i fear that we may see the iranians taking the first steps towards restarting a new program which will only further ratchet up tensions and further increased risk of the war that's the big danger here this is not just about killing. this is automatically putting the united states on a course of the. last leg of donald trump's asian to seize the u.s. leader now in the philippines where he's been met nonetheless with violent protests against his visit. but you know you were going to be more afraid of the u.s. leaders again offering to help mediate the region's divisive conflicts as he dives into the south china sea dispute we look closer at his arbitration efforts coming
up. and also ahead in this news a precedented deal between russia and the kurdish military helping to bring dozens of children safely home from syria after their parents joined islamic state. plus two. military corporations on the cards from today with the bulk of e.u. members expected to sign up that. morning just past eleven the morning here in moscow my name's kevin zero in this is r t international's great to have you with us first that donald trump's on the final stop of his lengthy asian too right now he's in the philippines for the summit of southeast asia leaders later monday's due to hold his first informal talks as president on the streets of the capital of oh it's not been such a warm welcome.
hundreds gathered again in manila following sunday's violent marches against the u.s. leaders visit clashes with police officers resorts using water cannons to disperse the crowds sometimes to. back to the summer i think in like this if there's one thing that should be second nature to donald trump or gatherings like this is of course that signature move the presidential and shake. bit of a challenge when he took to the stage of his fellow leaders. right well one two three. almost straight forward got there in the end furthest to trump he wasn't the only lead to struggle with c. as for the more important business at hand though the u.s. leaders prepositioning himself as a peacemaker trouble spots including the disputed territory claims in the resource rich south china sea. well you know wouldn't donald trump the mediator and arbitrator or at least he seems to think let's have
a look at the conflicts he's dabbling in. there are at least two major conflicts currently brewing in this region and the longest and bloodiest one is between israel and palestine and of course trump wants to be the man in the middle the palestinians and israelis must work together to reach an agreement but i would love to be a media or an arbitrator or a facilitator the problem is he appears to be playing games with both sides promising one thing to palestinians and almost denying he made those promises to israel is this really how mediation works. staying in the region america's allies have been having a bit of a spot of late early the summer saudi arabia the united arab emirates egypt and bahrain cut off diplomatic ties with qatar and started an economic boycott they cited qatari funding of terrorist groups and later it's increasingly close relationship with iran called the iran nuclear deal is now in jeopardy thanks to
trump decertifying it the very deal that took a decade of tense talks and negotiations by six nations to agree this is a difficult and dangerous game it's not up to any single country to terminate president of united states as many posts not this one renouncing it would be a great dialogue. control and multilateralism these are the efficient weapons. perhaps the donald's biggest test has been north korea and again he boasted had achieved what his predecessors failed to while had all the work you're going to be able to handle it will be it will be handled we handle everything trumps recipe for success threaten threaten and threaten again we are totally prepared for the second option totally destroy north korea that's called the military option they
will be met with fire fury topped out with huge military drills and selling weapons to every nation he could during his recent asia adventure tour prime minister of japan is going to be purchasing massive amounts of military equipment as he should he will shoot them out of the sky when he completes the purchase of lots of additional military equipment from the united states the president and i have agreed they'll be buying a which they want and which they need and everybody thinks it makes a lot of sense we make the greatest military equipment in the world and south korea will be ordering billions of dollars of that equipment which frankly for them makes a lot of sense we make the greatest missiles in the world greatest minds in the world really is commercial interest in the world so we would like to buy from us as little doubt trumps a good businessman but as we all start the beginning would anyone call him a good mediator and all the trade to let the rich altie that's up for debate of
course ajor affairs analyst andrew long spoke to spare this he says donald trump offers a more about scoring points you think for the us than actually finding diplomatic solutions. businessman i mean he. look at what he has been doing what he has been saying everything is calculated in terms of. sort of tangible gains for the united states that causes problems for countries dealing with the united states because he was american first american always wins that the other party is very loose c c's most of diplomatic activities in terms of monetary gains in terms of you can economic gains for the united states. something wall in tripoli to the group of commons that thousands of foreigners there only courts and only if you had
a high rank would be on your side otherwise you were nothing at all from the very beginning i wanted to leave syria but didn't know how there were no way pramod husband and try to reach the kurds in iraq or the help me out the children there obvious signs of trauma stunted speech under development excessive nervousness and other symptoms brought about by what they saw more and carnage the worst is now behind them it won't be easy readjusting to life in their home countries almost had family relatives who are more than willing to help when all is said and done there is some responsibility to be taken here these women came to syria voluntarily and not they may yet have to answer for the damage isis has wrought is indescribable countless people have been killed entire cities razed
yet even amidst the ashes of this disaster. is not lost there are still lives that can be repaired. or against the of their that report artie's also been reporting on our team's work at an iraqi orphanage where children of suspected eisel fighters were left stranded to luckily with the help of there we managed to reunite many of them with their families. got that more. than anybody unless it were.
