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hazmat make. that. the syrian army breaks islamic states blockade of the air base in as the operation to force the terrorists out of the city reaches its final phase. russia's new ambassador to the u.s. means president trump we look at the challenges the diplomat will face. and germany's foreign minister tells r t that sanctions against russia could be lifted if a truce in eastern ukraine is established. broadcasting
live from our studios in moscow this is our national sean thomas glad to have you with us all right the syrian army says it has broken islamic states blockade of an air base in the city of. the syrian army minister break the siege over the military airports here in de desert but let me fantasize something that civilians and syrians all over syria are so had be and they consider it as a moment of triumph on the way to defeat as a leader over this the this soil of the country if you are talking about the military operations state run media reported today that the military operations started by the forces into cemetery in the south was the don't result link with
forces holding the air bases of the airports. it's or to mention that this is of course the fairest meeting between these forces within nine months important information i have to mention that this comes only a few days off toward russia back forces managed to break the siege over the it was the initial areas here in there are still. some analysts and observers believe that this is would be and maintaining bones in the war against bolton's goal is to liberate all that is the initial areas that are just a few areas then szell areas and districts in the hands of the extremists so his goal is to achieve is a big ration and to retake this it is then chill areas again. one last thing to please let me say that civilians live is going to be much easier from now on and their suffering will and. the syrian military has been advancing rapidly in recent
months back in june islamic state controlled a quarter of the country three months later half that territory has been retaken and now government forces are on the verge of fully liberating the city of terrorist or one of the last strongholds in syria we heard from a syrian army commander on the subject. the syrian air force played the main role in locating the terrorist forces known as i saw their identify their ammunition warehouses and listened in to meetings in which the terrorists planned attacks inside and around their resort with the help of russian airpower the syrian air force struck these places ahead of the arrival of syrian government troops this weekend isis ability to attack and to call in reinforcements from raca and palmira syrian forces fought fierce battles the terrorists had planted improvised explosive devices and car bombs all around trying to prevent the army from entering the city in the end the syrian army gained a great deal of momentum and was able to connect there is or with other territories it has gained them and meanwhile
a humanitarian convoy has reached the city for the first time since i saw a three year siege was broken residents lined up for food water and other essential supplies. people in dairies or on the brink of starvation we were desperate for food and water to reach the city that was all we wanted and thank god help has now arrived. almost died from hunger thing god the humanitarian aid to write we thought we were going to die. we cannot describe how relieved we are people were dying we would like to think they are me and pay tribute to them for lifting the siege so. think god we have been saved from a terrible ordeal things will be different now but we want to think this syrian army for lifting the blockade and freeing us from islamic state. russia is involved in the aid effort sending supplies into newly liberated parts of the city for the past three years locals have depended on air drops middle east analyst amara walker
told us the latest advances could spell the end for islamic state in syria. the entire episode of the syrian army reaching the city of daters or breaking the siege and isis forces dies forces you know fleeing this piece and you know mounting no real resistance is a huge turning point in a sense because suddenly this sort of fearsome enemy is you know fleeing a battlefield and is not you know able to you know mount in a sense any credible. how do you say morrall boosting operations the forces that have been separated in the year poured from the main city about nine months ago are now liberated they've been through to double or deal themselves as well. forces are pretty much those that are the three main inside the city are pretty much trapped between the advancing syrian army forces and the river and so liberating the city
itself shouldn't really take much longer. russia's new ambassador to the u.s. has taken office at a time of strained relations between the countries. and of presented his credit credentials to president trump in the white house some reports now on the challenges of the new ambassador will face. well a much anticipated meeting between russia's recently appointed ambassador to the u.s. and u.s. president donald trump has taken place and to nobs predecessor was constantly targeted by the western media portrayed in a negative light over a number of allegations given the controversy surrounding the previous diplomat there are now many speculations around the new figure and as with all u.s. russia meetings this one also attracted media attention especially amid rising diplomatic tensions antonov in particular expressed russia's eagerness to normalize
relations with washington russian. relations between the two countries the relations between the united states and russia. international peace and progress as well as strategic stability according to the diplomat the meeting took place in a warm and constructive atmosphere commenting on the meeting the ambassador said that moscow is ready to take concrete steps to improve relations with washington and despite the ongoing diplomatic spat between the countries that saw us russia relations sink to one of the lowest points in history and said he believes the situation is mendable provided there is enough will to cast aside political differences and work together now this is all quite a positive shift from the rhetoric we've been hearing from both sides lately and it seems that improve relations between the two countries seems even more promising considering the new russian ambassador was actually a key member of the team that worked on the two thousand and ten new start
bilateral nuclear arms reduction agreement. political analyst who charles or tell told us the current tensions are harming both russia and america it's really you know difficult for me to understand why our either side is going down this path i mean you know we could quibble and say you know in terms of our population we have a larger population then you could come back and say well we have larger territory and whatever but i mean this is really you know i have two children and a case that occasionally when they would fight over small problems and or great opportunities you know i would try to teach them a lesson or two i'm not saying and try to regard the united states and russia as children but you know with all the problems we face around the world in particular our joint problem with radical islamic terrorism. an economy that seems to be still that finding its full potential like you go on and on and on with all those problems with with so many shared interests i fail to see the wisdom of going down this path. germany's federal election is just
a two weeks away and the foreign minister has overtaken chancellor merkel as the country's most popular politician but get this he's not even in the running for the leadership. i was close to being arrested in the wrong china turkey and saudi arabia because i visited those countries i like to think i'd be able to refrain from triggering any foreign policy crises of my words.
