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it is going to get. leaky. if he showed. their response to the united nations security council new sanctions with a harsh warning and got the latest on the rising tensions from seoul. then with tensions rising on the korean peninsula we'll discuss how effective these new sanctions will be and what kind of impact will have on the u.s. . plus that many residents of southeastern states are still without power the latest on the damage control happening in florida and surrounding states two days after our muslim.
it's tuesday september twelfth four pm in washington d.c. i'm going to sweet and you're watching our america and a unanimous fifteen to zero vote the united nations security council approved a u.s. adopted resolution imposing new sanctions on north korea north korea responded to that action today calling the same shows quote vicious reports also say the nation is vowing revenge and will make the u.s. quote suffer of the greatest pain in its history all this comes as a leader of south korea's opposition party heads to the united states to request tactical nuclear weapons from washington our teams on your part until is in seoul with the latest seoul can't seem to contain excitement over the unprecedented and extremely harsh sanctions resolution passed on monday targeting a major north korean industry releasing a statement immediately following the vote reading quote the latest u.n. security council resolution represents the international community's renewed commitment not. tolerate the north's nuclear and missile development it also sends
a grave warning to the north korean regime that its continued reckless provocations will only end up deepening its economic isolation and diplomatic pressure however it seems diplomatic and economic pressure is not enough for seoul considering it was announced just a few days ago a delegation of opposition lawmakers will be traveling to washington this week to ask the trump administration to send tactical nuclear weapons to south korea in fact i ate attended a press conference held today by the leader of that opposition party the liberty korea party headed by. who announced his intention today at the press conference and granted me an interview afterwards during which i asked him if washington will be receptive to this goal. president trump and china will get together to achieve the nuclear the korean peninsula senator mccain just suggested to deploy
the technical nuclear weapons to the korean peninsula more than seventy percent of the korean people support deployment of the technical nuclear weapons you're in korea sixty percent support developing nuclear weapons by your so mr lee told me while in washington he plans on meeting with several members of congress as well as policy advisors to president trump and the conservative heritage foundation however despite numerous run they said he says there is one person he'd like to meet in the u.s. capitol who unfortunately was unable to schedule such a meeting and that's arizona senator john mccain now when mr lee brought up the senator i asked him considering mccain very recently during an interview with c.n.n. said the united states and south korea need to demonstrate they will exterminate the north if they continue. this behavior if he agrees with that kind of extreme
rhetoric. that senator mccain is really a war expert used proper and appropriate in the situation we tried to have a meeting with him but there was no reply it is regrettable that we do not have this answer. so you can see mr lee was willing to speak very candidly to me about his views and intentions in washington and i'm confident his discussion with me will reflect some of the words which will be exchanged behind doors in washington this week and now it's important to note here is that sending nuclear weapons to the korean peninsula would be a major escalation one which not only will concern pyongyang but undoubtedly upset china in fact chinese media is already warning against this and accusing the united states of inflaming an arms race in the region and ratcheting up
a threat not only to the north koreans but to china and russia as well in seoul on your parm hill. and for more on the recent escalations in north korea we're joined by john pilger journalist and documentary filmmaker thanks so much for joining us and so what are your thoughts on what the north korean ambassador to russia said today that new sanctions will make north korea change its policies adding that north korea's nuclear program will help his country manage the quote hostile policy of the u.s. don't you think it's just an excuse for kim jong un to build up his arsenal. look the problem is not north korea the problem is not russia of the problem is not china the problem is the united states but been a number of agreements in the past nineteen ninety to nineteen ninety four. between north and south korea to denuclearize the nuclear. korea.
