighter jets and helicopters and now south korea is also considering asking the u.s. to redeploy its nuclear weapons to the peninsula jaclyn picks up the story. south korea is currently eyeing a possible redeployment of u.s. nuclear weapons on its territory which if approved would bring the military buildup
around north korea to the highest level. we would need to find realistic countermeasures by reviewing all the political military options in the serious security situation with north korea's nuclear and missile threats but the question is will this drastic move have the desired effect of making north korea back down well if the past few months have taught us anything no but he and yang and washington are nowhere near to dialing their saber rattling back only raising the stakes higher and higher kim jong un shows no such understanding his abusive use of missiles and his nuclear threats show that he is begging for war any threat to the united states or its territories including. or our allies will be met with a massive military response. president trump the commitment of the united states to defending our homeland territories and he's using the full range of diplomatic conventional and you can you capabilities so disposed so as
a nuclear option the next step would trump make that call looking back trump has always had a rather shall we say unconventional approach to nuclear weapons during his iconic one thousand nine hundred interview with playboy he confessed nuclear war was on his mind and it seems the idea hasn't exactly gone away for so you don't want to say take everything off the table not just you know there you go shoot if you do this nuclear look nuclear should be off the table but with be a time when it could be used possibly the trouble is when you said earlier even america's oldest allies can't count themselves one hundred percent safe can you tell the middle east why not use the nuclear weapon i never say that i would never take any of my car just to take about europe we won't use and you're not going to take it off the day you might use it in europe you know and surprisingly trump wants the u.s. to expand its nuclear arsenal because apparently if you're going to have nukes you better have more than everybody else it would be wonderful the green would be that no country would have no. but if countries are going to have nukes we're going to be. at the top of the pack yes for every major world leader at the option is always
on the table and to be fair trump has said that it's highly highly highly highly unlikely he would resort to nuclear action and prefers a world without nukes but even if it's just about scaring the enemy when nukes are dominating the thought processes of kim and trump the rest of the world would appreciate more predictability and transparency in the thought process. r.t. washington d.c. . russia and china offered their own solution to the standoff over north korea as an emergency un security council meeting on monday most going beijing proposed what's being called a double freeze initiative under the plan north korea would stop its nuclear and ballistic missile tests and in return the u.s. and south korea would halt joint military exercises however the u.s. dismissed the proposal as insulting. well russia's new ambassador to washington told as well the powers need to work together to resolve the crisis. i cannot he
would mention in north korea it's a great challenge for us for united states we have to secure the n.p.t. nonproliferation treaty and please don't forget the united states which differ from north korea but he is our neighbor frankly i can see a new problem. to deal with all outstanding issues with the united states. french president among them a crown has accused journalists of being too interested in themselves but his comments rather backfired mccrone was visiting a school in eastern france for the start of the new academic year and from there posted and hit me on twitter showing people's chairing and holding him which led to parts of the media calling believe that arrow killed himself and the shah devinsky reports maher coronal reddy has a love hate relationship with the press in france. like at the start of any
beautiful romance president macron enjoyed the attention from the media at the height of the presidential campaign it's estimated that he had three times more coverage than his opponents rising star in one you had not called maternity renewal he's a breath of fresh air in french politics the desire for something different he embodies the end of the old political establishment and while much corn has always kept the media it lends it's clear that this relationship is becoming more and to move south i'm not interested in journalists it's the people of france who interest me journalists have a problem there too interested in themselves not enough in the country so just who is being know cystic here.
we asked our space columnist. how she is a journalist feels about my comment one he was running for president he was basically walking the walk you could not have enough of him and you couldn't have not had enough of the journey if it was complete love fest and that he decided that he was going to frame his own message and frame what he was going to say not going to be a part of the suitable so suddenly the press was being pushed back in every possible physical way of course the journalist all to thinking you know who is this person what has he done with a president who like so much i don't know how he will be but he's he's had you know the good times over this is it he's had the honeymoon and now he's getting into the sort of the thick of things despite my course saying this is about people moving journalists he seems to mention them a lot and while his focus appears to be on criticizing those who helped create his
image and those who helped put him in power judged. his bowling ratings the make up is wearing as thin as the patience of the people of france so let's. see paris. russian president vladimir putin insists the u.n. peacekeepers could help results the u.k. ukraine conflict excuse me we've got our story coming up after this short break stay with us. in case you're new to the game this is how it works the economy is built around. washington washington. the. voters elected a businessman to run this country business equals. boom bust it's not business as usual it's business like it's never been done before.
