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washington request talks with moscow on the sidelines of the un general assembly with syria and ukraine discussed in a closed. head to the morning u.s. officials hint that they're running out of diplomatic options over the korean peninsula with even going so far as to say the north would be destroyed if conflict breaks. eighty arrests on the third consecutive months of violence in the u.s. . the police over the killing of a black. monday
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morning september the eighteenth through. the international with me. and first the russian and american top diplomats of washington's request for the first time since the diplomatic spat between the two countries the latest one anyway a new york correspondent. to listen discuss the what we know of this forty five minute conversation held behind closed doors. russia's foreign minister sergei lavrov and u.s. secretary of state rex tillerson held a meeting on the sidelines of the united nations general assembly now the meeting was initiated by the american side the issues discussed specifically were syria and ukraine in syria there are accusations being leveled by the united states that u.s. backed rebel forces were directly attacked by russia. now russia says that these
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rebel forces were not attacked that rather it was only eisel forces that were attacked but the area in question the issue is the city of darryl's or it's important to know that this is taking place as there have been breakthroughs in the negotiations and russia iran and turkey have actually reached a breakthrough a document has been released and deescalation zones are actually being a stablished in the country and the northwestern regions of syria and the province and elsewhere we're actually starting to see breakthroughs and deescalation zones in the country be a stablished as a result of the negotiations that are taking place in kazakstan between the three parties now it's also important to note that another issue that was discussed was the issue of ukraine and sergey lavrov and rex tillerson discussed implementing the minsk agreement for peace and deescalation of tensions in ukraine there's been ongoing fighting in ukraine in the east in the donbass region and the u.s. secretary of state and the russian foreign minister did discuss the possibility of
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implementing the agreement and making sure there were no tension this is part of the plan to continue discussions because of the overarching security issues that both countries share in terms of syria afghanistan and iraq i think that the united states is not going to cut off discussions just because of diplomatic slaps there is coordination already through the pentagon and with the ministry of defense in the russian they do have a hotline and they do talk and the this is never been severed if. they were bombing isis positions. that. perhaps the intelligence was not keeping up particularly on the u.s. and there needs to be a better coordination between the two sides. and what the targets really really are because it was important. as well as the sideline talks between russia and the u.s.
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focus at the u.n. general assembly this week is likely to be drawn by the ongoing situation on the korean peninsula and washington is hinting that it's pretty much exhausted every diplomatic possibility is jacqueline booga reports now. really sort of sounds like the military option is sort of becoming the frontrunner for them we've had the american ambassador to the u.n. nikki haley saying that she feels that the united nations security council has really already done all that they can when it comes to north korea and that she's really already prepared to hand off the crisis to the u.s. secretary of defense adding that in that situation north korea would be quote destroyed and that's something we have coming from a diplomat i said yesterday i'm perfectly happy taking this over to general mattis because he has plenty of military options if the united states has to defend itself or defend its allies in any way north korea will be destroyed and we all know that and none of us want that none of us want war so there we have haley saying she's happy to hand it over to mattis and not long ago we had he himself describing
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briefly what that would sort of look like what a military option with north korea would look like and very best words saying that the response would be both effective and overwhelming any threat to the united states george territories including. or our allies will be met with a massive military response responsible. and overwhelming we are not looking to the total annihilation of a country namely north korea but as i said we have many options to do show and in the same light many remember all of the comments that we've had from trump himself fire and fury and whatnot and amid those threats that we've heard coming from the president he's repeated a number of times that talking with north korea just isn't going to be effective not really diplomatic words that we have coming from the president himself and on sunday trump also referred to the north korean leader as rocket man and the tweet
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comments that are unlikely to go without a response and it's worth noting that while some in the trumpet ministration are still hopeful for a diplomatic solution calling for it it does seem that the focus has sort of shifted from that as sort of like an afterthought and going more towards the looming military option. the co-founder of the national campaign to end the korean war spoke to us and thinks that north korea is ready for a diplomatic solution but that it's not something washington has so far presented to pyongyang it will not negotiate the nuclear weapons unless the u.s. sends its hostile horrible policies toward the d.p. r. k. so consequently you've got two sides in a tug of war and we're left with very little option other than considering fire and fury and in reality that shows not only a lack of creativity but arguably violates our commitments under international law
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as well the idea that in a tug of war you have to let go of one end of the road you have to have the courage to do that and then use creative aspects of conflict resolution to get the job done . elsewhere syrian media claiming at least twelve civilians were killed by a u.s. led coalition air strike india is all province we contacted the u.s. central command for clarification about it it says the strikes targeted infrastructure a correspondent were galatea has been covering the same both syria and also in iraq he looks next to the similarities indeed in the u.s. led coalition military tactics in both those countries. the u.s. led air strike in question. remaining strongholds in syria. to the south of. the strike apparently according to these various sources killed at least twelve. of them women
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and children we've reached out to the u.s. led coalition they say they have no information regarding civilian casualties but they're investigating they usually do on the sixteenth of september. had one strike. craft happened to hundreds and hundreds of times. it is a. tactic. isis. make sure make a point to fight in buildings which are occupied by civilians this is their human shield that. shield. u.s. led coalition jets. if there are civilians. that isn't the case three weeks ago rescuers in mosul told me that they expect to
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dig up as many as five thousand. out of the rubble out of destroyed buildings in the city of mosul. we had to from the director. he told us that despite numerous incidents being killed it. seems the u.s. led coalition hasn't changed since approach to. since the start of the operations in mosul time and again i think we lost count on the many times when the united states wanted to hit an isis or a dye target and then suddenly there is a huge massacre taking place and this is really hurting and reflecting negatively on the united states' efforts to. establish its own project sort of old regime protected regime in eastern part of syria. trying to the latest lewis a lot going on there across the early part of the weekend and last night so there's been a third consecutive night of violence in the city in response to the acquittal of
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a police officer who killed a black man sunday's demonstration started as a peaceful march but again descended into rioting as property was damaged and police officers were assaulted more than eighty arrests were made. i was i. i i. i i. in what's now than a familiar pattern peaceful marches then turned into chaos by nightfall protesters amid smashing windows and throwing trash cans at offices there are also reports of police being attacked of unknown chemicals on friday demonstrators broke a window at the home of the city's where either the city's been swelling since a judge cleared former officer jason stokley of killing the lamar smith twenty eleven.
