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russia broke so u.s. draw for a solution of the un extending a chemical weapons program in syria choosing the panel of bias. also this hour french unions hold rallies across the country against president micron's controversial labor reforms. meantime media outlets funded by the us government are told they may have to reduce the risk for an agency in russia the move mirrors similar requirements imposed on america. as we hear from an activist who was jailed for terrorism off to be released thousands of animals from a far far will have more about this out.
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there welcome to all the international live from moscow and daniel who just going through here in the russian capital review are welcome to the program now russia has vetoed a us trough resolution at the u.n. on extending the work of a joint probe into a deadly chemical incident in syria earlier this year. has the details meeting began with the united states putting forward a resolution to extend the work of the joint investigative mechanism to continue its work looking into allegations in syria well the vote was taken and russia blocked it as a permanent member of the security council russia blocked this resolution put forward by the united states we then heard from nikki haley the u.s. ambassador to united nations and she was not happy with russia this is what she said. russia has acted to obstruct these investigations many times but today it strikes a deep glow russia has killed the joint investigative mechanism which has overwhelming
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support of this council and by a lemonade in our ability to identify the attackers russia has undermined our ability to deter future attacks. now later in the meeting russia and bolivia were able to put forward a resolution that would have extended the work of the joint investigative mechanism but restricted it and urged it to operate in what they called a more reliant and scientific manner and this resolution put forward by russia and bolivia was also vetoed it was voted down at the council it was blocked by the united states so this is this is what was said by the russian ambassador to the united nations this was this was was his response to russia's proposed resolution to extend the investigation being blocked not you would you know could you proceed on the basis of an investigation which does not withstand scrutiny is derived from evidence of unclear origin and it's wound apart like a house of codes the joint infests mechanism has imposed guilty sentence and the
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entire state of syria security council meeting concluded with the investigation of the joint investigative mechanism of the o.p.c. w. the investigation into chemical weapons in syria going to expire no extension was agreed upon now this is in response to the chemical attack the alleged chemical attack in qana shaikh eighty people were killed back in april with sarin nerve gas that was used in conch shell koon now when that chemical attack took place the world had no evidence no information had been gathered but immediately we heard u.s. officials blame the syrian government the usa then unleashed fifty nine tomahawk cruise missiles against a syrian government air base this is what we heard from u.s. officials before any facts that even been gathered. over time now live to be believe you know to the u.n. to thanks so much for joining us great to have you on the program now of this
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resolution believe you or your country was the only one to join russia in voting against the u.s. trough china and egypt of course abstained from the vote could you tell us why you decided to take that step. well. thank you for having me first of all let me say at the outset that believe me are so all the countries of my region we condemn the use of chemical weapons and we want the ones who are responsible of the use of chemical weapons to be held accountable because this is a crime against all the principles of the of the united nations we want to get a resolution because that resolution didn't represent the what we need for joining us tell ye a mechanism to to to do there are many many members of the council that has the how to stress the their concerns regarding how the join investigative mechanism has
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been. an issue in this last report so we made a proposal there was another draft that was initially submitted by russia and china with some specific concerns for instances. really just to give you an example we really believe that the investigation should be done in secret so if we talk about the attack the l.h. tie clean link i should call so the g.m. the joint investigate the mechanism a should go to that place and to collect evidence in order to have a more transparent independent and complete investigation we are really worried because today the security council wasn't showing the best that dear it could do. but we are still hopeful that sooner than later we will have an agreement and will extend their mandate of the joint investigative mechanism and that's why we believe that it we should engage in more negotiations and avoid these kind of situations in
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which there is finger pointing or blame in one or or other countries. you mentioned some of the other ambassadors you spoke to they had some concerns about the the methodology of the report as well and yet they voted with the u.s. on that position and they rejected the proposal to put the russian resolution back on the table for a vote why do you think that was the case why do you think the russian proposal didn't get more support. well but you this really a matter of. i think two things one if they're there alignment of some countries regard in their own interests and the other one and there are of course issues relation with how each country sees how g.m. should work there are differences different approaches to that but i think there's