anyone else seems wrong why don't we all just don't all. get to shape out just to get out to get engaged equals betrayal. when so many find themselves worlds apart we choose to look for common ground. hello welcome bag and russian president vladimir putin is pushing for un peacekeepers to be present in ukraine to help resolve the conflict in the east of
the country. and the torch of the presence of u.n. peacekeepers or not necessarily peacekeepers but those you can provide security for . would be fair and reasonable usually i think it would only contribute to resolving the crisis in southeast ukraine you can consider this in order to the foreign ministry to introduce such a resolution to the security council. well the move by moscow has been met with a reluctance by k.f. ukraine's foreign ministry called the possible resolution a distortion of any peacekeeping operation but the german foreign minister has given his backing to the russian president find it suits and that's the way i see reports that president putin has voiced an initiative to do what the chancellor and i have been insisting on for months this is our chance let's make use of it we need more of these detente policy if things work out well with these blue helmets this
would be the first step to removing sanctions against russia. now here's a reminder of how that conflicts unfolded back in two thousand and fourteen shortly after the so-called made down revolution to eastern regions in ukraine declared independence the army then launched an intervention trying to restore its influence one year later a cease fire deal was signed in minsk the capital of bella ruth but despite those efforts the conflict is still ongoing according to a un report the total death toll stands at about ten thousand paypal with at least another twenty four thousand injured r.t. shows sophia and co discuss the proposed peacekeeping mission with russia's new envoy to the un here's a quick preview you can watch the full interview this friday on r.t. international. heard about bald ideas floating vacant vague talk about the certain peacekeeping mission in
ukraine that was by by key if. but the we have taken that as a disguise to implemented the minsk agreement because the only plausible solution to the guys at the moment agreement indorsed by the u.n. resolutions the un security council resolution so we didn't hear anything definite conclusion from them on the peacekeeping mission while our proposal is based first of all on the. twenty two zero twelve twenty fifteen which means the package of measures to be implemented the means could rayment it is a aimed solely at the at protecting the special monitoring mission of the ois see observers or other. because these stocks belong to the established formants like like the s m m always see which i mentioned all the the group or the normandy formant. sanctions unfortunately do not work
first the i ignored secondly they have been long time fact of the certainly new set of sanctions may be both an invitation to the negotiating table but the other new further we stressing on the political and diplomatic solution chad in the us has already proposed even in july an action plan to solve the crisis with an initiative on double suspension. the situation on the ground in syria is changing and then it is changing for the better you know that the process led by. the turkey has led to the segment of the three day escalation dissolves. where life is coming back to normal work humanitarian aid people with the forces old. being being negotiated we can see the political horizon in the syrian crisis.
locals in brussels are angry with the e.u. parliament's plan to spend five hundred million euros on a new luxurious building in the heart of the city the current time of the parliament is just twenty two years old but any pace looks set to go ahead with a lavish upgrade the e.u. and dozens of buildings across the belgian capital for example the space that building which is the residence of the european council and cost taxpayers in the region of three hundred twenty one million euro is now in citizens also paid nearly four hundred million euros for the e.q. commission's office dubbed the a monster but brussels residents say they've had enough of the home being a constant construction site. it doesn't happen public holidays it's annoying because expect to see fewer people on the streets in clear roads but that's the time when they decide to do all the construction work and it causes traffic chaos. brought construction sites everywhere and before one
finishes they've already started another and it causes huge traffic jams which means we're always late but. it's become hellish over the past couple of years there is we're going on everywhere in the city and construction sites all over the place were found up with this it's a big city and it's becoming very difficult to get around in brussels a spokesperson for the u.k. independence party told is that the e.u. commission is more interested in building a european superstate and in the welfare of its citizens unfortunately e.u. citizens have a have a lot more on their minds than bill the building was being built in brussels but i mean i think that if they got to know about it properly and if this does go ahead i think most use it as particularly those in the southern mediterranean states who are having a very difficult time at the moment would be less than enthusiastic let me put it that way and as i said previously i would urge the commission to think again and
just stop these struck me as a ridiculous plans they're more interested in building up the european superstate which includes lots and lots of big buildings that they are with the welfare and well being of the citizens of the of the member states. and british army has confirmed it has arrested five soldiers for allegedly being members of a nero not secret four were arrested in the u.k. and one in cyprus as artie's an associate check in now reports. serving members of the u.k. military have been detained in a pre-planned intelligence led arrest on suspicion of being members of a band neo nazi group called national action. this is been confirmed by the ministry of defense the army as well as police who have explained that the men had quote been arrested on suspicion of being concerned
in the commission preparation and instigation about's of terrorism under section forty one of the terrorism act of two thousand and one specifically on suspicion of being a member of a proscribed organization which is national action simply put the men were not arrested on suspicion of necessarily planning an act of terrorism but rather for being members of this group which is illegal under the u.k.'s terrorism laws and membership in it is punishable by up to a decade behind bars there's been no further clarification of what exactly the four soldiers had been up to as of yet no national action which describes itself as a nationalist socialist youth organization was established in two thousand and thirteen with branches across the u.k. it is said to be the first extreme far right british group to be bound by the government since the second world war it's also one of seventy one both national and international groups listed as bound by the home office having been described as quote racist anti-semitic and homophobic maharaja my friend the home secretary
prescribe to the right wing organization national action which means that being a member of a revising support for that organization would be a criminal offense i think it is important that we take every step we can to stop racial hatred in this country and the group had previously made headlines across the country following their endorsement of the murder of labor m.p. jo cox by white supremacist back in the summer of twenty sixteen the men are currently being detained at a police station in the west midlands as an investigation unravels including a search of several properties. well you see the active change foundation a group campaigning against extremism affairs that those involved may have been training. for actual soldiers involved in the extremist network is very worrying and you know these are perceptions that people in the muslim community have already had about the far right extremist groups you know here in the u.k. being trained by ex police officers or cronies of the police over the being trained
by our soldiers it's just being realized now the reality now is that we have got people from the old forces involved in extremist networks that's very worrying because these guys can train the others in oman combat explosive training you know military maneuvers logistics you know weapon firearms all this is a recipe for any country as a disaster for our country especially in the u.k. it's a huge recipe for disaster we've got a huge problem already brewing in our societies. now going back to our top story from syria now as government true spanked by russia have we captured our launch forty five area india is or from iceland fight is more than two hundred terrorists were destroyed as well as tanks artillery positions and ammunition death troops also found a network of tunnels with launch medical and food supplies. and another important
player in syria's war is the lebanese militant and political group hezbollah it was founded in the early eighty's and has played a significant role in the syrian civil war but the group has been surrounded by a number of controversies despite its role in the battle against islamic state on the syrian lebanon border hezbollah or its military wing listed as a terrorist organization by a number of states it's accused of kidnappings of israeli soldiers and suicide bombings. we managed to speak to the deputy chief of the controversial glee about its ongoing conflict in the middle east the full interview is coming your way after this short break stay with us with that.