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or or. human rights activist randy short told us international news outlets aren't given the full picture either of what's really happening in st louis. the news media including the international press has shown a great disrespect for african-americans by talking to everyone but us about our situation they see blacks and they talk to whites if you want to know what we think why not ask us why not show us some respect the african-americans who have been the true protesters a lot of them are in jail they are persecuted they've been in jail since two thousand and fourteen no one converse it just doesn't matter it's almost as if the international press along with the american press. to lie on the african-american
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people why and who are they arrested when these folks get arrested it's never reported where they're from what are their names what do they look like because it's more convenient to make it seem as if it's just a whole bunch of black people that got arrested it's in these regions vole giving orders to allow genetically modified crops but now the european courts pulled right into that one farmer the so called was a big we'll tell you about it the seconds away. in case you're new to the game this is how it works in the economy is built around . preparation washington washington media the.
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voters elected to run this country business because. it's not business as usual it's business like it's never been done. same wrong. just don't. get to shape out just stay active. and engaged. the trail. when so many find themselves worlds apart. just to look for common ground. like enjoying military drills between russia and belarus so well under way the
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snare is about eliminating trespassing military units the first drills were about to come to ring direct threats to repelling militants. if every.
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one of the press is chauffeur into that kind of a tough stuff that kind of thing but it has nonetheless prompted some western officials to express concern of what they see as a threat to european security i'm i have reports on the reaction. we are now in northwest russia and it's on with a name that perhaps sounds nightmarish for or for in the telling of got to know will be heading up from here to the office to solve in seventeen military drills. that taking place just a hundred kilometers away the joint exercises between russia. and now into their fifth day and well haven't turned into invasion of europe so far as i can tell but a concert to some media expectations perhaps the drills very sitting huge media attention long before they even started west on the fishes have been
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a little more reserved in that but just a little bit they're about to do an exercise in 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 that's active concern among among the country the data from the russian that's the russian ministry of defense suggests that the total if only thirteen thousand troops are going to participate and that's from both sides and the majority of them are from balad respond the way but in the eyes of washington and some european capitals the numbers could be ten or even twenty times higher something must go says it finds quote astonishing we were surprised by german defense minister or some off on down ally and statements including the number one hundred thousand plucked from thin air referring to russian soldiers participating in the twenty seven thousand exercises and the supposed a danger that they posed to europe tanks artillery fire fighter jets they'll be all
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of it late in the day. and perhaps putting the jewels in the spotlight even more than is expected to attend the drills as well. indeed these drills had negative media attention even before they got under way though some lets him describe them as a secret plan to invade nato countries we traveled into a town near the russian border to find out what locals there thought about this so-called russian invasion and the potential of. moon tomorrow i think this is nothing will happen i know that. seriously of course everything will be ok these russian drills are actually an answer to nato drills in the baltics. no no everything's fine here there's no negative information representatives are invited to russian drills so all the dangers of being exaggerated journalist neil clark told this is not russia and belarus that about to
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digress of lee. we've got a real double standard here russia and belarus are allies they are carrying out these exercises they're very transparent there are international observers there and russia and belarus of both got very good reasons to be to be carrying out these military exercises the nato critics are being very hypocritical we're living in an orwellian kind of propaganda framework at the moment where the countries who have done the attacking of other countries the countries that have posed a threat to world peace are pretending to be the countries under threat and but in actual fact it's russia which is acting here defensively with good cause because we've seen what nato has done in the destruction they've caused around the world. the european union's top courts overruled italian law and a lot of former farmer there is so a genetically modified crop it's despite every region in the country saying that they were against that controversial food source georgia for the art of the guy's
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name is the farmer in question this source started way back in one thousand nine hundred eight he was authorized by the european court to specific seeds that reportedly had no adverse effects on human health or the environment then nearly fifteen years later he was prosecuted by the italian government who argued that indeed the crops could pose a risk it goes on it was previously asked the european commission to ban the use of g.m. seeds nationwide but was turned down so then we fast forward to twenty thirteen they issued a ministerial decree that led to farmers being sued but now this latest new e.u. court decision effectively overrules all the some farmers in italy gave us their thoughts on using genetically modified seeds. i believe that if italy has decided that g.m. owes will not be grown on its territory that decision has total legitimacy those who come to italy have the opportunity to buy and taste a large amount of local products these products are the result of years of work and
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one hundred year old farming history what will we gain from g.m.o. those if a sovereign state decides that certain laws are fundamental to its economy i don't think it is right that the e.u. can interfere with those laws. but. if you produce in italy and you are italian you should follow italian laws not force things that go against those laws we work here and we do not break our laws we respect them we completely reject g.m. seeds we produce high quality products in farmer ghana. the fears over g.m. crops are wide and varied of course they range from minor food allergies to much more serious cases things like infertility birth defects miscarriages cancer despite the e.u. court approved some g c d's usage in italy we discussed that with a number of experts to see if they thought it was a good idea or not. or. not these crops are forbidden because we still do
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not understand what the consequences are so far there has been no proper and in-depth research for this reason we do not know in five years ten years twenty years what can happen surely this ruling creates a president that makes it urgent and necessary to conduct research and experiments the choice to use g.m. seeds or not should not be dictated by economic political or social parameters but must be dictated only and exclusively by technical choices and scientific analysis there is a very strong conflict of joystick sharna which cannot be solved because there is no upper or toits above the european union the european union knowles will prevail on the italian law from now on so with this certainly allow the every genetically modify farmer to farm what we speak a lot about genetically modified organisms well because it is a very true and the topic because people are interested in this but there are many
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conflict of jurisdiction between between the euro and italy i don't see as a positive thing this infringement of italian laws by the european union. and afghan asylum seeker who face taliban death threats is back in britain after the u.k. government lost a lengthy court case over his plea for safety twenty two year old sammy in biggs who was threatened by the taliban because of his contacts with the afghan government and the american military he fled therefore in twenty fifteen complicated case this he was detained this july after britain's home office dismissed his asylum claim then and he was put on a plane to turkey last month made all the headlines but the pilot refused to take off after seeing him weeping and in distress someone was finally flown to kabul last tuesday despite a u.k. high court injunction which meant that he should not have been sent now the home secretary's been accused of contempt of court as a result he arrived back in britain on sunday while his case is being reviewed.
