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welcome to you this is the. north korean media says the country's leader kim jong il has ordered. to further develop nuclear capabilities. u.s. envoy to the united nations said pyongyang is quote begging for war however previous warnings from washington did not seem to put the north. nuclear test. enough is enough i think enough is enough the stakes could not be higher the urgency is now time is short action is required our country's patience is not unlimited the policy of strategic patience is over or is never something the united states wants the united states does not seek 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 this comes as washington also says it will deploy troops and weapons to the korean peninsula on top of already existing american air and naval bases the aircraft carrier strike group anti missile ships fighter jets and helicopters will be sent to south korea and the accelerated deployment of u.s. anti missile systems even let the violent mass protests among locals. wow.
meanwhile other regional players like russia and china offered to their solution to the standoff over north korea an emergency un security council meeting this was on monday moscow and 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 america and south korea would stop their joint military exercises over the u.s. dismissed the whole proposal calling it quote insulting well our washington correspondent jacqueline frugal looks at who stands to gain from an escalating situation on the korean peninsula. the north korean threat is something we hear on a daily basis from u.s. officials with the statements pouring bremer and and his nuclear threats show that he is begging for war. they will be met with fire and fury the stakes could not be higher the urgency is now this may not get away with what he's
doing believe and the urgency is so strong the u.s. is rolling out a range of american made weapons to save the day on offer for remaining rocket launchers for the u.s. missile defense system for south korea also increased amounts of highly sophisticated military equipment which trump this kindly allowing both south korea and japan to purchase in the infamously troubled after the five fighter jets but also be added to that package a kind of bonus but not free of course but look forget that north korea is by no means the only threat to global security and america for decades iran has fueled the fire of sectarian conflict and threatening the region and causing so much by a lintz all nations of its most work together to isolate her and all of those attacks are music to the ears of saudi arabia an american ally and fellow detractor of iran so of course riyadh was all too ready to sign a one hundred ten billion dollar defense deal with from neighboring qatar also
agreed to buy over twenty one billion dollars worth of american military hardware now trying to approach the conflict is definitely pragmatic make a quick buck if you can right and clearly this guy can sell anything even managed to find a way to spin continuing america's sixteen year long war in afghanistan as the prime minister of afghanistan has promised we are going to participate in economic development to help defray the cost of this war to us if you can't solve the problem see if you can at least turn a healthy profit instead of i'm a businessman that's what i'm supposed to do that's what i'm supposed to do. i think a lot of people project on the behavior of the united states maybe of other countries that it's all about business it's all about making money for the arms manufacturers and the plane manufacturers and so forth the people who make missiles the militarization of the policy of the using military threats and military force is the only item in our tool kit his son how become so ingrained in their mentality
they really don't consider other alternatives you have people who believe that the united states is and must be the global hedge of mine that every solution must be solved by a detached from washington and whatever force and threats are necessary to achieve that end will be employed. the syrian army has secured a milestone victory in the war against islamic state after a broke the three year long terrorist blockade of the city of the as zone a local journalist as yana monitored reports from the ground. the syrian army managed to break the siege over the military airports here in datasource state run media reported today that the military operation started by the forces into cemetery in the south was the don't result link with forces holding the airplanes of the air boats this is of course the fairest meeting between these
forces within nine months this comes only a few days off toward russian backed forces managed to break the siege over the it was the initial areas here in the result. some analysts and observers believe that this is would be an main turning point in the war against the goal is to liberate all that is the initial areas that are just a few of those areas then szell areas and districts in the hands of extremists civilians live is going to be much easier from now on and their suffering will and the syrian army has made significant progress against a soul in the past few months and it's a song to yet as all again to rout eight kilometers a day both civilians and soldiers were celebrating when the advancing army finally joined with the remaining syrian forces trapped inside that city. how are you are god. i am yes yes
yes yes. yes of. course woman has more on how the victory was made possible. but three years and two months besieged need one of the longest blockades in modern history a city was completely cut off from the outside world dozens and hundreds of kilometers in any direction it was. out of the city was a dangerous trip.