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a common ground the common ground is that there should be investigations on the ones that commit this kind of war crimes should be held accountable if the nations there are around the table the one of the security council are united it means that there should be compromise that should they should engage in negotiation they should try to accommodate the interests of. all of them i think there is still some hope for that to be achieved this is a very important issue not just for the council of not just for syria or the u.s. or russia but although for the whole world the use of these kind of weapons are really. should be eradicated from from from our world and. we for us it's a particular important issue because we remember and we keep in our mind what happened on april the seventh when the u.s. violated international law. they took
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a unilateral action and they attacked a syrian base so it is a complex issue and we believe that at the end of the way it should be an independent and professional. body that should investigate these kind of our locations i'd like to go back a few months to april earlier this year you notoriously held up play a picture of colin powell at the u.n. referring of course to the u.s. claims of w m d's in iraq and a lot up. invasion back in two thousand and three this is a slightly different perhaps you ation but in both cases people have argued that the us has jumped to conclusions perhaps or. used evidence which is questionable that's been some criticism of this do you feel history is repeating itself in some ways. yes the thing is that. mainly the united
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states they if they cannot control the organ of the united nations they don't want to be part of it. a number of examples they now are attacking the human rights council because they cannot control the human rights council they don't want the international criminal court to investigate. the how their troops to behave in afghanistan for instances they are not part of the international criminal court so they do what they do they cannot control they try to destroy and. that's what's really happening and stop in think their security council for reaching a. agreement on this particular issue we were of course and we are against unilateral actions what the united states did in an april past april is really is a violation of the of the united nations charter of its principles it goes against
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of everything that this organization it stands for and i wonder if the united states would or would approve a mechanism to investigate a unilateral actions where instances i doubt it so if we are enough fifteen member states body then still should be as i said before a compromise from from all of them in order to again accommodate their perspectives and interests to try to uphold the the principles of the united nations charter. you mentioned a compromise there which seems to be a very key thing that is currently missing obviously there's been a lot of very heated rhetoric a lot of you know political statements thrown about today a lot of tension in the security council meeting fundamentally though this is about getting justice for those people that were killed and injured in a province after that incident do you think the opportunity to bring those people
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justice has now disappeared with this latest stalemate will we ever find out the truth about what happened. i mean i think that's that's the core issue now of the beat our position is that there should be independent impartial professional technical investigation of what happened the report that g.m. has issued a few weeks ago that x. has been. criticised by many members of the council there are many technical issues that haven't been met so now we have the challenge to strengthen the work of g.m. in terms of achieving i say said an independent and complete investigation that's a necessary step in order to achieve justice and to end impunity we believe it will keep on working in terms of upholding international law. i mean
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eradicating working in order to eradicate this the use of chemical weapons it is really. one of the. most horrendous crimes not. any one could imagine it's really started in the twenty first century we are still talking about this issue and there are still big themes of further the use of chemical weapons like to just ask a broader question regarding the u.s. policies toward syria have you seen in your opinion any change in starts towards the syrian conflict from the obama to the trump administration. while. i think that there are mixed signals regarding syria. in the obama administrations i remember one of their official said that bashar al assad was
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a dead man walking then in this. administration they said that they are not seeking regime change now that they say that such you not play any role in in the future of syria it's really difficult to to to have a conclusion on that but the fact is that the evil is that the united states had in the region as a whole he's a negative one we cannot talk about i mean syria we don't talk about. iraq where we don't vote for a long talk about terrorism but we all know that if the had not taken place i mean the invasion and in one thousand of two thousand and three had not taken place then we might not be in talking about ice's right now and the policies of regime change that the united states and some of their allies were imposing even syria in libya besides i mean. iraq i called seen all these.