the problem is the united states and you have to look at this broadly. be the problem for the rest of the world actually now is the containment of the united states the u.s. used to during the first cold war talk about the containment of the soviet union but no it's the containment of the united states and frankly it always has been. it's an unpredictable regime but there is absolutely no doubt that if north korea hadn't developed nuclear weapons it would have been attacked all the same thing would have happened something similar would have happened to north korea as happened to libya and iraq syria and afghanistan. and i want to play a clip from the house foreign affairs committee who met today regarding sanctions on north korea let's take a listen one of the strategies that the administration is pursuing that bring china
to that point where they conclude that it is in their interest to enforce the sanctions because the danger of a conflict on the peninsula is greater than their fear of some alignment by a unified korean peninsula the united states or do you agree or disagree with that assessment i think mr secretary i mean i think that is that's that's right and i think we've seen the chinese moving. you know in their system for them pretty swiftly toward it recalculation of what they're worried about on the korean peninsula they see north korea's actions undermining their own see. curity through the beefing up of defenses in in their region and they're also seeing you know they're. certainly very alarmed at north korea's behavior and the explosion of the six nuclear test a hydrogen bomb right on their border so how do you see it will china help enforce the u.n. sanctions and do you think the country feels alarmed over the recent actions coming
out of pyongyang. china is mostly law by the united states not by north korea it's always been rather a worry that north korea might provoke the united states but even these sanctions that have gone through the security council the united nations sanctions. china has old ways of getting around them they use chinese currency chinese for so they don't really work anyway and trying to as much might china's main concern is that pyongyang will provoke the united states and that's always historically that's always been china's concern and speaking of sanctions to north korea why do you think the united nations is targeting some of the country's biggest remaining foreign revenue streams but leaving its oil alone which clearly it would need for its huge military now and i don't know frankly and
i don't think it i don't think it actually matters. because you know these sanctions are just going to not work on north korea north korea has over the years developed. a way of life a way of development a way of of developing its strategic weapons knowing that it's going to be almost in a permanent state of c. so i don't think any of these these sanctions matter at all as i say north korea. we'll be able to stop short of oil anyway but north korea will be i will be supported by china china just doesn't in a different way they instead of daily with koreans they deal with chinese businessman and korea so like all sanctions there are ways around them thanks sanctions. are relevant in the sense to this whole debate what is
needed is. a peace treaty with north korea between the united states and and north and north korea and the the government in in seoul. but where it's all heading is the most worrying thing of all and we've just seen although it's not reported as far as i can tell in the united states we're now seeing a nato document in germany. released by. a research group there and several of the german newspapers but says that the the the the the whole. question of of of of whether nato actually. increases
its nuclear weapons is the most important one and what it what this document is saying is that there is the beginning of the end of the the. they into media that range nuclear weapons treaty that's the most important treaty of the old cold war once you take that away then you've got a real threat of nuclear war between the great powers so in a way north korea is a sideshow to this that's the main game and now it's rumored that president trial. will visit china in november and you know he's invited president xi jinping tomorrow lago and has said some positive things about the president why do you think china hasn't really stepped in by now to try and help ease tensions between the u.s. and north korea does china have too much of a stake in north korea financially. i think china has stepped in to ease tensions.
china and russia have a strategic plan that was put to the united states but has been dismissed out of hand but says if the united states and its the government and south korea stop these provocative military exercises that include as they put it the decapitation of the pyongyang very regime and if they stop these provocative. exercises then the current testing in north korea itself will see its china china and russia as i have actually come forward with positive plans. it's as i said at the beginning the real problem to wall this is the containment of the world's biggest nuclear power the united states all right we are out of town we'll have to leave it there thank you so much that's john
pilger investigative journalist. been all turkey has side in estimated billion dollar deal to buy russians the band's asper hundred missile system turkish president says that he's already paid a deposit on the deal artie's pay parker has the details the as four hundred missile system deal has already been signed by officials as far as i know the first installment was also transferred this process will continue between turkey and russia well the delivery of this particular system is a russian four hundred system which is surface to air missiles and what we're looking at here is the first installment the first payment on a deal that we estimate is was around two point five billion u.s. dollars and russia's new system is the next generation edge offense system and we're looking at a range of targets aerial targets ranging from aircraft and also nanda drones and also very in types of missiles and to take those targets. down we're looking at a system that deploys three different types of missiles this new system is
apparently twice as good as the old one so let's look at further at some of the capabilities of this particular system it can engage up to eighty targets all at the same time it has a maximum target range of four hundred kilometers and a maximum target speed of four point eight kilometers per second so powerful stuff we're looking in terms of those who've bought as we say we're talking about the key deal china have already requested it and also it looks like india out there they're interested in this particular deal as well and it's also being deployed in syria so that is that's the particular day old that's what the system can do but also what are the why do implications because we know turkey is a member of nato which has the second largest army amongst the allies there and washington has already voiced some concerns the house being some so worrying moments from the pentagon about this deal going forward which is now of course it's going through and in the main side there's been a decline in relations between and karun washington or is it the same time we've seen an improvement between ankara and luckow also at the same time when pressed