the situation seemed hopeless until now this is the final chapter of the battle of daters or elements of the syrian military have broken the siege they have reached a defended taking thousands of square kilometers from. brutal battles you could have predicted that the syrian military would reach their resort in such a short time but evidence again that isis in syria is crumbling while isis is on the retreat. told there will be plenty of brutal battles ahead but this is
a turning point by breaking the siege of. the syrian government has won one of its most significant victories during the civil war reportedly isis put up stiff resistance as the syrian military approached the city they sent more than fifty suicide car bombs in order to impede the advancing military units the russian air force had to carry out hundreds of air strikes on isis targets there and try. bases as well as ball making factories and weapons factories more than that the russian navy launched a salvo of cruise missiles that isis targets and there's order in order to open up this quarter do into the city sieges be broken but it hasn't yet been lifted i just still surrounds datasource they also hold a number of districts inside the city and it will take
a big battle to clear the roads and to advance further outside the city nevertheless this is a significant victory is being celebrated in did a sort both by the defendants and the civilians who have suffered so much during this scene it will take more than one to describe what they have been through and syria is celebrating with them their allies as well this is a tremendous victory against isis we discussed the importance of the syrian army's latest victory with former u.k. ambassador to syria to forward. the breaking of the extremely significant militarily. tremendous boost for the morale of the government and the government forces. we must be a bit cautious not clear whether it will take days or weeks.
we the main. or and then we. can look forward to consolidating the control of the government in. these still. hold sway so it's going best it's going to take a number of months before the syrian government really control over the whole of syria. this week so angry reaction from moscow to the aggressive search of russian diplomatic compounds ordered shot by the united states a video of men at the building ripping up the flooring at one of those sites was posted on the russian foreign ministry's facebook page shortly after personnel had left the building the searches were conducted by f.b.i. offices the u.s. state department spokesperson had to know i faced a barrage of russia related questions after she referred to the searches simply as
a tour of the facilities while being questioned she suggested some of those present sounded like they were working for this channel. that programs are so what's your name let's move on move on to something else if you still consider that sovereign russian property or were those property searched because there was a concern that they were being used for intelligence purposes which would be like a different issue i'm just not going to get and i don't let it lead in this let's move on to something else here. or any other country u.s. missions that. you did a good search but the host. governments you know what i don't know if you are working for r.t. today or what but i remember. in the latest development in the ongoing diplomatic spot the u.s. order to russia to close three diplomatic premises inside forty eight hours and immediately after the eviction u.s. officers searched the san francisco consulate and trade missions in new york and
washington in response to the seizure on soldiers of property russian president vladimir putin the russian foreign ministry to take legal action. because just on the issue of our american counterparts didn't let russia use its privacy it's a violation of property rights i will tell the foreign ministry to go to cool to see how well the highly praised she dishes system in the us would however washington says it wants to end the diplomatic crisis two days off to putin's remark on legal action the u.s. state department representative of this to say. we would like that's relationship to improve we don't want to continue this kind of diplomatic tit for tat people in the united states need to get over this russia hysteria and that's what it is that's being ginned. by the media here and americans need to call for more friendly and constructive relations with russia it's my firm opinion that russia all along
has want a friendly relations has wanted the u.s. as a partner and there's no reason that we should reject that all of branch that i think russia has been holding out for some time on us entering that property was a violation of the vienna conventions. and i don't know where it's going to and i do get the sense from russia that they do not want to escalate it's a quarter past the hour here in moscow you are watching the weekly cold gee it pelted with tomatoes it's speaking of rough week for the on the campaign trail we're back in a moment. city
you joining us for the weekly here on out see the german chancellor angela merkel she's been facing a rough week both in and out of parliament with just two weeks to go before the federal election she's been out on the campaign trail trying to drum up support with what a p is to be a mixed success. i was. told was jeered and booed by demonstrators during a rally and on wednesday while the day before one protester threw tomatoes at her during a similar event the chancellor has criticized those causing disruption but this week it wasn't just hecklers who got in the way of my speeches. she was also recently interrupted by her main rival on the social democrats party while addressing parliament and taking credit for their work but she didn't hesitate to remind those president who's really the boss. that's what you buy i think sounding when maybe by name the human feelings.
