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it was difficult. because prime minister exposed twenty three russian diplomats from britain in retaliation for the kremlin's alleged involvement in the poisoning of a former russian intelligence agent and his daughter despite police having declared no suspects. to speak out there is no alternative conclusion other than that the russian state was culpable for the attempted murder of mr scott powell and his daughter under the vienna convention the united kingdom will now expel twenty three russian diplomats who have been identified as undeclared intelligence officers react song britain's measures calling them unacceptable and unjustified while promising a retaliatory response. and human rights advocates call on the u.s. congress to reject trump's new pick for cia director over her involvement in the
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teligent say agencies torture program. just turned eleven pm as well as the fourteenth of march she watching out international with me kevin owen here in moscow and the news dominating our coverage as you would expect again is what's happening between the u.k. and russia the standoff ongoing this breaking news on that as a speaker as a u.n. security council emergency meeting taking place in new york it was called earlier by britain and the u.k. within the last hour accused russia of breaching the international chemical weapons convention in new york recently across all this mopin. again as you'd expect. a heated response from britain there the rights or wrongs of it nevertheless this happened on british soil how serious are these allegations being put russia and where do you think it's going to go tonight. well it's
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a tense scene here at the u.n. security council now this is an emergency meeting of the fifteen member body that leads the united nations and it was convened by britain and we it began with the u.k. ambassador and he made some very strong statements about russia he essentially accused russia of carrying out what he called an unlawful use of force this is the u.k. representative. as the president for more of this we can conclude that russia is in serious breach of the chemical weapons convention through its failure to declare the no visual program this fact alone means you should discount any arguments you hear about the possibility of of a countries having inherited this technology. now the u.k. representative who called the emergency meeting was then followed up by the u.s. representative nikki haley now nikki haley not only made reference to allegations against russia about the recent incident but she further fit it into
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a wider narrative she made allegations against the syrian government she even mention north korea and she fit into a wider narrative about russia's role in the world and this is this is what we heard from nikki haley the representative of the united states. a growing concern and all of this dangerous and destabilizing activity is russia. russia failed to ensure syria destroyed its chemical weapons program russia killed the joint investigative mechanism when it found the side liable for chemical attacks russia used its veto to shield assad five times last year. it has also provided cover for syria in the hague at the organization for the prohibition of chemical weapons. now it is a tense atmosphere inside the security council as both the usa and the u.k. have made some very strong allegations against russia now different countries are
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speaking the many meeting is continuing and we are expecting a response when the russian envoy addresses the fifteen member bodies so all eyes are on the security council a very tense scene now we'll be keeping you updated here on r.t. . new york times for for now look at the list of who's due to speak there at the security council number of spoken already it's currently chart of the speaking it seems like every city in the bones of the russian representative to the u.n. security council will be talking imminently in fact just looking at maybe pretty much looks like yes indeed we can go across now to the u.n. security council it looks like china has just wrapped up or about to hand to the russian represented first cross over live see what happens because when you listen to mr president this morning mr president yesterday. the security forces have circulated to it a letter from the british prime minister who after going to the united kingdom
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requested to close consultations we held was opposed to we asked the president of their security council to change the format of their meeting and change it from close consultations to an open briefing. and we did this not just not without thinking we did this because we wanted to make sure that everyone should see what is happening here in the last month because in a letter which one hundred. company legally responsible statements of the river and women which it is even difficult for me to comment all using diplomatic for can be alone it contains three. rhett's a sovereign state two words a permanent member security council which is at variance with international law and the chapters of two two point four of the un charter your good will for you and i would like to understand the following do our petition colleagues understand this.