mark gabriele gave an exclusive interview to r.t. sharing his views on the upcoming election and sanctions against russia. the voice of i was very happy when two days ago the russian president vladimir putin or and publicly announced plans to request a u.n. mission of course the conditions proposed by russia are not the same as the ones actually craniums proposed that i consider it a good first step and what we need to do now is negotiate directly with the goal of the stablish in a cease fire and pulling back heavy weaponry and now we have an opportunity to do that and if we manage to implement its the troops at least the political process of reconstructing done bassman start then we can start lifting sanctions against russia and i was criticized just i don't want decision on ukraine but i still believe it's correct him and. by i want people to vote in germany's interests and
in their own interests we want this country to prosper and that's possible only with a new united europe that those who are turning against europe will weaken our country in the long run. was on the shotgun all the i think russia was just as concerned about islamist terrorism as we go and russia like us is concerned about the proliferation of nuclear weapons if north korea continues down this path and other small countries follow we will want the same thing as russia arms control nuclear disarmament and measures to ensure peace establish trust and defeat islamist terrorism all countries have plenty of shared interests on the merkel is widely expected to win a fourth term as chancellor but some believe that after twelve years in power it's time for her to step down on saturday in march was held in berlin with the message merkel must go activists denounced her controversial decision to allow more than
a million migrants into the country over the past two years they were confronted by a rival march in support of the chancellor. russia has condemned poland's decision to remove a world war two memorial the foreign ministry described it as an outrageous incident and part of an anti russian policy the red army monument stood at the site of a mass grave. aka. an eight. week old. warsaw all recently barred moscow from a project to build a memorial at a former nazi death camp sobibor operated for a year during the war and a quarter of a million jews were murdered there the camp was closed after a large uprising led by
a soviet officer when six hundred prisoners attempted to escape only a few dozen lived to tell the tale the polish government recently demanded a trillion dollars from germany and war reparations and poland is also demanding money from russia. warsaw's the deputy minister of justice wants moscow to pay compensation for the polish soviet war which ended in one thousand nine hundred twenty one however he made no mention of the red army's liberation of poland from nazi germany in one thousand nine hundred forty five eastern europe analyst bernard gave us his take on the story after in one thousand eight hundred ninety eight destroyed quite a lot of monuments especially to monuments of general crowdtilt which surely beret some monuments were left and now would be i can say they finished the joke if you ask people in under street didn't call it what they think about doubt they think it's pure event but you know way media polish
media and government is working they don't talk about dural of this soviet army in deliberation of poland the problem is with new generation because the new generation where growth of the schools where they teach history do way i told you about poland would be very little very tightly without. border soviet union helped build into a house ushered second. more than six million people have been forced to flee their homes in florida as hurricane irma makes a landfall the edge of the storm is now battering the state's coastline has left a trail of devastation across the caribbean. but.
as the eye of the storm heads for florida highways have been jammed with vehicles and gas stations are running out of fuel the florida governor has urged everyone in irma's path to flee but many people in miami are unwilling or unable to leave and are boarding up their windows to limit the damage nicholas sanchez o'donovan is in the city for through the morning we see anybody on the ferry. building a boarded up forty thousand sandbags and i say it's going to be here we may. be a lot. of the comforts of when.
police went out to prepare. for it to. fit it almost right at the top of the field. down. and put them away so they took a. pretty. big the building around the construction site definitely the fact that. the devastated current not only for the city but old childhood florida. switching gears now at least three hundred thousand rohingya muslims have fled meum are over the past two weeks this according to the united nations refugee say the military has burned down their villages although the government denies this.