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i've been in contact with him will be from his room in kabul where he was told that he couldn't leave. i think he's said that he's scared he's anxious he's worried about things going outside and he thinks he for that he was a real danger just by being in a relatively secure area he was very very scared and he was hoping for this moment for him to return back to the u.k. have him to return back to safety to be with his friends and be with his foster family and simon was in detention for a number of months before this removal attempts so he was subjected to dispense in which. is an inhumane thing for many many people for a number of months before they then attempted to return him back to afghanistan somewhere where he is the home office says the number of detained asylum seekers being returned or leaving voluntarily rose slightly in the year to june some in big czars lawyers says that's down to a shift in home office policy. sam him is an extreme example of this he
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was subjected to removal of tampa where the pilot refused to play him as a result of that the home office seemed to be destructive and therefore removed him with two and a half hours notice not allowing him a chance they could bite the twenty one or more importantly allow us to make a legal case for his return this is something which happening more and more as a result of the change of the home office policy recently and we think there are many people in detention centers who are moved without any notice who are also suffering this is well i'm forty enough don't have the opportunity of having a lawyer or having so many people advocating for them so i'm happy that we're three seven back but i feel sad that there are many more who we haven't been able to save . as far as britain is concerned afghanistan is now officially safe for people to return to despite a resurgent taliban threat in several regions but some are big zones plight is far from unique another guy. is saying he worked in afghanistan for the british army as an interpreter where ended up being blinded in one eye he fled in twenty fourteen
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after getting death threats then he sort of saw them in britain in twenty sixteen but now he faces deportation to military believes prime minister trees a may is to blame here for making use of the more difficult right now. i mean there could be obviously the case for human rights and this is also linked to the e.u. and the european union because the u.k. wants to leave they want to pull out of the human rights commission as well that links the european union the u.k. government it's a trend because the current prime minister theresa may when she was over secretary she was extremely strict and set about this whole process of limiting in immigration into areas they have targeted a student visas and asylum seekers there loads of deportations without due course of justice or evidence so we're just seeing basically the rule of law being tightened to the extent where the u.k. government or ignoring human rights in some countries where specially if they are
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responsible in the case of afghanistan for the problems there because of course the afghan war has been going on for sixteen years and the british do not want to admit defeat or failure there so they're saying it's a successful war and the afghans can continue to live there there's no need for them to have asylum here which is quite laughable because the taliban are stronger than they've ever been the afghan government only control forty percent of the country so that means afghanistan is more dangerous than it's ever been in sixteen years there been more civilians killed this year in afghanistan than the entire sixteen years of nato being there. as a separate figure i'm kevin zero in thanks for being with us the next live update from thirty minutes i'm going to leave you with pictures of a kind of one of the main stories of this morning an unexpectedly cold meeting a few hours ago in new york between russia's foreign minister lavrov and the u.s. secretary of state officially it was talk about syria and ukraine but of course with north korea so much in the headlines question is was that on the agenda too
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and of course tomorrow not the u.s. president's first big u.n. general assembly meeting as will be across mortality don't call for me for now good morning. with this manufactured. public wealth. when the ruling classes project themselves. in the final. we can all middle of the room six. million new.
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was chemically altered what i did was done on a cocktail of legal drugs. just because something's legal doesn't mean it's sick. look it's actually because of our good strong. with the screen eight hundred and if you're here. you look up and you just run into. this. kind of like well let off.
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want them. i want to then he could use it to them that i cannot. make use of it just so i'm funny just when i thought it's only suits me if you can still keep me. in successful. yeah it's. normally. i hate killing people and i think it's a bad thing to do but after all i have seen isis doing so many bad things to people especially to women. that i was so happy when i had my first shot it was the sniper of the first night who kept suppressing us and one time to think armored vehicle
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was driving by and sniper tried to shoot the window and i saw his muzzle flash and i was like oh boy now you're done and i just saw them i just saw i think four times in a row. nothing to be proud of as a sniper but. i was just i. i was just like yeah. i was like oh my god the bad guys never have that clear i says. anyone in the world agrees ice is the enemy if i take a life from a nice guy and i say so much of the life. line there are people. here that must. be. done.
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that if. you didn't want to get about in the middle of. it if you could you would almost surely. you know. oh i didn't. want to i didn't just talk about anything i want to look at it. yes. hard question to. get seven given the other seven up on the ticket. to a few. because i kind of
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know where you thank. you but the that's what it. looks. you. know going to be seven. years. just around the corner when you see. if you look at fire. and you're funny.
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it seems it's gone. just. the one story affected me the most. was actually today. so it gets its morning and everything goes calm because most of. our sleeping and i think sleeping in the morning and all of a sudden guy turned up with two fists come rights and he had a sword in this and big source and he was just whacking things like
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a chair and things i was trying to walk by him and he tried he tried to tell us. i says just executed it through a few minutes or maybe an hour ago his three kids they were just having them all of a sudden maybe two minutes later we heard screaming from down from down there from down the street so i had a look down and saw him. trying to run into him and he just started running into a space just started running there without a rifle just with a with a sword. i was trying to get them some fires the board. all again. i think they're going to kill strikes from the emergency because they're probably saw them on satellite so they were isis and. that extra made numerous not.
