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urse. pirlo to. the north korean leader congratulates his nuclear scientists on their latest bomb task and orders them to redouble their efforts despite stern warnings from washington. the syrian army breaches islamic states three year blockade of the city of a dairies order. and chancellor merkel has a tough week on the campaign trail i head of germany's federal election.
are broadcasting live direct from our studios in moscow this is our two international incheon thomas recapping the week's top stories with our weekly program having with us now the leader of north korea has told his nuclear scientists to step up their bomb making efforts kim jong un was speaking on saturday at a huge party to mark the country's sixty ninth anniversary pyongyang has continued to defy warnings from the u.s. government. 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 think conflict only the strongest sanctions will enable us to resolve this problem through diplomacy to all of our counterparts need to impose to sanctions 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 earlier the u.s. rejected a russian chinese plan for a double freeze initiative under the scheme north korea would halt its nuclear and ballistic missile tests and in return america and south korea would stop their joint military exercises but the pentagon has shown no sign of scaling back its role in south korea it recently announced plans to provide extra troops and weapons for u.s. bases in the country aircraft carrier strike groups anti-missile ships as well as fighter jets and helicopters will be sent to south korea and as are involved explains the crisis means big profits for arms makers. the north korean threat is something we hear on a daily basis from u.s. officials with the statements warning 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 increase amounts of highly sophisticated military equipment which trump this kindly allowing both south korea and japan to purchase and the infamously troubled after the five fighter jets also be added to that package i think 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 fires of sectarian conflict and threatening the region and causing so much you buy a lintz all nations of conscience must 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 using military threats and military force as 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 hejab on that every solution must be solved by a depart from washington and whatever force and threats are necessary to achieve that end will be employed. this week of the syrian army secured a key victory in the fight against islamic state breaking a three year blockade of the city of terrorists or local journalist john a machete as the details. see an army unit regained full control over a panorama square you are in in throes of their l's over city and the international highway of their results now this is chief moments come just off to work for a few days of. lifting full siege of the in the city of their resort and
just a few hours after they broke the siege of gaza militants on the military air boats and their desire. this achievement also show you the determination of syrian and drash and governments to educate extremism on the syrian soil some analysts and observers believe that this is would be an main turning point in the war against isis goal is to liberate all that is the initial areas that does just a few of those areas then szell areas and districts in the hands of the extremists civilians live is going to be much easier from now on and their suffering will end . the syrian army has been advancing rapidly in recent months in june islamic state controlled around a quarter of the country but three months on around half of that territory has been lost during the army's advance on dares or it was gaining around eight kilometers
per day the breaking of the siege triggered celebrations among soldiers and civilians alike. but i was. the breaking of the siege of extremely significant militarily. tremendous booth for them are all of the government and the government forces and we must be a bit cautious not clear whether it will take days. or weeks to clear out
of the the the main fifty four and then we. can look forward to consolidating the control of the government in some pocket jihad these still. hold sway so it going at beth beth going to take a number of months before the syrian government really control over the whole of syria. but just the two weeks to go before germany's federal election chancellor merkel has been out on the campaign trail but not everything has been going her way . was. chancellor was booed at a rally on thursday and two days earlier she was hit by a tomato thrown from a crowd at a similar event but it wasn't just demonstrators who got in the way of her speeches
while addressing parliament she was interrupted by her main rival from the social democrats for taking credit for their work. that's with you but i think sadly when fariba name you get the human feelings. the. absolute. anything it has. if it isn't my thing was really you know side out and about being mind that when you inspect it when clinton is in parliament it's a nice story said that she was. on the america looks set to win a fourth term as chancellor with polls giving her party a clear lead over the social democrats the left party trails in third place with the free democrats behind them and then the anti immigration alternative for
germany party is expected to gain its first seats in parliament parties put it over and takes a closer look at the election. with most pundits already calling this german election a win. there isn't a great deal of intrigue there. has been the battle for third place and who will become the kingmaker in the next coalition government. lashed out. as long as the guns. were to close. the mouth of. he's into and he finished only wanted to present to the time. as he can. imagine the high if not ceased.
bringing some scandal and controversy to the relatively calm seas of the german political scene is alternative to germany it looks like they will enter parliament for the first time following this election and they run all day holland like message against calls refugee policy even drafted in one of the ad agencies that helped promote donald trump in his campaign. good alternative for germany is not going to be halted any coalition with. likely to be part of a coalition with the mrs merkel all the free democratic party a classically liberal pro-business they film charismatic 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 peace prevails refugees
must return prisoners such human rights for choosing your place in the world i'm not being harsh this is realism speaking aping the a.f. there may prove to be a wise move as he looks to shore up his own party's position basically this is just a political maneuver to get more voters from this from this side of the spectrum f.t.p.'s at the moment constantly collecting in all kinds 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 of the moon the fool has already ruled out. forming a coalition with the left party the greens this time out it's at the end lagging way behind in the polls and even the possibility that we could see to the grand coalition with the social democrats on this when it comes to coalition
possibilities there are even some that would see i'm going to. be good a chancellor of germany however the most realistic options that the free democrats will not only returned to the fold the stockholding september the twenty holds votes but that they will also be part of the ruling coalition peter all of. the russian government responded angrily this week to the seizure of diplomatic compounds in the united states videos of f.b.i. agents on the roof of the san francisco consulate were released by the russian foreign ministry they can also be seen removing the ceiling panels and searching through drawers and cupboards moscow claims the whole operation made no sense and washington's unexpected move sparked outrage in moscow russian officials describe it as a gross violation of international law and an openly hostile act against russia meanwhile u.s. state department spokesperson faced
a barrage of questions after she referred to the searches as a tour of the facilities this is normal that in programs are syria 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 into that let it go let's move let's move on to something else here in russia or any other countries where u.s. missions that had been deleted had been searched by the host. government you know what i don't know if you are working for r.t. today or what but i think what members. at the start of this month of the us ordered russia to close three diplomatic premises with just forty eight hours notice immediately after the eviction officers searched the san francisco consulate and trade missions in new york and washington in response president vladimir putin ordered the foreign ministry to take legal action. against american counterparts
didn't let russia use its property it's a violation of property rights i will tell the foreign ministry to go to cool see how well the highly praised she dishes system in the u.s. works two days after putin's remarks in the u.s. state department had 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 anti russia hysteria and that's what it is that's being ginned up. 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 to 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 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. hurricane erma has slammed into the state of florida bringing storm surges in sustained winds of one hundred and eighty kilometers per hour of the eye of the storm made landfall along the southwest coast bringing down power lines and turning roads into rivers it is now moving up the coastline towards tampa bay more than six million people have fled the storm's path in the biggest evacuation in u.s. history and the national hurricane center says that for those who remain in the situation is certainly life threatening over the past week or more has been devastating the caribbean islands claiming at least twenty seven lives there.
