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thank you so. when i started my. international airport just hours after the pentagon. both. say they. also had the. islamic state. in syria we've got exclusive footage from the store with the terrorists being pushed across the euphrates river. again threatens north korea saying military action is a possibility of the state department that is approach to the crisis will be
devastating i can tell you that devastating for north korea the president certainly . is a very effective communicator. from our international news center here in moscow this is our team thanks for tuning in this hour. we begin in afghanistan where several mortar struck. her port just hours after the u.s. defense secretary nato secretary general arrived in the afghan capital both. say they were. at least one civilian killed four others wounded the taliban reportedly said it was targeting the u.s. defense secretary james mattis he's the first member of the trump administration to visit the country since president trump announced the new strategy on the war in
afghanistan more troops were also pledged to fight against the taliban here's how the defense secretary reacted to news. the newtek on an international airport anywhere in the world is a criminal act by terrorists designed to go after generally innocent people to make some sort of statement and it's just a classic definition of what the taliban are up to right now it is what it is but it's also the reason why we've been together and we don't we don't question what we're doing here a local media say more explosions have been heard in the city reports suggest that they were caused by a military or a strike on the position from where the target from where the airport was targeted excuse me was discuss all this with. some of those the president of the or of lawyers association in the u.k. and joins me live you very welcome what does this attack say about the state of
security as it stands in afghanistan you have a top level visit threatened by an attack. well certainly and in the case there is an ability to control the place there is a failure great failure of security. i think it's of the exercise and the americans are frustrated with the nato war not duckie and also frustrated with the pakistanis who. although the u.s. depends. for air support for movement troops and the rest of it so i think this is the problem that the american administration has in afghanistan after all these years it's probably the longest war america has been involved in and yet there's nothing to show for it afghani is still suffering more that. there is no security there is no services infrastructure it's not their country east still
occupied in the view of the afghani when it comes to responsibility for what occurred today both the taliban say they carita i feel like your thoughts on that is one group lying or is it something else are they in it together is that what we're seeing in afghanistan. well it could very well be the case. in any event. the americans. by both the enemy both occupy as both they see them as the enemy of the people. they haven't achieved even think they've caused more deaths than ever before. even worse than. and. still organizations with problems. if not on this one. but i think this is
a joint operation what are your thoughts on the new strategy that the pentagon chiefs have brought to afghanistan to help the situation in the country essentially thought more troops there. well it's unlikely to create anything they've had many more soldiers that they didn't achieve anything they've had all these soldiers that for all this time they haven't achieved anything i think few more thousands under the pretext that they're going to train people this is this is a gimmick thing because most of the fighting in afghanistan against taliban and al qaeda and the rest of the organization is easy being done by the afghanis not by the americans then i can sound with them but it's the afghanis a lot of blood which is being spilt is the afghanis who are fighting but of course there is the afghani soldiers different from the other ones the afghani so just paid soldiers the people we need an ideology and ideology can never before by
force this is a lesson which everybody must recognize although not many are willing to admit ideology it must be fought by ideology not by force when they're on domestic or international thanks for your reaction to this attack on the couple international airport just hours ago. president of the lawyers association in the united kingdom . no syrian government forces have driven i'd isel terrorists from the western side of the euphrates river near terrorists or seen as a hugely important gain in the conflict after a series of losses islamic state seems to be on the brink of defeat in the country with the syrian army kurdish forces advancing on the terrorists on two fronts now these are exclusive pictures that we've received from the area several days ago the syrian army managed to get across some parts of the river allowing for
a new advance on the ice of the russian military has now established that bridge that enables armored cars to cross the rock as the of the reports now are from the west bank of the euphrates. palace once that is sort of most exclusive resort now a modern day fortress out of necessity. for three years the garrison here has wanted isis attempts to cross the river at times it was a close run thing and you don't have saudi going on in from the onset coming up to the roof was very dangerous because of the snipers it was really bad but when the army broke the siege and they fell back a month ago it would have been suicide to film up here not anymore. these five star hotel seem better days but thanks to its grandiose design and
