donald trump officially recognizes jerusalem as the capital of israel the movie is already being fiercely criticized across the muslim and arab world. and after years of terror i saw no longer holds any territory in syria the russian military says the group has been defeated in that country. plus after months of speculation president putin officially announces his bid for reelection in two thousand and eighteen. are broadcasting live from our studios in moscow this is arch international i'm john thomas glad to have you with us now donald trump has announced of that had the
time has come for the u.s. to officially recognize jerusalem as the capital of israel there has already been a wave of criticism into the proposal across the muslim and arab world trump also gave the green light to moving the american embassy to jerusalem from tel aviv therefore i have determined that it is time to officially recognize jerusalem as the capital of israel. and in twenty four news correspondents george miller and mohamed seem joined us earlier caleb in new york joined and mohamed are in a jerusalem and the west bank. in his remarks donald trump insisted that the usa was still committed to a two state solution he went on to say that he actually wanted a good deal for both the israelis and the palestinians now here's just a selection from what donald trump said when he was trying to justify his decision
this decision is not intended in any way to reflect a departure from our strong commitment to facilitate a lasting peace agreement. we want an agreement that is a great deal for the israelis and a great deal for the palestinians now we've also heard from various allies of the united states in the region turkey a member of nato has been very critical of the decision has as has saudi arabia a longtime u.s. ally which hosted donald trump not long ago now we've also heard some reactions from europe now we know the french leader has called this an illegal action and said that it is a violation of international law. but a final stop to species. must be resolved through guided legal situations between the two parties the status of jerusalem should be determined as a negotiated in a negotiated settlement between the israelis and the palestinians and jerusalem should ultimately form to shan't form
a shared capital now here in the united states israel supporters are certainly jubilant but other parties are quite upset with the decision it's been quite a mixed reaction here in the usa as well so across the planet there's been lots of controversy in response to donald trump's statements but as he reiterated many times during his speech making the announcement he insists that he is still committed to a two state solution so we'll just have to see what further reactions develop ok things kind of let's get some reaction now from the west bank because they're standing patiently is mohammed saying from twenty four thanks very much for coming on mohammed just tell us what's been the reaction in the west bank because donald trump has been selling this is a step towards peace but many people believe it's a step backwards. will soon after u.s. president don't trump concluded his speech president mahmoud abbas in a televised speech an angry speech to be quite honest with you condemned the
decision by the u.s. president and criticize this decision saying that jerusalem will look for ever be an arab. and the capital of the palestinian future state and no one can change its identity these deplorable and unacceptable measures deliberately undermined he suffers and proclaim that the us are abandoning the rule of sponsor of the peace process that they have played over the past decade there has been in minor clashes throughout the west bank and in fact we've heard that there has been some demonstrations in east jerusalem there will be general strike i'm calls for days of rage deferred also reports of demonstrations in jordan and also in. the capital of in front of the u.s. embassy as well as demonstrations a few hundred yards in front of the u.s. consulate in istanbul wide condemned nation throughout the middle east and the muslim world with
a decision that the president don't trump talk by moving the embassy from the city of tel aviv in israel to jerusalem as well as announcing that jerusalem is the capital of israel ok thanks mohammed let's get the israeli perspective now because we can go to donna miller she's in jerusalem i have to say that really across the political spectrum here israeli lawmakers and the majority of the public your support this move the prime minister benjamin netanyahu put out a statement on you tube this is a historic day the president's decision is an important step towards peace for there is no peace that doesn't include jerusalem as the capital of the state of israel he went on to call this a just and courageous decision and he called on other countries to follow suit now it doesn't look at this moment like many other countries will follow suit but overall this is a decision that israelis have been praising now if we look at the israeli arab
lawmakers of course a very different reaction there the head of the major party here that serves in the israeli knesset releasing a statement saying that trump is a quote hater that he is not interested in any kind of peace between israelis and palestinians by making because he's made this kind of move which really destroys he said the chances for peace. the former discussing the situation there earlier politicians around the world have already reacted to trump's decision german chancellor angela merkel british pm a theresa may and e.u. foreign policy chief frederick morgan really have all expressed their disagreement with the move and the german government does not support this move because this date as of duracell them is to be negotiated within the framework of a two state solution we disagree with the u.s. decision to move its embassy to jerusalem and recognize jerusalem as the israeli capital before a final status agreement we believe it is unhelpful in terms of prospects for peace
in the region the european union expresses serious concern about today's announcement by the united states president trump the aspirations of both parties must be fulfilled and a way must be found through negotiations we spoke to hussein from middle east technical university who believes the u.s. and israel will have repercussions to face over this. i think he has taken the risk this time not business risk but political risk and the middle east will be turmoil i think america and american citizens will not have very easy life from now on in the middle east and in many other parts of the earth but this is the decision of the american administration and. only on america can live here just this donald trump is sitting his decision back but this is another process so i would expect.