president erdogan and not just this particular deal he said that the differences with russia are all in the past and particularly any controller says that they might have had in their dealings about syria. coming up on r t we're updating the damage inflicted on the southeastern united states by hurricane arma. was. rather the average viewer just after watching the segment and understands that we're telling stories there are critics you know why their advertisers won't let. you know order to create change you have to be honest you have to tell the truth she's able to do their every story is built on going after the back. more to what's really happening out there to the american what's happening when it's like
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more residents in miami beach have returned home this morning but as you can see things are far from normal hundreds of thousands are still without power due in part to downed trees like the ones behind. miami beach was among the first neighborhoods evacuated as hurricane approached the sun shine states today south beach was very much on recognizable businesses and restaurants covered up by plywood or metal shutters pedestrians and tourists visiting the area will undoubtedly be an economic hit for this community residents we spoke with say they very much feel. dodged a bullet because the damage could have been much worse and we were really concerned about looting being a liquor store. yesterday on monday following the storm miami beach had closed off
the causeway there was no access to the beach. i got in because i'm a business owner. people would were getting past the police line not as business as usual yes it was a. you know it's kind of expected. takes a little time and effort to bring about. a life so this is my seventh hurricane so i'm not leaving this was ok for me it was if there . was something more devastating i think millions in the state are still living without power and officials say it may take weeks before certain communities get their electricity public schools in certain cities remain closed until further notice federal officials remain focused on hardest hit areas like the florida keys. yes and jacksonville where relief efforts and rebuilding
efforts are expected to take a very long time morning from miami beach marina port r.t. meanwhile after armor hit florida as a category four storm it's been downgraded to a tropical storm on monday right now it's still causing problems there are still high winds downed trees and severed service lines in multiple states the hurricane left more than two hundred twenty thousand people without electricity in south carolina and around one point one million people in georgia are feet were already wet who decided to just write it out and there were plenty of people out so it was a good decision on officials in florida georgia and south carolina are preparing residents for a long recovery from hurricane. and from one weather extreme to another in california residents there are feeling the heat this week alone thousands of lightning bolts lit up the sky in the southern part of the state sparking more fires this as many cities across california are dealing with triple
digit temperatures are cheeseburgers santos is in los angeles with the story. more than forty thousand lightning bolts have flashed across the southern california sky this week all within a twenty four hour period people have reported flashes in los angeles santa barbara san luis obispo and found her account to use rain hail and strong winds have also been reported by the national weather service along the northern california coast lightning strikes sparked a fire on santa cruz island in response a local forest service sent smoke jumpers parachuting down to put out the flames tuesday morning the national weather service reported twelve hundred cloud to ground strikes and fifty eight hundred in cloud strikes in the san francisco bay area all the activity has californians bracing for the worst however the ensuing rainfall so far has totaled less than one inch in most places
a marine layer is now heading in a nice reprieve from the raging wildfires that burned across the state earlier this month including the latina fire which is the largest los angeles has ever seen the golden state has been in the middle of a record breaking heat wave leaving climate scientists scratching their heads and wondering if cooler weather will come this year in los angeles brigitta santos r t well a hurricane is rather see these southeast diseases taking a deadly toll in the southwest san diego began power washing his city streets with a leech water mix to combat a hepatitis a outbreak. now according to local government fifteen died since the outbreak began in march with two hundred seventy nine hospitalized officials said the disease is incredibly contagious it's hitting the homeless population the hardest part as a result of swapping dirty needles in drug use an expert told r.t. america officials waited until now to address the issue in this way city county and
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a venezuelan news outlet the ad was entitled open letter to the people in government of the united states of america by the people of venezuela as if that is the women's vote the letter not the government and the letter basically just says hey americans we hate your president and we think he's being a total jerk the letter talks about how president trump's policies and venezuela could lead to higher gas prices and worse unnecessary military action to the letter mentions iraq is a case study that america entered and unfair and baseless military intervention in their overall while and that could be exactly what trumps trying to do now with venezuela and the poor venezuelans want to avoid that at all costs they even ended the ad by quoting john they need saying let us not miss this opportunity. in the words of john lennon let's give peace a chance. now you can be a communist or socialist and believe that gosh this time it's going to work like all those other times you can believe only capitalism brings out greed in people and that giving more control to the government somehow will equal more freedom and utopia go ahead believe that or you can also believe the us report about how
venezuela socialist government is committing lots of human rights offenses and is trashing their own country right now i am not venezuelan i do not live there so i am not going to try to say what's right or wrong for them i'm just saying where's the outrage over this meddling by venezuela and the new york times seriously the new york times just took two hundred thousand dollars from the socialist venezuelan government to run a giant ad against their own government and nobody bats an eye at the same time they're losing their minds over facebook's meddling where is the outrage at the time it's not existant which seem to make it sound like people are less interested in the madly then they are in that grand american tradition of good old fashioned russia bashing.
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