height acted as something of a fortress here indeed as sort and just to show you how close we are if you have a look through this hole at that hospital well everything behind that is isis is part of the city of that is sort of across the river they also hold sway this is all their territory that's the euphrates river and across it is isis it's from. there that they shelled the city at will and from there that they launch the occasional raid across the river taking the other bank is key to liberating the city entirely isis still sends fighters and dom's back and forth across the river at night it may take weeks but it is inevitable isis in syria is on its last legs its collapse has been as spectacular as its rise since the
beginning of the year the so-called caliph it has lost thousands of square kilometers losing precious oilfields and strategic towns to the advancing syrian army and the us backed rebels that is not to say it's hoover will that it will be. isis has nothing left to lose according to the syrian military and the families of isis fighters and diehard supporters have allegedly retreated to the town of my idea they have nowhere else to go in the shrinking caliph at the pass is quite a good indication for what they might do in the future everywhere they were whatever these areas were liberated the people who thought for the presence of isis have told us. about how they use people as human shields so it's not surprising at all if they would and there was no way for anyone to predict what extent they would
do that but. would they be hampered by any norms of any reason or any more i live the past doesn't indicate that this is the final act the dream of an islamic state has been shattered but even in its death throes it will inevitably claim more lives more at guys do you have. from there it is sort of syria. thing in the country five all news for a commander is behind last week's attack on a russian military police units have been killed in a targeted missile strike the information comes from russia's defense ministry which has released this video and apparently shows the building where the commanders were meeting the strike also killed thirty two other terrorists on the street a weapons store as well as several vehicles well in a separate mission in a russian strategic bombers carried out strikes on the news for
a position in the syrian province of duras or. the defense ministry said all targets were located outside residential areas. i i. i i. i. i. i. i. the war of words continues to escalate between the u.s. and north korea donald trump has now said the u.s. is fully prepared to explore military options against pyongyang if washington feels
it's needed at the same time a state department spokesperson described the us president effective communicator while trying to deal with north korea we are totally prepared for the second option not a preferred option but if we take that option it will be devastating i can tell you that devastating for north korea that's called the military option if we have to take it we will the president certainly. is a very effective communicator and the president speaks very clearly in terms of his position coming out of the white house well apparently donald trump is an effective communicator he doesn't want to attack north korea while at the same time he does he's been threatening north korea with military options for quite a while and we've heard kim jong on and the leaders of north korea responding there was the recent statement saying little rocket man won't stay much longer we've seen
angry responses from north korea heather nauert was asked at the state department about whether she thought it was helpful for down trump to speak this way on. social media feel that the tweets of the name calling and the statements made over twitter on north korea you feel like that is effective communication i think the pick the president is an effective communicator i think people know exactly where he stands we have had a good deal of success in pushing forward with our diplomacy campaign that hasn't changed that certainly hasn't changed in the president has helped rally the world together rally the world together in the peaceful pressure campaign against kim jong un's regime so apparently she considers threatening a country that has nuclear capabilities with destruction to be a great diplomatic success and this doesn't sit well with pianka they fired back with their own responses we've been having this warmongering rhetoric back and forth between the leaders of north korea and the leaders of
a united states for months now the escalation of terms has increased the question is when will this rhetoric transform into something more serious. here of strategic patience. with the north korean regime has failed states is prepared to use the full range of our capabilities to defend ourselves and our allies were respected leader kim jong un said that the u.s. will be unhappy to see d b r k strategic power on its independence day and called her stands in big ass small gift packages. best not make it worth the risk to the united states. they will be met with fire fury. like the world has never seen north korea has finished preparation for
a strike and will launch the us does not act sensibly and a threat to the united states or territories will be met with a massive military reached by. the u.s. neglects the international community's will establish peace on the korean peninsula . retaliates against sanctions and pressure from washington with powerful councilman's the forthcoming measures to be taken by the d.p. arche will cause the greatest pain and suffering it has ever gone through in its entire history if it is forced to defend itself or its allies we will have no choice but to totally destroy north korea due to the since the united states declared war on our country we will have every right to take countermeasures including the right to shoot down u.s. strategic bombers even when they are not inside our country's airspace. while donald trump and north korea trash the u.s.
