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all over a party america is doing this. we are apparently better than. the sea people you've never heard of. jack the. president of the world bank very. seriously. china lays out its leadership plans for the next five years cementing president she's power and that plan and plans to replace the u.s. petro dollar with its own currency. also this the u.s. state makes a surprise visit to afghanistan and suggest that moderate taliban members could make up a part of the afghan government while adopted photo appears of the country's leader meeting america's top diplomat. and the family feud over catalonia independence standoff that is causing division not only in spain but in neighboring france.
good evening six o'clock here in moscow you're watching international our top story this hour there are some changes at the top of the world's second largest economy with china unveiling its leadership team for the next five years and by the end of the year to beijing also plans to pay for oil using its own currency undermining the supremacy of the u.s. petro dollar on the energy market i spoke to. about china's future. so this lineup unveiling has given us a clear glimpse into china's political future just not in the traditional manner not in the way anyone expected the entry comes from the fact that the other six men on this committee along with she usually one of them is a clear successor to the party chair that happened which is she himself with his predecessor but this time around all six of those men were born before one thousand
nine hundred sixty which according to an albeit unwritten rule means that all of them would be too old to take over for she and twenty twenty two and that of course fuels already rampant suspicion that she might seek to hold that position for longer than the two term framework as has happened in the past so all this really cements. grasp on power and his legacy and while obviously a lot can change in the next five years nobody has a crystal ball to know what we're really happened it's clear that all this groundwork is being laid for she to not fade into the background anytime soon so that's the leadership but another major topic is china's economy in the growing use of its currency in global trade yeah beijing is in fact looking to introduce a new way to price oil as early as this year and their own currency up till now the u.s. dollar has been the only currency with which large scale purchases of oil were conducted hence the term petro dollar but now it's the idea of the picture you won that's
being introduced which would of course mark a significant dent in the u.s. dollars global dominance now the move will allow china's trading partners to pay with either gold or to convert the one into gold cutting the u.s. dollar out of question altogether and frankly it's a logical move for china because they're of course the world's largest oil importer for example just last year china spent over one hundred billion u.s. dollars on oil so in theory if they managed to make those purchases in you won in the future that would mean a huge chunk of u.s. change completely off the financial markets and one can only wonder what sort of effect that will have and of. course it's a rather ambitious undertaking and there is some doubt that trading partners will get onboard to make that possible and of course it goes without saying that after four decades of the us dollar price to oil it's not a change that will happen overnight. rex tillerson surprise visit to afghanistan has not only signaled
a significant shift in attitudes towards the taliban but it's also left reporters a little bit puzzled because it is the case of spot the difference here is the official picture that was released by the afghan government following the president's meeting with the u.s. secretary of state no here though there is no clock or fire bell but the u.s. state department also put out the same photo of the meeting although this time it does include a large clock and fire bell state department thinks that the photo was altered by the afghanistan needs to make it more attractive i think in the afghan government changed those photos are probably to make it aesthetically more pleasing we never like doctored photos but i also understand that perhaps they wanted to present a better image than having that but again that's that's really all i have for you on that well the u.s. the men had met in kabul but the u.s. state department afterwards published in the fischel statement in which the location was corrected to the u.s. military base of graham airfield their base has been constantly attacked by the
taliban mostly by suicide bombers on the anniversary of the nine eleven attacks and suicide bomber attacked an american military convoy near the compound leaving five servicemen injured and then five days earlier a suicide bomber did try to enter the airbase but was stopped although he detonated his explosives injuring one u.s. soldier former pentagon official michael maloof told us that the there was a serious reason for doctoring that photo which we showed you earlier. well i think it was done for security reasons. what was taken out was a clock with zulu time and that indicates a military base i think what president got he was trying to show was that he held the meeting actually in his presidential palace where that was not the case it was actually at a very secure military facility and bodrum does underscore how fragile the security is in kabul if not throughout all of afghanistan. despite the security concerns rex
tillerson claims there is room for the taliban in the afghan government the very same fundamentalist group that america has been fighting for the last sixteen years there's a place for them in the government if they're ready to come renouncing terrorism renouncing violence and being committed to a stable prosperous afghanistan. american explains what might have brought about such a key change in america is that achieved. well on an unannounced visit to kabul on monday secretary tillerson told reporters that washington things moderate factions among the taliban exist and that there is a place for them in the country's government so long as they were announced violence but this presents a bit of a dilemma as to how the u.s. will be able to differentiate between the moderate and radical factions since it didn't work out so well in syria there has been. quote unquote intermingling of some of these groups we need to separate them we need to clearly delineate who
is where. can you tell us what the total number of trained fighters remains it's a small number. the ones that are in the fight. is. we're talking four four five. let's not kid ourselves that's a joke. we have to acknowledge this is a total failure it's just a failure. this train and equip program has not. frankly lived up to what we had initially thought or with it hasn't lived up to expectations understatement but the u.s. is no doubt wary of the pattern could repeat itself in afghanistan now tillerson also stated that the fight against the taliban should still continue quote in order for them to understand that they will never win a military victory but after sixteen years of war neither side has achieved victory so that could possibly be the reason secretary tillerson is now pushing for the
political option on previous occasions however when the u.s. urged the taliban to negotiate the taliban's reply was quite clear. we call on the taliban. to enter into a peace process a legitimate process a real process. i want to reinforce to the taliban that the only path to peace and political legitimacy for them just through a negotiated settlement. theoretically