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fragility in the region and this of course turbulence war. the flood of refugees and i think that's something that we need to discuss we need to discuss the root causes of conflict and one of them is the unilateral interventions the other one is the policy of regime change and the other is trying to unify nine's these groups are opposing this case the syrian government and i think that the if there is if it is true that the new one all the contras are fighting against terrorism then dirt should be that kind of. the problems are the misunderstandings for that are that we are facing. in the security council and some other places the united states ambassador to the u.n. nikki haley she warned after the council vote that we will do it again if we must that's in reference to obviously the action we saw back the strike against the
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syrian. there is a willingness to take unilateral action seemingly from the u.s. even though trump and putin agreed summit on some common ground do you think there is perhaps a bit of a mixed signals coming from the u.s. with regards to future steps on corporation in syria with isis obviously on the verge of defeat. there are mixed signals and i think that the united states acts with arrogance in many of these cases. i think that if they are part of the united nations if they are are they then if it from being a permanent member of the security council with the right to veto for instance that you they've benefit from being in the more sensitive to control the most sensitive and most important bodies of the of the united nations they should also uphold its principles and. the united nations charter and the united nations charter
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prohibits a unilateral actions there against those who are against the international law. i mean they act as if they're there was they are above the law and that really we consider national system is a threat as a real threat to the international peace and security a pretty the moral is has said. recently that not just in terms of unilateral actions but also the way the united the united states government is facing for instance is climate change. of becoming one of the warst if not the wars thread that humanity faces right now ok such a guarantee believe it about set out to the united nations thanks for joining us on the program today were appreciate your time i can say what's again.
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ok for some insight now on this story let's bring in nicholas they've used is the author of the book blood on our hands the american invasion and destruction of iraq thanks for joining us so that if you listened just now to the interview with the. believe in a master to the u.n. he had quite a few interesting points on what went on today in a very heated session of the rhetoric flying around on that security council discussion i mean what's your take on this why do you think the u.s. and russia failed yet again to agree on an issue which really should be a non issue should be a point of contact and cooperation. yeah well it's very hard to understand what has gone wrong with the o.p.c. . investigation here i mean the inspectors. didn't go within one hundred kilometers of the site presumably because it's too dangerous for them because that area is controlled by rebels linked to al qaida.
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and yet they trusted the same rebels to gather samples and. have custody of of all the physical evidence. that that they then examined so which is you know a complete violation of the o.p.c. w.'s rules for for handling materials like that and for conducting an investigation . so clearly. you know and then in the report they issued they they nord. seemingly ignored all the contrary evidence that suggested the might have been some other cause. you know these deaths of eighty three people. possibly a bomb hitting another building nearby that was storing pesticides that's one of
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the theories. but clearly this this is not you know this is know what the world expects the o.p.c. w. or of the u.n. security council when you know you know when when these. you know when the world signs an international treaty and establishes an agency to investigate an incident like this. we expect to be able to to rely on it took to conduct its investigations with integrity. and to hear from. experts from all sides and from diff or all points of view and this clearly didn't happen i mean there are american experts. challenging this here spray and john gilbert. who used to work for the. defense department i believe
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and. and so. really we have not had the kind of investigation of this incident that all those ambassadors sitting in the security council should be demanding and should expect. back in twenty fifteen of course russia supports the creation of the investigative mechanism but this is the second time they've. already in syria if you like nikki haley is accused of killing the georgia risk of mechanism with this latest veto do you think we'll ever get to the bottom of what actually happened in a lib or is the investigation now any possible truth seeking mechanism effectively dead in the water after this latest disagreement. i don't know this i mean this just seems to be poisoned by. you know what people are calling
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a new cold war between the united states and russia and the that really frankly. you know the hostility seems to be coming much more from the americans than the russians had and but is this this really this really threatens the whole world we've got the two. the two countries with more than ninety percent of nuclear weapons in the world that seem to be on a collision course. and you know at the same time we have a crisis on the korean peninsula. where sensually. the north koreans don't believe they have come to believe that the only way they can keep their own people safe is to develop weapons that threaten the lives of millions of americans and you know really i think we have to acknowledge that this is just a real breakdown in. the rule of of international law
