tv News Weekly RT September 17, 2017 1:00pm-1:30pm EDT
we can all middle of the room. in the real news. stories that shaped the week britain's fifty terror attack this year sees thirty people injured in a bomb blast on the london underground the second man is now under arrest. young fars a ballistic missile over japan after the international community hits north korea with the sanctions and russian submarine strike are still targets around the syrian city of deer's all peace talks between the country's government and opposition result in a breakthrough agreement. well
i welcome the latest developments and look back at the last seven days to you watch and we can hear an r.t. international. that friday saw london hit by another terror attack in which an explosion on a cheap train injured thirty people the metropolitan police confirmed a few hours ago that a second man is now under arrest a twenty twenty one year old in west london on saturday officers detained an eighteen year old man while an improvised explosive device went off inside a cheap train it a twenty in the morning local time the blast caused panic and a stamp aid with a young child among the injured islamic state claims it was behind the attack reporting from west london that his answer to see a chalk. to get another terrorism related incident in the u.k. a twenty seventeen pandemic of terror with this now the fifth and every attack demands more security measures and public vigilance crowded. following the van
attack on westminster bridge they put up a concrete barriers to prevent a similar salt earlier this month london's metropolitan police came up with another measure to stop the vehicles targeting large crowds still spikes road mats to be rolled out a big events but just days after the announcement london was hit by different kind of attack the weapon this time was concealed in a simple plastic bag and bucket and left on the tube during rush hour cordoned off behind me is the area where the fifth terror related incident to shake the u.k. in recent months took place early friday morning in a train topped with commuters were a homemade device partially detonated commuters described the scene as a stampede with people running for their lives just what is lost in memory of the baby in the car with the mom and a man was shot in grand run so we all piled off the train and just ran for our lives we were literally running for our lives and i saw for a second i'm about to jump over what old boy like. to transition with
a beautiful bump and go into the steve jumping into of another terror attack has slipped by the authorities but the location this time has left many shocked and questioning where they go from here is the following that anybody. can do anything like that we're not taking the subway like let's take let's walk it's kind of scary as authorities investigate this latest incident to see what should and could have been done the attackers seem to be one step ahead creating a new unnerving and unpredictable norm and party london. well the u.k. this sunday has just reduced its national threat level from critical to severe and that means an attack is now not thought to be imminent but is still highly likely. well the capitol in the past has said that living with the threat of terrorism is something londoners just have to accept.
you won't succeed if you want to fight us we will be cowed by terrorists. you will see over the next few days i mean creased number of. across. the attempts to. match countless acts of kindness that brought people closer together. and. they continue to be visible patrols around manchester which include the deployment of. luggage as we'll see an increased police presence today and over the course of the
next few days no reason to be a low profile. a.p. . that is we'll see an increased number of peaceable police officers. ok we're. writing of the terror threat today let's cross live now. he's a journalist and political commentator in the u.k. . he sent on this style of the radio what's the significance do you think. well if you think about it's the it's very difficult for those outside the security structure to understand why these different levels of the loose all ports in the past that have. been manipulated in this country and elsewhere political means so
for example in the run up to the iraq war in two thousand and three there was a big security alert at heathrow which many people believe was polls of the warmongering of the governments of the of the day and of course in the u.s. this constant shifting of the level of terror threats is used as a part of the political theater surrounding this whole war on terror the of the it goes with this one presumes from the if they've reduced the terror threat than they did they've got reason to do that but of course we don't necessarily always trust the government sells about these things just in terms of the mood of the country at the moment martin if it terror attacks this year. people becoming accustomed to it i mean you live there can you just sum up the sense of what's going on at the moment. i think people i'm afraid people are becoming accustomed to it such as it is. or think that this is so streaking the british carry whereby
we're not going to be faced by this don't forget we have the are a bombing campaign going on here for years and years and you know who those and that we had the brits back in the noising foresees that's generally the atmosphere the people who approach these things with overseas know we're not very happy doses but people just get on and keep on with the lawyers and the think that's you know that's the answer and he certainly should be ramping the threat up certainly during the our eight campaign the government made made big efforts around there to calm people down rather than get more excited which of course when you've got donald trump making tweeting comments is not necessarily helpful to the creator of the mood and it i mean do you feel also that the authorities are doing as much as they can they do seem to react very rapidly to instance like they snag and in terms of fighting finding perhaps responsible to there are developments happening quickly also. well you've got to actually look think where all this terrorism has come from
so for example the manchester bomber was linked to the libyan islamic fighting group this fall that was member of the little islamist forces group which is a an al qaeda organization which has worked closely with the british security services for many years two or three gadhafi. random people who are just radicalizing on law and. and you know this is the you've got to remember that i'll call it was the bridge and the boy is services to for the war in afghanistan with them and then of course it's then claimed that they they went rogue. but this is the sort of suitable don't support it with what's the thirty's ok martin look good to to she will leave it there for now there's martin summers independent journalist and commentator in the u.k. for us thank you. now it's been another week of standoff over north korea on monday the u.n. security council passed a resolution on new sanctions after pyongyang's nuclear test early this month although the harsh original draft prepared by the u.s.