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seems wrong. just don't hold. me. to shake out. because betrayal. is worlds apart. to look for common ground. prescribe medication is widespread on the us market and a frequent cause of death at that point in my life i just felt like everything was ash as my family was literally coming unglued i had actually planned. to commit some site what or who has made antidepressants so commonly used we were doing what the dr saunders to do we were being responsible and what the real side effects.
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was is generally all to what i did was done on a cocktail of legal drugs. just because something's legal doesn't mean it's a. washington request talks with moscow on the sidelines of the un general assembly this morning with syria and ukraine discussed apparently in a closed door conversation we try and what more was said the. u.s. officials hint there running out a diplomatic options of the korean peninsula tension even going as far as to say the north would be destroyed if conflict breaks out and. more than eighty arrests on the third consecutive nights of violence in the u.s. if you simply lewis sparked by the quick live of policeman of the killing of a black man.
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followed me to a moscow time covering the review here at r.t. h.q. thanks for watching first than russia and american top diplomats have met at washington's request for the first time since the latest diplomatic spat between the two countries a new york correspondent kalam open has more and more of an rex tillerson partly discussed we think during their closed door forty five minute conversation. russia's foreign minister sergei lavrov and u.s. secretary of state rex tillerson held a meeting on the sidelines of the united nations general assembly now the meeting was initiated by the american side the issues discussed specifically were syria and ukraine syria there are accusations being leveled by the united states that u.s. backed rebel forces were directly attacked by russia now russia says that these
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rebel forces were not attacked that rather it was only ice still forces that were attacked but the area in question the issue is the city of darryl's or it's important to know that this is taking place as there have been breakthroughs in the negotiations and russia iran and turkey have actually reached a breakthrough a document has been released and deescalation zones are actually being a stablished in the country in the northwestern regions of syria in the province and elsewhere we're actually starting to see breakthroughs and deescalation zones in the country be a stablished as a result of the negotiations that are taking place in kazakstan between the three parties now it's also important to note that another issue that was discussed was the issue of ukraine and the lab rob and rex tillerson discussed implementing the minsk agreement for peace and deescalation of tensions in ukraine there's been ongoing fighting in ukraine in the east in the donbass region and the us secretary
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of state and the russian foreign minister did discuss the possibility of implementing the agreement and making sure there were no tension this is part of the point him to continue discussions because of the overarching security issues that both countries share in terms of syria afghanistan and iraq i think that the united states is not going to go discussions just because of the diplomatic flap there is coordination already through the. ministry of defense and . they do go online and they do talk and the you know the. it has never been severed if russia feels that they were bombing isis positions it means indicates that. perhaps the intelligence is not keeping up particularly on the u.s. side and that there needs to be a better coordination between the two sides on the who and what the targets really really are because ideas important. as well as the sideline talks between russia
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and the u.s. focus at the u.n. general assembly this coming week is likely to be drawn to very much the situation on the korean peninsula and washington's hinted already that is pretty much exhausted every diplomatic posts ability. pools really sort of sounds like the military option is sort of becoming the frontrunner for them we've had the american ambassador to the u.n. nikki haley saying that she feels that the united nations security council has really already done all that they can when it comes to north korea and that she's really already prepared to hand off the crisis to the u.s. secretary of defense adding that in that situation north korea would be quote destroyed and that's something we have coming from a diplomat i said yesterday i'm perfectly happy kicking this over to general mattis because he has plenty of military options if the united states has to defend itself or defend its allies in any way north korea will be destroyed and we all know that and none of us want that none of us want war so there we have haley saying she's happy to hand it over to mattis and not long ago we had he himself describing
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briefly what that would sort of look like what a military option with north korea would look like and very best words saying that the response would be both effective and overwhelming any threat to the united states or territories including. or our allies will be met with a massive military response the response both objective and overwhelming we are not looking to the total annihilation of a country namely north korea but as i said we have many options to do show and in the same light many remember all of the comments that we've had from trump himself fire and fury and whatnot and amid those threats that we've heard coming from the president he's repeated a number of times that talking with north korea just isn't going to be effective not really diplomatic words that we have coming from the president himself and on sunday trump also refer. word to the north korean leader as rocket man in
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a tweet comments that are unlikely to go without a response and it's worth noting that while some in the trumpet ministration are still hopeful for a diplomatic solution calling for it it does seem that the focus has sort of shifted from that as sort of like an afterthought and going more towards the looming military option. well the co-founder of the national campaign to end the korean war spoke to his two thinks that north korea is in fact ready for a diplomatic solution but it's not something that washington so far presented to pyongyang it will not negotiate the nuclear weapons unless the u.s. sends its hostile. policies toward the d.p. r. k. so consequently you've got two sides in a tug of war and that we're left with very little option other than considering fire and fury and in reality that shows not only a lack of creativity but arguably violates our commitments under international law
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as well the idea that in a tug of war you have to let go of one end of the rope you have to have the courage to do that and then use creative aspects of conflict resolution to get the job done . next today syrian media claiming at least twelve civilians were killed by a u.s. led coalition air strike india is all provence we contacted u.s. central command for clarification about it told us the strike targeted a still infrastructure of course but i'm aghast he has been covering the same both syria and also in iraq next and he looks at the similarities in u.s. led coalition military tactics in both those countries the u.s. led air strike in question reportedly targeted dean one of the isis is remaining strongholds in syria located about forty kilometers to the south of daters or the airstrike apparently according to these various sources killed at least twelve
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civilians most of them women and children we've reached out to the u.s. led coalition they say that they have no information regarding civilian casualties but that they're investigating was a usually do on the sixteenth of september coolish in military forces conducted one strike me among it in syria that's in gauged on ice. tactical units. craft. hundreds and hundreds of times. it is a. video isis. make sure make a point to fight in buildings which are occupied by civilians this is their human shield that. shield the. u.s. led coalition jets will avoid. if there are civilians around them but. that isn't the case three weeks ago in mosul told me that they expect to dig up as
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many as five thousand more bodies out of the rubble of destroyed and collapsed buildings in the city of mosul. we heard from the director of the syrian can also see told us that despite numerous incidents of civilians being killed in military operations still nonetheless the u.s. led coalition's and seemed to change its approach to a strikes since the start of. time and again i think we lost count on the many times when the united states wanted to hit and i say this. massacre taking place and this is really hurting. the negatively on the united states' efforts to. project. protected regime in the eastern part of syria. consecutive night of violence in the u.s. cities in response to the police officer who killed a black man some days demonstration started again as
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a peaceful much but then again descended into rioting as property was damaged and police officers assaulted more than eighty arrests were made. i. in most of peaceful marches turning into chaos by protesters of his smashing windows and so on trash cans at offices there are also reports of police being attacked with unknown chemicals on friday demonstrators broke windows at the. generally and that city has been swelling since a judge cleared former officer jason stokely of killing and smith in twenty eleven .