it. was. i was bleeding and could not even lift my hand i had to find a stick. i will be with the people who came here after breaching here i was taken to the hospital. was. a military crackdown has dealt a blow to the reputation of the country's de facto leader on song suu kyi previously earned a global respect for campaigning for democracy and it won the nobel prize for her
nonviolent struggle for human rights officials around the world have called for her to be stripped of that prize however the nobel committee says it cannot be revoked and here is a look at how the prestigious award is sometimes accused of being politically motivated. the nobel peace prize is supposed to honor those who have done the most for fraternity between nations their bullish of standing armies and the promotion of peace that's how alfred noble envisioned it more than a century ago but the record of some prize winners and nominees has sometimes been juby as in two thousand and nine the newly elected us president barack obama won the award despite his campaign promises the american military were actually at war for every year of his eight year term airstrikes a raid were held in seven countries and in twenty sixteen alone over twenty six thousand bombs were dropped by the u.s.
air force years later a former noble prize secretary even admitted to his frustration over obama's award the prize did not have the positive effect for obama there when i have hosed effect especially in the u.s. another contentious choice is the european union the bloc was rewarded with a nobel prize in twenty twelve for quote six decades of contributions to the advancement of peace and reconciliation democracy and human rights in europe the same year europe saw spike in terror attacks two hundred nineteen happened that year in the e.u. member states also in twenty twelve some european countries were engulfed in mass protests against the sterett emerges the bloc had imposed the same year the syrian rescue group the white helmet was nominated for their ward that's despite its members being alongside al nasra terrorists and even at execution sites the white helmet reputation was also in question after it stays the fake risk video taking
part in a so-called money can challenge. nobel peace prize has you know historically sometimes been a political tool the committee that controls the nobel peace prize nominations and they select sometimes do it because they are hopeful or they are trying to push an agenda so with obama for example it was only about ten months into his presidency when they gave him the nobel peace prize he hasn't had a chance to even set up as desk at that point if you look at some of the people that chose one of the ones that you mentioned today on sun suchi the reason why she's deserve the prize is she says she worked for years and years in a nonviolent way to change a country i don't think her actions to today are that of a nobel peace prize winner but i certainly don't think that you should take the prize away. to the middle east in an attempt to end of the saudi led blockade of good tar appears to have broken down riyadh announced that all dialogue has been
suspended after a phone call between of the qatari leader and the saudi crown prince earlier donald trump offered to help resolve the dispute despite having accused qatar of sponsoring terrorism if i can help mediate between cutter and in particular the u.a.e. and saudi arabia i would be willing to do so the nation of qatar unfortunately has historically been a funder of terrorism at a very high level and the u.s. president made those remarks back in june when the four countries cut diplomatic and transport links with in the gulf nation saudi arabia egypt bahrain and the u.a.e. accused guitar then of supporting terrorism. the u.s. has its largest air base in the middle east in qatar and around eleven thousand american troops are stationed there and just weeks after the blockade president trump approved a fighter jet deal with doha worth twelve billion dollars a professor of politics at the university of tehran told us arms sales are
a top priority for the u.s. trump really is completely discredited outside of the united states behaving in a provocative manner across the globe trump is very unpredictable so. therefore it's very difficult to say what he's up to and therefore what the position of the united states will be in the future but obviously one of his objectives is to milk the countries in the persian gulf region they're there for seeing that the kuwaitis to buy more weapons that are used to buy more weapons the about amy's and the emirates and the saudis supply more weapons from the united states. things of moscow's marking eight hundred seventy years since the city was founded celebrations have been held with special workshops exhibitions and sporting events city day ended with a fireworks display in the heart of the russian capital. that
actually woke me up from a nap a riot of noise and color lit up the night sky over the city more than thirteen thousand fireworks were used to mark moscow's big day and to entertain the thousands of revelers standing out in the city streets to watch the spectacle. and as part of the city day celebrations a new park has been opened and it is the first major new park in moscow in fifty years it was part of vladimir putin's initiative and to build on the site of a vast soviet era hotel that was pulled down in the early two thousand president visited the new facility. went there as well to see what it has in store. would you believe that i'm in the middle of a typical russian forest well the trees around me will tell you that it is quite possible but actually i'm just two hundred meters away from the domes on red
square. in moscow's brand new park. the history of the place is really complicated for centuries this area was a bustling city water with narrow but busy streets until what is basically the core of moscow's old town was completely demolished in the soviet times what the build here was a real lot on the city landscape hotel. which was basically a massive box of concrete and steel then finally in two thousand and four they realized the heart of moscow was no place for that kind of architecture and the moscow government ten years to come up with the brilliant idea let's just have a park here. so one of the
highlights of that ad which is the size of about thirteen football fields as you walk through the park you'll find yourself in four different washing climate zones you've already seen the siberian forest there also the northern plains cold tundra plus where it's much warmer southern plains the steps in finally what's known as the wetlands and right now also you'll play stops definitely the favorite spot for most people here it's called the soaring bridge which ironically won't take you to the other side of the river but you'll find yourself at moscow's new selfie central . a fun place to visit well if you're watching us in singapore or in indiana this is our international we're glad to have you with us more news in about thirty five minute states.
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