was renegotiated to seal the fate of washington had wanted a full oil and natural gas embargo against north korea but the final resolution imposed only a cap on the country's exports the original draft also demanded a travel ban and an asset freeze against the north korean leader but that didn't make it into the final draft day there and the u.s. president was not impressed by the compromise at the u.n. . we think it's just another very small step. not a big deal rex and i were just discussing. not big i don't know but has any impact but certainly it was nice to get a fifteen to nothing vote but those sanctions are nothing compared to what ultimately will have to happen well it's certainly disturbing to hear these words from donald trump in the aftermath of a vote at the u.n. security council at this point we're hearing u.s. leaders again talking harshly about more sanctions sanctions against russia sanctions against china if china doesn't follow these sanctions we will put
additional sanctions on them and prevent them from accessing the u.s. and international dollar system and that's quite meaningful in the aftermath of a resolution being passed unanimously at the u.n. security council and what many saw as a victory for diplomacy the words that we heard from u.s. leaders on the floor of the security council were rather diplomatic we are not looking for war the north korean regime has not yet passed the point of no return if it agrees to stop its nuclear program it can reclaim its future if it proves it can live in peace the world will live in peace with. the latest sanctions imposed by the u.n. security council a result of the he miss u.s. attempts to isolate and suffocating to own country. in violation of us over and that's why we totally reject and condemn these sanctions that many people whose hopes had really been raised for peace and diplomacy being victorious while those
hopes are starting to dampen the are starting to be some some fear that perhaps once again we are in the danger of a global conflict or some kind of war breaking out in the crisis in the korean peninsula could be once again intensifying this is just another on the rollercoaster and saying that every week with the war where it goes up very high than that maybe this one conciliatory talk some cooperation some diplomacy and then more threats of military force we'll know what the next step is going to be the real question is going to be when do we actually get to a diplomatic track that allows us to step down. well after washington schools for new sanctions north korea carried out a missile test on friday according to the south korean military the project reached an altitude of seven hundred seventy kilometers and traveled almost five times that distance before falling into the ocean and just like the test carried out a few weeks ago the missile flew right over japan triggering an alert on hokkaido
island however not everybody in japan felt threatened by the long. i don't feel like japan is their target is their target is the u.s. that's why the missiles are just pressing those with japan and i don't think north korea will drop directly on us. saying. it's a missile destroyer strength good because we won't have to go to school. we waste john king around taking it seriously well in response to south korea reacted to friday's missile test with the minutes till near the border with the north the south korean president threatened film yang with quote destruction beyond recovery stationing nuclear weapons former u.s. congressman ron paul told us that washington should let the korean really does resolve the crisis themselves. why couldn't we encourage and get behind
saying look south korea we encourage you to talk to north korea and see if you're going to sit down maybe united states and china could both be observers or something and they get it moved on but not for us to constantly stir up trouble by having our military confrontation about building up and having these war games what are these war games where they practicing and you know it's so unnecessary and and confrontational and it doesn't mean that if we didn't have war games that we would give up something on our defense our side has to worry about the bush doctrine which tried just to you know make it our official policy that you need to have preventive war well preemptive preventive war is aggression and that i don't lie. you're watching international and the weekly we'll have more into.
what opponents of the labor force say that they favor employers over with limits compensation for unfair dismissal and also reduce the power of unions. ports not some powers. one of the big newspapers here in france for miss emanuel my son's christening old resolve the biggest street protests to take place in front ever since he was elected president earlier this year and people here are very unhappy about the labor laws that he wants to implement saying he wants to shake up the job market and make it easier to hire and fire personnel he thinks will tackle misses on monday high unemployment rate here in front. of the rates in the u.k. and germany but the trade unions pale dead set against the changes and they have come out in full force hitting the streets in that sound said in paris today in order to say no to michael micron's plan for changes to the north now this
is being seen as a bit of a litmus test because i know my one team spent a lot of the summer trying to placate some of the smaller trade unions nevertheless today's demonstration has been organized by the largest trade union and we've been speaking to people what the french railway network to add traffic controllers even people who watch as comedians in cars it comes as old that was. but i can see you say that they believe that they represent the likes of the employés enfant i'm not really take a listen to what they had to say. this lowers anti social because it's a beautiful workers. but at the wall this law doesn't provide workers with rights to work doesn't give privileges in both the public and the private sector as we defend the interests of workers what conditions retirement. the draft or effects
eighteen million workers the majority of all french workers and will significantly limit their rights to make it easier to fire people even when it's not justified that. it's about to low which is harmful for us this would leave us without any war guarantees among among one major bit of last week when he told the people that i'm a. free man and i will be absolutely determined to do that i will not yield in any way not to slack because you are not to cynics not to extremists. who are gathered here today to protest against macron and his policies which undermine the very existence of the workers from the spirit is this movement is necessary it is the response of the french people who are protecting their right.