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zero zero zero zero zero zero zero or. human rights activist randy short says international news outlets giving the full picture of what's really happening there the news media including the international press has shown a great disrespect for african-americans by talking to everyone but us about our situation they see blacks and they talk to whites if you want to know what we think why not ask us why not show us some respect the african-americans who've been the true protesters a lot of them are in jail they're persecuted they've been in jail since two thousand and fourteen no one covers it it just doesn't matter it's almost as if the international press along with the american press still lie on the african-american people why and who are they arrested when these folks get arrested it's never
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reported where they're from what are their names what do they look like because it's more convenient to make it seem as if it's just a whole bunch of black people they got arrested still want to come this lunchtime italy's regions of given to resign and they know who to allow genetically modified crops but nonetheless the european court has pulled right to let one farmer this. big we'll tell you about it. that's. what politicians do. they put themselves on the line they get accepted or rejected . so when you want to be president. somehow wanted. to try to be for us it's like them before three of them can't be good. i'm interested always in the water how. should.
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the international community continues lee emphasize about one or united iraq this as a slogan maybe an approach will the politicians but in reality on the ground iraqis not one and we recognize united. as kurds are not the ones to be blamed school what is happening in the rest of iraq under the direct wrong directions that iraq has gone through. so joint military drills between russia and belarus well underway now the scenario is about eliminating trespassing military units the first drills are about
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countering direct threats to belarus and repellent militants. ok. there.
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you can argue it's an impressive show you for if you're into that kind of stuff but nonetheless it has prompted some western officials to express concern of what they see now is a threat to europe pain security of a whole in my of reports we are now in northwest russia and it's on with a name that perhaps sounds nightmarish fodder for in the telling of. well beheading all from a solvent haven't seen military drills. that taking place just a hundred kilometers away the joint exercises between russia and belarus on that winter their fifth day and well haven't signed into invasion of europe so far as i can tell but a concert to some media expectations perhaps the drills very sitting huge media attention long before they even start to western officials have been a little more resolved in that but just a little bit they're about to do an exercise in russia. that's going to tail up to
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one hundred thousand russian troops moving into into that. the great concern is they're not going to leave and that's you know that's not paranoia that's active concern among among the countries the data from the russian that the russian ministry of defense suggests that's a total of only thirteen thousand troops are going to participate and that's from both sides and the majority of them are from bell respond the way but in the eyes of washington and some european capitals the numbers could be ten or even twenty times higher something must go says it finds quote astonishing we were surprised by german defense minister or some off on down lion statements including the number one hundred thousand plucked from thin air referring to russian soldiers participating in the twenty seven thousand exercises and the supposed to danger that they pose to europe tanks artillery fire fighter jets they'll be all of it late in the day. and perhaps putting the jewels in the spotlight even more putin is expected to attend the
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drills as well. indeed most of my have reporting there were these are drills of trying to negative media attention even before they got under way some outlets even described them as a secret plan to invade nato countries we traveled to one latvian town near the russian border very close to to find out what locals there think about the so-called potential of russian invasion. i think this is a legit nothing will happen i know that the market pretty seriously of course everything will be all keep these russian drills are actually an answer to nato drills in the baltics no. no no everything's fine here there's no negative information representatives are invited to russian drills so all the dangers of being exaggerated journalist will cluck says it's not russia and belarus that are acting aggressively here we've got a real double standard here russia and belarus are allies they are carrying out
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these exercises every try. spera there are international observers there and russia and belarus of both got very good reasons to be to be carrying out these military exercises the nato critics are being very hypocritical we're living in an orwellian kind of propaganda framework at the moment where the countries who have done the attacking of other countries the countries have pose a threat to world peace are pretending to be the countries under threat and but in actual fact it's russia which is acting here defensively with good cause because we've seen what nato has done in the destruction they've caused around the world. european union's top court has overruled a tally in law and allowed a farm of genetically modified crop is despite every region of the country saying in fact they were against the controversial food source salonga story this goes back to ninety ninety eight then the farmer in question now was authorized by the european court to use specific seeds that reportedly had no adverse effects on
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human health of the environment but nearly fifteen years on from that then he faced fines from the italian government who argued that indeed the crops could pose a risk italy had previously asked the european commission to ban the use of g.m. seeds nationwide but that was turned down then we got a twenty thirty they issued a ministerial decrees that led to farmers being sued but now right up to date this new e.u. court decision effectively overrules all that some farmers in italy give us their thoughts on using genetically modified c s. i believe that if italy has decided that g.m. owes will not be grown on its territory that decision has total legitimacy those who come to italy have the opportunity to buy and taste a large amount of local products these products are the result of years of work and one hundred year old farming history what will we gain from g.m.o. those if a sovereign state decides that certain laws are fundamental to its economy i don't
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think it is right that the e.u. can interfere with those laws but. if you produce in italy and you are italian you should follow italian laws not force things that go against those laws we work here and we do not break our laws we respect them we completely reject g.m. seeds we produce high quality products in former ghana. the fears over g.m. crops are wide and they're very they range from mine of food allergies to much more serious cases things like infertility miscarriage birth defects even cancer despite that the e.u. court approved some g.m. seeds usage in italy we discussed that with a number of experts. these crops are forbidden because we still do not understand what the consequences are so far there has been no proper and in-depth research for this reason we do not know in five years ten years twenty years what can happen surely this ruling creates a president that makes it urgent and necessary to conduct research and experiments