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and the first question that we want to put is this secure and why he said that they were present of the united kingdom by dragging this issue into the security council where you can and the same time of day ignore all the procedures which in london in line with their own international commitments has to abide by it namely involving the spin specialized organizations richard you have a photo where you are the looking about the use of a toxic chemical on british soil. we. see that the answer to this is you know that as obvious the reason this is being dragged into the security council because they do understand the real experts of the genuine experts on chemical weapons they are in there and in the hague and those of experts will not be convinced by their arguments in other words there are afraid of having
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a real genuine professional discussion of this topic they all this shows. the initiators of this meeting a very being guided by something completely different and he's getting rid of the russians that had a ration thinks it is completely unacceptable to go last will there be news to launch undersea justified accusations as contained in the letter from theresa may day to thirteenth of march to the secretary general of the un have you noticed the it states that we had something to do with the use of toxic agents and salzburg would be one and we were given a little timid ultimatum and required requested in twenty four hours to admit that we committed a crime of in other words confess. we so i mean we. do not speak the language of ultimatums we do not use our language with anyone and we will not allow to be spoken to in that language either but we are polite it is not
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so much when and if you go marching we did to send a note to the foreign office to be where we reaffirm that we had nothing to do with this incident to go fast and asked for this samples of the substance being used and also as we were joint investigation all the more so since one of the people who impacted was a russian national this request was refused when you bring in other words historical atmosphere is being created by london and also being completely nontransparent and this really we saw today the announcement of the russian diplomats have being expelled and by the by the whole blatter all relations are being frozen i want to ask my u.k. colleague whether this applies to the un as well. we also saw an announcement about a prepared cyber attack against russia we would like to warned that this is not that this will not remain without reaction on a large we are going to balance to make the following conclusion with
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a result that the authorities of the u.k. are interested in quote in finding the truth last year they're guided by something else they're using the propaganda war from ways of recent years and they are trying to thus influence the public which is very easy to influence and not felt educate it was a given about you know this does not have any facts without that i am other than the absence of substantiated claim that there is a russian phrase in all of this this is not the first time why would you believe me when manana a russian nationals in the u.k. or people from russia in the. u.k. are the life endangered where such incidents in instances are not investigated or where we're not allowed to become acquainted with such investigations in london should first to try and determine what it is it's happening on their territory
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before going ahead and accusing accusing others because that's what polite people do because we do what we suggest to the british side to immediately involve the procedures in chapter nine point two of the convention of chemical weapons because it provides for requests or explanation nation and. and providing answers to the requesting state as quickly as possible and in any event no letter than ten days after the request was received the british colleagues do know about that about about what they in no hurry of invoking the convention which they're party to with privilege we demand that of material proof you being provided all over the allegedly found russian trace in this high of resonance event without this stating that there is incontrovertibly truth is not something
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that we can take into account and up until now we have not seen anything besides stating that this is highly likely it was in such a situation it would be legitimate to approach the technical secretariat of o.p.c. w. and ask them to carried out an independent laboratory analysis that the british authorities of the samples of the british authorities have. now if your words about the chemical side of it in the russian federation no scientific research are available for development work on the title novacek were carried out which will be thought to go since the beginning of the one nine hundred seventy s. and and whole. of countries implemented programs on creating new types of chemical . agents and in particular in the united states and in the soviet union of one year and this was called vieques. in line with
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a decree by the president of the russian federation in one thousand nine hundred two with soviet sphere of this soviet developmental work in the area of chemical weapons in russia were stopped. in twenty seventeen the russian federation come close to the destruction over all existing stocks of chemical weapons and this says been verified by the relevant international entity namely the organization the probably bishan of chemical weapons by the way the united states is not to date destroyed of a chemical stockpile. middle of one nine hundred ninety s. the western special services moved to the west in number of zero specialists and their name a well names are well known and also some document documentation was taken out of a country and continue the war or in this in this area including in the u.s. and the u.k. . all of the positive results are that they've obtained creating
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a new chemical agents which who are some reason in the west are classified as novacek has been confirmed and reflected in more than two hundred open sources of nato countries and we do have the reference to that and we stand ready to provide you with them. with the z. identification per se of the toxic substance used in the incident was a carry out in port down which is a scientific center of the ministry of defense this is the place which was a basis for the development of chemical weapons including the chemical weapons of this kind we want to. the most probable source of origin for this chemical ali countries which is have since the end of the ninety's have been carrying carrying carrying out intensive research on these kinds of weapons including the u.k.