to positively use to take. and he was all about that later on. in the old. is it at all possible absolutely he's only thinking about it for me to put him in this hole needing to evade. little you know. i don't know what i'm going to face protests here at home and the president who is determined to push these last three days says he has a strong mandate in order to implement he has shifted off to the french caribbean in order to deal with the fallout you have hurricane of. the protest am leaving of the showdown between the pro-business president who's come to power to shake on the
job market mounds the trade union. the last opportunity to. watch. over the next week. well as poorly said just a few months into my presidency his approval ratings have already nosedived but dr paul smith and expert in french politics at the university does believe it is too early to be able to push through his reforms. it's the same as we've seen over the last ten years the trade union movement or at least possibly in for all its likes to mobilize people and this is. these these changes or radical but i think what we need to what we need to look at very carefully is just how many people really want this test is being seen as what today is being seen as is a test of the strength of position i would also the strength of one of the trade unions which the main trade union that called the action really remains to be seen
whether over the months to come whether this government on like its previous s's is able not only to talk the talk but she to walk the walk and that's to say to deliver the reforms deliver. now in other news the syrian army has reached the give racey's river point is groups battle for control of water supplies in the country government forces clear that islamic state from the more districts in the southeast of the city of did it all they really this week the russian navy supporting the syrian military hit a number of terrorist targets close to the city. russia's defense ministry says that i still command and communication post as well as i mean those were destroyed seven cruise missiles were launched on thursday from two submarines stationed in the mediterranean after enduring three years of terror starvation and ongoing fighting deities or locals are nonetheless trying to bring
trying to steady. the market humour's. no more remarks on the sort of very very many she's. meanwhile russia has responded to the pentagon after the us said its coalition partners were hit by a russian airstrike close to deities or moscow says it gave warning though to the u.s. in advance of the strike and its air force only conducts precision strikes on i still positions confirmed by careful intelligence the statement goes on to say that russia can't answer why coalition forces were located at islamic state positions meanwhile the latest round of syria peace talks in kazakhstan has seen a breakthrough agreement on the escalation zones which could finally provide some
peace in the war ravaged country the guarantors of the peace settlement russia iran and turkey have signed a document marking the boundaries of the fine of the escalation zone in italy province in northwest syria that's on top of the already implemented zones elsewhere in the country and while there is still much to be done to unite all the countries forces in the struggle against terrorism russia's special envoy to syria is a full. we consider the establishment of the deescalation zone will still be a major milestone it has served as the light at the end of the tunnel for the syrian people and made them feel more secure we'll see if it gives hope for progress in the near future now while the islamic state does suffer a string of major defeats many of the fighters family members are ending up in refugee camps their future is highly uncertain r.t. has been the first to talk to some of the widows of foreign extremists in one iraqi camp where hundreds are being housed the location and their identities will not be
disclosed for their safety. i didn't know i was watching pointed out yes father does this right people truly. believe there. are people like you guys still managing to get out. a couple that was here last summer was i heard tell this is. what the legal status of the wives of iceland fighters is still not clear in europe last year almost six hundred people were put on trial for terrorism with more than three hundred fifty prosecuted for ties to extremism we talked to a couple of political commentators about whether the wives of ice or fighters who followed their husbands into conflict zones should be treated as extremists. well i think the most important thing we have to do is avoid these people coming back to our countries these people have joined a terrorist organization they wish to join the state that isn't the united kingdom
isn't america isn't russia what we're talking about wives and children of isis fighters who have gone out to syria to iraq to kurdistan and have been found themselves inadvertently getting in broiled as part of as much a victim as anyone else has been in part of these atrocities let's be clear what the argument that no one saw is making is that you are an adult have chosen to join a terrorist organization and just because you're married you should have no responsibility for that whatsoever i want mr savage journey to terrorist organizations but i want to know this of you make your own piece of this attack they signed on for you and besides it was so let's be clear on my position let's be clear what i look at your local you don't make your name for yourself as a showing for the majority of iraq just take the air piece out and keep talking the position of the majority of british people in my view is that they do not want terrorists back in the united kingdom they do not want the wives of terrorists back
in the united kingdom but there may want the children who are entirely innocent to return to the united kingdom and with that in mind i put my ear piece back in these women many of them will be innocent people the children are innocent people they didn't sign up to a terrorist organization it's not like joining a club where you sign up to get a membership form they followed their husbands into a war zone people who have not committed any wrongdoing who are no risk to the state the answer is to integrate them we have the national security apparatus in place to be able to tackle these issues right now. even watching the weekly here and he will be back with more in half an hour.
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