called is expected to be signed in the next few hours or your correspondent peter all over them takes us through what this could all mean for the block. well this is being put forward by the european commission and some are saying it was done so in a slightly and handed manner in what's called a permanent structured cooperation or pascoe agreement was put forward some would say to avoid attention from both nato and from the european council twenty countries are expected to sign up to it we could say disagreement in place by the end of the year it's designed according to its architects to improve security and also to deepen defense cooperation across the e.u. has been put forward as something of a military shang gain if you will now it does come on the back of a lot of discussions that have happened over the past few months about an army in fact talk about stepped up following the united kingdom's decision and twenty
sixteen that it wanted to leave the e.u. they had been firmly against an e.u. army but one particular e.u. leader that is were very much in favor of an e.u. military is a manual muck around need of profound changes i proposed to our counterparts to create a european army and they open this initiative towards the french army and all militaries coming from european countries voluntarily from pull in well foreign affairs ministers have started arriving in broke any news comes out of brussels of course the step in the wrong direction because this has taken place in the cracks and definitely something which should be seen as some kind of or in time nato i would not directly see it as aggressive move but of course i see it quite critical first of all germany with its history should not be more than that defensive military structure and with this germany suddenly is also having the possibility to do
actively some military action i think it will how to play always the current good cop and bad cop the good cop is then the european are. army and the bad cop is the nato so i think they will really work arm in arm. now there are some figures figures to juggle with it's been calculated to by the end of this year the us will have spent a total of five point six trillion dollars on wars in afghanistan and iraq and in syria that's triple what the pentagon says it spent and american universities that it means there for the average u.s. taxpayer has footed more than twenty three thousand dollars to pay for their country's lengthy war on terror and the cost looks set to increase to now with nato playing to put more troops on the ground in afghanistan we have decided to increase the number of troops the current level to thirteen thousand the new level would be around sixteen thousand but we have fought now first sixteen years there nonstop
we've lost many thousands of people i think there are fifty six thousand grievously wounded casualties we need a fundamental very fundamental change in our strategy and i think it would be gand to draw down our military presence in many places across the globe the more that we engage in the war on terror the more terrorists we do. thanks be with us this morning if you want to run the world who'd be days going good coming up on these latest talk shows son is already kicking up a bit of a storm in britain's corridors of power even though this particular political veteran series isn't even on a yet it will be soon we'll tell you who his after the break.
here's what people have been saying about rejecting. really. parents better than. the world bank. sent us an email. back. mr simon service for the propaganda outlets of a hostile foreign or talk crissy does indeed given some lack of judgment self-respect and shame even the current leader of the scottish national party expressed. had it been asked which i was in i would've advised them to seek another channel to ear the sure and of course alec is not currently an elected politician and he's free to meet care whatever decisions he wishes to meet well i found that
slightly odd actually because normally the scottish national party the party that both members of is normally pretty cohesive well i think it's very all the situation that we seem to be increasingly in where people want to know platform various individuals in various stations you see all the time news article saying isn't it disgraceful that x. politicians share the platform and somebody or isn't it terrible that why politician turned up on various stations in various countries i believe in a poor old say i believe actually that people should appear or whatever t.v. or radio station or whatever platform they want because it's important to create a sense of dialogue we don't want to be in a position where all we have to get is the b.b.c. said it's worth hearing different opinions and not say for all of its failings does do that well thanks very much the program is on. now but recent stories come in overnight the border between iraq and iran powerful earthquake struck last evening it's no thoughts of claim more than two hundred lives
a further twenty five hundred more have been injured two according to iranian state t.v. it was a seven point three quake on the richter scale happened sunday evening caused buildings to collapse holzman landslides in the mountainous region there too a desperate search for survivors as always the question is going to happen is under way many thought to be trapped under rubble in places the number of casualties is expected to rise tremors were felt in baghdad and even as far as southeast turkey electricity has been cut off in several cities in both iran and iraq of course that's majorly disrupting the ongoing rescue effort as we get more on that throughout the day we'll keep you up to speed on it. elsewhere this morning saudi arabia succumb to pressure from the u.n. and humanitarian organizations now it's announcing it will begin reopening air and sea ports in yemen it comes after. weeklong total blockade of the arab world's poorest country earlier unicef said that four hundred thousand children have been to facing starvation on top of that there's a deadly cholera outbreak making matters so much worse half of those affected the
children under the age of fifteen local doctors and humanitarian organizations have also been increasingly concerned about the dire situation there right now. was it that whole incident with full confidence i can say that these numbers will increase and humankind will face a horrific catastrophe when it will discover one day that it hasn't fulfilled its duty as it should if the catastrophe indeed happens we begin to national community to pressure the coalition food and medicine are not weapons things that have nothing to do with weapons they shouldn't be manipulated riyadh's further or pluck a duly worsen the situation in yemen which is already running out of food medicine and fuel the saudi led coalition claimed its blockade was to stop the alleged flow of weapons to who see rebels from iran after a missile was fired in the saudi capital last week the coalition launched its military operation against rebels back in march twenty fifteen supporting the ousted yemeni government then but of course it's the locals who are suffering the most both from relentless saudi bombing and the blockade as well.
that this was already said then. about. the hardness all. the surveillance getting gotten better at. most valuable there's no logical reason we couldn't sort of take medicine actually deal with issues of cholera there is no logical reason that we couldn't. give food . support to do also aren't starving the only thing that is holding us back is the fact that the saudis and their allies with the help and
support of the united states and the west are putting very effective sort of big. a which no food no medicine gets through no reports of could get through not off the humanitarian organization could operate i mean even united nation cannot have access to these people to stop the sort of these almost small at least look after the innocent people who are facing a starvation disease yes a grim picture of thanks for watching one of your children dead it's approaching eleven twenty seven in the morning moscow time my name is kevin elwood thank you for watching this latest life news update from. what politicians do something. they put themselves on the line to get accepted or
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alone welcome to crossfire for all things considered i'm peter lavelle one hundred years ago russia was consumed by revolution and unprecedented violence it is not an understatement to say the russian revolution or bolster big coup d'etat was the defining moment of the twentieth century how did it change russia and the world. crosstalk in the russian revolution i'm joined by my guest here in moscow geoffrey robertson is a professor of history at university college cork and a member of the royal irish academy well.