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the choice to use g.m. suits or not should not be dictated by economic political or social parameters but must be dictated only and exclusively by technical choices and scientific analysis there is a very strong conflict of joystick sharna which cannot be solved because there is no upper or toits above the european union the european union lol will prevail on the italian laws are from now on so with this certainly allow the every genetically modify farmer to farm we speak a lot about genetically modified organisms well because it is a very true and the topic because people are interested in this but there are many conflict of jurisdiction between between the euro and italy i don't see as a positive thing this infringement of italian laws by the european. story an expert in afghan asylum seeker who faced taliban death threats and who is now back in
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britain a complicated one this hour for the u.k. government lost a lengthy court case over his plea for safety the guy is twenty two his name is sam in big zat he was threatened by the taliban because of his contacts and they flee with the afghan government and american military and he fled back in twenty fifteen he was detained this july after britain's home office dismissed his asylum claim then he was put on a plane to turkey a much amongst many headlines earlier this month the pilot you may recall refused to take off after seeing him weeping and in distress someone was finally then flown to karr ball last tuesday despite a u.k. high court injunction which meant he should not have been sent the u.k. home. secretary snow accused of contempt of court over but and as a result as it stands at the moment he's now back in britain he got back on sunday while his case is reviewed but i've been in contact with him will be from his room in kabul where he was told that he couldn't leave. i think he's said that he's
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scared he's anxious he's worried about things going outside and he thinks he for the he was a real danger despite being in a relatively secure area he was very very scared it will be and he was hoping for this moment for him to return back to the u.k. have him to return back to safety to be with his friends and be with his foster family simon was in detention for a number of months before this removal attempts so he was subjected to dispense in which. is an inhumane thing for many many people for a number of months before they then attempted to return him back to afghanistan somewhere where he is the home office says the number of detained asylum seekers indeed being returned or leaving voluntarily has risen slightly in the year to june as for some of big sides lawyer he says that's down to a shift in his policy time him is an extreme example of this he was subjected to removal attempts where the pilot refused to play him as
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a result of that the seem to be destructive and therefore removed him with two and a half hours notice not allowing him a chance they could bite twenty one or more importantly allow us to make a legal case for his return this is something which happening more and more as a result of the change of the home office policy recently and we think there are many people in detention centers who are moved without any notice who are also suffering this is well i'm forty enough don't have the opportunity of having a lawyer or having so many people advocating for them so i'm happy that we have three seven but i feel sad that there are many more who we haven't been able to say but as far as britain is concerned afghanistan these days is now officially safe for people to return to despite. a resurgent taliban threat in several regions but some in big zones plight is far from unique to this another got to tell you about. as a he worked in afghanistan for the british army as an interpreter and he ended up being blinded in one eye he fled in twenty fourteen after getting death threats he sort of siloam again in britain in twenty sixteen but now faces deportation to military
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. believes that promise of trees of may is making things really difficult for asylum seekers right now playing there could be obviously the case for human rights and this is also linked to the e.u. and the european union because the u.k. wants to leave they want to pull out of human rights commission as well that links the european union the u.k. government it's a trend because the current prime minister recently when she was over secretary she was extremely strict and set about this whole process of limiting in immigration the two areas they've targeted a student visas and asylum see is there loads of deportations without due course of justice or evidence so we're just seeing basically the rule of law being tightened to the extent where the u.k. government are ignoring human rights in some countries where specially if they are responsible in the case of afghanistan for the problems there because of course the afghan war has been going on for sixteen years and the british do not want to admit
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defeat or failure that they are saying it's a successful war and afghans can continue to live there there's no need for them to have asylum which is quite laughable because the taliban are stronger than they've ever been the afghan government only control forty percent of the country so that means afghanistan is more dangerous than it's ever been in sixteen years there been more civilians killed this year in afghanistan than in sixteen years of nato being there. grim figures aren't they thanks for being with us for this news update my name is kevin though in the next live update from us in thirty minutes time want to leave you with some pictures of one of the main stories of this morning an unexpectedly called meeting earlier today in new york between russia's foreign minister lavrov and his american counterpart they talked about syria the talk about ukraine we think career to all this before us president's first big u.n. general assembly coming up tomorrow more at r.t. dot com as well.
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hello welcome to sophie shevardnadze they rocky kurdistan referendum has been a long time coming for the people but it's making all the autonomy's region neighbors uneasy couldn't the pandan so kurdistan on a leash well today a top tonight you're bound barzani of the prime minister of kurdistan regional
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government on iraq. surrounded by civil war and the fight against the middle east political system is nearing collapse and it could make way for an independent kurdistan something its people have wanted for decades but with neighbors weary of the emergence of a new nation good it leads to more violent conflict will it signal the end of the middle east as we know it's or is it the beginning of a brighter peaceful future. that you run barzani prime minister of kurdistan regional government of iraq welcome to our show it's really good to have you with us now primus are i have heard reports from they had of the kurdish news network t.v. saying that the independence referendum will be delayed under pressure from iran and the united states is this true. until this very moment there is no decision to delay the process of referendum to be conducted in kurdistan region and the high committee of referendum that has been set up to preside over this process. they
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have to make the decision and the decision is that it will be held on twenty fifth . so prime minister the visit of brett mcgurk hasn't changed any saying in terms of the referendum dates. in fact the position of the united states that has been declared before and through the visit of. basically to. declare their position that the timing though there might not be ideal suitable and this is emphasis on the position that they have declared previously. position we have also said clearly that the timing for such a referendum is ideal. have differences of position and discussions have been conducted around that. so the kurds vote yes said you will not declare independence right away why. should it be.
