tv Cross Talk RT November 13, 2017 11:30am-11:57am EST
his first formal talks with president deter the summit of regional leaders. to heap praise on each other on the streets of the philippine capital the american leader did not receive the warmest of welcomes. the hundreds gathered again in manila earlier in the day following sunday's violent demonstrations against his visits police and cold water company selling weapons. to the summit though if there is one thing that should be second nature to donald trump out such gatherings it is of course not presidential one shake of his but it proved to be quite a challenge when he took to the stage with his fellow leaders. right over left one two three.
yeah it took a little bit more effort than perhaps he was expecting but he got there in the end and then furnace to trump he wasn't the only leader to struggle with it was for the more important business of the us leaders been positioning himself as a peacemaker in the region he's been offering to mediate in the territorial disputes over the resource laden china sea. well the disagreement over the area and fall of several countries both law and see are contested an estimated five trillion dollars worth of trade passes through the route every year the president of the philippines frederick will deter to how this warning earlier for those seeking influence in the region. one has would like us to come from china and the rest of the world on so many issues the south china sea is better left untouched nobody can afford to go to war taking a look now at donald trump the latest attempt at promoting his peace keeping
services abroad here's richard or. u.s. president donald trump the mediator and arbitrator or at least outside 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 mediator 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 increasingly close relationship with iran as their reasons trump though claimed he was ready to roll up his sleeves and sorted out i can help mediate between carter and in particular the u.a.e. and saudi arabia i would be willing to do so and i think you'd have a deal worked out very quickly i think it's something that's going to get solved fairly easily but nearly six months since the fallout nobody's talking. so if mediations not proving his forte what about ruffling up those crises already settled 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 is not up to any single country to terminate
president of united states as many powers not this one when. i'm saying 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 posted hate achieve what his predecessors failed to what had all of us are going to be able to have done 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 top 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 if we make the greatest missiles in the world greatest minds in the world where it is commercial and so we would like to buy from us as little doubt trumps the good businessman but also we also in the beginning would anyone call him a good mediator and all the trade to let the rich altie. well. donald trump's offers are more about scoring points for the u.s. than actually finding diplomatic solutions. i mean he. look at what he has been doing what he has been saying everything is calculated.
it's all. sort of tangible gains for the united states but that horses. for countries dealing with the united states because he was american first american always wins. the other parties may lose. sees. the activities in terms of monetary gains in terms of economic gains. something wall in tripoli to the group will commons. to another headline story vis russia and the kurdish military have come to an unprecedented deal that could allow dozens of children to be brought home after their parents travel to syria to join us with more from the country. with isis now on its last legs flights like this becoming
a regular thing russian citizens looting the wives and children of isis fighters being collected wherever they're found they've surrendered or been captured and taken back to russia to rejoin their families it isn't often that a high ranking syrian these it's the russian base in syria but this is a special exception. tens of thousands of foreigners joined isis among them the wives and children of jihad this flaw to the caliphate from dozens and dozens of countries many came from russia nineteen russian speaking woman along with twenty six children were being held by the y.p. they came from all around from rocka their heads or. it took time to confirm their identities and to secure their release. but when the fast tried to
flee police and imprisoned in total they were taken to prison on three separate occasions the last time they didn't release my father and after march they said he died it was horrible. and i was in my bombs were falling on us like right and carnage the worst is now behind them it won't be easy readjusting to life in their home countries and most have family relatives who are more than willing to help when all is said and done there is some responsibility to be taken here most of these women came to syria voluntarily and not they may yet have to answer for the damage isis has ruled it 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
a pad. meanwhile in neighboring iraq an r.t. team has been working on an orphanage where children of suspected fighters were left stranded unfaithfully with the help of our viewers we managed to reunite many of them with their families. so. you got that more who was. with them and you by now. know we're.
not. just. you know. fronts is considering changing the law to fix the age of consent to thirteen years old it follows the acquittal of a man who was charged with raping a low level year old girl he was only able to be prosecuted for rape because there was no evidence that what took place was not consensual charlotte dubin ski spoke
to me earlier on the story. well the thirty year old man was acquitted of raping the eleven year old girl when he was twenty two years old this is a case it's been in the court system for some time in france now and the fact that he was acquitted of raping this eleven year old girl has caused absolute controversy here in france people describing an eleven year old child as being innocent as being unable to give consent to sex but happy that a child at the age of thirteen could be able to say yes or no to having scandalous proposal governments or media what do you have inside your head france will become a tourist destination for pedophilia thirteen years still too young why do we absolutely want our kids to grow up so fast let them be children fifteen sixteen years is an age reasonable for sex questions well it's not just the only case of its kind here in france just in the last few months another man was acquitted of
raping another eleven year old girl and at the time we spoke to some children's charities who were absolutely outraged at the court system here in france could deem that a child that young could give consent for sexual relations now one other time when we spoke to them they demanded that there be an immediate change in the law but they suggest that that lowest age to presume consent should be fifteen and certainly not the thirteen that's now being scuffed by french ministers almost two dozen e.u. member states sign a defense perc the code pave the way towards a unified europe in military we go in-depth on that story and more after this.
i fear that we may see the iranians taking the first steps towards restarting the nuclear 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 the deal this is automatically putting the united states on it or simply to. cut. kinda funny. how. many.