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in the world and that this has really developed. for the most part since september the eleventh and since. the u.s. invasions of afghanistan and iraq and really serial u.s. acts of aggression against country after country for which there's really been no legal or political accountability whatsoever and where you know with our deeds stabilizing so much of the world and this is simply should be unexceptable to or as i say all those other ambassadors in the security council and the rest the rest of the world you know that the international community writ large needs to assert some all authority here and say they are not going to lead
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they are not going to follow the so-called leadership of the united states that is just leading to war and chaos all right so we have time for like so much for in southern italy as dave you saw through blood on our hands the american invasion of destruction overall times that i thought internationals not all rights activists in the u.s. is pushing for legal reform off he was jailed on a terrorism charge that story and more will have off to break. every single minute there's a new drug for some fabulous days like shakey like center that they make when they get a grant from corrupt congressmen in america billions of dollars and the side effect is always make. me and do what you know flags and do six because you look at that you say oh it's a farm
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a caucus is. going to rise security a few sides all the security to your own someone when. they don't want to be killed know when your guy calls a woman what i've decided to do. is much more difficult to do it to do you know. the program now the russians and russian justice ministry has sent letters to two u.s. funded media outlets they've notified them that i may soon be labeled as foreign
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agents this of course is a response to being forced to register as a forward agent in america some are called house well the new legislation targets u.s. funded outlets including voice of america radio free europe and its other regional branches this comes only a few days after r.t. america was forced to register as a foreign agent or have all of their assets frozen russian r t have been regular topics of discussion at various hearings in the us discussing alleged russian interference in. the two thousand and sixteen election but until this very day there has been no evidence to substantiate any of these claims under the foreign agents registration act our team america will now have to disclose its finances provide regular reporting on its activities all within forty eight hours they'll also have to add a disclaimer on all of its work the ministries latest decision is a mere response to washington's recent crackdown on our teeth and its measures are similar to those required under fair and clearing disclosing finances and providing
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evidence of editorial independence but this is the first time that russia has specified a list of companies that could possibly be designated as foreign agents but we're actually still waiting for the official announcement. out of all rights activists in the u.s. is pushing for legal reform off he was jailed for using thousands of animals from kevin johnson spent three years behind bars on charges including terrorism we interviewed him on altie two thousand and thirteen a close friend of mine tyler lang and i and thirty east for coming cranch in northern illinois for thirty six years of the facility that was imprisoning and killing manc killing children within the sight and smell of their mothers all for fashion and so we entered the facility we opened all the cages in the facility to free two thousand mink and saved their lives and we painted the words liberation is love on a barn to demonstrate that we weren't trying to threaten anybody we were trying to have
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a message of compassion when we were arrested we were sentenced under state law for possession of burglary tools we were already doing time for the crime in the illinois state and the federal government intervened to indict us under this terrorism legislation you know which ended up being a nightmare and i was in prison for three years. so for us for the so you can get more on the ball stories on our website or on dot com we're back with more global headlines in about half an hour. joe. good. to.
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see. what politicians do something good. to put themselves on the line. to get accepted or rejected. so when you want to express an injury. or some one of the brits. what's it like to be for us that's what will befall us three in the morning can't be good that i'm interested always in the waters of the. first sitting. i would see him you don't have any protection for blowers at all if you do have to . thank the public sector as well as in the private sector that information would have to be. made public and that actually puts pressure on the
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parliament to become more on this. in favor of the public. is said to be a reformer and anti-corruption drive others say differently saudi arabia is experiencing a life threatening crisis that could ignite a region wide conflict and the trumping ministrations appears to be on board. this is boom bust broadcasting around the world from washington d.c.
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