economic political and social and psychological sounds a lot of problems for the middle east for denies this of america but also for the entire islamic world which composed of fifty seven countries conference of islamic countries. the russian military has announced that syria has been completely liberated from islamic state terrorists but i guess the has the latest. the sioux called islamic state of syria and iraq is a state no more for all intents and purposes says the russian defense ministry it has been destroyed as a fractured iraq still hot spots and isolated pockets with putin added but with the liberation of the west bank of the euphrates river isis has done seven hundred and ninety nine days off to russia got involved in september two thousand and fifteen when isis was arguably at its peak.
please us. when the russian operation began isis held more territory in syria than any other faction two years in a few months on the caliph it has been reduced to clubs to villages and i've been the habits addends it wasn't the russian air force saloon that did this the u.s. led coalition also played a huge pot we've been covering the syrian civil war in depth before isis even had its name before jihad hijacked the rebel schools here are some of the more memorable moments filmed by my colleagues and i. are.
this is the ad based in the talkie from which russian jets. against this targets here in syria. whether it's. the. well it's all ready to go it's a moment's notice. it's quite incredible to be standing here in the power of this as a decade since fifteen of palmira. people around the world feed would be reduced to dust in this amphitheater laid down by the romans or most two thousand years ago that isis staged one of its sickest massacres the russian military considers it the
crown in jewel of the operation here in syria. you can see had just some of the impressive military hardware that isis have in the possession that has made the battle for palmeiro so tough when extremely close to isis positions less than two kilometers away and. were is a syrian artillery position overlooking the industrial quarter of their resort the
battle is said to be fierce isis fired back as we filmed shells began falling well around. we ran but the syrian batteries kept firing. life in did as order is still far from normal but at least they will be starving to death and the more. well timidly it wasn't russian or american jets that played the decisive role in this these victory belongs to the syrians thousands and thousands who fought and died to defeat isis those who stood up to jihad even when it seemed nothing could stop them unfortunately it's unlikely that this land here any isis
fighters have escaped or god on the ground the sleeper cells will terrorize the world for years to come but now they'll no longer have a caliphate to fight for with russia saying i saw has it been essentially driven out of syria there is still the question of what to do with the groups remaining fighters in neighboring countries including iraq from their arteries even just on the reports. russia has effectively expressed its outright willingness to join the u.s. led coalition against deisel the very same coalition that has been conducting air strikes against terrorists both in syria and iraq now of course russia has yet to hear back from washington on this but donald trump has already made a statement and a rather peculiar one in relation to the russia's announcement today the u.s. president has praised the fact that quote i still has been knocked out of syria and
knocked out of iraq and just geographically speaking this may leave one wondering where i still has been knocked out too because i still can't really flee to say saudi arabia or to iran or to jordan i still only fleas either from iraq to syria or vice versa and we've already seen such cases for example when washington was pounding eisel in mosul they ran over the border and became a pain in the neck for both russian and syrian forces and now with moscow and damascus giving i still a pounding well their only escape route is back to iraq or just to get to the border and so this i should say fluid situation kind of stresses the fact stresses the need of cooperation between the two militaries between the russian and the u.s. military but there is no love lost between them really the relationship was already very strained as the russian announcement about the almost fall about the de facto
victory over iceland syria has already seen some disagreement as the pentagon has said that they choose to respectfully disagree with the russians and the russians have the russian military has responded with concern that this is just a pretext to leave u.s. forces on the ground in syria even after the operation even after the victory over i saw it will be really interesting to see how all of this unfolds especially. he with the u.s. state secretary still is in the meeting of the russian top diplomat sergey lavrov. to discuss the situation in syria where now joined to live by daniel pipes founder and president of middle east forum thanks for being with us here on our team international. is so interesting situation here trump says that it was the u.s. led coalition which toppled isis but at the same time the pentagon says that they
will keep the troops in syria as long as they need so what is the point of that if isis is no longer a force in syria. while there are many problems in syria not just isis let's assume for the moment that isis is finished just to give a little more mopping up but there are still so many problems in the country somebody's wife still things. i think it's wise to keep some presence there. you bring up a good point that there's more to meet the eye in terms of the syrian conflict it's a mess of a grander scale but if we go down the rabbit hole just a little bit further if the u.s. troops stay on the ground in syria what will this mean for the country's stability . syria has been the most horrid humanitarian war situation in the world