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let's return now with a story that could have wide consequences the creation of a unified european army could file speed becoming a reality twenty three european union member states have signed a new joint defense pact called pest it's being promoted by the big names in the block france germany under europe correspondent peter all of our takes us through what this could all mean for the block from no. permanent security cooperation or pascoe is essentially in layman's terms a military agreement it would allow the free movement across borders across national borders of military hardware and personnel without them having to be stopped to be checked its architects say it's being drawn up in response to the threats posed by terror organizations and by russia it is worth noting though that
two of the big boys at the european table in france and germany have very different ideas about how they see us go operating in reality france well they say that they wanted to be a much smaller force a much more targeted force that fits with current french military operations that are in that are under way where is germany here in berlin they're saying it should be a more all encompassing group which its critics have said could make it less effective the whole idea behind pascoe and what it may lead to a european army were expedited talks on these were expedited following the vote in two thousand and sixteen by the united kingdom to say that they were going to leave the european union the u.k. had long been an opponent of an e.u. army we're expecting now hear from yen stoltenberg the nato secretary general a little later on to find out what he has to say about what federica mocker a need the e.u.
foreign minister in all intents and purposes says is a historic day when it comes to european defense will eat use foreign policy chief federica mongering did say on monday morning that more than fifty military projects have already been proposed by the e.u. countries that defense perks being touted as a new nato buy sell but critics warn it will be a strategic disaster. i think it's definitely another step in the wrong direction because of cause there has been quite a nation among the elements of said european countries by defense purposes but overall this has taken place in the context of nato and there is no real difference because the policies which have been. persuaded and this last period of time much confrontation against russia the nato build up so i think it is to be seen in this context and definitely it's not it's not tempting which should be seen as some kind
of separate whatever 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 a defensive military structure and with this germany suddenly it's also having the possibility to do actively some military action i think it will how to play always the cart good cop and bad cop the good cop is then the european army and the bad cop is the nato so i think they will really work arm in arm. talking t.v. now the former first minister of scotland is our tease new is talk show host but the first episode to air this thursday here so quick preview of what's in store in the alex salmond show it's not just the street political show is about people and past now it is of the day and find out something about the the characters behind
the public face of these personalities and what they've got to say perhaps even the issues which are not. normally released to their to their their business or their political political views i mean i think that's of interest as well to see something of the human being behind the public figure are you not afraid of been hosts in the rush of the program taking into consideration all their publications on the media. attention to russia today a kind of anticipated question i thought maybe from the son of the daily mail but a bit on the other side the other adequate scan back through the. russia today broadcasting and a counted fifty elite but m.p.'s that the tory m.p.'s fourteen s m b m p seven liberals fission fien to do you'd be in the green of all appear on russia today programs so you know. if it's good enough for john mcdonnell jeremy corbin diane
abbott john redwood crispin blunt liam fox ian black for vince cable and carlin look at this that i can probably. stand there the criticism that the they experienced as well he's already having to withstand the sort of criticism he was expecting with headlines bashing alex salmond's choice to appear here in our british daily the times for example did not or buying. mr salmon service for the propaganda outlets of a hostile foreign or talk receive does indeed evinced our lack of judgment self-respect and shame well even the current leader of the scottish national party salman's own party of course she expressed her die. the nost which i was and i would've advised them to seek another channel to the sure and of course alec is not currently an elected politician a nice fee to meet care whatever decisions he wishes to meet well i found that slightly odd actually because normally the scottish national party the party of the
both members of a 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 say disgraceful the x. politician show the platform and somebody or isn't it terrible that wide politician turned up on various stations in various countries i believe in a plurality 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 for all of its failings those do that. so do you really are has succumbed to pressure from the united nations unhuman and terry in organizations as an annoyance as it will begin reopening her un seaports in yemen it comes after a week long total blockade of the nation earlier unicef said that four hundred
thousand children in yemen are facing starvation on top of the there is a deadly cholera outbreak for those affected are children under the age of fifteen local doctors and humanitarian organizations have also been increasingly concerned by the dire situation in that country. was that 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 beg the international community to pressure the coalition food and medicine not weapons the things that has nothing to do with weapons they shouldn't be manipulated well yemen which is the purpose country of the hour of world 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 hoochie rebels from iran after
a missile was fired at the saudi capital last week the coalition launched its military operation against the rebels in march twenty fifteen supporting the ofsted yemeni government but it's the locals who are suffering the most both from relentless. my colleague andrew farmer is just off camera ready to come in here three minutes time stay with r.t. international. they are. the boss zero. zero.
thank you. i mean you called me a useful idiot useful idiot useful idiots were expressing my opinions on t.v. there are thousands of us doing it behind his record is a simple strategy we attack person instead of talking about what's next why stop me from getting this close to the white house i'm with a group code pink why not ban the color pink one hour stretch beyond the right i should be sent to the town because i'm to try to break me on the wheel but out with my long time of this sort of nonsense you don't scare me and i'll continue to voice my opinion i'll continue to speak out i'm in good company i'm in good company you give me you want to do this because we're free thinkers.
in the philippines where he is being met by protests. like you know. the u.s. president is again offering to help mediate in the region's conflicts as he dives into the china sea dispute. between moscow and the kurdish military dozens of russian speaking children safe from syria parents joined islamic state. in france's official.