state of california is already working out the cost of a nuclear strike an official report has just come to light that predicts the potential effects of a strike on the state and estimates a huge loss of life the destruction of infrastructure damage running to no less than a trillion dollars but california is not the only place where fears of a nuclear strike are rising officials are in why they have also been planning how to prepare for a possible attack details leaked from a secret meeting revealed that residents will be advised to prepare as they would for a tsunami or a hurricane a twelve minute warning will be given for people to find shelter now we spoke to asia unless just a chink on the growing tensions between north korea and the u.s. he told us that president trumps trying to sign firm on north korea to appear
tougher at all. the message is certainly very confusing in his united nations general assembly speech president trying to totally destroy north korea the statement was aimed to please his right wing nationalists concept at the same time his government officials have been state things that the united states doesn't see a region change. korea north korea is expected to continue to engage in new create has occasionally roger freak one miss out paris since no force no military action has been picked regarding previous status it is quite and imaginable for food. for further miss out has the united states then choose to take military action against north korea and the preacher accused of
so when you want to be president and you. want to be preached. to going to be this is what the three of them will be good. interested in the watch. your back with our t. international preacher a new. trial in germany he's accused of having inspired several terror attacks in the country including the christmas market attack last year. has been following developments. iting his face in court he's also known for turning his back to the camera during his recordings called the faceless preacher he goes by several names more commonly
known as abu allah will last described as i soul's ambassador in germany with direct contact to the group's leadership according to prosecutors he's accused of being the main talent scouts of islamic state in germany recruiting people to go to syria to fight this is not the goals of this network what's a regular people in germany and to send them to syria to fight alongside guys who fires. we believe is a member of the arsenal terrorist group isn't just accused of recruiting fighters for foreign jihad he also spoke regularly at the mosque that was attended by. who killed twelve people and wounded almost sixty after he rammed a truck into a christmas market here in berlin.
apart from the pearl in attack here it's thought that at least one of three teenagers who set off a bomb at an indian wedding were influenced by. willow was arrested in november twenty sixth seen along with four associates he was charged with creating a pan regional salafist jihadist network an iraqi national well all right in germany back in two thousand and one police had been aware of him for two years before his arrest but solved there was insufficient evidence to detain him just over a month after they finally did right before the christmas holidays germany was hit by the deadliest terror attack in years. given security services say they've identified some ten and a half pounds and radical islamists in the country that's up from less than four thousand back in twenty eleven. and his four co-defendants deny all of the charges
against them and the trial is expected to continue well into twenty eighteen but should they be found guilty major questions will have to be asked of the security services over how someone who preached so openly the words of radical jihad could be allowed to do so within germany and go unpunished for so long peter all over r.t. berlin. the right time to get stellar because sanctions on earth are seeming to pose no obstacle for cooperation in space russia and the united states have agreed to build a new space station in the moon's orbit expanding all out for a study of hawkins is in the studio. that's right it does seem to really set aside what it comes to higher causes quite literally has been confirmed ross course most of the russian space agency and nasa will cooperate to build a new station you can see the quote there from your comet off the head of the
course was quite excited about the whole thing it's going to be called the deep space gate way it's going to be in the moon's orbit and what the purpose is it will serve potentially as a first step towards having permanent bases on the moon then subsequently on mars and even launching astronauts cosmonauts all over the solar system everyone in the space community is very much excited about this including of course members of the australian space party take a listen. absolutely. this is the first time since nineteen seventy two that humans. go to the moon the sooner the better. like constructions going to start in the next couple of years or so around twenty twenty it's going to take four to six years complete all these modules three of which are going to be potentially built by russia so it's very much a long term project and speaking of long this announcement is very much reminiscent of the moment of the first joint american russian space launch that was over forty
years ago we're back in nineteen seventy five in fact that was the apollo so use test project when the two countries cooperated in space for the first time to try and set aside some difference is have a bit of a thaw perhaps in relations which of course as now were difficult back then in those times now the project according to. nasa is also going to be international there's room here for everyone base agencies from china india brazil south africa so it's very much an international project something going to be watching of course with great interest as that gets completed explaining a concept into becoming reality in space daniel and that is the news for this hour more can be read on that story plus a lot more n r t dot com and also you often are.
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a long and loving look bad at our back and our combined childhoods taken aback you remember running around outside with our friends or by ourselves rocking a mean case of the hockey. yes there it is with our he-man action figure in hand or barbie or transformer or whatever your preference was that that's at some point. we came across our first to be or. what did you do i think for most of us that is the fateful day we learned that most ancient of life's lessons not to poke the hornet's nest as they say tragically tragically i i don't think many in washington d.c. today especially president donald trump and his generals three seem to want to remember that important childhood lesson especially when it comes to kim jong un and north korea over the last few days we've seen yet another escalation in the war of words
and militant posturing by the united states and north korea this time culminating with north korea's foreign minister young hoes response to president trump's latest round of threatening tweets and statements declaring to reporters at the united nations that quote the whole world should clearly remember it was the first it was the us who first declared war on our country we will have every right to make countermeasures including the right to shoot down united states strategic bombers even when they are not inside the airspace border of our country. the foreign minister was of course referencing the brilliant idea brilliant idea to fly a u.s. air force b. one b. lancer bombers over international waters. east of north korea on saturday before he spoke in what the pentagon is calling a show of force the pentagon said demonstrated the range of military options available to president donald trump. stick meat
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