it would be nice if they could come if the taliban would decide to want to join question is. afghan government allowed number one but number two i think the taliban have already made a decision they're just going to wait out the united states they've been quite successful in taking over half the country now before it was far far less it's not certain that the taliban well remain a moderate force if they see that they are winning well after visiting afghanistan the u.s. secretary of state then set off for iraq where he may have got a slightly chilly reception after making these remarks a few days ago. lucia's iraq you know the five years. ago says it's going to be a close those losers need to go any further the fighters in iraq need to go. but a source close to the iraqi prime minister has criticized rexx to listens call
there saying he has no right to interfere in iraq's affairs and the prime minister himself later defended the role of the iranian backed fighters as did the iraqi foreign minister in an exclusive interview with r.t. . the u.s. is playing its own game by own rules and with its own followers were as iraq acts on its territory to the best of its abilities supported by its sons its political parties and movements the most people who sacrifice themselves food good of their country the militants of the popular mobilization forces have suffered huge losses shed their blood for the sake of their homeland with their actions during the liberation of so many iraqi cities even cities they don't live in. or what ok let's go to syria next and what is left in the city of radical although the u.s. backed campaign there to liberate the area from islamic state is now all but over human rights groups are still concerned about safety as residents do try to return
home. the united nations stands ready to assess people with him in theory in assistance in iraq and its surroundings however at the moment we have no access and therefore no human. convoys or assistance can reach. the humanitarian situation is dire there is no sufficient water or health clinics and it's not safe as many unexploded eminence of this war still remain so that needs to be cleaned up first before any civilian can go back isis has done a lot of harm not only to the inhabitants but also to the social fabric of this city and now it has emptied it of doctors nurses teachers and all things that are badly needed but by the population add to this that the u.s. the coalition has waged a year bombing campaign that have priority defeating isis over the need to protect
the city's infrastructure so now the lingering questions is who will get the hospital who will rebuild it doctors maintain equipment will rebuild schools roads and all that has been destroyed and it appears that they are little to no plans for reconstruction and that is our major concern for. meanwhile russia's defense ministry says the eyesores grip on syria has now been cut to just five percent of the territory there have been controlled seventy percent of the entire country before syrian government forces have been supported by russia's air force in their operations to clear out the terrorists and the process of restoring peace in many areas is well underway the statement desired lying to you that almost a thousand terrorist training camps and over five hundred mission factories have been destroyed but the battle to free syria is nonetheless come at a huge cost. american
. that i was more than a father to them we were friends and i always told them i supported them and i would do anything for them. and i husband used to say that if something happens to him the only thing that matters is that he died with his homeland to get young. a lot of them a lot there were times when i wanted to burst into tears in my mother's arms but she told me that i'm a man and i should be strong she said that we must all be strong but a witness to the death of me my first son i was never left alone all of my family stayed with me us like wanted me that's what it's called responsibility.
watching r.t. and i still to come this hour the cattle and independence movement is the vision not only in spain but in france as well we'll have that story just after a break. when i was shocked. seemed wrong. just don't call. me. to shape out. and engage. the trail. when so many find themselves worlds apart. she still looks for common ground.
to. put themselves on the line. to get accepted or rejected. so when you want to be president and she. wanted. to be close this is what before three of them all can't be good. interested in the water. there should. welcome back catalonia support for independence is dividing families across spain but it's surprisingly doing the same in france as well a former french prime minister he was roots in the breakaway region is concerned about the repercussions across europe. to dismember a state like spain this beginning gradually to dismember europe it is also
progressively weakening europe. box to the collapse of europe. former french prime minister files that mincing no words when it comes to catalonia independence he was one of the most staunch supporters of course you have spanish unity and he was actually born into a catalan family well given his heritage some might say that val's should be on the other side of the argument well that's at least what his sister thinks she's feeling and let rip it's him on twitter. for god's sake for the sake of grandfather mcgee this is not democratic and neither is article one fifty five since when has there been such a horrible thing as the suspension of freedoms bulbs isn't the only one he's been put into a somewhat embarrassing situation by close relatives over catalonia to get along
the president himself was also left red faced after his cousin chose to make not very pro independence move in the wake of the referendum. is moving the headquarters of her company ridge citing political uncertainty for dear client due to the current political situation invacare would like to inform you that we will soon be changing the location of our headquarters well we all know that nobody can quite squabble like your own family and when politics gets involved as well it may lead to some rather awkward dinners it seems that's how the vowels and the pooch could end up. in skiing oxy. now the actions of the u.s. drug enforcement administration in honduras is under question following the release of video evidence in twenty twelve an anti drugs raid that took the lives of four
civilians at the time the da dee he said they returned fire when suspected drug runners opened fire on them the video released under the freedom of information act puts that into question in this infrared footage you can see the two boats one carrying dea agents and civilians in the other it happened after agents captured a cocaine filled a new in a counter narcotics operation the incident resulted with one man two pregnant women and a fourteen year old boy being shot dead while four u.s. senate is your address concerns over operations in honduras to the u.s. secretary of state and daughter of the attorney general they say that failure is on many levels had resulted in the death and injury of many innocent civilians the itself says that the case is still under internal review michael hoare of it's from the department of justice earlier said that there's no evidence that anyone in the passenger boat fired first the officials asserted to justice department leadership
the u.s. ambassador honduras and congress that some of the people in the passenger boat were drug traffickers attempting to retrieve the seized cocaine and that the people on the passenger boat that fired on the officers first are review found no evidence to corroborate these assertions or the dean of durham law school tom brooks finds it alarming that it did take so long for the video to be released. well i think it's it's alarming that it's taken this long for this footage to be released it seems it would have helped the families who would help people know what exactly happened at that event if this had been done i don't see what purpose was served other than trying to cover up what was the story that they did not want to have come out
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