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but we're not chemists here. let me just quote the opinion of a professional chemist. for the british specialists to be perfectly confident in stating that this gas is in of a chalk kind of gas and not any other kind of event they need to have of the what we call control standard with the governor in order to prove all the vatican is the that exact compound it needs to be compared to this to a standard and if you want to if they state that this gas is another child kind of gas well that they have priority means that they have a stat standard for this substance in other words they have a collection and they have the formula. and this is the most important point in this whole story in other words if the u.k. is so firmly convinced this is and this this is a no big joke then that means that they have the samples all this and they have the
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formula for this and they are capable of manufacturing that would be mr president. we are living in a very special times in front of us. and incredible things are happening at the bottom of the new process of replacing the presumption of innocence with a presumption of guilt has taken place. and this criminal law principle is now being transferred into international relations. to day to haley as an experienced chemist and an expert in the area stated talked today about the crimes committed by russia for what we have known for a very long time that where you. in order to determine who is a guilty party no investigation is needed it is real in the letter by the prime minister of the u.k. and of the higher it is stated that this is highly likely. but even. but
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even in this you have exceeded your reliable an ally. of a soviet prosecutor vision skitzo the confession was the best kind of proof would you well know using the expression of minister of love prof what is the best kind of proof is suspicion when you put it with. what it is no longer necessary to show to the council test tubes with unknown white substance in it it is enough to send a letter which contains an egregious attitude towards towards a sovereign state and we are witnessing the same when it comes to syria. because and. now russia is being pushed to words though the number of those who are violating the convention let me simply remind you of what you the u. k. and the involvement of the in illegal attacks on independent states in in crude ng
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using unsubstantiated prove. yugoslavia iraq libya will use this lead to numerous suffering against in months and months civilians but don't forget the u.k. is well known as a state which uses targeted associate as a associate assassinations by drones and you listening hearing from you invectives against us is something that is on the government and when there is no proof behind them it's all the more on. the injuries prudence and life in general there is a principle we will the principle cui bono could protest in other words look for those for whose benefit this is being done. well what do you think of this incident is this is this something that's benefits russia on the eve of presidential elections and the world football championship of was the moment i can name
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a number of countries. who are but abiding by the principle of the presumption of innocence i will not name them but i can sing over a number of countries who would benefit a great deal from this incident and accusing russia of it that would work there what would you think water could be the motivation that the prime minister of u.k. is using that the russia could have for the for the attempt on sergei scrape up enough who after the investigation after. he served his sentence then pardoned and given over to the british was no longer for any kind of threat to my country because of what would have bought he is a perfect victim. who which could justify any unthinkable a lie any kind of dirt or any kind of black p.r. tarnishing russia you know but no we have stated many a time that anything along those lines any kind of a provocation before
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a certain events could happen and today will witnessing the fact that the authorities of the u.k. are consciously trying to tarnish russia stooping to any low. well look what arthur conan doyle the british classic was low through his body which one of them was for fame of for his country and very popular in russia has a series of stories about sherlock holmes charlotte holmes and he has a hapless character in those stories the inspector that strayed from scotland yard will never have those details see not he doesn't have the method of deduction he's not particularly smart about it you know his role is to be that my background who are the extraordinary detective powers of sherlock holmes one will use that the stranger latches on something that is on the service of a crime and isn't hard to provide but an owl conclusions only to be overturned by
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sherlock holmes who always finds what is behind the crime and what is the motive for it was you know we were to remove course of them i am you're not trying to say that those who work in scotland yard today are not professional god guard me from that about the movie i do think that we could all stand to benefit from having a sherlock holmes with us today with you would you or you could be the last of the collective inspector of inspector list straight to today are the high level members of the u.k. government who are your harm him up with egregious superficial and unsupported accusations which have far reaching consequences. with russia calls upon the officials of the u.k. to give up on the imperial practices which belong in the nineteenth under the one nine hundred centuries give up on ultimatums and threats and unsupported accusations give up with their colonial habits and get back to the to to to the
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area which is governed by law not simple here in such situations similar to what we have in the letter by theresa may normally what should be done is using it. instruments of legal assistance. now to sum up we had me say once again a huge russia had nothing to do with this incident with the modern one the ultimatum from late london is something that we consider to be the birds something that we cannot pay attention to and we expect woman we consider nolen void do we expect in the that the united kingdom will act in strict adherence with the conventional chemical chemical weapons and other international instruments including the european convention on legal assistance on criminal matters and will provide the same samples of substances that the u.k.