you had this evening it has. i. i. it is the i don't have a really you know side about being mind that when you inspect you when he's in parliament if least story said that he was here with me so with just two weeks before the country goes to the polls to elect the country's parliament voting intentions shows merkel's ruling christian democrats are way ahead of a social democratic rivals of the left wing party d. link is in third place with the free democrats behind them as is old tundra for germany a euro skeptic party that's expected to make its first gains in parliament aussie correspondent peter all of a now taking
a closer look at who will be the real contenders in this election. with most pundits already calling this german election a win. over schultz there is a great deal of intrigue there what's more exciting though has been the battle for . place and who will perhaps become the kingmaker in the next coalition government . and shall keep us on the p.s.s. honors long as the guns. want to have to come out of. i'm. only into to present to. the nazis. bring some scandal and controversy to the relatively calm seas of the political
scene it's all to germany it looks like they will enter a pall of it for the first time following this election and they run on a message against refugee policy even drafted in one of the out agencies that helped promote trump in his campaign. good alternative for germany is not going to be faulted any coalition with. likely to be part of a coalition with the mrs merkel all the free democratic. liberal pro-business they film charisma and photogenic leader has appeared front and center however he does appear to have lifted so of his migration policy right out of the alternative think jodi playbook if these prevails refugees must return such human rights for choosing
your place in the world i'm not being harsh this is. speaking. may prove to be a wise move as he looks to shore up his own party's position basically this is just . political maneuver to get more voters from this from this side of the spectrum f.t.p. said the moment constantly collecting in all kind of fields voters for example with all these digital subjects and now with this new statement about refugees they try to pick of course also people from the if the from the right wing side and the little has already ruled out forming a coalition with the left party the greens this time outs at the lagging way behind in the polls there's even the possibility that we could see into the grand coalition with the social democrats and that's when it comes to coalition possibilities there are even some that would see him do a little not to be the next chancellor of germany however the most realistic
options are on the free democrats will not only return to the fold to study following september the twenty holds votes but that they will also be part of the ruling coalition peter all of a. russia's upcoming military drills with. neighbors in eastern europe this despite assurances from moscow that they are purely for defensive purposes. russia and bell the rules are to hold joint military training exercises this month i was planning to be real serious about this but hey how can i resist when the reactions pouring in are just so colorful what washington thinks russia does they're about to do an exercise in be able rouge russia. it's going to tail up to one hundred thousand russian troops moving into into that country the great concern is they're not going to leave and that's you know that's
not paranoia on did you get that one hundred thousand troops that's just the russians not counting the forces and bella ruse i mean that's probably enough to storm europe and yes they are concerned what europe thinks russia does it is undisputed that we have seen a demonstration of the capabilities and power of the russians and one who does that has only to look at the high number of forces participation in the south but exercise more than one hundred south and it doesn't end there there are more fantastic predictions was that the neighbors think russia does well seriously worried the head of the zoppot twenty seven thousand drills is numerous aggressive forces taking part in it and there is a demonstrative preparation for war with the west now russia and belarus are allowing three nato observers to monitor the exercise even though the alliance thinks that is not enough but hey there are supposed to be a hundred thousand troops yet at the same time nato secretary general mr
stoltenberg says there is no i quote imminent threat to any of its allies confusing right and how this bell or see the upcoming drills we should just stop making excuses whether our drills are defensive or not we have an army we have a join russia and belarus military formation in the west and while it exists which we did make a secret off we're going to train it how to fight just in case now let's take a look at the real numbers from the russian ministry. defense in fact it's thirteen thousand soldiers around a quarter of them arriving from russia plus three hundred military vehicles and twenty five aircraft doesn't sound like a blitzkrieg now does it. the russian defense ministry said it was surprised that the german side had use numbers apparently plucked from the thin air even though all the relevant information had been provided beforehand security analyst paul ingram believes that russia's neighbors are overreacting. i don't think there's any
reason for the neighbors to be particularly concerned there's no rational reason why russia would be wanting to actively threaten those particular neighbors so it's a classic case of. those countries that are close every reason for russia to be to be exercising because otherwise what's the point of having a military but i think that this is particularly a storm in the teacup at the moment because people are paranoid we move to be over react to overpower annoyed or on the other hand to trick out that paranoia on the other side and take active steps to to to ratchet it down. you are what you got the international thanks for joining us sunday morning here nearly half past nine the weekly will return in about thirty minutes.
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all. long welcome to worlds apart after years of being unable to strike a peace deal with the palestinians israel now wants to have a say in the resolution of another conflict this time in syria its objective is to minimize the regional influence of iran but isn't it a little bit soon late in the game to discuss that i'm now joined by believe me a prominent israeli politician and former foreign minister of israel a muslim it's great to see you thank you very much for talking to us thank you so now you're. currently in the opposition to israeli prime minister benjamin
netanyahu but as far as i understand when it comes to the issue of iran most israeli politicians agreed that it represents a major deadly threat to israel that has to be curtailed through all possible means at my ride in formulating your position yes not only for recently politicians so we believe that iran the support. but not only to you but to the. need to be dealt with the international community as such. i see him prime minister netanyahu who recently visited russia communicated something along those same lines to russian president vladimir putin do you by any chance know what how the russians have responded to those concerns raised by the israeli prime minister i hope to understand. that these words concern. the concerns of.