miami has also been hit by severe flooding and high winds have brought down construction cranes all flights have been grounded at the city's international airport and across southern florida two point seven million homes are now without electricity. former georgian president mikheil saakashvili has received
a hero's welcome in ukraine despite entering the country illegally a crowd of supporters swept him across the polish border into ukraine saakashvili stateless after renouncing his georgian citizenship to become the governor of and then having his ukrainian citizenship revoked by the country's president. earlier on sunday saakashvili attempted to cross the border by a train but was then forced out by officers he later caught a bus and got past the checkpoint with of the help of hundreds of locals who overpowered the guards there ukrainian police say that he will now face criminal charges for illegally crossing the border the former official was once
saakashvili is dealings with ukraine show the deep chaos gripping the country. because really of self is wanted for corruption in georgia as we know and of course the danger of him coming back like this is that the ukrainian authorities are full met with the most experience in but it's still just a face trial there so the second bit of a risk by trying to come back into the country is very old that play such a big role in ukrainian politics and seasoned ukrainian and being given the governorship of the adesa region which is a very keen region especially because it's cold laws russian population parachuted in really boyd by the western powers i think what's going on is just shows how to in disarray and in politics all. you know the revolutionists and incredibly sour nobody really knows what to do next the colonies in free fall they're not going to be joining the european union and so on saying they talking about joining nato but all that will do is present potentially spall for the war. or the work of tank
crews was honored in russia on sunday and to mark the event artie's area between go went to take a test drive in a war machine. there's all a battle ready frank quite all the training range but before i get close to it i have to test the dodgy terrain myself. you know. we don't like that living but i call those lives in. one of my goals is a test drive to see if a person with a regular license like myself can get this t. a to go in. the driver's seat is right here. here
first. let's get to what i like. well obviously i didn't do. that well but at least i didn't get off track and i'll tell you what these guys got a really tough job aside from firing the cannon andrade told me everyone at the base has the skills to easily drive the eighty three times faster than me but the wind would seem much smoother and we agreed to this so i know other test will i spill any water from this cup and pray is driving that tack and if he goes full throttle. i built by him.
bolt far so good. oh well. i managed to keep the cup almost full good job and drink i'm going to tell him about it. i don't my dear but if i did it still made up would feel if i'd see enjoyed it but i leave. you get a train cord t. moscow region. should sit. over gigs who some people get you watching are to international and our weekly program more news in about thirty five minutes time i'll be back stay with us. out of my city is not coming from the trump of ministration which is being victimized by this the imaginary hobgoblin of a russian collusion with the trump campaign is being used by trump and the mes and
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the welcome to world 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 clear to minimize the regional influence of iran but is it a little bit too late in the game well to discuss that i'm now joined by believe me a prominent israeli politician and former foreign minister of israel ms levy it's great to see you thank you very much for talking to us thank you now you are
currently in the opposition to israeli prime minister benjamin netanyahu by this 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 right in formulating your position yes not only for recently police station so we believe that iran the supposed to use words but not only to you but to the entire luton and therefore we 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 prime minister i hope i would understand that these were. the two sort of.
the concerns of for other states in the reason the not only listen iran is both of the problem iran will. of the right of israel to exist the iran coast which is a total waste of the in lebanon iran support still in the region and final still in the region and though full we all understand that there is a need to give an answer of course and to confront. their doing in the region but we also need to conform to minimize and to do use the poem if you run and we're looking at the day after i mean we are all familiar of the situation in syria. and the question is what the day after would look like if we would see iran and then the iran influence in iraq and iran influencing syria and iran the influence in lebanon with. this would be a huge problem and we believe as i said before that this is something that needs to be the international community well it's interesting you say that because the view
in moscow and let me know if you disagree with that is that the iranian influence is indeed growing there is no dear dispute about that but most believe that partially it is growing because of israel's own policies or the policies of israel's closest allies it all started to be with the invasion of iraq which allowed iran to gain a foothold there was a campaign in the israeli compound in lebanon the beach consecutively allowed to hizbollah gaining more influence and dot country down was syria and now there is yemen don't you think that at least in part the iranian influence that you are so concerned about is growing because all of the opportunities that were handed to it by israel or israel's allies no way i mean to accuse east for iran being a state that would not accept the right to fish oil to exist that supports still the way they think in yemen or how this is connected to israel.