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investigation is referring to for joint investigation since you are saying that they are russian in origin. and this is not the end optional this is a mandatory requirement under the convention and we stand ready for such an investigation when we have nothing to fear we have nothing to hide i mean when you visit the mechanism with all four of the nine point two of the convention on chemical weapons is something that we've already mentioned if the explanations provided are insufficient well then we can turn to the governing body of the o.p.c. w. this is the only civilized way of settling the issue. for hoops since we are you know being accused of violating the convention without any justification while there is no other way out will land rootless dialogue with specialists from from when we specialise in this area is something that we cannot
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avoid the government we are ready to an open and constructive cooperation within the framework of a peace a w in conclusion mr president we would like to disseminate a draft statement for the press to whom which. sums up ours is my statement and emphasizes the fact that the mechanisms in chapter nine of the chemical weapons the conventions are mentioned and we hope and expect that all members of the council will support this thank you . so live from new york city the russian ambassador for salina benza to the u.n. security council giving as you've just heard an angry and robust of russia's position on how its stance knight in this deepening crisis he talked about the allegations being made against russia's agree just superficial and non grounded he said that
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russia full stop has got nothing to do with it he said russia will accommodate and will get on with the inquiry along with britain but as you can see especially if you choosing in. the western one you want to get the russian handle on it very clearly and succinctly is russia the russian federation is seeing it tonight more developments on that to come in over the coming hours now earlier the prime minister in britain to reserve may has said britain will expel twenty three russian diplomats and suspend all showed your bilateral meetings with russia now it comes in response to the poisoning of the ex russian to recap intelligence officer and his daughter in the city of souls three as the investigation continues artie's honest is said churkin now has the latest just a bit earlier from london. well the british prime minister has said that russia is culpable of attempted murder and among the measures that the u.k.
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is now taking is the expulsion of twenty three russian diplomats they are suspending high level contacts between the two countries the russian foreign minister's visit to the u.k. has been cancelled and no british officials including members of the world family will be present at the world cup in russia taking place this summer may has said that russia's response to the deadline that was given by midnight last night was a distain given the gravity of that unravelled mr speaker it was right to offer russia the opportunity to provide an explanation but their response has demonstrated complete disdain for the gravity of these events. they have provided no credible explanation that they could suggest they don't control within her agent no explanation as to how this agent came to be used in the united kingdom no explanation as to why russia has an undeclared chemical weapons program in
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contravention of international law. the leader of the opposition jeremy corbyn had to ask the british prime minister whether or not any official requests were sent to russia whether any evidence was provided to russia or any facts and that the response was a bit unsubstantial was the prime minister taking the necessary steps under the chemical weapons convention to make a formal request for evidence from the russian government how has she responded to the russian government's request for a sample of the agent used in the souls return to run its own terms as my resolution trace analysis been run on a sample of the nerve agent and has that revealed any evidence as to the location of its production. all the identity of its perpetrators we case the russian government the opportunity of the through the day march that my russian befriended
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from the secretary delivered to the russian ambassador here in london earlier this week to do just that they have not done so if there is a consensus across the pot benches of this house. i am only sorry that the consensus does not go as far as the right honorable gentleman. could have taken the opportunity as the u.k. government has done to condemn the culprits in the seat of the russian. russian embassy here in london has said that the steps taken by the british government are unjustified unacceptable and shortsighted also saying that the did deterioration of ties between russia and the u.k. lies on the british government and that ultimatums don't work with russia everything but if. you accept the way we perceive it to prevent future. we believe that the you know i do keep the full big
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international and none of them under this obligations to be here. given the weapons they have to present their request to the organization and we're headed to consider this within a few days this is the international law and of course we're not ready to. to talk you know we will be ultimately the actions taken by the british government became really a crescendo of over a week of the spy saga on raveling where we saw what could have been a potential local incident unravel into a huge international diplomatic standoff. let's take a look now briefly at how this has all developed indeed as nasty was saying there into an international standoff tonight on sunday march fourth a couple of found slumped on a bench and saw reporters arrive at the scene for what was thought to be
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a local incident but soon after a global media frenzy unravels exposure to an unknown substance and so comparisons to the two thousand and six death of alexander litvinenko march sixth the u.k.'s counter-terrorism police take control of the investigation the case foreign secretary boris johnson has this to say while it would be wrong to prejudge the investigation i can reassure the house that should evidence emerged that implies state responsibility then her majesty's government will respond appropriately and robustly russia says it has no information and offers to help in any way it can downing street remains cautious in finger pointing it being too early to explain what actually unraveled but that approach will soon make a swift exit british prime minister to resign may is expected to provide clarity the government has concluded that it is highly likely that russia was responsible
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for the act against and use the script how this highly likely comes with a pre-determined conclusion and the deadline set for russia to explain itself is wednesday all the while here's the u.k. police where of course getting many questions regarding whether it was actually it was i can't comment on that that this is. not declaring a person of interest or a suspect at least in a court of law this would at least mean a time out in the world of political game play apparently it means very little. thank you for watching out international tonight together no other handle on this may be following all night the deepening crisis over the surrogate's cripple affair between the u.k. and russia as a news bulletins continue and keep up to date as well on our sites twenty four seven r.t. dot com now for me kevin owen saying thanks for watching i was pretty sheeted in our programs continue in your part of the world but after this break.

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