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we have come to the decision of having such a referendum in fact the reason for that to the expectations that we have had from the new iraq and years of struggle and atrocities and that has been the calamities that have been injured by the people of kurdistan and particularly in two thousand and three when we were convinced that there is a new beginning for iraq it's a new democratic and federal iraq that we will be living on an equal basis but unfortunately for thirteen years after the constitution that was voted on by the majority of the iraqi people unfortunately it has become irrelevant and it has been violated time and time again and therefore the expectations that we've had from new iraq it has. and there has been a lot of disappointment and loss of hope by the people of kurdistan in the present circumstances in the political climate in iraq and the sufferings continue
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therefore this is the reason that we have had. decided to go to the people in order for them to decide their future with the future of iraq. so the war against isis appears to be drawing to a close iraq will soon have a chance to start political and economic reconstruction and hold parliamentary elections where kurds will have the chance to have their say on the future of the united iraq one that made a more peaceful option than holding an independence referendum now. in fact when we talk about the referendum on the twenty fifth it doesn't mean the following day that we will be declaring independence and basically the whole idea of holding such a referendum is to express their will and the desire of the people in the nation as a whole and it will be a mandate for the political leadership in order to further discussion and dialogue in order to further this idea with baghdad as far as the issue of our war
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against i so we have been successful in fighting and we will continue to cooperate with the security elements in iraq and the coalition in order to fight isis whatever they may be and we have been extremely successful in the level of cooperation that we've had with the iraqi regular army. and. talking about the future elections and the prospect of changes. unfortunately this would not enable us to bring about any changes and when we been told by the international community reserve we the postponement of the referendum. there hasn't been a presentation over a strong alternative that would convince us to proceed with the political process in iraq we have been told that the referendum should respond without any alternatives that can replace the status quo that we have already.
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president must of barzani said that they kurdish partnership failed one of the reasons for the independence drive so how do you plan to build up those failed relations with their referendum succeeds. a process that would enable us to have a serious discussion with baghdad and try to correct some. of the past in a better position. that has been. does not exist or never existed in reality since two thousand the constitution was passed we have been facing major difficulties any examples that we can. as an example i can tell you recently when. that have been legalized in the iraqi parliament. provided to them.
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to have the infighting. everything was provided for them at a time when the peshmerga forces in the same trenches as. they have. they have offered the same sacrifices that was never ready to provide any kind of. any encouragement for that matter for the. clear example that we have. you have. a system. development project. that has been directed to. this is again an. example. and there are many other examples that can be identified.
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to the referendum we would be able to have some much more serious negotiation with baghdad and to form a solid base on how to proceed and have to work and cooperate together so what will be your course of action once bob dobbs refuses to accept the vote result because they're already said that the referendum will be unconstitutional. they have already backed that has already started to reject the outcome whatever they may be . and the iraqi parliament have already voted on that but i can see it clearly this will not have any impact on the process no i am sure the referendum will take place the question was what will be your course of action what are you planning to do once they refused to accept the referendum. in our expectation is not to take in as the situation further on the basis of the results of the referendum. our
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aim is to push for a serious engagement with baghdad to have a serious talks for them to be forthcoming and for us to be forthcoming in order to have. much more. serious debates on the future prospects. president barzani said that the iraqi kurds are prepared to draw their own borders baghdad refuses to accept the independence vote are you wanted to go as far as a military confrontation with baghdad to keep those borders and of course mainly we're talking about kirkuk here. that referendum will not define the boundaries of a crystal region only this can be achieved through serious dialogue in fact we increased our region in the people of kurdistan and the kurds in particular do not want to impose our will on the populations and other ethnicities if this is in this region such as. christians and other components in various areas of
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the borders. they they are living within this. through their own wishes of their own desire or with how they want to vote and whether to be part of this research of region or not this is entirely democratic process for them to decide and defining the border will be left to discussions and a dialogue with iraq. so you partially answered my question but precisely what i want to know about care cook what if people of care to remain under iraqi governance and the rest of iraqi kurdistan votes to separate what will happen because we're kind of seeing the same thing with the exit of scotland right now. in fact little regard to again it's an issue that it's as will be entirely for the population and we are not imposing any solutions.
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what the special status of the composition of the communities of arabs and turkomans christians the kurds of course it is is something which has to be taken to serious consideration within the kurdistan administration. region can enjoy. a regional office of a demonstration. and the special status of the communities in the components should be gettin g.'s a guaranteed and secure. we are not planning to impose one sided your unilateral solution to that of care it is entirely left to the people of color and a special status and special arrangements has to be made for a. future. i understand that you're not going to impose your overall will on anyone but they kurdish pressed america has played a huge role in driving isis out of mosul are you maybe going to take advantage of
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the war right now and take more territory from the jihadi and try to include it in an independent kurdistan. in fact we do not wish and desire to have to impose a kind of a defacto. present circumstances but there is a there are certain realities that needs to be taken into consideration. prior to the fall of two thousand and fourteen we had the. protection and participation to protect. the prime minister of iraq with unfortunately that was negative in responding to what such a proposal and it happened it happened in mosul fell but immediately after the request of then the prime minister we had provided security and peshmerga forces to . mediate environs in order to protect this region not to fall under the.
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attack of. those regions perhaps the fate of. what had happened in mosul. the presence of. how we intended to protect the territories plus all the components of the wood. we need to talk to baghdad in order to define the boundaries. of kurdistan region and not to impose anything we feel that this can only be concluded through a common and the standing and serious engagement with. the. break right now and when we're back we'll continue talking to a natural. kurdistan regional government. dependency might bring stay with us.