for some six years almost seven years now. much of it has been ravaged a substantial part of the population has been killed in the flood within the country side of the borders of the country it is you told us. the elimination of isis is a positive step to be sure but it is a small step there there's still so many factions that are fighting there. somebody else who is a monk outside actors turks saudi is the culture of the americans the british the russians the iranians but it's far from the zone this is the step so it makes sense that all the parties to the fighting will still retain some presence they're going to have something about the future of the country. it seems to me a good step that there is at least in this olive branch of this overture of some sort for russia the united states to start working together russia's foreign
minister sergey lavrov and u.s. secretary of state tillerson will meet in vienna on thursday i believe to discuss the syria situation what i've come to expect from that meeting will it be more of the same that we have been seeing a kind of head to head loggerheads if you will or will there be some sort of a compromise. i expect they'll still be loggerhead at loggerheads because the russians are alone and withdraw and the americans are against iran since the extent to which the russians are with the americans against it's not really possible really agreement between moscow and washington. you know the more we talk about this the more than we realize that it's a much bigger mess that needs a lot of attention thanks for being with us here on our team for nationals. daniel pipes founder and president of the middle east forum. right now that i'm
so when you want to be president and she. want to be. that you'd like to be this is what will befall treatable people. i'm interested always in the water our. friends should. talk about international live moscow so let me put in has officially announced his bid for the two thousand and eighteen presidential election in russia as details. it was widely expected that lattimer putin would decide to run for reelection next year however he has played coyle on the topic so many times i in recent months and one contact but wonder whether he was genuinely conflicted on whether to run for the presidency again or whether he was just being really good at keeping a secret and playing the media nevertheless we were put out of our misery when he
said this but you grams of what i need you for your support yes i will present my candidacy for the president of the russian federation. my super bowl sure thank you for your reaction but first of all for your loss. and i was rumored that this big announcement would come earlier in the day when he attended a volunteers forum here in moscow in fact i was here ready and waiting to bring you the breaking news of his decision however he played quite once again and also seemed to seek validation from the audience there and they seemed very clear on what decision he should make. your point and shoot you if i make such a decision. and the people close to you support it.
but it still should prove to be an interesting race over the coming weeks and months with quite an eclectic mix of candidates throwing their hats into the ring one of the most prominent being a stop child she's considered to be the russian paris hilton and what's also quite interesting about her is that she and t. putin she's attended opposition rallies and she's promised to unite people against vladimir putin is the first time we've seen any woman and to the race for the presidency in russia in fourteen years and of course there are the usual suspects as well including the liberal democratic party had a bloody mir she were not scare the communist party is again r.d. do. on of the liberal yabloko parties grigori yavlinsky up five also business on but boris titov who is from the party of growth he has pledged to champion the rights of entrepreneurs so quite an eclectic mix that for the russian people to think that teeth into the head of the elections in march next year also spoke with
gary about this he is the managing editor of the news website of the dren dot com trickles. president putin will be all too aware of the unfinished challenges that remain ahead and that will certainly remain after march of next year these include further consolidation and cooperation of the one by one road project of which russia is incredibly important it includes finalizing the peace process that russia has instigated for the syrian arab republic finding a last thing peaceful solution for the free people of donbass finding a peaceful solution to the our. nagorno karabakh conflict as well as using the momentum of the brics and other international bodies like the shanghai cooperation organization to dollar rise the rising east and south as people tend to call them this will include making the gold system more centered in asia rather
than in europe and north america it may include increased trade will certainly include i should say increased trade in national currencies between partners in southeast asia and europe asia even africa in some cases especially if we're talking about metallic standards we're talking the russian federation is going to introduce a crypto ruble next year joining venezuela being the only two countries to officially have the crypto currency and then of course there's the matter of increasing people's wages without damaging inflation so all of these very important things are on the table of any president and it seems that flooded near putin wants to ask the russian people for their trust so that he can continue to work on all these incredibly crucial matters. for me i'll be back in about thirty five minutes the former get your news you are watching at international.
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