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now or back with not sure vaughan barzani had a prime minister of the kurdistan regional government of iraq discussing the nation's upcoming and attendance referendum prime minister now with oil prices remaining low are you afraid that independent kurdistan with an oil dependent economy will not have money to survive or will not have enough money. indeed the situation of kurdistan region over the past three years is. the crisis can be attributed to the fall of the oil prices yes indeed the
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oil prices has affected but at the same we also have to remember since beginning of two thousand and fourteen. had cut the budget of kurdistan for three years we have been facing difficulties because of lack of budget coming from baghdad and secondly facing eleven hundred. dangerous terrorist organization in the name of. the great deal of pressure and with the. capturing of many areas by this also resulted in points. coming to kurdistan this also added to the difficulties and strains that we had. certain indications in improving the economy and. development and.
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to introduce reforms. that. generated the revenue but also to diverse our economy. do you think that kurdistan's independence could scare foreign investors away. well you know. after the referendum that has been carried out it doesn't mean that we will be declaring independence but what we would like to. baghdad and to. bring up the pending issues. and serious engagement in baghdad and in addition to that we have proven that we are a factor of stability in the region for the last couple of decades and we will continue. to try to continue to go in that direction to be a factor of stability in this region. one occurrence got their defacto autonomy
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from baghdad in the ninety's after the gulf war they immediately turned against each other the civil war a lasting gears now president barzani said he is stepping down once kurdistan goes independent and that there will be a presidential vote in november is there a risk of violent and stability in dependent kurdistan. but keep it no indeed what had happened as an internal conflict it was a sad chapter in our history but it's a chapter that has been closed cody and i don't believe the circumstances of her veil include a stun. them on internal conflict to erupt again as far as the position of president barzani on numerous occasions he have underlined very clearly that he would not stand for reelection or to present his candidacy for a presidential election he will respect and all of that and he will respect the. laws of kurdistan region and that is the position that he has expressed explicitly
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what i called the court that will open. the prime minster one of the a reasons why isis marched into iraq in the first place is political and sectarian divisions within the country have a thought about it how can you be sure that kurdish independence will not trigger an im and deeper divide that would actually plunge their region into worse chaos. infact if you have a realistic approach of easy the contribution of kurdish leaders since two thousand and three. will be set up poland both under will presidents barzani and talabani had contributed a great deal to rebuilding iraq with the promise that it will be a new iraq for all of us but unfortunately this has not gone in the right direction and for the last. we have been waiting for implementation of constitution but it's
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have been violated and has been really at the end of the day after twelve years so . what we have done to rebuild iraq a new iraq a new chapter we ask the question where do we stand. at all these difficulties that we are facing on the bases with the fact that this is we can do what we have done so we cannot contribute further we cannot improve. what has been said in terms of. stability or unity which the international community continuously emphasize about iraq or united iraq. as a slogan maybe. an approach of the politicians but in reality on the ground is not one and iraq is not united and we as kurds are not the ones to be blamed what is happening in the rest of iraq and the direct wrong directions that iraq has gone through what we are trying to do when we talk about an independent entity of
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kurdistan it is not to complicate the situation and further to the problems that are existing in this country country we feel that in the. factory stability and the doings and instability is that exist in the region it is not doing. the kurdish people it is not our fault that iraq has gone in that direction. president massoud barzani said that their spirit of colonial era border in the middle east like they say speak or agreement is over and their region needs a new formula that will include independent kurdistan what other new things do you hope this formula to include do you think that iraq and syria will survive in their current form. both see when the issue of independence. has been. brought about and even discussed we solian purely talk
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about what we have iraqi kurdistan and the christan region within iraq and the issue of beyond the boundaries of christe our region it is not something that we would like to interfere however we would like to see the issue of the kurdish people in syria to be resolved at a democratically and peacefully both that's our responsibility is primarily and solidly for. a region of iraq. during a telephone conversation was your secretary of state rex tillerson. your present person barson a asks for guarantees and alternatives or kurdistan's future in exchange for holding back their referendum as far as i understand no such guarantees were given what exactly could they be. right and will you proceed without them. or is the important question that has been all along the international community the united states is that when one has been mentioned that if the referendum can
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not take place or it cannot be delayed all the right time is not right our question from the counter question is you know if referendum is such a bad thing then what would be the alternative i mean the timing is not right then can you define what would be the right time for us and so far we don't have a response to these questions. the current turkish government in conflict with the kurdish forces at home as well as to kurdish quasi states in syria but you have good relations with the turkish government certainly the iraqi kurdistan independence will embolden those forces do you feel your relations with turkey will suffer as a result. the issue of referendum we believe internationally has been exaggerated in has been taken out of proportion it should be seen as it is for what it is and for what purpose it serves again i want
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to emphasize the day after the referendum has been conducted doesn't mean that we will be in a position to declare independence or indeed we do enjoy a good relation with turkey both politically socially and economically and definitely we do not want to spoil that and we value those relations with turkey and we do not want this process that we have invited should be. a reason. undermining our relation with turkey and we hope that there would be more understanding and more communication and we are ready to communicate further on this issue. under standing internationally that the referendum i'm a pro se the day after. declaring dependency on it should not be over exaggerated. premise or i want to sum up your vision of what this referendum could and tail in a future hypothetically speaking can an independent iraqi kurdistan ever grow to
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include the syrians were job on afrin and morph into a greater kurdish nation. we don't have such an agenda or vision that we want to enlarge our boundaries beyond what we have already yet our boundaries are defined and will be defined within iraqi kurdistan and that's it. i want to finish this interview with a question about russian kurdish relations earlier this year you signed a one billion dollar oil contract at the st petersburg international economic forum which has given russia's oil giant access to the kurdish vast oil reserves for the next twenty years do you see that as russian support for kurdistan's independence or says just business. like any other international companies who have invested in the oil sector in kurdistan with the left has also been welcomed by the same token that the international companies are active they are equally and will be active as an investment and it should not be seen as official position russia through direct
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support over india and this is purely as a trade and a business an economical dimension. or talking with not sure on barzani the prime minister of the kurdistan regional government discussing the upcoming iraqi kurdistan zenda pendants referendum and the regional consequences they may have that's it for this edition of sophie and co i'll see you next time. well you know they were kind of adopted because we were. there in the small
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